Monday, December 15, 2008

Whatever We Wanted Whenever We Wanted.

St. George was our trip without any responsibilities what so ever. We really did whatever we wanted whenever we wanted. It was a good escape from kids and life. Here are some highlights (and 1 or 2 low lights):

~ The trip started out on a sour note. We took Ody to his new family on the way down. It was really difficult for me to say goodbye. I cried for 45 minutes afterward and then periodically throughout our little vacation. Sad times.

~ We went running at the same time. Usually at home we have to alternate so the kids are taken care of. And I am sure Trent appreciated not having to wake up at 5:30 to get his run in.

~ We hit In N Out 3 times while we were down there. We haven't been fond of their fries in the past, they are not cooked enough for our liking. So, we learned a little secret and asked for them crispified. Our problem was solved and now we can say we love EVERYTHING about In N Out!

~ We went down to Vegas to see Mandi. It was fun to finally see her house. I never have wanted to drive the extra 100+ miles with my kids, so this trip was the perfect opportunity. Thanks for letting us invade for a minute Mandi!

~ Another not so fun thing was driving from Mandi's house to the outlets in Vegas. It took 1 hour to go 6 miles. I absolutely HATE traffic/construction. But I did get a good deal on some swim shorts (a must for me), PJ's, and a cute shirt. So, maybe the traffic was worth it....maybe not.

~ Eating was a major part of our trip. Besides In N Out, we ate at Chili's and Texas Roadhouse. It was so nice to go into the restaurant and hear them call out "Jensen table for 2" instead of "Jensen table for 7 with 2 high chairs and 3 boosters." And the food was delicious!

~ Saturday morning I called and woke Brooke up so she could go shopping with me. We hit a ton of stores and I found a ton of cute things. Brooke was so strong and passed up the cutest jacket and settled for some earrings instead. That was all she purchased the whole morning. I am proud to call her my sister-in-law.

~ After shopping and another meal at In N Out we went and did some wheelin'. We came across some sand dunes and had a pretty good time. I was a little nervous at parts, but we brought Brooke and Annie with us so they could pull us out of the sand if we got stuck. ;)

~ We watched several movies down there. Out of the four, we had one good one, one that started out good and didn't end that great, one that was a one timer, and one that we didn't even finish. Even though the movies we picked weren't the best it was fun to sit and relax and watch a flick without interruption.

~The best part of the vacation was getting to enjoy the Honeymoon Suite (as Teri calls it). It was so nice to walk out of the room and take a few more steps into the hot tub. The cool weather and the warm hot tub were the perfect combination. Thanks Brad and Teri for letting us use your house for our great escape. It really was heaven.

That about sums up our little retreat. It was a much needed break from kids. Thanks to Grandpa Brad, Grandma Teri, Jenny, Big Brad, Heidi, James, Josh, Jamie, Mike, Annie, Grandma Holly, and Grandpa Larry for watching the hoard while we were gone. It really is a big task taking care of our kids, so we really appreciate it.


Julie said...

Lucky! What a great escape! You so deserved it, too. WOW! I can't believe how many people it takes to do the job the two of you do every day! Oh, and table for 2 does sound a lot better than table for 7-ugh! You rock. It was nice to see you today!

Tom and Dayna said...

I'm so glad you guys were able to do that. I only have two kids and it's nice to get out once in a while so I can only imagine the splendid joy you were in.

hbentley said...

It sounds like you guys had a good time. I am glad that you were able to get away and do whatever you want whenever you wanted. We were happy to watch the kids for a few days. Josh thought it was a vacation for him to have the boys here.

Brenda said...

That sounds like a fun time! What movies did you watch?

Tavan said...

Wow! Do I ever feel caught up! I loved reading about the dating, engagment, wedding and the kids. I had no idea the struggle you had to get them here! I'm so happy for you and it sounds like you have the husband and family of your dreams!

bjensen said...

You must have had a really good photographer this weekend! It was fun seeing you guys, thanks for letting me crash the honeymoon! I hope I can go wheelin' with you guys sometime again! Annie and I loved it! I can't wait to see you and your kids next week! This is going to be BIG!!!

Trent said...

That trip was amazing!!! The word that kept coming to mind was sureal. It's hard to believe I lived 27 years when every day was like that. It was perfect.

Amy, I love your running shirt. You look so good in it.

Thanks to everyone who made the trip possible.

tiffany and darren said...

Sounds refreshing!! I hope you had good weather while you were there. It snowed last night down in St. George. Darren was so excited to get some sun in, but instead took Pittsburgh weather along with him.

Steph said...

That is awesome! I have the same complaint about in and out's fries, next time I get to one I'll have to try your secret! congrats on eight years!

Amber said...

sounds like fun! I think it's great to have little breaks from our kids now and then, cause then we really miss them and are happy to come back!

Jake and Becky Veigel Family said...

Looks fun, I have never eaten at In N out. good talking to you yesterday.

Ginny said...

I absolutely love the army it takes to make something like that possible...and that you have it available!!!