Tuesday, June 17, 2008

birthday post part II of II

Ok, I'm starting withi part II of II because I have to get the pictures for part I from the Gutts (I went cameraless). So we will start with, well, we have to start with this picture because I don't know how to move it down, but it's part of the Vegas part. Don't we look just like the statue??? And then we move on to the morning of my birthday. I mad 2 batches of salsa....my neighbors awesome recipe, and it was burning hot! So I called her, left frantic messages then decided to figure out the problem myself. I was adding a whole package of "hot taco mix" (not seasnonig...the dried hot taco mix by the mexican dried spices) instead of 1T. So I made about 8 batches to bring the burn down. And then we canned....which is where the other pictures come in....
We made apple pie filling to can, and of coarse an apple pie...which I didn't get a stinking piece of!
Ah, now on to Vegas. We left Saturday morning and shopped ALL day and got Jase a killer suit for Father's Day, which I will post pictures of as soon as I take some. Then we went to blue man group...AWESOME! The first half hour I was a little worried that we just paid 5 star prices for a high school musical, but they must have felt my let down because they kicked it up about 10 notches. VERY weird, but very cool. And if you know me, you know I don't like people dressed up in character, and especially people painted up....I was a little worried in this picture...oh, and yes, I'm turning violet.
We just took this pic because we were pretty excited to be staying at the Monte Carlo. Good times.
Um, another pretty excited picture...my new lucky's (almost love em as much as those buckles) but look at the size. woo hoo!

Ahh, now to the casinos. We always go to vegas with the Johns! We love the Johns. Good times are always had with the Johns. Amy entertained us at the Black Jack table. She was doing fine, but the dealer kept giving her crappy cards! Stupid dealers!!!!
And I just kept seeing signs that reminded me of 2 of my favorite people.....
and....
And this was at the Bellagio garden....see the face in the tree behind us?
And I had to take a picture of this because we want these shooting fountains all over our back yard.


Big birds...little guy

Um, funny story here...actually, quite agravating to someone like me! So this lady OFFERS to take our picture cause she could tell that we BOTH wanted to be in the picture with the THREE blue men. But uh, her dumb husband would NOT get out of our picture! She even said, "you're in their picture". He stood HAPPILY mind you, with his arms folded. So I went on the other side...blah. Oh, and great job with the clarity of th epicture lady! No blurriness here!!!
Ok, on to my final goal of the trip...to get some killer gelato! We got it last time we came, and it was about $6 or $7, but so worth it. I mean look at how decorated and fancy it is....
With flavors like Smores, Snickers, Mango, and seriously the best creaminess in a gelato ever. So we ordered the "mid-size". Don't do that. They don't show you the prices til you get over to the register. Let's just say 2 mid sizes = 1/2 midsize car!!!! Our total was $38! So we lingered and enjoyed it for as long as we could. I have to say it was amazing though. (ignore the backfat)



Mmm, Jase got mango (made me mad that he didn't get 2 kinds in there, how great would mango with amazing pina colada be?!) and I got half snickers half smores. Mmmmm
Then we realized we didn't have any pictures WITH the Johns. So we got one in the Forum SHoppes. We decided to all where black and white and have brown hair, oh, wait, except Amy.
The trip home. Probably one of the highlights of the trip. There was an EVIL Bon Jovi game, the annoying backseat driver (me), the many fast food stops to junk up our systems a little more before the end of the trip. And who could forget Travis throwing his drink at the window out of sheer frustration. Thanks Travis.
The most amazing thing to me though, was the fact that Dr. Jason L. Mulder ate 2 fast food burgers in one day!!! That has never, and probably will never happen again! First he asked for Carl's Jr. Then while we were at the drive through for Amy's Panda Express. I mentioned In n Out, so we went there and he got burger #2. Good job baby, way to make me feel like I'm married to a real man!!!!


Doesn't he just look soo happy?! I've never seen him look that happy with a salad.


Now on to normal, noneatting good looking Jase. I have to say, that $500 in clothes I got him over the weekend...well worth it! I'll have to take more pictures, but we got some jeans that actually look great on him, rather than ones that cost $8 (seriously the rest of his jeans are all under $16!), and mmm Mmm, he looked good....as long as you didn't look directly at him...nice....
YIKES!
Nice!
Ah, then Jase got his hands on my camera. and thought it'd be a good idea to take a picture of Amy. Here's happy Amy, one picture, fine....
Oooh, he snapped again, the hand goes up....

It stays up, but not trusting that he's put the camera down, she checks her mirror....still up.

Now she must take things into her own hands!!!




Lesson Learned!
Thanks Johns for a killer trip! See ya next summer...Bellagio Suites n Cirque!





14 comments:

Staci said...

Wow, it looks like you guys had an amazing time. All the shopping sounds like fun and your pants are way cute!! We spent about an 20 minutes at that gelato counter because the kids wanteds some so bad and of course they told us the price and I was like noo way. So, I have to know if it was the best gelato you ever had? You look fantastic by the way, but you already knew that. Sorry we missed you guys by like an hour but Ry had to get to work. If you are ever in Vegas again let me know and we will drive down. Glad you had an amazingly fun trip!! Can't wait for more pics!

Tamee said...

I'm so jealous. First of your skinny little body and second of the fun trip. Good times! Thanks for the thinking of me on you vacation. You didn't mention how much you lost gambling?

Our Little World said...

That is so great you got to go to Vegas for you birthday with no kids! Looks like you had a lot of fun. And Kristal, you look amazing! No one would notice any back fat...stop it! The gelato looks yummy and happy for you that you got your jeans. Can't wait to see more pics and I want some of that salsa and pie! YUM!

Kristal said...

I didn't gamble a single penny. Gave up that habit back when dad used to give us rolls of quarters for the slots (when I was a minor!)

Ashley said...

Sounds like you guys had a blast. I love the Blue Man Group been way to many times.

Amy John said...

First off, way fun must do again trip. I want to go back!

Second, those are some psycho looking pics of that psycho girl in the front seat!! It looks like the little guy in the back got quite a beating. Go her.

Raysha said...

You look great and I'm glad you rewarded yourself with some super skinny girl jeans (hello? size 29)!!! Okay, I need to know what gelato is. There is a place in Green Valley called Kokopelli's Gelato Factory. Everytime we pass by the sign on the freeway, I wonder what it is and if it's good. Obviously you think it's good, but what is it like?

Holly said...

Oh so fun! I can't wait for our little getaway - we need it BADLY! Love all of your pictures and your silly comments! Congrats on size 29!!!! Seriously, I can't remember EVER being that tiny. Yay for you!

Steven said...

I've finally found your blog. This makes me pleased.
Hey, I will be living in Joe Town for most of August. It's true -the Return of the Steve.
Do I sense some wild game nights?

Harding Family said...

How fun...great job on not eating the pie! You look super hot-can't wait to see you in person. We still on for the end of the month?

Amy Allred said...

Oh what a really rockin' time. Looks like you guys had a blast. And way to go Amy for beating Jace. Seriously Kristal, size 29...stick it in your ear, skinny butt.

Dramatic Imaging said...

no, i like Tom's toothpaste, but it was not enough power for my teeth that my children killed. 3 kids, 4 years, no breaks between preggo and nursing. Plus, I need to up my calcium! I got 6 cavities in my first tri with scout and I had never had one before and i was using that toothpaste. yes, lets do a shoot here in August!!!!!

LuAnne said...

Looks like a fun trip! Steve just bought me 2 pairs of buckle jeans & I love them! I was mad at him at first for spending so much money, but when I tried them on & they fit so perfectly - he was forgiven! We're in trouble now that I like those jeans! I've never spent more that $30 on jeans before :) I'm glad you got yours too! You look great girl!

alison said...

Dang girl you look amazing!!!!!!!!! I need to get back into gear, but honestly I am stuck, I am ready for life to settle down a bit, this is my last super crazy week for a while, my last day of work is this Friday. Ok I never gamble, but when Jeremy and I went to Prescott for our anniversay, we decided it would be fun to only take 2 bucks into the casino at the hotel and play penny slots, just for fun. I had only spent like 47 cents when I hit a jackpot, I had bet 5 pennys and won 200. bucks. The sad thing was I wnated to hurry and get my dollar spent and get out of there cause it smelled like smoke, I had my hand on the bet 25 pennies and almost hit it, but hit the 5 pennies instead, if I had just hit it like I was going to, I would have had 2500. bucks, oh well our weekend was payed for and we cashed out. I feel guilty about it, but it was pretty cool spending less than a buck and walking away 200, who would have thought you could win that on penny slots. Ok you are smokin girl, see you friday!