Tuesday, September 20, 2011


This past Sunday was unfortunately my Birthday.  I didn't do a whole lot on that day but Declan and I did spend a fun weekend together in Salt Lake.  Declan and I both had Friday off so we did a little shopping at the mall and Sniagrab.  Later that night we went to the movies and saw Crazy, Stupid, Love and laughed so hard.  That is a funny movie.  After the movie we drove to Salt Lake to stay the night at the Kimball.  On Saturday morning we got up and got some breakfast at Denny's.  After that we had planned on going to the Clark's Planetarium (I've never been there before) but it wasn't quite open yet so we walked a couple of blocks to go to the Farmer's Market.  The Farmer's Market was interesting.... After that we walked around the Gateway mall and did some more shopping.  Then we finally went to the Clark's Planetarium and looked at all the exhibits and took a few pictures.  Here are some of those pictures:

That's the Earth behind us

We are on Mars

Now we are on the Moon
After the Planetarium we walked to Temple Square and walked around there and then went to the new City Creek part with the fountains.

Then we walked around an art gallery (not sure which one) and then walked around the Salt Palace.  After that we got back in the car and drove to Sandy to go to the Living Planet Aquarium.  The Aquarium was pretty cool and we took lots of pictures there.  Here are some of them:

If you can't tell what's in the water, it's a alligator

That's an Anaconda that I am pointing at

The Anaconda again
After the going to the Living Planet Aquarium we went to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner and definitely enjoyed that.  After the Cheesecake Factory we went home and I came home to this:

Then when I went to work on Monday my desk looked like this:

My Birthday weekend was AWESOME but I am sad that it's over.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Birthday & Labor Day

So my birthday is coming up and I am going to be the big 2-7 and I always thought that I would never care about getting older but as I get older I almost dread my birthdays especially this year when I think that I am only 3 years away from being 30!  I am starting to panic a little at the thought of getting older...

Anyway, enough with the crazy talk...We spent Labor Day this year at Bear Lake which was fun but it wasn't warm enough to get in the cold water.  Plus Declan's sister Jen wasn't there and we definitely missed her not being there.  We didn't do a whole lot except get sunburned and no sleep.  We came home Sunday night and enjoyed sleeping in our own beds.  On Monday we went to Utah lake and I actually got in the water to wake board which was the first and last time this year and, speaking of getting old, I am feeling it today.  Here are some pictures from Utah Lake: