Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Ned and I decided that we need one last trip as couple before our baby comes. He's working full time, taking 16 credits, and expecting our son this semester, so we took advantage of a quick weekend away. We had SO much fun!
This was not our favorite part:
We went to the Venetian. Don't the ceilings remind you of Alamo Cafe?
The gondola rides:
I posed with the street performers: (look at that huge belly!)
The outside of Treasure Island:
The Forum Shops by Caesar's Palace. What does it say about your level of class when you are too afraid to even go in the stores, because they're way too upscale for you. We were scared we'd touch something and have to spend $10,ooo to buy it. Seriously, the shops were insane!
Our hotel was AWESOME!
It had a full living room, kitchen, dining room,
multiple TVs,
jacuzzi tub in the bedroom, washer and dryer, and tons more! We could have moved in!
My extremely tired, 7 1/2 month preggy body was loving the pool!
We also saw the Wynn:
and we got to see Blue Man Group. It was the best part of the trip; we would go see them again in a heartbeat! Super entertaining and squeaky clean- a perfect show for the whole family!
We lost the baby fund that night:
Just kidding! We're really not into that kind of thing!
The next day we went to the Bellagio and saw the gardens:
I just think this one is funny. Here's Ned now:
...and after a few restless nights with the baby:

It was such a great little getaway from our everyday routine!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jalapeno Hands

The title sounds scarier than the actual story, if you know our history with jalapenos. Kaylene and Daniel gave us some of their jalapenos from their garden and so last night I made some bacon-wrapped, cream cheese-stuffed jalapenos. It's one of our favorites, and it happens to be really low in carbs, so I was way excited for it. I noticed my hands started to burn a little while I was cutting them, but I just thought, "good, these ones must be really hot." By the time I was done, my hands were red and puffy and screaming hot! I've never had a burn like this. I felt like I they were glued to a searing hot frying pan and I couldn't get them off. Nothing I could do would cool it down. I scrubbed them at least 10 times; I soaked them in milk; I tried citrus juice. It went on for at least 3 hours. Nothing worked until I called up Kaylene, and she found on the internet that some people actually got chemical burns from them. I put on some silvadine cream my mom gave me for burns and that finally did the trick. So I asked my doctor today, and he said it was really strange, but being pregnant probably caused my skin to react so badly. Weird, right? I've cut up jalapenos a thousand times before and never had any problems! (Ned might disagree.)