Thursday, March 22, 2012


Last night we left these guys with a babysitter and went out to dinner for my birthday. Jansen's been having a hard time when we go out lately, so we try to make the night fun for him and Natalie by throwing some treats in a bowl and letting them watch a movie. Lately they are loving a fighter pilot documentary called Operation Red Flag. Out of all the movies we have, they just keep wanting to watch that one. It cracks me up. 
 Nate and I went to Benihana. It was in a hotel near the Strip, and the ambiance inside the restaurant was really awesome. It's fun to be entertained while eating.
 I got yakisoba and Nate had filet mignon and scallops. Our meals included onion soup, a salad, vegetables, rice, some shrimp, and a bowl of ice cream. And I just now remembered I have some leftovers in the fridge. Excuse me for a minute.
 My ice cream had a candle in it, and after they sang to me and I blew out the candle, our waitress asked if I  had made a wish. Some cheesy part of me put my arm around Nate and I said, "It already came true." Hahaha. Well, that's really how I feel though. :) The Japanese waitress was just incredulous that we had kids at home. 3 of them! She thought we were both single and just on a date. I laughed because if we had been at a Benihana in Salt Lake, everyone would take one look at us and  think, "I bet they are Mormon, married, have a few kids, and have been married for 5-10 years." But not in Las Vegas!

It was a wonderful night. Couldn't think of a better way to start off my 30s!


Brett & Katie Johnson said...

You didn't tell me it was your birthday! Happy birthday Jess!

Annie said...

Operation Fighter Pilot as my girls excited around here as well...or maybe it's actually Barbie and a Fashion Fairytale. Either or both are very educational. Glad you had fun at Benihanas. I like that the one picture has a little sign that says "HOT" behind you. You are a HOT 30 year old my friend!

Anonymous said...

You both look beautiful in that picture. Really. Can't wait to see you.

Tina said...

I'm loving your long hair! Gorgeous, gorgeous!! What a fun night!!