happy birthday guato

Happy Birthday to the biggest rockstar ever!
Love you, Dad


spending with weekend hanging with g-ma

Eating dinner at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour in downtown Brea is always a time to remember. Their ice cream is sooo good! The ambience is just so fun...you have to go there! It's always fun hanging out with grandma too!


las vegas vacation

 What a nice relaxing vacation! I was just thinking about how I hadn't been on vacation is years so it was nice to be able to spend a few days and lay by the pool at the Mandalay Bay and the Mirage. 

The whole family went (except for Nick). We went to the Titanic and Bodies Exhibits at the Luxor Hotel. We also went to see Mystere at T.I. . . . AMAZING! I'm still in awe at how strong they were!

This picture was taken at the Mystere performance. Before the show begins, there is a cast member who does funny things to the audience members. I ended up getting the brunt of some of his tricks. . . I got an entire bowl of popcorn spilled all down my head and shirt! I loved the show and we had such great seats (thanks dad!).  

max brenner - las vegas

 Max Brenner is an Israeli chocolate shop chain which happens to have a location at Caesar's Palace. I've heard and read about this place and really wanted to try it out while i was in vegas. 

For dessert one night, the family and I decided to try it out. 

We ordered a plethora of items to see what the place was like. 

Here's item #1: Tiramisu
Look at the adorable presentation! I think I was more obsessed with the look of the dessert.  The tiramisu was good, but the lady fingers were still hard and cookie-like...not how tiramisu should be

Item #2: Molten Chocolate Cake
Sadly there was nothing molten about this cake. I wasn't that impressed with the taste. That small cup on the right hand side of the picture is the ice cream


Item #3: Hug Mug of Hot Milk Chocolate
DIVINE. It sent me back to my days in Italy. This is how real hot chocolate should be . . . thick, creamy, and hot.
 Overall I wasn't that impressed with the desserts. I guess I probably should have ordered the fondue, or their famous chocolate pizza. We also ordered a hazelnut chocolate milkshake which was so decadent. This place was pretty pricey also. . . our bill ended up being $100. 
Would I go back . . . yes, but to try different items.