Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
We stayed at the Signature at MGM - so great - totally will be staying there again! We had lots of fun at the slots, tables and all that. This trip we decided to do more than just spend our days/nights in the casinos - we went on a private winery tour. A beautiful limo picked us up in the morning, greeting us with champange, oj, 2 bottles of wine, and roses. The drive to Puhrump, NV was about 1.5 hours - it was really beautiful. Once at the winery (Pahrump Valley Winery) we were given a private tour of the winery by the owner, Bill. He was so nice, and even gave us a bottle of Reisling from a friends winery on the house. After being our host for wine tasting we are lunch in their resturant. Bill came over to our table with glass in hand, and asked if he could have a taste. (Apprently he had not opened that case of wine yet) Bill took a sip, swirled it, and smiled. He said 'this is a bottle I'll enjoy drinking'. HAHA.
It was time to say good-bye to the winery and Bill. We got back into our Limo and headed back to Vegas. About 15 minutes on the road we started to hear this strange noise - as if our limo driver, Ty, was driving on the grated part of the freeway. A few seconds later he pulls over, we look behind us to see smoke and little parts flying down the freeway-haha! As it turns out, the rear axle fell off - haha. Enjoy the picture for the full effect. Not only were we now stranded - we (including our driver) had Verison, and there was one cell tower, which was not Verison - haha! So here we are stuck in the Nevada Desert having to try and get a cell connection. We had a few drivers pull over and ask to if they could help. The first guy - a Refrideration Guy - he pulls up in his Van and asks if he can help, and then offers Aaron and I a ride back to the strip ...um, I don't think so - HAHA! We've all seen that movie, right? Anyway, he was sweet - in a creepy way - here's a picture of me, creepy guy and Ty. You are in the middle of the Nevada Desert, you have to make the best of it, right? So we pulled out the champane and oj. we enjoyed drinks and dancing on the side of the road, while waiting for another limo to come get us. About an hour into our wait, Aaron and I both had to go to the bathroom - haha - yeah, the side of the road, baby! About an hour forty-five minutes later we get our new limo and are back on the road. Ty got us back to our hotel in time for us to run up and freshen up and then drove us to the Bellagio. We had tickets to see 'O', which was fantastic. We got tickets that day from some guy off of CL and we got 2nd row center - it was crazy. These seats were perfect. A real treat! Our last day in Vegas was spent in 'Old Vegas' - Freemont Street. We had a blast. I think we played Black Jack for 3 hours or so all one $50 each (well, I needed to steal some of Aaron's money for a few hands). We walked off the tables with almost double our money. While that might not seem like much - the fact that we were able to play that long on such a small amount of money - and we walked off the talble with more than we started...that's success for us! Vegas was good to us, and we were good to Vegas. It was a much needed getaway, and we are so thankful to Gramma for coming to watch the kids for us. Here are a few other random pictures from our trip.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Maggie added another year, celebrating her 37th birthday. She enjoyed a great girls night out to celebrate.
Sissy came to town for a week. It was so fun to visit with her. She helped us out around the house and with the kids. I know she loved spending time with them.
We managed to get away for an overnight and Sissy watched the kids. We found this very secluded B&B on Bainbridge Island. It was so nice. Here's a nice picture of part of the garden at the B&B. We look forward to going back there sometime (soon). We didn't take many picture.
NoNo started to show signs of walking. It's so great. He's only taking a few steps at a time - it's so cute. He's getting so big, we can't beleive he's going to be 1 next month. We took the kids to the Seattle Aquarium - they both had a great time. Here are a few pictures from that afternoon.