Tuesday, October 12, 2010

8 Years

So, instead of cleaning the house, I'm blogging. I figure that's ok since I cleaned yesterday and I'm long past due on writing- right? Anyway, this past weekend was our 8th anniversary. A while ago we saw Cirque du Soleil on the TV and I told Tavish that someday I'd like to see that. Tavish said, "Let's do it- for our anniversary." So... we did :)

We drove to St. George, dropped the kids off with my super mom, and went to Vegas. I'm always in awe when I go to Vegas; I feel like I'm in a different world. We went to the Cirque du soleil show "KA". It was amazing. I loved it. A lot of talent went into that production. The performers were so athletic and coordinated. Whoever came up with the ideas and the set was pretty talented too. If you ever get the chance to see Cirque du Soleil you should take it. I'd love to go to another show, but $$$$$$$. We'll probably have to wait another 8 years.

We also stayed at the Trump hotel, just for the experience. I felt like those actors and rich people pulling up to the valet in our blue mini-van. :) It was exciting for us. Although I caught myself thinking that we didn't belong there, I know that rich or poor, black or white, whether you have slicked back hair with aligator-skin boots and a diamond watch, or just a t-shirt and levis, we are all children of God. As a ranger that I worked with years ago would say, "they put their pants on one leg at a time, just like me" SO... we had fun.

Now, what I'm grateful for:
-A sweet, giving sister who was willing to go to downtown Vegas to get us discount tickets
-A good mom, dad, brothers, and sister-in-law who was willing to help watch my kids
-The opportunity to see talented human beings (I see talented human beings all the time, but haven't seen these talents in person before :)
-A wonderful husband I've been with 8 years, who was willing to splurge this once and let me choose anything I wanted all weekend.

Thanks to you all!