Monday, August 22, 2011

Vegas Vacation...Minus Chevy Chase

Happy Monday y'all!

Three weeks and one day ago ( No, I don't have it narrowed down to the minute : )) was Garrett's and my one year anniversary! For our anniversary I wanted romance, thoughtfulness, cute gifts, yummy food, tons of fun and many memories to be made. When it comes to big days in our lives like birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and the like, I go way overboard in my head. I want everything to be picture perfect. Actually, picture perfect times a million if you want the truth. I want the special day to be planned down to the most minor details, like what color my nail polish might be. Sounds psycho, and maybe it is I won't argue with you, but I want to remember those days as being the best. I want the pictures to turn out awesome, if only for my newest Facebook album. I want everything to go smoothly. I want Garrett and I to look back when we are 60 years old and remember our anniversary as being one of the best days of our lives. Maybe it's a girl thing?

For our anniversary date we had planned on going to a fancy dinner around 8pm and past that had no idea what we were going to do. We had thought about watching the fountains at the Bellagio but I hadn't written it down in my planner yet so it really meant nothing. Oh, I guess I should mention that we were in Vegas for our anniversary, that might clear things up a little. The night of our anniversary we got ready, dressed our best, and headed out for the night. Secretly, I was a little nervous wanting the night to go perfectly but Garrett seemed cool and collected so I just went along with it. I thought we were to board the city bus and head down the Strip for our dinner. I was NOT looking forward to riding the city bus in 103 degree weather, high heels, and a dress. We walked through our casino and passed the door where we usually exit to hop on the bus. Now, I am about as  unintelligent as it gets when it comes to directions, unless there's food involved then I can usually muster up the memory of which road to turn down, so I casually told him that we had passed the door to the bus. I wasn't even sure if I was right or not so I didn't put up too big of a fight when he told me we hadn't. We exited through the main entry and Garrett started walking the opposite direction of the bus stop. Now I knew he had gone bananas. I nicely told him that the bus stop was the opposite direction we were headed and he pretty much ignored me. He walked up to a man, shook his hand, and introduced me to our limo driver. I was speechless! In all of the 6 years we have been together, not counting him proposing to me, Garrett has never been able to surprise me. Not because he hasn't tried but because I am nosy, I'll admit it. 

We got into the limo and headed to our first stop- to grab a bottle of Champagne! From there we visited the Las Vegas sign, the volcano at the Mirage, fountains at the Bellagio, the old Strip, and finally to dinner. It was so much fun riding in a limo with the windows down gazing at all of the bright lights. I felt like the Griswold's in Vegas Vacation when they first got into Vegas! 

Garrett had never looked more handsome, except maybe on our wedding day, and our dinner was delicious. I am happy to say that I got everything I wanted on our anniversary night. There were many pictures taken, the night was definitely romantic, we laughed and had fun pretending to be celebrities on our limo ride, and the food was yummy! Best of all, our anniversary is something that we will always remember as being one of the best nights of our lives!

I had to add my favorite Vegas Vacation quote:
Hoover Dam Guide: "I am your dam guide, Arnie, please don't wander off the dam tour and please take all the dam pictures you want. Now are there any dam questions?"
Cousin Eddie: "Yea, where can I get some damn bait?" 
If you haven't seen this movie I strongly suggest watching it! 

A few memories we captured:

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