1.27.2008

Birthday Weekend

Just got back from a fabulous weekend in Las Vegas!  I drove down with my Mom and brother, Rich.  I took some pics of the boys before I left Thursday morning...


When we arrived in Vegas we drove to my sisters house and picked her up.  Rich stayed with my brother-in-law, so the 3 girls drove downtown and checked into our hotel!

Pretty fantastic, no?  We were in quite a rush, so we ran up to our room (on the 24th floor...) and freshened up, ran back to the car and sped over to The Venetian to see 'The Phantom of the Opera'.  We grabbed our tickets and as soon as we sat in our seats, the lights dimmed and we heard, "Welcome to my theater..."  We made it with seconds to spare.  Seconds, I tell you!  The show was AWESOME.  The set and costumes were so incredible, and the theater was so beautiful -It was so fun to see it with my Mom and my sister.  Afterwards we walked around the Venetian shops and had dinner.  The next morning as we were getting ready, my sister-in-law Jess called and told us that the Monte Carlo was on fire!  Hello!  She told us that she was suspicious since my brother was in town.  I guess she called him and said, "Ok Rich, the Monte Carlo is on fire, what did you do..."Here is a pic of the hotel after the fire was out.  So crazy!  We had a full day of shopping ahead of us, first we hit the gloriousness that is H&M (Lu, I had a moment of silence for you!) and I spent way too much money.  That afternoon we went to Fashion Show Mall and Rich met us for lunch.  We had a good time playing with the camera - here's Andrea looking gorgeous and Rich looking...regal.
Andrea displaying her feelings about the relentless paprazzi
Not sure what I'm doing here, dissecting my lunch?

After a rather long day of shopping, we headed back to the Hotel.  We thought about going to dinner, but opted for Room Service instead!  Oh yeah, we vacay in style.  The food was SO delish!
We then piled on the bed to watch 'Stranger Than Fiction' and I loved it - I had never seen it before and it was such a good show.  Sadly, the next morning we had to check out of the dreamy Hotel, but we stopped at Caesar's Palace to do some last minute shopping.  My Mom was very intrigued by this ginormous spider hanging in FAO Schwartz...it just might be hanging from their porch next Halloween.

We got to hang out at Andrea's house before we left town and the weather was so nice!  We all sat outside by the pool and soaked up some much needed sunshine - I didn't want to leave.  Now I'm really craving warm weather!  The only downer of the trip is that I got a wee bit sick yesterday, so the drive home was pretty lame.  I feel a little better today, but not much. Guess I'll just have to keep thinking about our great weekend!  Happy Birthday to my older sister who is the greatest ever - I love her so much, she is my best friend.  Can't wait until we do this again!

7 comments:

Jessica Patch said...

Thanks Jewels! I felt like I was there with you. Lets plan another trip for our birthdays in September. I missed you guys!

Grandmother said...

Hi this is Grandmother. Jess is helping me view your cute blog!

Tayva said...

Oh, sheesh! I wish I looked as happy as I felt when the photo was taken of us at the mall for lunch! That was such a great trip and a wonderful time; the lunch was even fun because we had all been laughing so hard we couldn't breathe!

The Bakers said...

Muy helioso...

{lizzyinlove} said...

i loved stranger than fiction. oh, to be in a hotel with room service and movies in bed....jealous!

Andrea said...

Vegas, please! That was way fun. Thanks for coming, Juls & Mom- We missed you Jess! Next time we are rocking suits and hitting the pool. See you in sunny Sept.!

The Bastian's said...

Your a good story teller! SECONDS, I tell you! I love it! I am glad you had such a great weekend!