Thursday, June 28, 2012

Our 5 Year Anniversary - Las Vegas!!

I can not believe that it has been 5 years since Mason and I have been married.  It honestly feels like yesterday.  We have come so far in our relationship.  As I've mentioned before my mom likes to follow the tradition of giving us a gift with the corresponding symbol for that number of year.  This year it was wood.  She gave us each a set of chopsticks with our names and anniversary date carved in.

The symbol of the fifth anniversary is wood representing strength and a solidified relationship.

I feel as though wood is a good representation of our relationship at this time.  Our relationship has changed over the year and has really solidified as Boone has been growing up and Mason's job has been stressful.  I feel as though we've really grow together and become each other's support system.  I'm lucky to have him as a best friend.  He is such a good guy and I know he loves me.  For that, I'm thankful.

A couple months back I found this amazing deal where you get a nights stay at Bally's in Las Vegas plus two dinner buffet passes to 3 buffets of your choice for $50.  Talk about a steal!  So I bought two of those for us to use on our anniversary being I feel like the 5th one is a big deal.  

When we arrived Mason dropped me off to check in and I went to the front desk while he parked.  I was talking to the lady and asked her how much the suites were that had the hot tubs in them.  She said they would be about $60 more dollars and so I told her not to worry about it.  She then asked if it was our babymoon and I said yes - it kinda was.  She then said, "I'll just give you the suite anyway."  AWESOME!!!  We totally got upgraded to this amazing jacuzzi tub suite for free including a view of the strip!!  I surprised Mason with it once we got up there.  It was GORGEOUS and we loved it!!!  Check it out!

This tub was AMAZING.  The first night we were there at like 1:30 am Mason wanted to stay out and gamble a little bit so I went back up to the room and read a book in the jacuzzi.  Talk about a relaxing vacation!!!  I was in heaven and let me tell you few things keep me up past my 10:00 pm bedtime!

The first night we went over to Fremont Street for the Fremont Street Experience that we had been hearing about.  It's old town Las Vegas but with all kinds of cool stuff!  They had a screen/dome/I have no idea how to explain it that went down the entire street and every hour on the hour it would explode with lights and rock songs and videos.  It was so cool!

We were laughing at the hippies laying down tripping out to Van Halen. 
This artist was carving this man's face out of clay.  Impressive!!

They had this restaurant called The Heart Attack Grill where if you weighed over 350 lbs  you got to eat there free!!  They had a scale outside for you to weigh yourself on.  When we first walked by there was a guy on there who honestly weighed 348 lbs - just two pounds off!!  I can't believe he didn't stuff things in his pocket and go in and get a burger!  Haha.  But the menu was disgusting.  The names of the burgers were Single Bypass Burger 1/2 pound, Double Bypass Burger 1 pound, and add flatliner fries to it along with a butterfat shake and I'd say you mine as well be dead.  Anyway... to get in on the fun we weighed ourselves.
Needless to say we were both pretty far off.  I blotted out Mason's weight just in case he doesn't want the world seeing it - even though there are only like 4 of you who look at this anymore anyway. 
Come on!!  Getting close aren't I!!?!?

The next day Mason really wanted to go to the Price is Right  so we bought tickets to the price is right hoping that we would get called on as contestants out of the 600+ people there. They did the show as you normally see it on tv, but instead 1 contestant staying on, spinning the wheel, and perhaps going to the showcase they just called different names so more people could win.  Before the show each person who bought a ticket met the producer for like 1 minute and then the producer hand selected the winners.  We felt pretty confident that the pregnant lady was going to get on... but there was no telling for sure.

Well when they brought the wheel out Mason turned to me and said, they are going call you - get ready! He was right!! They said my name and I felt like I'd just won the lottery!! I ran on stage and they called two other men up behind me. The host was Drew Lachey (he's a shrimpy man!!). I got to spin first. The person who spun closest to a dollar won $250 and if you landed on the dollar you got $100 extra bonus dollars. So I go up and spin... the wheel goes around once, and then comes up on going around twice then and stops ON THE DOLLAR!!! If you've seen the show you KNOW this never happens!! I went crazy, the crowd went crazy, and I almost peed my pregnant pants. I wanted that money!!

Well the guy behind me gets up to spin. And guess the $(*&^% what.... he spins a dollar TOO!!!! Drew Lechay didn't quite know what to do - I guess that's never happened before when he was hosting. So we both stood under the dollar while the 3rd person spun. Thankfullly he was under a dollar and they decided to do a spinoff. I went first and rolled .75 cents. Not too bad. He went and rolled .80 cents "smashing me dreams twice" as the host called it. Haha!

It was CRAZY and so fun at the same time!! Atleast they gave me my $100 but that other guy robbed me of my other $250!!! Rude!!! He did keep apologizing though - plus I got an awesome story to tell!!

Here is Andrew - the man that stole my money and I after the show collecting our winnings!!

That night we bought tickets to go see Penn and Teller.  They are magicians that perform at the Rio where we used our buffet pass for the most spectacular buffet I've ever been to in my whole entire life - coming from a family of buffet connoisseurs that says a lot.  :)  Anyway...  we had watched celebrity apprentice this year and Penn (the big/main guy) was on it so we were excited to see him after watching him all season.  We felt like we knew him on a personal level - haha... I'm sure everyone else in the room did too.  They were so fun to watch!  I highly recommend it if you ever get the chance to see them live!  So fun!!

Here is Mason before the show checking out the box to make sure there are no secret doors or hidden ways for Teller to get in.  Somehow he still appeared in the box after the show had started without the box ever leaving the stage!!

Afterwards we got our picture with Penn.  He said, "Hey Boss" to everyone he met.  We thought that was funny.

We had a wonderful and relaxing vacation.  I think it's important for couples to do things together without their kids sometimes to really remember each other and do adult things.  Like I said, we (meaning I) NEVER would have stayed up past 10:00 had we had a little boy to chase after the next day.  But instead we slept in until 9:30 and felt like we were living/sleeping/eating like kings.  It was a great vacation.  I love you Mason Lefler!!

To the next 5 years!!!!


Ashley_Cameron said...

It looks like you had a great time! I totally agree to being a couple without kids. Babymoons are perfect too! Happy anniversary guys!

Lissa said...

How fun! Quick getaways are such a great way to reconnect with each other. Congratulations on 5 years! =)

MoNiCa! said...

Your price is right story is awesome! And I love the pic of you guys by the wheel ha ha!

Nicole said...

Aww, happy anniversary!

Stephanie Saunders said...

I still read it! I love hearing about all the fun you guys have!

Oh, what I wouldn't give to do more stuff with Kent. Being on the other side of the country with 4 kids puts a damper on it. So glad you have family around to help you!

xantogal said...

It took me a while to read your blog, but I did now :) Such a fun time you guys had! Love you guys!!