Monday, February 15, 2010

Sweethearts Weekend

Friday was me and Splenda's Valentine's celebration.  Dinner at The Roof with some good friends.

If you have never eaten at The Roof, you would be impressed.  It's an all you can eat high-end buffet.  No Golden Corral here, instead it's prime rib, salmon, shrimp cocktail..... and don't even get me started on the desserts.  Seriously, I think I ate 6 different items from the dessert bar alone.

In addition to the wonderful food, The Roof is known for it's atmosphere.  Elegant seating, a lovely piano player in the background and then the view.  The restaurant sits atop the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake.  The entire west side of the restaurant is windows with a spectacular view of the city lights and the Great Salt Lake, but primarily the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  At night time, it is breathtaking. 

Where we were sitting also had a beautiful view of the state Capitol.  Alas, no pictures of that one.
The evening was filled with good food, laughter and catching up with dear friends.

Of course, no evening is complete without the standard pictures.

Saturday was the Sweetheart's dance at the high school.  Tuffy and his sweetheart were gorgeous in their color coordinating outfits.

After dinner and the dance, they came by our house to change and headed off to a big bonfire.

Ahhh to be young again and party all night long!


Mae Rae said...

that restaurant looks like a GREAT time and you looked breathtaking!

I will say I really liked the grinchmas outfit that color coordintated with the kids too!

Hope you had a great time on both occasions!

Pedaling said...

a few things, girlfriend:

1st you said you weren't doing much of anything for i feel guilty, bad, & sad for myself...;)

2nd so it's traditional to have black shirts with color coordinating tie for sweetheart, i guess.

3rd they look spectacular

4th that picture of you in the middle of the 2 of them is a total crack up---their faces in the one above of the 2 of them vs the one with you.....hilarious!

veronica said...

You are the BEST Mom EVER!

Martha H. said...

Looks like so much fun.

Vanessa said...

Awwww, you look so cute there in front of the temple.

And the cute Sweethearts couple looked adorable!

Scrappy Girl said...

What an awesome restaurant! Glad you had a great Valentine's celebration!

Sue said...

That buffet is the best...I love it there. What a nice way to celebrate.

I love the view of the Temple♥

tammy said...

I want to go to The Roof.
How cute are you guys?

Ahhh....Sweethearts. The memories. Especially of having a body that would fit in a dress like that again...

wendy said...

I am waaaay past the party all night mode. 9:00 is basically my witching hour.

I have never been to The Roof, but heard alot about it and ALL GOOD. Beautiful view.
fun friends.
good food
hanging out with your honey, and you can even invite him TO SPEND THE NIGHT now
what could be nicer eh

Cherie said...

Great Pictures!! I love The Roof. It is perfect for Valentines day - such a great view!!!

Loralee and the gang... said...

Yum! Good times! And the kids are adorable.

Suzie said...

I have never been to the Roof. It's on my list and I will get there.
What beautiful photos of you!
Especially that one with you on the middle of the sweethearts.

Lene said...

The picture of you in the middle of the sweethearts...priceless!

CountessLaurie said...

Wow, it looks like the Roof has a gorgeous view.

The kids look great! Love the expressions in the last pic :-)

DeNae said...

Love the pic with you and the kids! Too funny, and sadly, TOO TRUE!! (Although I hope they noticed that it was JESUS looking over their shoulders before you got into the picture!)

I haven't eaten at The Roof in years, but I love it! Definitely things I miss about life in SLC.

Merri Ann said...

Wow ... looks like so much fun.

Love the photo of you between the two of them ... made me laugh out loud.

I can't even imagine my kids at that age, yet ... but I can't wait. You get to stop wiping bums at some point, right?

Jewls said...

Cute, cute, I miss getting all dressed up and dancing the night away! Love the temple pics too!

tiburon said...

Looks like a fab time.

Although I think Montana might be a titch overdressed for a bonfire.