Tuesday, July 20, 2010


We planned to fly to Hawaii early Monday morning and arrive in the evening. There would be 2 layovers, 1 in SLC and 1 in LA. Since the flights were space available there was a chance we could have gotten stuck in either of those places. Billy called us Saturday and we finally found out how much the plane tickets would be. We had about $500 to spend on flights, hotel, and rental car so if the tickets were too much, we wouldn't go.

That's exactly what happened. We all, even Billy, expected each ticket to be around 100 to 150. But it turned out that they were closer to 200-250. With hotel prices and rental car, even with Priceline's help, we just couldn't afford it. As fun as it would have been to go to Hawaii right before school started, it just wasn't practical to come home and not be able to pay bills.

So, we came to Queen Creek and plan on going to Sunsplash with Brian and Marie today. 'Cause that swim suit Taryn gave me just looks way too good on me!! :) Yesterday we saw Inception with them and Brendan (Brian's brother). I recommend it. And tomorrow Cindy and I are going to Thrift Stores... yep that's right. I'm excited!

So I still get to have fun in the sun as a birthday gift, just a less expensive one. And I don't have to worry about Hayden for 3 days. I'm not too bummed about not going. There will be another chance.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Yesterday was my 24th birthday!! It sure was a good one too! It started with Paul making me breakfast! After that we just chilled for a long time and Hayden took a long nap. Then we went to Paul's aunt and uncle's house where Brian and Marie were hanging out and we swam in the pool for a while. For dinner we went to La Casita and I walked in and saw Beth and Devin and just waved then I heard a SURPRISE!! and what do you know... All my Pima friends were there (minus Clint). Paul was a little sneak. He drove all slow because he said they told us not to be too early or too late when he made reservations. But really he didn't want to beat everyone there. After an amazing dinner we went to Andy and Michele's house for cookie pie (thanks Tiff it was sooooo good!!) and ice cream! What an amazing fun day! I was so surprised! Thank you Paul for such a good birthday! And Thank you Michele for planning it and everyone else who was in on it!

What did I get you ask? Well Andy and Michele got me a cute bowl and rolos and Tiffany got me a free photo shoot. And Paul got me... A trip to Hawaii!!! We are going for 3 days and 2 nights the first week of August. And yes Hayden is coming with us. I'm SOOO excited!!!

What a good birthday it was!!