Sunday, May 17, 2009


Jennifer (Aunt Jaffy) will be graduating from medical school (WOW!!) at the end of this month. So while she had some time off we wanted to take her to Vegas for her graduation present! Kim, Chrys and Jenn hadn't been in about 20 years, so things had changed quite a bit and we had a lot of sites to show them. We stayed at New York because it is such a fun and easy hotel (in the past we have stayed there once, Mirage once and Bellagio 3 times). This was also our first trip away from the kids. I had never been away from them for longer than it took me to shoot a wedding (the longest was 12 hours). About a year ago Eric planned this trip. So I knew that it was coming and that I would have to have them weaned by then. When we planned it I Lauren wasn't pregnant yet and I did not know that her due date would be while we were gone. She had the baby on Saturday while I was in Galveston shooting the wedding so it wouldn't have mattered anyway.

When we got to Vegas we checked in and rested a little before our first show. Eric and I went to see La Reve because we have been wanting to since it opened and it has been dark the last 2 times we were there. It was great! A little like O, not as amazing, but still great! It was a water stage like O, it had the 2 sting men like Mystere, a round stage with seating all around like LOVE, but there was more dancing than the cique shows. In the picture below you can see the stage behind us at the end of the show. While we were seeing La Reve, Kim, Chrys and Jenn saw LOVE and loved it!

Other things we did while were there were going to the Aquarium at Mandalay, walking through the hotels and seeing the sites, getting Mason and Sawyer M&M onsies at the M&M factory, seeing the old downtown light show and casinos, ridding a limo to go see O (all of us), watching the Bellagio fountains, eating at PF Changs 3 times, and my favorite part - shopping! Eric saved up money and gave me a shopping spree for mother's day. Best. Present. Ever. I finally found some clothes that will fit (most are too big or too small right now). And I really enjoyed getting to shop with Jenn. She has a much better sense or style and is much more helpful than Eric :)

So here are some pictures from our fun trip...
The stage of La Reve -
Going into LOVE -
Old Downtown -

M&M factory -

Up next are Kingsville and Baby Will!

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