Thursday, July 8, 2010

Are you ready?!

Seriously, are you ready for a MAJOR LONG post?! I have so much to update on...where to begin?
Well, the last week in May Cody and I took a little vacation to Rhodes, IA to play a course in the top 100 golf courses in the country. It was so beautiful. It was only 3 hours away so that was great! We spent the night at a perfect little hotel with a balcony looking over hole #2-so pretty.

We made a pit stop in Des Moines, Iowa on the way to the course. They have a super big, nice mall and...well...that's about it. I did get some new mineral makeup at the mall(thanks for the recommendation Wendy) and so far I really like it. It is a little time consuming but my face does feel cleaner and clearer!

Next...sushi night! We had our best friends over, Scott and Teddy, and we had a sushi night! We had so much fun, all of us were making it together.

We even decided to FRY entire sushi rolls...O my gosh! They were out of this world. Not to mention SOO healthy...ha. We also made sticky rice with mango coconut sauce. TO DIE FOR. That recipe will be on my food blog soon!

Okay...I can't even believe this one...3 year anniversary! June 23, 2007 we were married and it has been 3 years. It seems so short and so long. I feel like we have been married forever. We went golfing and out to P.F. Chang's. It was a great day, and I love, love, love the man I am married to. I can't say that enough. We are perfect for eachother!
We headed out Golfing to Iron Horse, a course just outside of Omaha. It is super nice, and it was so super fun. We went with Scott and Teddy and it was so fun to have Teddy for company out there on the course. We have such a blast together, and so do the boys so it is great. They golfed in a tourney at the same course a week after and WON! They are so awesome, and winning always makes it better.

Alright, last but not least. We headed to Minneapolis, Minnesota this past weekend for a getaway. It was so much fun...We couldn't believe how CLEAN this city was! Really, there was not trash anywhere! When we pulled into downtown Cody said, "Whoa, it's like we are on another planet!" The buildings were super was unreal.

Our hotel was so was downtown in the middle of all the hustle and bussle.(sp?!?!) We spent an entire day at the Mall of America! It was so much fun...we shopped our hearts out. There was a Nordstrom. Need I say more? Seriously made us so happy! We used to go to Nords every week when we lived in Provo, just to go, not to buy anything! We were in La-la land, it was great. We also loved the Puma store, Nike store, and Nordstrom Rack. The mall was SO huge, there were 520 stores and 26 rides in the middle of the mall. There was a huge movie theater and a mini putt course. We went to the movie Eclipse and both loved it! What is not to love?! Vampires, Werewolves, yeah! (heheh mom?!)
We ate at a totally awesome restaurant called Crave. We had a sushi roll, calamari from heaven, and GRILLED caesar salad. After we left we found out that they are in the process of building the same restaurant in Omaha! O my gosh we were so excited. It should open in the fall and we can't wait to eat there.

We also ate a JUICY LUCY. A super juicy burger STUFFED with cheese. Cody found this hometown favorite on Food Wars on Food Network. I am so glad, WE are so glad, that we went. This burger was awesome! We are already trying to figure out how to make our own perfect Juicy Lucy...I am sure that you will hear about it when we make them!

And...what is a vacation without some golf?! We hit up a course just outside of Minneapolis, and it was really neat. They all are! We had a great time, except for the first 5 holes...rain, rain, o yeah, some more rain! It was absolutely pouring.
O the of Warner! I spoke with the photographer from Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep a few days ago, she said in the next week we should have our pictures. O my heavens I can't wait to see them.
We are also heading back to Billings for a weekend! We are elated. Cody is going to play in the yearly golf tourney, the Tangle, at Briarwood with my pops, and I am going to enjoy our families, especially my 2 nephews and niece! I can't even talk about it I just get so anxious!


Nels, Drea, and Crew said...

What fun times! You guys deserve it! All the food pics made me hungry! Hopefully we will get to see you here in Billings! Love you guys!

Ashley Wray said...

Oh my goodness, what a post! I don't even know where to begin commenting :)
First off I want to eat everything that you documented in your blog. So please forward all recipes to your cooking blog, thank you very much!
So fun that you guys got a neat little getaway, sounds like the golf and the shopping have been great :)
Looking forward to seeing some more pictures of sweet little Warner!
Please tell me you guys are going to be there for the Stott reunion? I sure hope so, we will be there!
Glad everything is going well, keep the lenghty updates coming!

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Marjie said...

I can't even think of all the fun that you both had because I am just focused on that horrible movie. ha!

AmandaS said...

Yeah! We are so excited to see you! I am so glad that you guys are going to be home.
Fun pics of all your travels!

Mark, Stef, and Grace said...

Chels, you look great!!! I love all the pics. And happy Anniversary (a little late) you guys are perfect for each other. Miss you!

Suzi said...

Fun Times! Holy Cow, live it up why don't ya? Happy Anniversary. When you marry a great guy time seems to fly yet, it gets hard to remember life without him. Im glad your having a fun summer.

Missy said...

So fun! I can't wait for the sticky rice with mango coconut sauce recipe...yummy!!

The Wigginton Family said...

You look like you've been having a blast lately. Good for you! Happy anniversary and PS--that burger looks SO dang good.