Tuesday, February 18, 2014

zoo & ice castles

Last weekend Nik and I went to the Hogle Zoo.  It was Nik's first time at the zoo and I hadn't been for a long time.  We had quite an adventure!  The first animal we saw was a big elephant.  We watched it eat and it just made me want to go to Asia and ride on an elephants back haha.  Don't worry, we will some day!

It was so fun seeing all the animals.  I loved seeing the llamas, polar bear, sea lions, tiger, and so many more!  It made me super excited to go to the new aquarium opening up in a few months.  We also had a scary encounter with a gorilla.  He was walking around inside of his cage when he came over close to us and picked up these yellow bins and started banging them together.  We thought it was so cute, then the next second he threw them across his cage and ran as fast as he could at the window right where we were standing.  I'm pretty sure I had a heart attack...he was so huge!

The gorilla that attacked us!

We also got to go to the Midway Ice Castles.  They were pretty legit!  We waited in line for about an hour and a half...by the time we got inside we were already frozen!  It seemed so surreal to be surrounded by all these beautiful ice creations.

There were so many people it was just super chaotic but it was still a blast.  It was so cool to see all the different colors inside of the ice.  When you walked into one of the ice caves it just felt like another world....until water kept dripping on your head and down your back haha.

 I am so glad that Nik took me to see the Ice Castles!  Thank you for such a great time.  I think my favorite part was when we got out, Nik bought us some hot chocolate and donuts haha.  It was so good even though we could barely move we were so cold!

Monday, February 17, 2014

valentine's day

Valentine's was such a great day this year.  I can say that it was one of the very best for both of us.  Nik got to my house and told me to come out to his car because he had something for me.  When I got in the car he handed me some beautiful red roses.  He then handed me several other things including chocolate, a Salt Lake Community College t-shirt, and a metal rose that he handmade in his welding class.  Everything he gave me was just so perfect.

We came into my house and I gave him a card, an Eastern Carolina University sweatshirt, a North Carolina Sticker, a blanket, and a Duck Dynasty t-shirt.  It was so much fun seeing his reaction.  We love giving gifts just to see each others reactions.  After that we watched Definitely, Maybe.  I'd say it was a pretty good movie.

Nik then took me to the mall and he bought me a University of North Carolina flat brim hat!  I have always wanted a flat brim hat so he was making my silly dream come true haha.  After walking around the mall for a while we went to Spice Bistro and ate a yummy Indian dinner.  We had chicken curry and chicken briyani.  We got both of them flavored with hot spices.  They were super good and they weren't even too hot for me!  It was such a nice, romantic, candle lit dinner.  After dinner we came back home and watched Spirit because it is one of Nik's favorite movies.  I will say that this was one of the best Valentine's yet and I can't wait for more!

We got matching sweat pants and t-shirts for both of our schools!