Monday, May 11, 2009

Las Vegas

Over the weekend, Brad & I went to Las Vegas to my sister, Lisa, gradutation from UNLV (University of Nevada Las Vegas). She graduated with a Masters in Social Work. We are so proud of her, getting a Masters is such an accomplishment. We had a such a fun time. We were all able to be there as a family. We picked up Tauna & Dustin in Pocatello on our way down and we rode together. Mom, Dad & Telford came down together on Friday. We did some fun things while we were there.


We went to the Aquarium at the Silverton and saw some cool fish, sting rays and jelly fish.



While we were at the Silverton, we went into Bass Pro Shop. Tauna, Lisa & I found these way cool hats and wanted to take them home but we decided not to.


Saturday morning, we went to graduation. It was at the Thomas & Mack Center on campus. It was about 3 hours long but it went pretty quick. I bet there was about 1,000 kids graduating. Here is a picture of the family after graduation (minus Telford, he was there but left early to enjoy the sunshine and go dirt biking).



After graduation, we walked around the strip and then went back to the pool to enjoy the sunshine. That night, we went to Cheeseburger in Paradise (my favorite Hawaiian restaurant) and ate some good burgers. I ♥ that place. After the amazing dinner, we went the Fast Lap and raced go - karts. It was so much fun. I had never race go karts and we had a good time. Telford, his friend AJ, my dad, and Lisa were fasting laps around us. They are really good.



We drove back to Soda Springs on Sunday night for a little more family time. On Monday, we drove to Pocatello to have lunch with Tauna & Dustin. It was Dustin's birthday. We grilled up some really AMAZING steaks and played some Guitar Hero.

A big, big thank you goes to Vaughn, Elaine, Lisa, Michelle & Kobe for taking care of Chena while we were gone and letting her stay at your house. Thank you so much!

It was a great vacation but we are so glad to be back home!

3 comments:

Brianna said...

Hi guys! Sounds like you have definitely been keeping busy, but let me tell you, Alaska misses you! I'm kinda wishing for a day or two of Las Vegas weather right about now. Don't get me wrong, it has been warm (hitting 70 during the day!) but, it's not quite the warm you get in the desert, and I miss that.

Oh, I totally meant to comment on your last entry, Rachel, but you are so lucky to have gotten that sewing machine! Have you done anything with it yet? I have had this terrible sewing bug lately and have wanted to just sew EVERYTHING! For me it is so fun to see how something starts (a wad of fabric) and how it ends. Anyway, congrats on getting a rockin' sewing machine, you'll have fun with it, I'm sure!

Brianna

KatobaandBlessings said...

WOW!MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK! That would be my dream come true...but that dream remains a dream right now!! congratulations Lisa.
Las Vegas is a nice place afterall or otherwise Rachael just posted the nice stuff!!
Looks like fun, good foe you guys.

Andersen said...

Sounds like a fun family filled weekend. I bet the weather was so nice.