Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February already?

Well, here we go.....another year on fast forward, or that's how it seems anyways! I can't believe it's February already!

I've been a bad blogger as of late but such is life with two kids and a career that hasn't been as part time lately as it usually is. I'm thankful though, working = money and money is a good thing!

We had an AMAZING trip in Vegas!!! We left last Monday afternoon and got back Thursday evening. Highlights of our trip include getting to stay up late and sleep in, going to Fremont Street and seeing a lady who is possibly the worlds oldest cocktail waitress (she looked like she was 80 years old, no joke), getting scared out of our minds when we man in full KISS attire was in the elevator kind of hiding in the parking garage of the Fremont Street experience (pretty sure our friend James almost peed his pants), going to super fun happy hours and enjoying some adult beverages (Sangria is magical), going to our first Cirque show (!!!!!!!!) thanks to discount tickets from a kiosk thingy, going to the dueling piano bar (which we had to pay a cover to get into, my first cover ever!) which is something I've always wanted to do, driving around the strip, seeing all the casinos, getting to chat with friends uninterrupted by kids, getting my birthday present (purse and wallet at the Fossil outlet) and more......it was SO fun! 

 It was so fun to vacation with friends....this was the only picture we got of the four of us. Funny how when you don't have kids with you, pictures aren't as big of a priority. 

I'm excited to go back to Vegas with friends again. The only thing we would have changed is that we would have liked to take advantage of the pools. It was hard to find things to do during the day because it's such a night life place. Not that having too much free time was a problem, it was actually kind of awesome. But we would end up walking forever and then be sore at night, ha! Laying by a pool reading would have been a great addition to our trip. I read a whole book on our trip, "Heaven is Here" by Stephanie Nielson, a popular blogger that survived a horrific plane crash. I always forget how much I love reading until I get to do it. I wished I would have brought my other book that I had rented from the library, a Jodi Picoult one, but I thought there was no way I'd get through the one. Turns out I was wrong! 

My mom came into town to watch the kids while we were gone which was nice. I'm sure my in-laws would have watched them but my sister-in-law is due with her first baby in California and so I didn't want to risk her going into labor and making it so my MIL couldn't get down there because she had my kids. Plus, my kids love time with their Mimi. When we came home Everett was sick though and now Emersyn is sick. Oh the life of winters in Oregon. UGH! 

Yesterday was my 32nd birthday! It was very fun to have my mom here to celebrate and she pampered me all day. We went to coffee in the morning, she took me shopping to buy a few things, then she gave me a priceless gift....TIME! Time to go eat lunch by myself (so nice) and then get a manicure. We went to dinner with the kids which was fun but my poor Ems wasn't feeling well and Everett was being a terror typical toddler so dinner was a bit of a workout. Came home and opened some cards (thanks for the cash mom and dad!!!) and Ems had asked Brett if she could get me a lip gloss for my bday so Brett got me one on her behalf from Macy's. 

It was a great birthday. I can't believe I'm 32....geez. I'm so so blessed though and looking forward to each and every year to come. 32 will be the age where I hit my goal weight, and be a better wife and mother than ever!!


Melissa said...

You look SO pretty in all your pics, that first one is my fave!! :) But love your hair in the last one!!

The pic where you're holding the cirque de soliel program - it looks like your hubby is holding it - i was like "he has pink nails!" LOL!!!!

Miri said...

Ahoi Patti,
I am a long time reader, first time commentator (I pretty much think that is the wrong term...);I just wanted to say: the last photo you posted just flashed me! How big Ems and Ev are! And you! You are looking so wonderful - slim and just beautiful!

MiMi said...

Love you Patti!
All prettied up for your Man!
Would have loved to be able to stay longer so you could do that again!
You look Gorgeous !!