Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Break 2011

I haven't updated this thing for a quite a while--thought it might be time! Kade's birthday turned out well last month thanks to my cute mother in law! She gave me the recipe for his favorite chocolate cake and I surprised him with some presents I had been saving to go with it. He was super busy on his Birthday and that entire week, but I managed to set up a plan and borrowed a friend's car to surprise him with dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. We had a gift card leftover from our wedding and enjoyed a nice evening out together!
 It felt like forever waiting for Spring Break to come--and suddenly it has flashed before our eyes and we are now back to me living at work, and Kade living in the library! We were fortunate enough to escape the cold and humidity for a week to go to Scottsdale with Kade's family.  His Grandparents live there in the winter so we went and stayed with them. The weather was in the high 70's the entire time and it was nice to not have to worry about a thing! 
The guys enjoyed a couple days of golf while us girls went shopping, played some tennis, and relaxed by the pool with some good books.
 We had a fire in the pit one night and Paytie decided to try roasting a lemon. She has a witty sense of humor and is always making us laugh with her fake English accent!
 We woke up early one morning and went on a good hike.  This is Rhetski and Kade at the top!

After staying in Arizona for a week, we flew back to Utah for the weekend to see more family. My sister had her fifth baby February 3rd and we hadn't met her yet.  I spent one night up at her house playing with her kids, and helping with little Ruby in the night. She is precious!

 Our last night there we organized a dinner with Mari and Jordan so that we could see each other and surprise Jen before she left on her mission.  She leaves to Chile on April 6th, and I cannot count how many times she had mentioned that she was sad she wouldn't be able to see Kade and me for a year and a half.  Little did she know--we had this planned for a while!  She was expecting another couple and when Kade and I walked up, she had no idea what to do.  She let out a scream, looked the other way, looked back at us, and tears just filled her eyes.  After hugs all around, she was bawling.  It was a perfect reaction, and a fun goodbye to an amazing future missionary! 

Last year for Spring Break Kade and I were still dating.  He was in Philly and I was in SLC.  I flew with his family to Scottsdale and he met us there.  It was fun to be back again, but married this time! We went out for a little ice cream date night and enjoyed the heat.  We are forever grateful to his parents and all that they do for us.  It was fun to spend our Spring Break with them!