Carters 1 year angel-versary was Sept. 18. We knew it would be a tough day. While talking about it, Lindsay and I decided to plan a trip with the hubby's and NO kids to get away, occupy her mind and try to laugh and smile as much as possible!
She picked Las Vegas! And really what better place could she have picked?? It's filled with lights, distractions and is totally out of touch with reality :) We made our plans, loaded up and left Friday afternoon! We hit a lot of rain but other then that didn't have any real problems on the trip and made it just fine. Our hotel had a giant cowboy out front so I got a picture for my Logi-Bear :)
Saturday morning we went to the Las Vegas, Nevada Temple. It was such a great way to start off the weekend and I'm so happy we went. Given the reason we were in Vegas I think it was especially special to go to the temple that weekend.
|Las Vegas, Nevada Temple|
After the Temple we went to the Olive Garden for some delicious lunch. Once we were done there we hit the strip! First stop was Excalibur so we could by tickets for the Tournament of Kings show that evening, then walked clear to the Venetian hitting everything in between (Cesars, Bellagio, New Yorker, M&M World...and a bunch more that I can't think of at the moment) then circled back to Excalibur in time for our dinner show at 8:30.
|mine and Lindsays pretty drinks|
|me and my hubby enjoying our weekend|
|Girls camp flashback: "what ya doing?" "sitting on an invisible log"|
|This is a marble bench...that I broke...Lindsay did not break anything..but did get yelled at :)|
|Notice the sign..|
|My dad will be so proud to see this! Me and Wax Indiana!|
|Justin admiring the Jelly bean Statue of Liberty|
|Watching the M&M World 3D movie|
|My kids think I'm the coolest person ever because of this photo!|
|Tournament of Kings dinner|
|Lindsay photo bombing me haha|
|We were Ireland!|
|I may have been a little slap happy!|
|Lindsay was pretty slap happy too!!|
I don't typically stay up past 10:00. I'm a mom and need to sleep when and as much as I can. I learned this weekend that when I stay up later I get very slap happy! As does Lindsay! Together we can't breathe due to extreme laughter!
Sunday we didn't have any real plans. We talked about going to the wax museum we had passed but decided on an amusement park at Circus Circus instead. It was a GREAT decision! There was a giant roller coaster with loops, a rocket type ride (like at Lagoon), The disco (that nearly made Lindsay puke), probably 10 or 15 other rides and Bumper Cars! The roller Coaster was great because Lindsay kept shutting her eyes and the force of the loop would push her head down so all her pictures looked like she was sleeping haha! It was so funny! We rode that thing over and over trying different poses each time for the photo :) Then we spent a good hour (maybe longer!) on the bumper cars. A 10 year old fell in love with me and Justin had a feud going with a couple of the little kids. We were laughing so hard the entire time! I wish I had pictures of the amusement park but I put the camera in a locker so it wouldn't get broken.
The other thing we did Sunday was go to a buffet. You HAVE to eat a buffet while in Vegas and we all ate about 5 plates of food :) When I went to get dessert I had to have two people help me carry everything!
After lunch we went back to the amusement park for an hour or so and waited for my brother who decided to pop by for a second to see us since we were kinda close to his house.
|ALL that dessert is MINE! haha :)|
|Kelsey, Kaleb, Justin, Kylie, Julie, Jessy, Josh|
While visiting with my brother we watched the Atlantis show at Cesars. We said our goodbyes and decided to go swimming since it was so hot! While at the pool we did some planking and some synchronized swimming!
|Our beautifully choreographed dance|
|Our not so synchronized dancing|
|PJ realizing you can't plank on a tiny pole|
|PJ Planking on 2 poles|
|Justin gave owling a try|
|photo re-make. If only you knew the history behind this pose :)|
|another re-make gonna have to find the originals from 10+ years ago and do a side by side :)|
After swimming we went back to the strip and saw the fountains at the Bellagio then walked some more. OH and we saw something I've never seen! My husband is a tall man! He is roughly 6' 3" and is generally the tallest person in most settings. We saw somebody who wasn't just taller then him but actually made him look small!! It was crazy! I made him walk up next to him so we could get a picture haha.
|Justin looking short for the first time in his life|
Monday we packed up and headed back to reality. It was so nice getting away and laughing so much! It was much needed and much deserved after making it through such a tough year! I absolutely love spending time with Lindsay and her family and am so lucky to have had such a great friend for so long!