In my single days, I took many a road trip to Rocky Point, California, Utah, cross-country... I haven't done it much lately because it kind of loses its appeal when it involves strapping kids into car seats, packing snacks, planning pit stops, borrowing dvd players to entertain them, etc.
gave us good reason to ditch the kids and head to Vegas for the weekend. 12 hours of driving for about 20 hours of face time.
Totally worth it.
Fun with a capital F.
We played games
and loved on adorable nephews
like this smiley pants:
Liz threw a great party to celebrate Steven's 30th birthday. We played a game where she told funny stories about his past and then gave us multiple choices of the outcomes. If we guessed the right outcome, we got a water balloon. Eventually, we were all on the lawn chucking our water balloons at the birthday boy! Hilarious! He has the welts to prove that some party goers took the game a little more seriously than others.
We also took my brother Jeff down to the strip since he's never been. The Bilagio gardens and water show never disappoint.
Possibly the biggest news of the weekend was that Brad and I slept until 9:30 this morning! That hasn't happened in YEARS. Like more than 5 years. Maybe longer than that. AND back at home at Grandma Stoddard's, Jace slept until 7:20! Are you kidding me? I have never known him to sleep past 6! The time away was good for everybody, apparently!