Sunday, November 23, 2008

6th Anniversary

Last weekend was our 6th anniversary (the 16th). The time goes by so fast. It seems like only yesterday I was getting married and getting ready to celebrate the big 25. Now, 6 years later and almost 31, I have never doubted the choice I made that day! Life just wouldn't be very fun or mean very much without Ike (and Dane)! Since our day fell on a Sunday, we celebrated Sat night by going to dinner at the Top of the World Restaurant at the top of the Stratosphere. It was a surprise, but when we pulled into the casino parking garage I, of course, knew where we were going. I have always wanted to go up to the top, but to have dinner up there was even better! The dining room of the restaurant rotates, so we got a panoramic view of the city of Lights! It was amazing...I even saw my school (it is only about a mile from the stratosphere). After dinner we went up to the observation deck where the totally insane can ride rides that hang off the sides of the structure (did I mention it is about 1000 ft in the air?). We stayed up there for a while to watch the crazies scream their heads off, then we played a few slots with about $20 and then headed home. It was a really fun night, and since we hadn't been on a date in a while, it was definitely a nice night away. I wish I could get videos to work on this thing, because I have a great video of one of the rides. Next time, maybe.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Air Show 2008

We went to the air show at Nellis Air Force Base on Saturday. It was Dane's first, and I haven't been since I was so young that I don't remember anyway. We got there right after the doors opened and I am so glad we did. THey bussed everyone from the Nascar parking lot to the base, and by the time we got on the bus the line looked like at least a 1/4 mile long. We were worried about the traffic, so we only stayed about two hours, but saw some really cool jets, stunt planes, parachute tricks, helicopters, and even a jet car that raced an airplane. I will definitely take a chair, some more sunscreen, a hat, and be prepared to stay longer next time....what a cool event....and it's FREE! Here are some pics..

Dane loved being able to climb on some of the airplanes

There was a huge military cargo plane on display that you would walk through.

Here is us walking up into the rear of the cargo was ginormous!

the Thunderbirds were impressive (although we left before their demonstration because, as you can see, Dane was out)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween 08

We decided at the last minute to go to california for the weekend after going back and forth for about a week on it. We are glad we did, because we had fun at Grandma's Trunk or Treat at church, and we we enjoyed a day by her pool! Here are a few pics....

I love seeing kids dressed up for halloween! Dane picked out his Ironman costume...he pretends he is Ironman a lot lately. Little Waimea was such a cutie in her little costume.

Grandma Kathy and Grandpa Dave..they looked so cute dressed up.

Ike and Dane Trick or Treating. Dane was too shy to go up to most people, so we had to do most of the work for him.