Monday, December 20, 2010

Vegas Baby!

This fall I had the wonderful opportunity to go with 8 of my friends on an all-girls trip to Vegas! Oh my gosh, it was so much fun!! We left our kids with our husbands and had a 4day weekend of smiles. Instead of giving a detailed description of what we did, I'll give a shortened version of our schedule.
DAY 1: Most of the day was driving, but we did get there in time to check-in to Melissa's timeshare and sit in the hottub.

(L-R: Mindy L. Chrissy, Darcy, Amy, Me, Emily, Melissa, Celeste)
DAY 2: Our first morning we went out to breakfast and then to the Las Vegas temple. It was beautiful! We even got asked if we were sister missionaries :) Every mother in her 30's likes to hear that!

We were at the temple into the afternoon, so we picked up some food and drink and went back to the timeshare to prepare for the evening's events. The night started with dinner at Cabo Wabo (yum!) and very slow service. It was so slow that we had to literally run to our show.

We had tickets to Cirque de Soleil's "O Show" was amazing!! We sat right in the front so could see all of the performers faces, feel the water spray, it was so great!

After the show we watched the water show at the Belagio, went through some of the casinos, and just had a BLAST! We were out so late, but it didn't matter because we could actually sleep in :) We acted like teenagers, danced in parking lots, had frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity, sang Beyonce at the top of our lungs, and laughed til our stomachs hurt!

(These people were totally making out in front of everyone and didn't even care! So funny!)
DAY 3: We started the day relaxing at the pool. It was great to soak up some sun! We got ready and ate out at Cheesecake Factory. We went shopping, shopping, and more shopping. After shopping we made a last minute decision to go to another show, so we had to run again! It didn't even compare to the "O Show" but it was fun still. The show was called the "V" variety show. It was a good time and then we just spent some time walking the strip. Darcy, Celeste, Emily and I were still in the mood to "party" so when everyone else went back to go to bed, we stayed out. We found a piano bar where two piano players "duel" against each other playing songs that people request. They were amazing! I couldn't believe their talent! They played everything from Weezer to Pink cool. We closed them down and finally went home to get some rest.
DAY 4: We were exhausted from the crazy weekend so we were a little slap happy on our drive home. Amy had the idea to put our camera on "sports" mode and take pictures of us doing hilarious!! We were laughing so hard!! I only posted MY pictures because I didn't want any of them to be embarrassed :) I'll just embarrass myself!

It was the funnest weekend! I have the greatest friends! Thanks to our husbands for watching our kids so we could enjoy the time together. Great memories! Can't wait to do it again!

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Dares 2010

It was WAY past time to get new family pictures, so my friend (and great photographer) Darcy Case took these wonderful pictures. It was so fun to plan what to wear and where to go. Luckily, Fruita is full of great photo "spots". It was easy and painless now that the girls are getting older....Chad was the hardest one! :) Thanks Darcy for the great pics! They are ALL so good, it was hard to pick which ones to show! Here are some of our favorites:

Thursday, December 9, 2010


For Halloween this year the girls didn't want to match (well, Carli didn't). Everybody that knows me knows that I LOVE for my girls to match! I had to do some convincing, but I got them to be bugs. They didn't think they matched, but they really did :) Mollie was a ladybug (her favorite), Regan was a bumblebee, and Carli was a butterfly. Actually, Carli was a "midnight" butterfly because that's what you are when you are too big for little kid stuff (atleast that's what she says!) As usual, the costumes were homemade, and it's the easiest Halloween so far. Just LOTS of toule! They weren't original, but they sure were cute!!