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SPRING BREAK 2016

SPRING BREAK 2016

This year for Spring Break we decided to take it easy and stay home.  I was worried I wouldn’t have enough for the girls to do and they would be bored.  I was so very wrong.  Our week quickly came together and turned out to be jam-packed with good times.

We started off strong with this beautiful brunch.  Lyndi was on her way down to WPPI in Vegas and stopped by for a drink and a snack.  As soon as she got her we started talking shoots-I’ve been dying to do something creative and she and the girls she were going with wanted to shoot non-stop.  Plans were made.

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The next day we made cookies.  I have found that sugar cookie making goes supremely better if I don’t care about the outcome.  I went into this thinking it was nothing but edible playdough and it went so.much.better.  Normally I’m too invested and I want them to turn out perfect and this time I just let my kids smoosh dough and play with cookie-cutters.  They loved it.

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I also let them have free reign over the sprinkles.  It was less-mess than I anticipated…

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Monday I woke up and jumped on our trampoline for 15 minutes.  It almost killed me.  Tuesday I convinced Jon he had to do it with me:

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Seriously, it’s a killer work-out!!  If you ever want to feel bad about how out of shape you are, try it.

I decided if we were going to be shooting, we probably needed some make-up (and that urban decay palette by Gwen Stefani has been calling my name) so we made a trip to Ulta, had lunch with Daddy at Costco (favorite) and dropped off Jon’s Birthday surprise to get done!

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The next morning, bright and early at 5 AM we left for El Dorado Canyon, Nevada.  I’ll post more pictures of the entire shoot soon, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek:

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Seriously though, it was too much fun.

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Afterward we were STARVING and, I mean, Cheesecake Factory.

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The next morning, also bright and early we headed to Snow Canyon here in StG where Julie (my sis) agreed to model for Lyndi and one of the photogs she was travelling with, Jena.  I also got to model, you’ll notice my fabulous falsies!

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Lovely Julie:

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That afternoon I had lunch with my sisters and we decided we all needed pedicures.  My girls were ecstatic.  We had a really fun time.

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Friday Jon and I celebrated our Anniversary.  It’s tricky having both his birthday and our Anniversary on the same day so we try to split things a bit.  We went to Red Mountain Spa for a couples massage and spa day and refused to get out of our robes until we absolutely  had to.  The buffet was amazing, the hot tub delightful and the quiet peace just wonderful.  It was much needed and wonderful to get away for a minute.

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That evening we picked up Jon’s birthday present:

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And headed to our favorite Vietnamese Restaurant for dinner.  We had originally wanted to go fancy, but after such a full week and a lovely day of pampering, there was something wonderful about going to the usual favorite.

Jon spent his birthday in Vegas at the Mint 400 (some desert race in the middle of nowhere) so I made him this decadent treat when he got home:

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Cookie dough is his favorite and these bars are INTENSE.  They are so rich and gooey and very, very good.

 

For Sunday dinner, and as a last birthday surprise I made him a birthday cake.  Out of meatloaf (his favorite) and frosted with mashed potatoes.  I don’t think he’s ever been more excited.

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I’m a little sad to be going back to the grind, and very excited for summer.  It was very free-ing to turn off all of the alarms and get to play whenever I wanted, but all things in good time.

What did you do for Spring Break?

 

 

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