Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring Break 2011!!!

Well, well, well.  This past spring break my family and my Ryan took a little trip to Branson, Missouri.  It is one of my favorite vacation spots in the world.  The fun, however, started on the six hour trip to Branson.  We began by watching Rent, one of my personal favorite movies/musicals.  Ryan had never seen it, but I think he really enjoyed it.  Then, I *forced* him into watching an episode of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager."  ;)

Finally, we had to stop and get a bite to eat.  We ate at Lambert's Cafe, famous for waiters throwing rolls.  While we were waiting, Ryan and I did this "Bull Game".  Ryan was hailed a marine, while I was degradedly defined as a lazy bones. 
Eventually, we were seated, and learned what it was really like to try to catch a roll thrown at you 100 mph.  (Okay, so it wasn't actually thrown that fast, but it adds to the drama of my story.)  

Ryan and I with the wonderful roll guy! 

FINALLY, we got to Branson, but it was late, and we were tired.  So, we watched yet another movie called Shutter Island which I personally liked quite a lot.  Ryan had seen it before, but I never had.

The next day was finally time for some fun.  We started out the day with breakfast at our motel, and then decided to go minigolfing.  We went to this fairly new golf course, that was supposed to be Hollywood themed.  Being an actress, I thought it was pretty awesome.  Being an avid movie lover, Ryan thought it was pretty cool too. 

Ryan and I taking a break during mini golf to pose for a picture by Oscar.  ;)
After that, we went to the Ripley's Believe it or Not museum.  I had been there when I was younger, but Ryan had never been.  The outside of the building is cool enough, and there are a lot of awesome things to look at inside.  After we went through the museum, we went to the gift shop, and both got way cool spy glasses.  ;) 

Us in our spy glasses standing by our parking spot :)

We relaxed then by eating pizza out with my mom and dad at an Italian Restaurant, "Luigi's."  Finally, that evening, we were able to swim and enjoy the hot tub.  We didn't stay in there for too long though.  I got kind of chilly, even though it was a heated pool. 

The next day, we went to a wax museum.  That time, Ryan had been there, and I had not.  The wax museum was okay, but the gift shop was the best of all.  Ryan got me an Oxcar that said "Best Girlfriend" and I got him this old comic book poster type thing.  We also went to my personal favorite show in Branson:  The Dixie Stampede.  I was amazed that Ryan loved it so much too.  Mostly, he loved the food.  Finally, we relaxed by working out, and then enjoying the pool, hot tub, and sauna.  It was our first time in a sauna ever, and I think we both agree that we had a pretty good time.

My "Best Girlfriend" Oscar :) <3

Finally, it was the last day in Branson.  We went to an awesomely cheap jewelry store - that was my idea.  Then, we did one of the most amazing thing ever - Ryan and I went ziplining.  It was such a wonderful experience, and there are so many great memories.  We also ate at the Hard Luck Diner - one of my favorite restaurants in Branson, full of singing waiters and waitresses.  We went shopping at all of these adorable little shops, and managed to make time to get a milkshake before we left.

Me ziplining!!!!!
Ry ziplining!!!!!

All in all, I think it was an extremely successful vaction.  Ryan and I both tried new things, and saw new places.  It was an interesting test of our relationship, but I think we are now stronger because of it.  I am happy we can look back at all of the wild, wacky, awesome memories we have from this trip.  I will never, ever, forget it.  I am just sorry it took me so long to share the fun with you.  I hope you enjoyed reading about my spring break, 2011.  :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Life Lesson #10: Thick, Black Glasses = Confidence.

Life Lesson #10:  Thick, black framed glasses, make everyone look smart.

Please, tell me if you don't think it's true.  Personally though, when I see someone with black flamed glasses, I generally think "smart".  I know that that is judging a book by it's cover.  I know I always preach to not judge a person by his or her exterior.  However, black framed glasses are just the bomb.  I must say, as a wearer of black framed glasses (when I actually wear them) that I feel smarter when I wear them.  I feel like a powerful woman.  I FEEL LIKE I CAN RULE THE WORLD!!!!!  Okay, so maybe that's taking things a little too far.  Nevertheless, I feel pretty awesome wearing my awesome black glasses.