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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Happy New Year!

Well our hiatus is over, and we are back to the land of the living. We had a wonderful, relaxing Christmas, and then headed to Las Vegas for a week to visit with my mother in law, father in law, and their poodle ZZ, and stayed in their condo. Things we did:

Circus Circus Adventuredome- Nash bungie jumped, found a friend and road rides, and loved the water raft where he and dad got wet!

Treasure Island- saw the pirate show where the pirates jumped into the water and one came up and shook Nash's hand to his delight

Mirage- Volcano eruption was quite cool

Japanese restaurant we went to (will have to find the name) was wonderful and highly recommend!

Emeril's Fishhouse- very highly over rated, over priced.....our hero Emeril's image is dashed.

Golden Nugget- we got a fantastic deal for two nights on a two story, 1800 sq ft Spa Tower suite complete with jacuzzi, steam shower, bedet, bar! The Tank pool with sharks was a complete hit with Nash, and the hot tub was wonderfully placed right next to the poolside bar for Momma!

No I didn't win big...won, lost, won, lost. You know the drill. I will play less Wheel of Fortune and more blackjack next time.

The tram system is wonderful so you can avoid the crowds on the road and walkways. Nash liked those at night. What was wonderful was that grandma and grandpa had Nashtime so Daddy and I could head out to do adult things! Jeff and I saw a wondeful show, had a fun New Years Eve and celebrated his birthday! Stop by BigDawgs site and wish him a belated happy birthday!

I hope you all have a 2009 that is full of promises!

Nash and his new buddy

Big Hit for Nash, scary for mom!
Nash did the bungie!

The Water Slide at Adventuredome was a big SPLASH!

MGM pics
Golden Nugget

The Tank!


Chris said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful trip. I was having one of those Ds is overwhelming days, but seeing what fun you and Nash have together, really makes the future seem full of exciting possibilities. Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family.

Tara Marie said...

Happy New Year to you also!!! Looks like it was a wonderful get-away and a fun way to celebrate the new year. May 2009 be filled with the blessings of health, famiy and friends.

AZ Chapman said...

loved the pics I have a new Macbook now thanks for the idea Saw Marley and me and loved it. Glad y had fun in las Vegas

Laura said...

Welcome home you wild and crazy kids! Love the pictures, looks like you all had a great time! Miss you!

mum2brady said...

What great pics Jan! Looks like you had a great time and did some very cool stuff! Hope you have a wonderful year in 2009!!!