Dec 15, 2011


We have been busy.
Tis' the season.

We also have been out of town. 
Art had a conference in Las Vegas and me and #3 went with him.

SHE (#3) could afford to go and miss school
because she has an  A average for the semester 
and is exempted from all of her exams.  
She is a smart one.  

I have A LOT to catch up on.....
I have been busy getting ready for a big party at our house.
I am having #1's sorority here for their Christmas party.  
It was such a good idea back in the summer,
but now this holiday season is a blur because of it.  
I do love it!
I love all of the planning, cooking, decorating and watching my girls do all of the cleaning!  ;)

So back to Vegas....
I had such a great time with Barrett. 
She is a joy to be around. 
She is easy going, appreciates the same things I do, goes with the flow and never really complains. 

We stayed at the Bellagio...

and had a great view of the fountain show. The rooms have the music piped in. 

This is the view we woke up to...

The Bellagio had wonderful Christmas decorations.
Their tree is the largest in Vegas. 

While we were there, we watched the progress on this large flower mural.  

The polar bears were all made of flowers...

One day it was sooo windy...

it was all over the national news.

We still spent most of the days walking in and out of the different hotels. 
(are they resorts?)

We walked through the mall at City Center. 

It was being built the last time I was there and so I was anxious to see it.

I spotted the perfect Christmas tree!  
I am not so sure what the tree looked like,
I just liked what was under it!!

Look at the names on those boxes!!

While dad was busy at work,
we couldn't resist treating ourselves to some great lunches....

I am now regretting that HUGE milkshake

and crepe...

and gelato....

When we were tired and too full to keep walking we headed back to our room so that 
Barrett could do some homework.  

At night, daddy could come out to play...

We went to Mesa Grill, Bobby Flay's restaurant.
It was great! 

The last picture I took in Vegas was this.....

while walking out of the hotel.  

Five hours later we were home and in full Christmas mode.  

Fa La La La La 
La La La 


MCW said...

I love how you change your header with the season!

#3 is adorable. Love the pics. Although, I am not a huge fan of Vegas.

Joyce said...

Looks like a really fun trip! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Wow what amazing decorations and fun you all had in Vegas! Hope your holiday season is the best! Love your holiday header!

Love Being A Nonny said...

WOW! LOVE that mural....and the gifts under that perfect tree....and the pictures of #3....and.....

Merry Merry!

Pearls To Hide My Neck said...

What a fun trip. I keep thinking it would be great to take the kids now that they are older. Hubby thinks it could be dangerous ha.