Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Viva Las Vegas!!!

For Presidents Day weekend Chase and I decided to do something totally spontaneous. We went to Vegas for 2 days!! My good friend Jen and her beau Ryan were getting married on the 19th at one of the wedding chapels there so we decided to surprise them and take a small vacation for ourselves.

It was an absolute blast. And this is how last minute it was... we booked our flights on Saturday (yep for the big V-day we hung out on the computer finding the best deals!), and we left Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. and arrived at 9:45 a.m.!!! We couldn't check in until 3:00 so we left our bags at the good ole Excalibur and went off site seeing. This was my first time being in Vegas and I was so excited! We walked from the hotel clear down to Treasure Island and back, not to mention we went through all of the hotels to see all of their amazing attractions. I bet we walked 4 miles that afternoon and probably 8 miles total! (my feet hate me right now!) We had a great time - - - I recommend to everyone taking a vacation where there is absolutely no schedule involved!

Seeing the sites (the Wynn was amazing!)

I was awe struck with all of the magnificent structures and detail that went in to each of the hotels. My favorite is the Venetian. I loved walking through there and feeling like I was on the streets of France or Italy (which ever its supposed to be!) I got my picture with one of the human statues. He scared the crap out of me. We were walking along talking, laughing, not paying any attention - - I glance over at this amazing white statue that looked so real. I thought nothing of it so I kept going, but then his eyes caught mine and I screamed a little and jumped! He was amuzed and so was I so for a buck he let me stand with him for a pic. Then there were these tree ladies. They were amazing! I took a little video of them. Watch it, they were so graceful in their movements, it was hard to believe they were on stilts. I guarantee I couldn't move like that 5 extra feet in the air!

Inside the Venetian

To condense our trip for everyone we got to witness a great marriage to a very happy couple at "A Special Memory wedding chapel", see the water show at the Bellagio, the volcano at the Mirage, the light show on Freemont Street, eat the best chili cheese fries ever :), wander through each hotel and gawk at everything! It was so much fun, and a much needed vacation for the both of us!

The wedding - - Chase and I took a taxi there, but didn't think about how we would be getting back to the main strip. So we walked through scary "old Vegas" in the rain! It was fun!

"Old Vegas" Freemont Street - - We love it there!


Friday, February 13, 2009

I should start a business!!

Thought I'd share with you my newest craft project!! More letters for my other cousins little girl! This time I did it different and was pretty proud of the finished product! Again it was done with Modge Podge!! (go to Wal-Mart and buy some - - I know you want to!)
Baby Elizza will have the cutest room ever! (Heidi if your reading this I hope you like them, and sorry to ruin the surprise, and I need to see you soon to give them to you!)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Latest Craft...

So I haven't done much crafting lately and I've been feeling a void because of it. My cousin Sydnee is having a baby boy here any day now so I thought I'd try my hand at modge podge!! All I have to say is that was the easiest thing I've ever done. I cut some blocks, found some cute wooden letters and some cute scrapbook paper and went to town!!
Here's what I came up with. They are naming their baby Cannon. So I made these blocks to put in his room. (Sorry for ruining the surprise Syd! - - they are in the mail and will be to you shortly!)

Obviously I'm not the greatest picture taker either. But seriously everyone should own a jar of modge podge. The stuff does everything!!