Saturday, June 20, 2009

My Little Dancer

A cheesy grin and a fluffy leotard makes for a silly day of dancing!
(my aunt got this leotard for her this past Valentine's Day)

Splish Splash

Madison loves her little backyard pool and we've had a chance to share it with Levi a few times. They are such great buddies. It's always fun to see them playing and discovering together!

Levi and Madison

Diana and I walk every morning and our kiddos always play when we're done. Here is a picture that was snapped during one of our morning play sessions!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


Our best friends, the Caro's have been planning a Vegas trip with us since I can remember. Well, we finally went and had that BEST time! Whenever the four of us hang out it's always a good time, but this was an unforgettable weekend! Emma and Jordan drove to our house the Friday of Memorial Day weekend and then we headed out to Las Vegas later that evening (after my parents arrived to watch Madison for the weekend).

We originally had planned to leave Saturday morning, but changed our plans last minute so that we could drive in to the lights of Vegas, since our friends had never been there before. Because of this last minute change, we didn't have a room for Friday night and we all just said, "it's Vegas, we'll just stay up" (much harder than we remembered from the all nighters in college). We arrived in Vegas around 11:30ish and the first thing we did was go to In-N-Out. We were starving. Once our bellies were full we headed to the New York, New York (which is where we were going to be staying) to park our car and head out for the evening.

We started out the evening walking the strip and just seeing the sights. We stopped to take pictures in front of the beautiful Bellagio Hotel.

We ended up in Caesar's Palace for a little bit and played a little video blackjack, which was fun.

We made it until about 4:30am, but we were getting tired, so we went back to the car for a couple hours and just chilled. At around 7:30 in the morning Emma and I went back into New York, New York and check with the front desk and they said our rooms would be ready. So, we got the boys, had breakfast and then went to our rooms. Unfortunately, there had been a mistake with Emma and Jordan's room, so instead of taking naps, we all went to lounge by the pool, which ended up being a lot of fun.

As I've mentioned before, Emma is one of my best friends and I just love her to death. While our husbands fell asleep on their lounge chairs we went in the spa and had a great conversation. I cherish all of my conversations with Emma. The Lord blessed me greatly when putting her in my life. We just "get" each other, in a way that is rare among friends. Thank you Emma for a wonderful day by the pool.

While we were at the pool we learned that Emma and Jordan's new room became available, so we all went back to our rooms for a little bit and then met up a little later to eat a yummy lunch at ESPN Zone. After lunch we headed in the opposite direction on strip than the night before. We spent some time in Mandalay Bay and ended up eating dinner there at the House of Blues.

The next day Emma and I were so excited because we were going to see The Lion King. We were both really looking forward to seeing this play and it was definitely worth all of the anticipation. The Lion King was probably one of the best plays I've ever seen. It was breathtaking.

After the play, we knew we wanted to go to a nicer dinner. We went to a few places but they didn't end up working out for one reason or another, so we ended up back at the Bellagio and at PRIME Steak House. It was amazing! It was so nice to just sit and dine with Emma and Jordan. We always enjoy their company, but it was especially nice because we have never gone to this caliber of a restaurant with them, so it was fun new experience.

After dinner we went into the gardens at the Bellagio. They were very pretty and a great spot to take pictures :)

The next morning we got up, checked out, ate breakfast and headed to the Venetian...our last stop for the trip.

Emma and Jordan, thank you for an amazing weekend! We had a blast and can't wait until our next adventure!