Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Happy 10th Riley

Every year Riley has "big" plans for his birthday. He's never really celebrated with friends, so that's what I'm always planning for. But for some reason, when it comes down to it, he always decides to party with the family and do something simple. I'm fine with this of course...I would just love for him to have a big birthday bash one day :)  Someday....

We took him to dinner, came home and did cake and ice cream, (basketball cake, of course) and opened presents. He only ever wants basketball shorts, hats and athletic shoes....so that's what he got.

Happy Birthday Riley...we love you!! Can't believe you are getting so grown up.

 Jordan shirt

 Jordan hat

 lighting the candles...

My Birthday Boy with his new Kings jersey

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Hey baby, let's go to Vegas!

Delon and I made a quick trip to Vegas to catch the Soul2Soul tour with Tim and Faith. I've seen them in concert before in Salt Lake, but in Vegas the show was held in a very intimate setting. I loved it. They walked out into the audience shaking hands and dancing....and giving a very few lucky fans a hug.

They put on a great show and even made time for a little personal Q&A mid-concert. It was fun to see inside their relationship a little. They sang new and old material and gave an amazing performance. We all sang a long...but I think Delon and I were the only ones who weren't drinking. Definitely made for some good entertainment.

The next night we had some extra time so Delon decided at the last minute to go and see Celine Dion. I  had always wanted to see her. In fact the last time were were there we tried to get tickets, but they were always sold out. Fortunately we scored some tickets close to the stage and I was blown away. She was amazing. Even Delon couldn't stop talking about her voice. That girl can sing ANYTHING!

Other than the shows, we got a little down time to recharge. It's all you need sometimes. I'd tell you more about the trip, but this is when "what happens in Vegas stay in Vegas" comes in handy.

 Before the show...and yes, we picked the most unflattering light to take our picture under.

 oh yeah...sexiest couple ever


Couldn't use our phones during the show. They were very strict about it, or I would have snuck a shot.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Surprise 30th for Diana

I got to help my sister celebrate her 30th. Of course, when my little sisters start getting older, all that means is that I am too.

The night started off with a birthday dinner at a Japanese restaurant. It was so good...salmon, steak, the works. All prepared in front of us like a comedy show dinner theater.

We all left from the restaurant leaving Diana with the impression we were headed home. But we all met up at the clubhouse for a  little surprise celebration with more friends and family :)  Great job Brandon...surprise party was a success!

It was a quick trip for me, but I really enjoyed the time I was able to spend with Diana on this special day...the day it all starts to go downhill. Ok, I'm only kidding. But before she knows it she'll be staring 40 in the face, just like me!

Happy Birthday Diana

 Diana and Brandon

 Birthday Girl

 Sisters...we missed Brooke :(

 It took several tries...most of them looked like this.

Me and Di