Saturday, April 16, 2011

Vegas Baby!

Viva Las Vegas... oh no this place is definitely not a reality I have ever seen, but I suppose that's why people go there, to experience something other than the normal reality of everyday life, it's called a vacation. Another wife (Anna) and I tagged along with the guys for a work function. It was my first time and I think I could have just sat on a bench and people watched for days... highly interesting and fun. 

We ate the best food ever, ever-- 4 days of excellent food, we are now spoiled of fine foods. We gambled and I have fallen in love with Roulette. I was rather conservative most of the time, but definitely should have left while I was very much ahead a couple times. I didn't do too bad though and did not lose it all in Vegas... so that's good! However, John did lose all his in Vegas :(

It was the first time we've both been gone together from all 3 boys. I missed them tremendously! When we got home I swore that Kellen grew an inch... and gained 2 lbs. Kellen was the only one awake and could not stop smiling at us as we strolled in at 8am from a very bumpy, tiring red eye flight. My first one, and maybe my last one :) For those who can sleep on a plane and sleep through anything, that flight was probably perfect. John didn't sleep for a second and I slept for about an hour, in 10 minute increments. We'll be taking turns catching up on sleep and life this weekend.

Our first hour in Vegas... relaxing pool side with Margarita's and Pina Colada's... YUM! 

Proud of my totally unplanned day/evening pics of New York, New York.

"The Hangover" guys.

The Bellagio Botanical Gardens were unbelievably beautiful. It was so bright and like a breath of fresh air after being in the dark cold casino's.

my post card pic

another one of my post card pics :) the sky was surreal.

While the boys attended their conference, it was mostly Anna and I doing our site seeing... that would explain the lack of pics of John and cool characters. 

Best places we ate in Vegas: Craft Steak (all fab!!), Burger Bar (great burgers and the best salmon burger ever), Border Grill (fabulous ahi tuna tacos w/ mango salsa), Wolfgang Puck Pizzaria & Cucina (egg plant parm - amazing!).

It was in fact a wonderful vacation and we look forward to going again someday!


b. lee said...

awesome postcard pics!! & cheers to ur 1st hour in "vegas baby" sippin' poolside ~ awesome adult getaway & must have been so refreshin' arriving home 2 ur babies :)

Mikaela said...

looks like you had a fab time, and you totally deserve the getaway (although I can imagine how great it was to return to your sweet boys!) The pictures are all amazing!

Becky said...

Oh I LOVE VEGAS! You make me so jealous. When we lived in San Diego we would just go on a whim. Looks like you had a great time! Oh, the food, the pools, the fun...jealous!

TexaGermaNadian said...

I love every little bit of Vegas! And glad ya'll had a great time. Fun photos too :)
Stopped over from FTLOB :) Have a good start to your week!

ben+alex said...

this looks like so much fun!!

i am loving your blog.
newest follower:)


Susi said...

Nice blog, and congrats on being featured on FTLOB today! Looks like you had a lot of fun in Vegas! A friend of mine from Ireland was there a few months ago, and loved it. The bothanical gardens look fabulous! Does the name have anything to do with Bellagio in Italy? (a very pretty little town by the Como lake)

Katherines Corner said...

Great post Vegas Baby! giggle. I enjoyed my visit to your blog. Thank you for sharing happy memories.Hugs and I hope you'll stop by and enter my latest giveaway to win a gorgeous dress!

Jaclyn said...

Saw your blog on FTLOB and I'm now a follower :) Awesome pics and an awesome blog! Can't wait to read more posts.

-Jackie @

Lauren said...

thank you for the follow.. i was planning on following you back and then i saw you featured on for the love of blogs and it reminded me!!! You guys are so cute :)

Becca said...

gosh I have been craving a trip to vegas..and some sun!!

looks like a ball.

Debbie said...

Hi - hopping over from FTLOB. Congrats on the feature. I've never been to Vegas, but your pictures really make me want to go someday!

Ada said...

I went to Vegas once and kind of felt like that was enough for me. It was a great time, but like you said, a very different reality from anything I'd known before! Looks like you had a great time!

Anna said...

I love the two New York, New York photos! What a fun coincidence. I didn't realize that you had snapped a pic the night before!

Jenny said...

looks like you had tons of fun :D

Anonymous said...

Aww I just got back from Vegas yesterday haha! I love Vegas, my family goes all the time. I can't wait to go again!

The Sweetest Life

Ross said...

Looks like you had a great time! Found your blog through FTLOB. It's great! I look forward to following it often.