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Tiaras and Trucks

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jackpot

We're back from Vegas, and I wanted to let everyone know that we hit the jackpot. 

If you define jackpot as countless uninterrupted showers, complete with putting on my make-up without sharing it with either of my kids, then I won.

If you define jackpot as hours and hours of time with Ryan, laughing about nothing and talking about everything, then I won.

If you define jackpot as drinking a banana colada on a beach (a man-made one, but there was sand!) while devouring Water for Elephants and In Style magazine, then I won.

If you define jackpot as taking a long, leisurely nap while Ryan played blackjack for a couple hours, then I won.

If you define jackpot as having an impromptu dance party while getting ready, with the music loud enough that Ryan called from outside of the room to see what exactly was happening inside, then I won.

My favorite winnings, though, came back in Michigan when I got to hug and kiss Abbey and Dylan millions of times while hearing about all the fun they had with Grandma and Grandpa.

As for the money kind of jackpot?  I guess that'll have to wait until our next visit, because my paltry $30 in gambling money stayed in Nevada.
probably the best of the five pictures I took
it's like I forget what to do with a camera when the kids aren't around!

And my not-at-all professional travel opinions are:
Mandalay Bay - two enthusiastic thumbs up (I told Ryan I never want to stay anywhere else, but who knows when it's time to plan again)
Viva Elvis by Cirque de Soleil - two thumbs up with reservations (I get that the slow songs are some of his biggest hits, but they didn't hold my attention)
Burger Bar (Hubert Keller) - casual but delicious and maybe my favorite meal, even though I got a Cobb salad (I don't do burgers)

Feel free to share your Vegas favorites!  I love hearing about other people's vacations.

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12 Comments:

  • At May 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM , Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

    I sounds like you got so much out of your trip! I would've loved going to the bathroom without my preschool present.

    Thank you for you wonderful comment on Shell's post! I think a safety bubble sounds like a great idea.

     
  • At May 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM , Anonymous Kristy said...

    Indeed, you won!  Love it!

     
  • At May 17, 2011 at 3:32 PM , Anonymous Amy said...

    What an awesome and much needed vacation! 

     
  • At May 17, 2011 at 8:38 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    So much fun and very rejuvenating.  I was terrified to leave the kids, but I am glad that I did it. 

     
  • At May 17, 2011 at 8:38 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    Thank you!   

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 12:46 AM , Anonymous Cheryl said...

     I absolutely despise Vegas, but I'm SO glad you had such a great kid-free time. Jealous! xo

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 8:44 AM , Anonymous Angela said...

    It's Ryan's favorite place in the world (and he's been a lot of places!)  I wouldn't say it's my favorite, but it was so fun to recharage the batteries!! 

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 9:00 AM , Anonymous Kir said...

    I LOVED everything about this post!!! 
    You sound and look AMAZING, and I'm so glad that you had such a great time.
    WINNING!!!!!!! for sure. Honestly, this made me so happy, I smiled all night last night after I read it, sending "GOOD JOB" vibes to you..
    YEA! 

     
  • At May 19, 2011 at 12:10 AM , Anonymous lumpsonablog said...

    That IS the jackpot!!! Sounds like a great trip. Can't wait until hubby & I are on the same coast again, can leave the little ones with Gran & Poppy and have a trip of our own!

     
  • At May 19, 2011 at 10:23 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    Seeing your smiling face makes me happy :)  Thanks for all of the well wishes!  Your friendship is another big "win"! 

     
  • At May 19, 2011 at 10:24 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    Hopefully that happens soon, because it is so good for everyone involved! 

     
  • At May 20, 2011 at 7:47 AM , Anonymous Kir said...

    That's exactly how I feel...like I "won" with having you as a friend. :)





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