Thursday, December 30, 2010

Birthday Weekend!

Posted on 11:31 PM by Trimblog


Every year for Jeff's birthday, we spend a night downtown in Salt Lake.  It's become a tradition that I look forward to months before.  The last few years we have stayed at the Hyatt next to the Gateway.  Since we mainly go to movies and shop, it works great.  We went the weekend before Christmas.  The kids stayed with Jeff's sister and had fun with their cousins.  

We binged on movies and went to three in two days.  The movies we saw were: 
127 Hours--story of the guy who had to cut off his own arm in order to save himself...very inspirational and moving...I left the movie wondering how many people including myself would be able to do that...I'm not sure that I could....


Unstoppable...based on a true story as well....a runaway train that can't be stopped...it was highly entertaining and fast moving, but not as good as the other two movies we saw.


The Fighter....based on a true story of two brothers who are boxers...one is a meth addict and it follows their relationship....also inspiring...made me hope that my kids never get involved with drugs...


On Saturday night, we went to Iggy's for a party with some of the other Jazzbots.  It was an interesting dinner....meeting people and talking with people who you wouldn't normally....we watched the Jazz game as we ate and enjoyed talking sports (I enjoyed listening and realized for how much I like sports, how little I really know.)  

The next day we went to the Melting Pot...it's a favorite of ours that we save for special occasions.  The cheddar cheese fondue appetizer is amazing...



Our main course...steak, chicken, lobster, ravioli, and duck...we dipped into a yummy broth and then dipped again into the best dipping sauces...


Our dessert cooking....pretty nice when the hardest decision we had to make all weekend was what fondue dessert we wanted....we chose S'mores....milk chocolate with marshmallow creme and graham crackers broken up.....


Here's what we dipped...the only bad thing about the meal is how full you are by the time you get to your dessert...wish it were first since it was my favorite course.  




It was a well deserved and much needed break between Jeff's busy work and school schedule and working on our basement in the little spare time Jeff has.  It went too quickly, but was thoroughly enjoyed by both of us!  I loved spending time with Jeff...it was a perfect weekend. 

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