Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Our weekend in Vegas!

This is KJ writing on here for the first time! I thought I'd give this blogging thing a try, since Liz has been so good at it! So...where to start...Liz and I enjoyed an awesome weekend in Las Vegas. We left on Friday morning and after 5 fun-filled hours of listening to Enrique Iglesias (his songs are still stuck in my head--yikes!), we arrived in "Sin City" itself. (Turns out that out the only sin that happened over the weekend was BYU losing its final tournament game against SDSU!)

We had been planning the getaway for a few weeks as part of Liz's birthday celebration, and a couple weeks ago, we realized that the Mountain West Conference tournament for men's basketball was happening the same weekend we were there! Unfortunately for us, tickets were all sold out by the time we were able to get them...but we still managed to cheer on our Cougars by watching the game at some random casino. They shocked everyone (including us) by beating New Mexico, after having suffered a 4- or 5-game losing streak against them. As I mentioned before, though, they ended up losing to SDSU in the finals.

The rest of our Friday night was mostly spent sightseeing, walking around the Strip, and enjoying the time we had off from our regular schedules. We spent the next morning at a prominent shopping mall in North Las Vegas--imagine Gateway mall, about twice as big and twice as nice. That's how awesome that outdoor shopping mall was! I'll also throw it out there that the weather over the weekend was perrrfect. It definitely made us anxious for summer!

After a delicious lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings (which we definitely took advantage of, since none of its locations are in Utah), we went back to the Strip and watched a riveting comedy magic show, starring none other than Nathan Burton! The words "comedy" and "magic" in the same title threw us off, but the show ended up being just that--magical and hilarious. We were pretty impressed by the illusions that we saw. I probably spent most of the time trying to figure out how he performed them!

Saturday night was spent with some of our Utah friends that happened to be there for the weekend as well. All in all, it was a great weekend! We also went to the Jazz-Sixers game on Monday, which was exciting as always. Our perfect record of the Jazz winning when we go to their games continued! We're 4/4. :)

That's all for now!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Weekend Plans

This weekend is going to be a much needed getaway... but FIRST

Thursday night Kurtis will be opening his mission call. I can't even tell you all how excited I am for him AND how proud I am for making the decision to serve the Lord. My guess is somewhere foreign speaking, but I seriously can't decide where! A part of me wants to say Japan just because well, seems like thats where our family is meant to be, but so many of his high school friends have been called elsewhere so I'm having a hard time! I'm just so anxious to find out...

Friday we will arrive in this lovely city: Las Vegas
We will explore the strip and the city...

My poor husband... I will be dragging him to this wonderful store

Last but not least... HELLO! Mountain West Tournament!! We will be going to the game on Friday and if they make it past, we'll go to the one on Saturday as well.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pedersen's Kitchen Diary

If you don't already know, I absolutely love cooking and trying new things. I have started a new blog to put up all the delicious recipes that are tried and enjoyed in the Pedersen kitchen.