this year for spring break, we got to ditch the kids in utah with matt and miriam, and head off to vegas. yes people that is right, we had a vacation with no kids! it is the first time we have ever done that. the most we have ever left them is for a night. being pregnant and all i actually cried when we left them. it totally surprised me, cause i was so excited to go. i guess i do love them after all.
we started off our trip getting to spend 4 hours in the slc airport. it was a bummer, but we got to watch the byu game and i got in a quick nap. it ended up being a really late night, so the next morning we slept in. we stayed at the mandalay bay. i usually have a very good sense of direction, but man i kept getting all turned around. the first 3 days i would turn the wrong way getting off the elevator to our room.
one of the best days there was spent at the beach at the hotel. it was 78 degrees that day. perfect in my opinion. i can't even remember the last time i was at a pool and wasn't constantly watching and looking for my children. probably 10 years. we had fun in the wave pool, and as we were getting out we heard, "jeff? is that you?" it was crazy running into people we knew, let alone nygrens! that's right it was jeff's uncle steve, barbara, paige, preston, and meschan's family. what are they odds?
that night jeff had bought me tickets to the lion king. and let me tell you it was amazing. i loved every minute of it. well maybe not the fact that my water cost $4 and a beer cost $2! other than that it was worth every penny. the costumes are amazing.