Monday, April 27, 2009

My night.

6-7 pm Water Aerobics
7-7:30 Swam laps in the pool

7:30-7:45 hot tub

Cruising in the car with the windows down, sunroof open, BLASTING WICKED

(I know, I know, everyone was staring)

Watching the sun set, while sitting on my porch, enjoying a Jamba

= a wonderful evening.

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”~ Maria Robinson

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wicked Weekend

I had a very fun filled weekend. I took a personal day from work Friday. I was able to spend time with some of my favorite people; Mom, Dad, Bry, Grandma, Susan, Sydney, Brooklyn, Cooper, Evonne, Paul, and Savannah, saw an old friend Landon and hung out with a new friend Sally.

Evonne and I at lunch

Friday night I was able to go see the musical Wicked. It was so incredible! I had so much fun! I went with my friend Sally from my ward. It was an unforgettable experience!
So excited to go!

The curtain!

Sally and I during intermission

Saturday to Sunday I watched Savannah. Here are pictures of us painting pottery!

So proud of her finished product!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

St Louis: Sunday

We started our Easter Sunday with attending Easter Mass at the Cathedral Basilica. I have always wanted to attend a mass and it was very interested. We definitely felt out of our element though! The building is just amazing, with 41.5 million mosaic tiles covering 83,000 square feet, making it the largest Mosaic collection in the world. I can't believe I didn't take any pictures here.

Next, Amy and I went to the Arch. It was a lot of fun and an amazing view! Here are pictures at the Arch and Mississippi river.

Here is a barge carrying a house. Interesting.

View from the top
After the Arch we were going to do a Brewery tour at Anheuser Busch, but it was closed for Easter. It was the most interesting smell!

After we went back to thier apartment and dyed easter eggs.

I had so much fun! I love St Louis and it was so great to catch up with Amy and get to know Elliot better! Thanks Guys!!

St Louis: Saturday

Woke up to a clear and sunny day. Had pancakes and OJ-- Amy even made me a micky mouse pancake! Views from the 15th floor on a clear day.

First stop today: Missori Botanical Garden

I guess all the fountains in St Louis are orange because it's safety month.

Next we went to the St. Louis Zoo.

After we went to the zoo's we grabbed lunch at Hardee's (did you all know that this is now Carl's Jr here? I had no idea) Then we drove to the LDS temple, which was about 25 minutes from Amy and Elliots' apartment.

After the temple, we went to a yummy Italian restaurant in The Hill area. After dinner we went to Ted Drewes on Historic Route 66. We were SO full!

St Louis: Friday

For spring break I went to go visit my friend Amy and her husband Elliot. They moved to St Louis about a year ago for Elliot to go to Med School. It was such a fun trip and I took A LOT of pictures, so to keep the posts short, I will only post my favorites. They live in a high rise apartment building on the 15th floor, with a doorman, ancient elevator and a doorman. On Thursday night it was so different going to bed in the "city", it was so bright and loud. This was the view I woke up to on a foggy/rainy Friday morning.

Here are pictures of Amy and Elliot's apartment building.

We drove around downtown, went to the old library. One of my favorite things about St Louis is the old builidings! This picture is from the main hall in the library.

This is the art musuem that is located in Forest Park. We didn't end up going because we were told it was going through some renovation.

One of the golf coarses in Forest Park.

There was an area that had these old huge houses with tree lined street.

We spent the afternoon in the Science Center and Planetarium, which are also located in Forest Park. After the Science Center we went to St Louis Bread Company AKA Panera, it was really good.

This is a picture of the Planetarium.

After lunch we picked up Elliot at school and I went with them to the townhouse they are purchasing, they were there for an inspection. After the inspection we took St Louis' MetroLink (Lightrail) to the Cardinal's game. It was my first MLB game and it was probably one of the highlights of the trip.

Elliot and Amy

Amy and I

The three of us in front of the Busch Stadium. It was cold so we are all bundled up.

We had nosebleed seats but it was still so fun! They played Houston Astros and won!