Thursday, January 24, 2013

Viva Las Vegas & More!

Ya-ya Vegas Again!!  We headed to Vegas again to see Ms. Krista perform in the Nutcracker at the new Smith Center which is now the home to the NBT.  Our trip was so last minute, but we were excited to leave right after holiday parties at school and drive straight to Vegas.  This time we decided not to stay on the strip,  but by/in a section a little northwest called Summerlin.  We stayed at the JW (trying to build my points) and did not step foot into a casino.  Besides the gas station in Primm I did not see a slot machine.  This trip was so different.  Of course when we got to the resort the kids wanted to watch TV, but Kels & I were super hungry.  By the time we got back from dinner it was time to head to the ballet...not much site seeing this time!  I am sure my kids did not really miss walking nearly 5 miles (like we normally do) up and down the strip.  If we go in March I am thinking we will do some stuff in Henderson.  This trip was really just to see the ballet.  I really do not mind driving.  We had to get up so early on the next day and head home to attend my Poppie's memorial service (more on that later) which was then followed by dinner then Derek's family Christmas Party.  That was a busy busy day that left me exhausted and mentally drained!  See ya next time Vegas...I promise we will stay longer next time.  

I was shocked that I was able to get seats to the ballet, they were high, but with the help of Kels watching Drew and Lilly, Em and I had a lot of fun.  The Smith Center is beautiful!  The Nutcracker was beautiful!  Oh, and the dress Mrs. Brenda got Em was pretty cute too!


 Em loved the tub!
I really wanted to get a picture of them under the Redrock Casino Christmas Tree (I guess it is huge), but ran out of time. So this one will do. 

After dinner at Woodranch we headed to Linda's.  Presents and chaos was there!

The next day I had to get away!  I was so drained that I needed to just sit and watch DeAnne and her mom, along with Megan, make cookies.  It was a nice time and since I just sat with Sammi I got some relaxation in.  Plus Derek was happy when I came home with a huge box of cookies!  That was our first weekend of Christmas Break!!!!
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