Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Favorite Friday

Yesterday started off like a normal Friday. We walked to school, and by the time I pushed that big double stroller up the driveway, I was sweaty and hot. A little while later Nate called with the most glorious news. Well, nice news for us. I am sure it caused a lot of problems for others, and I hope everyone is okay. The power was out at the hospital! He was finished for the day.

On his way home he had stopped to get a brake light fixed, but then decided to just do it himself. Good thing was easy and inexpensive. Natalie helped him.

I had the idea that Nate should go surprise Jansen at his school and have lunch with him. As he was walking out the door, I told him to make sure and get some pictures...but that didn't end up happening. I have just recently forgiven him. :) He also stayed through recess and spent some time helping in the classroom and reading Junie B. Jones to the class. Jansen loved it.

And then he came home to have lunch with Emmy.
We used a Groupon to try a place called Teriyaki Madness for dinner that night.
And then the best part of our day...our date! I don't think we had been on one since May. We went down to the Venetian and took a ride on one of the indoor gondolas. Usually you have to share one, but it worked out that night and I got to ride alone.
There are so many tourists and visitors in Las Vegas. Lots of them were taking pictures of gondola riders. There one was one particular spot when we were heading under a bridge that lots of and lots of cameras were flashing. I felt like Lindsay Lohan. Hahahaha.
This is our gondolier in mid-song. He had a great voice. 
Nate planned this date, so he gets all the credit. One of the main reasons we came to the Venetian was to see one of Peter Lik's galleries. We were in love. We want so badly have one of these in our home, but they come with quite the price tag, so we will just have to dream. What a fun Friday.


Lara said...

You two are dang cute! Glad you could go on such a spectacular date! I want to ride on a gondola one of these days...

Heather said...

This post made me super happy. great date! So glad you had a wonderful day.

Tina said...

I just love the picture of you guys and your gondolier smiling in the background. Perfect picture for sure!! You are just lovely Jess. I've always thought so... and that pink shirt and blue skirt look amazing on you!! I'm glad you guys got to get out. Love it!!

Annie said...

Did you sing the Friday song on this wonderful Friday? Are you glad you have an awesome friend like me that introduced you to the Friday song? There really is nothing better than when your husband unexpectedly comes home early. Nothing at all.

Lindsey said...

What a fun surprise! (My cousin used to be a gondola driver/singer.)

Kent and Leisy said...

I'd never even heard of Lik- until we ventured into one of his galleries while we were in Australia last year! AMAZING. I'm super jealous of your gondola ride! vegas has a few things that Ohio doesn't :)