Saturday, July 19, 2008

Fake vacations and the crazy Nordies


We live a boring life, (my husband always reminds me that we are simple school teachers and cant afford real vacations!) So we planned a fun filled couple days in the FABULOUS (maybe exaggerated a little) Provo. We packed up my sister in laws Suburban with 4 kids, and four adults and hit the road. We were going to stay in the La Quinta, but when I went to the check in desk, I couldn't help but notice the large sign that read 'Pool Closed.' Well this was simply not going to work. What the the pee pee were we going to do with the younguns without a pool for the day? Went to the Comfort Suites, same sign. Kids were close to tears. Went to the Hampton, SAME DAMN SIGN!! What the hell everyone, STOP PEEING IN THE POOL! Sorry for my anger, but sadness was thick in the car that day. Finally we found a hotel in Lehi that had rooms and a pool so all was not completely lost. Swim, swim, fun, fun, but Addi has NO fear! She just assumes that someone will pull her to the surface so she just jumps in what ever pool is around her. She went from pool to hot tub and back again 48 thousand times, all with me sprinting behind her to make sure that her lungs didn't fill up. Geez kid! When will it work to tell her that the pool has sharks in it that only mommy can repel so she can only go in when I do?
Anyway, after a fun dinner and a wee bit of shopping, we were all ready to hit the hay. Addi however is on a constant high when her little cousins are around and would not settle down. I am going to check their breath for crack because that is what they emit into her system.
Finally the big day came and we loaded up to go to the fun filled Seven Peaks. Alright, it really sounds more fun that is actually is. Again, she is a daring little gal and I cant leave her side, and splashing simply ticks her off. But she was so happy when she was in the pool. So happy that she forgot how tired she was until just before we left and she crashed in about 4 seconds. Such a long day. Remember when it used to be fun to sprint around and try to ride everything....I'm old now. Sigh.

The next morning I had to get up at 5 (woke up at 4 because I am retarded) and drive to SLC to work in the Nordstrom sale. For those of you who do not attend this sale, it is a pretty big deal. So big in fact that at 7 am when they opened the doors, women were running in yelling things like "Where is the yellow sweater!!!" and "I NEED A DRESSING ROOM NOW!" I, being there only for the discount that I was promised, was terrified that they would run me over for a chance to get a shirt for 5 dollars off. One family had, and I am not exaggerating, 7 people in there room and they had it from 7 to noon. I finally went in and asked if they wanted me to order a pizza. They didn't realize I was kidding.
But it was pretty fun to see the chaos and see how much people can spend. And I did walk away with some sweet stuff. I did realize that I have a minor addiction to shoes, here are some of my prizes:
Can you stand them! Her first running shoes! She is going to be fast!


How cute are these Crocs? (Addi's again!)
Yes they are Nike and they have polka dot foot beds. How could I resist?

And now for mama's shoes. This picture does not even show how cute they really are. Chocolate suede. Yum.
And these black cuties. If my feet didn't hurt from being on them for two solid days in heels, I would have modeled them. I thought the blisters would scare you away.
If you get a chance, go see the stuff, at least the shoes. So much fun.

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11 comments:

McKelle said...

You are seriously in so much trouble for not telling me you were here. Really, BIG trouble. Plus, I wanted to get myself some spanx to suck in these bulges that keep appearing at Nordies, and when I went, there was nothing for me. Trouble!!!

Lissagerl said...

You are seriously so hilarious!! I love the expression "how in the pee pee". What was up with all those pools? Glad you found a good hotel! And I hope the discount was worth it, but it looks like it was.

Brian and Lauren said...

How fun!! You have such a cute little family. I wish Adi loved Cannon more ;) I want to arrange their marriage, but I think she has no interest in him :) I love the shoes by the way!

TC Jolley said...

I freakin forgot about the sale... now I'm going to go overdose on some pills... DAMN IT! I'm glad you got such cute things... I think I'd fit in those beautiful brown suede shoes... you shouldn't have!!! I miss you.

Jodi said...

You are funny. Let me share with you my favorite line : "I am going to check their breath for crack because that is what they emit into her system." Good stuff.

millisue said...

First off, I would be so pissed not to stay in the la quinta; remember their delectible breakfasts that we loved so much!!!
And those shoes are amazing... I used to be one of those crazies that would bust down the door at 7 am! Good times when I used to have money :(

Melissa said...

Little Addi is SUPER cute! I love all of your cute little shoes. It's so easy to buy cute things for kids. I can't believe that you worked that sale! We used be the those crazy people you were refering to...I would always end up buying stuff that wasn't on sale...and now that I have no money...I'll just have to dream about all of the cute things you picked up! ha ha ha

Jen Gentry said...

I was beginning to think that you gave up on blogging for the summer. Welcome back!! Seven Peaks sounds like fun I haven't ever been maybe next summer. Cute shoes by the way.

Melissa said...

Mandy...it was so GREAT to see you today! You are the cutest, nicest, funniest, etc. person that I know! When I grow up...I want to be just like you! Thanks for making me laugh today! It was great to see you.

byronandniki said...

A vacation to provo! Who knew it could be so exciting! I loved seeing you and addison at Milli's shower!

eRiCa said...

LOVE the running shoes and the shoes you picked out for yourself. I'm totally a shoe gal for sure!