Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Late Photo Friday, but the quantity will make up for it. :)

People. We went on vacation. And it was awesome, and I broke out the nice camera.  I also brought the small camera.  Life's a balance, no? :)

Anyway, we went to Vegas, baby!  We were all set to see old friends, and I just couldn't wait to tear off this nice exterior that I've been painting on here in Arizona to be my real self. :)

We went to the Bellagio, it was amazing. The kids LOVED the fountains, and the garden room.  They had a talking tree.  Big hit.

Look, P looks like an angel.  Weird....

Right across the street is Paris, how convenient.  There's even a photo of Drew and I together.  Odd, but true.

Did I tell you the kids loved the fountains, because they loved, loved, loved them.  I actually think they were a highlight of the trip.  They're so imaginative.  So pure,  so un-las vegas.  I do think that Bellagio is the one hotel that looks just as nice inside as it does outside.  The last fountain show we caught was Appalachian Spring by Copeland.  Probably my favorite song of all time.

Some of the hotels look great on the outside, and less so inside.... :)  For instance....

We went up to the mountains with our friends.  We chucked some rocks together.  Good times.

We had hotdogs and smores.  Yumm.... I'll have s'more smores.

Drew and I were SO happy to be on vacation! :)

But wait, a photo where we are all looking at the camera.  And Spencer turns into a men's underwear model.

Do they make children cuter then this?  Doubtful.

Here's me, my BFF's and my 12 chins.  I prefer to look at them.

We really had a great time that night.

But, then the lure of the city brought us back.  Really, our kids would get such high hopes at each casino, thinking it'd be as cool on the inside as it was outside.  Hopes dashed, each time.  Especially in this one.  But honestly, what better lesson then the fact that a LOT of things (especially in Vegas) look cooler on the outside then they really are. 

Luxuor did have a little bit more coolness on the inside.  I still think it's cool that the rooms are in the pyramid shape.  Casino, less fancy.

Then it was off to the Grand Canyon, by way of Hoover Dam.

And finally, to some natural beauty, that's just as good on the inside then the outside.

Spencer some time walkin' around like the Maid on Movin' on Up. :)

Look, I was even there. :)

We just walked around on the rim, and enjoyed the shuttle busses they have.  We only spend one night there, but we're excited to go back sometime.

We actually met up with friends later that night in Grand Canyon from here.  I just had the strongest feelings that while I ADORE my friends from Santa Clara, that this is the place I'm supposed to be, with the people I need to be with now.  Things are good.  and I am SO glad I had a break.

And now, for your viewing pleasure, some outtakes on my phone. :)

Guess who got her first pedicure in LV.  I'm fancy.  I know.

Have you SEEN such cute kids?

BTW, we stayed at the circus circus.  Amazing how my kids love that place.

Me and my BFF's ate at the Wicked Spoon.  A-mazing. :)

I guess, when you have a blog, what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas....

We fancily ate at the Bellagio buffet as a family.  Yum.

Anyway, that's our week in a nutshell.  Hope you had a good one too!


  1. Looks so fun! What a great, quick get-away! And you look so stinkin' adorable in that pink shoe!

  2. GREAT... We chucked some rocks with our friends. GREAT JOB, MOM!

  3. Where can I get me a big ol' pink stiletto? Cuz I NEED one of those!
    Looks like a fun trip! So glad you stopped in for dinner with us. (And rehashed sister wives...who knew the bishop's wife was a fan??)

  4. Anonymous10:12 AM

    Hilary these are great pictures of what I can only imagine to be a really nice, fun visit! Makes me want to move the GC up on our places-to-visit-list. April (I'm not anon... just publishing that way)

  5. Looks like a blast! How'd Drew get the time off work??


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