Tuesday, May 11, 2010

One Year Older.

Two weekends ago we flew down to Las vegas for a quick weekend with a few of our friends to celebrate my birthday. (which actually fell on Mothers Day this year). We didn't want to be out of town over Mothers Day without the kids plus my favorite old school comedian Jerry Seinfeld was preforming at the Caesars Palace. we had a such a great weekend and I am so so mad I didn't take any pictures. I am so sad. My camera was in my purse the whole time but it's funny how when the kids aren't around I don't pull it out as much. Plus who really wants much documentation of themselves at almost 8 months pregnant. Not me! So, maybe subconciously thats why I "forgot". Anyway, the weekend was awesome. We went down with our friends the Whites (Danielle and Garrett, who were a big part of Eric and I meeting in Lake Powell all those years ago) also the Shergills (Jimmy and Leslie, Jimmy was Eric's room mate when we dated and he sang at our wedding) then our neighbors and good friends the Tornows, Derrick and Jen came along and to see why we cant stop talking about Sushi Samba and Jason and Lindy Skinrood. We took them to Scottsdale back in March and to dinner at Mastro's which they loved so when they hear that's where we were going for my birthday dinner they came along too. We are so glad they all did! It was tons of fun.
Here are the highlights of our weekend in Vegas!

- Sushi Samba, our absolute favorite Sushi place we have ever been. You can do the Omakasi menu where they bring you out 4-5 small tapas from all 3 of the kitchens (peruvian, sushi, and brazilian) It is amazing! Honestly. Wish I would have taken pics of the kobe beef we got to cook at our table on a hot rock or the ahi tacos, or the sashimi 4 ways. If you haven't been there, I couldn't recommend it more.
- the oxygen bar, I know I have mentioned it before but I love the little oxygen bars they have everywhere in Vegas. But I have realized why not everyone else loves them so much. I have a deviated septum and really bad sinus and allergy issues. So for the 20 minutes I am at the oxygen bar, I get to experience what most people do all the time, breathing clear. I love it. I would seriously put one in my house. If they weren't 2 grand and a complete eyesore.
- crepes for breakfast at the Jean Phillippe in the Bellagio. Who says you can't have nutella and berry crepes with vanilla gelato for breakfast?
- discovering the biggest international food market I have ever seen. This was more like a highlight for Eric and Derrick since the small was making me a little nauseated.
- Jerry Seinfeld's show at Caesars. I thought he was super funny. Eric was not that excited to see him since he has never see even one episode of Seinfeld but he really liked it. And what else was nice? he was totally clean. I wasn't surprised but apparently a lot of comedians are a little more risque out on tour. I loves all his jokes on married life and I-phone addicts.
- Our late night dinner at Mastro's in the new City Center. The food was awesome, the company was great. We did however had a rather crazy/awkward dining experience there which I will spare sharing on my family blog but if you want the story, just ask. Eric has pretty much shared it a million times and I am sure he will again. and again. But bonus was that the Tornows emailed the Mastro's manager once we got home about our encounter and we all got $200 giftcards to Mastro's for it. And if you haven't been to a Mastro's, its another place you want to try. Best steak and seafood restaurant I have been to.
- last highlight was the brunch we had at Bouchon. Like how most of our Vegas highlights are food related. Usually our favorite reasons for Vegas are the food and shopping and the fun shows but since I am surely not buying any more friggin ugly maternity clothes, food was all we had, and Jerry. But Bouchon was great and a nice way to end the trip.

Here is the one memory we have documented from the trip, a video of the birthday Butter cake at Mastro's.

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