Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Birthday Extravaganzas!

I had such a great birthday :)

On Wednesday I worked for 4 hours and then.... off to Disneyland with Nick :)
At work when I clocked in and out it put a nice greeting on the Screen wishing me a Happy Birthday :)
At Disneyland I got a free gift card because Disneyland gives you a free ticket for your birthday this year, but since I have a pass I got a giftcard for the price of one ticket. I got some cool oven gloves that look like mickey hands for when I am baking :) I also got some cookie cutters, some suckers for my niece and nephews and a Wii game called "think fast" its a Disney one, it actually turned out to be a pretty fun game...
Then we were off to BJ's....it was a long ride, we were going to go to one on the beach but apparently google maps didnt know that one closed...soooo...off to corona... lol
After that I went back to Nicks house where a nice surprise gift was given to me from his mom. Then....church, when I walked into my office I was greeted by some balloons and a few gifts along with many cards and more balloons throughout the night.

This day ended with In N Out. A few friends and myself went and enjoyed some tasty burgers after church.

Thursday I was taken to BJ's by Michelle and Bethany, it was a fun dinner and so nice to be able to get together with them :) (Yes, I got 2 birthday pazookies, is that allowed? oh well it happened... :) and they were soooo tasty!)

Friday morning at 4 am we were ready to go...so.... we packed up the car and left for Vegas. My mom, dad, Nick and myself went to pick up my sister ( Courtney) and her husband (Sean). We stopped for some donuts ( I was so hungry, weird I know for being so early) and we were headed East. After a few hours of driving (well more like sleeping, except for my dad he was driving) we were finally there! I had a great time while we were there, Kendall and Justin met us out there and we all had a lot of fun. We went through the hotels and saw the lions in the MGM and in the Bellagio we went to the pretty garden and in the Venetian we saw the Grand Canal, each one kind of has their own main thing. On the fourth of July they didnt have a huge show as I thought they would, Caesars did shoot some fireworks but the great part of the night was when they shut down the strip for a helicopter landing on the street. It was one of the shows they were going to have, the guy needed to have a grand entrance apparently... Meanwhile a guy tried to run across the street and got tackled by some cops.... His beer went one way and he went the other... anyway...It was crazy but overall it was a lot of fun. We went to PF changs one night for dinner and Serendipity for dessert. Its a famous place known for its frozen hot chocolate, the desserts were HUGE!! and sooooo yummy :)
It was pretty hot while we were there but it was a lot of fun and nice to spend time with my family....

We got home super late on Sunday night because of all of the traffic, and on Monday after work, Nick and I went to lunch and he also got me a new pair of rainbows :) (they were much needed, my old ones were really thrashed) then for dinner I made Tasty tostadas and sweet corn cake....MMMmmMmmMMMm :)

A couple of things to note:
-I am so thankful I have Jesus, people are so lost and waste their lives away
-I knew it would be bad there, I have been there before, but I think now that I am older my eyes are more open to how crazy the world is or something....
-being around so many smokers (not my family, the crazy people that were also in Vegas) made my lungs hurt, and I attribute this to my being sick
-people focus so much on things that will burn, they are searching for pleasure instead of satisfaction
-its not going to get better the world is going to keep getting worse

The Lord really spoke to me about a lot of things this weekend and really reminded me of how important it is to share His truth.

I am very thankful for my friends and family, thanks for contributing to make my birthday a great one :)

P.S. The pictures are backward so...the first one is really the last, its the ride home from Vegas... :)





























1 comment:

Liz! said...

i read the whole thing, allison! are you proud? :)

i am glad you had a great birthday week and i am glad you were even able to take out some great lessons from it :)