Sunday, March 27, 2011

It's Official....

Well...Spring break is officially over in just a few hours, but we had a productive spring break. (Thank goodness for year round school, here in the valley of the sun, because we get a nice 2 week spring break).

The week started off with T becoming an official Aggie.
T and I took a tour of the campus and it made me feel really old! It just doesn't seem that long ago that I was a Utah State Aggie. Where have all the years gone?? After the tour we decided to look for off campus housing. T decided that she wanted to live off campus and in the long run it will be much cheaper. She chose to live in Old Farm Town House houses. The apartment will have 6 girls in it. It was fun apartment shopping with T and before I know it, I will be back up in Cache Valley moving her in. I hope that she has the best room-mates and best experience ever!
While in Utah we visited my grandpa who just turned 91 last week. I always make it a point to stop and visit him whenever I am in Utah. My grandma has been gone for 4 years now and grandpa is really missing her; he talks about being with her soon. He still seems so young at heart! I hope that I am around when I am 91. If I live to be 100... I am going swimming with the dolphins in Cozumel!
While in Utah I always stop at Pai Tan Trading! It is the best store ever for home decor ideas and holiday decorations. I wish Arizona would get a Pai Tan Trading. This is C trying on a very flowery wreath that we found in the clearance aisle.
Utah also is home to modest dresses!! Shopping for a prom dress in Utah is way less stressful than shopping for one in Arizona. (MENTAL NOTE: for future prom dresses and wedding dresses, since I have 2 more daughters attending proms in the next few years.) Since prom time in Arizona comes when the weather is absolutely divine, prom dresses here tend to be strapless. T unfortunately doesn't feel comfortable in strapless dresses, and having to modify them is a pain, so finding dresses that are modest is a special treat!! Here T is trying on the dress that we eventually bought. She bought hot pink high heels at Charlotte Russe and the dress shop sold her a hot pink polka dot sash. Her boyfriend is going to wear a hot pink tie and vest.

Okay... and this is how I spent the last 5 days of spring break and my birthday!!
I had sinus surgery the day after we got back from Utah. My father-in-law tells me it will be the best present that I have ever given myself. Hmmm... will this top a massage...doubt it! But maybe I will be able to breathe, smell, and have less sinus infections.


jessica said...

Okay that last picture is killing me! I can't believe Tiffany is going to college, that is just crazy. Looks like she will do you proud...Go Aggies!

Julie Harward said...

Hi, thanks for your visit. Looks like you got lots of things accomplished while in Utah. I loved USU..many memories there. I don't want to live to be 100..I know of a better place to go! LOL I love Tai Pan too..such a fun, big place1 I had sinus surgery too and it did help! Have a good week :D

Susan said...

Looks like a very productive spring break. Ours just started.

Hope you are feeling better by now after your sinus surgery. My hubby had it done on our 3rd wedding anniversary and I remember how he looked with his nose bandage. Alot like you do in that last pic. However, hubby wouldn't allow any pictures during that time. Wonder why?

T said...

yikes - sinus surgery doesn't sound like a fun gift!?!

and Tiff going off to college is just throwing me for a loop - I'm barely coping with my kids being in High School right now!!!

next time stop at the St. George Tai Pan... close to the freeway - and less time with the things crammed in your car - besides, I'd happily pop over and shop with you :)