So this is how it all began:
Last weekend, Dane and I drove down to St. George with Dale to meet up with Leisa, because Dane didn't have school and we needed some time together. This is when the birthday celebration all began.
Have any of you ever heard of (or had) the American Chocolate Cake from Costco? Since Leisa had never been to Costco, it was one of our first stops in town. It was a great Costco day, lots of samples :)
Dane and I had been telling Dale and Leisa about this cake for quite sometime and picked one up to celebrate both my upcoming birthday and Dale's birthday from a few weeks ago. This cake is a-MAZE-ing!
It is everything that a four layer, chocolate cake smothered in frosting and chocolate shavings should be. Not too rich or two sweet, but tons of chocolaty goodness flavor. The label on the cake box says: Nt wt: 7 lbs.....! Yikes. It is huge. Needless to say, we ate the whole thing over the course of 4 days... with the help of some of Leisa's roommates and their friends. Thank goodness.
So, we had a nice relaxing time in St. George, and went shopping, to dinner, to church with Leisa, and of course, on a few really fun bike rides.One one ride, we road out to Santa Clara and stopped at the Jacob Hamblin house. For those of you who don't know Dane's mom, Janet's maiden name is Hamblin.
Here is a cute one of Dale and Leisa!
I am pretty sure that I have some type of Hamblins in my ancestry as well because My parents have often stopped with us there as well. We got there right before it opened and were taking these pictures when a couple of missionaries who do tours showed up to open for the day.
Here is Dane and me! Don't mind my ghetto-booty with my jacket wrapped up in my back pocket :)
It was nice to go down south to get a little sun before the real cold weather sets in.
Oh yeah, and DALE and LEISA GOT ENGAGED! Congrats!