Jealous Much?

Not really.

My parents have been on vacation.  They’re actually getting ready to head home tomorrow.  I’m not jealous because they worked their butts off for a very long time in order to have a retirement where they could enjoy spending time traveling together.  So jealous?  Not at all.  I am proud.  I have the best parents!

They have been in Park City, Utah most of the week.  I know they’ve spent time cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, but other than that, I don’t know what they’ve done.  I cannot wait until they get home so I can hear all about it and see all their pictures.

These pictures are ones I found on the Internet.  I was in Park City a few years ago, and I talked about my trip here and here.   I wasn’t there for any “winter” play activities, so I can’t wait to hear how it was.


Have a safe trip home, Mom and Dad! I can’t wait to hear about all your adventures.

Vegas Vacation

The girls’ trip to Vegas was a ton of fun, and I really enjoyed myself.  Four days is just about my limit to be gone from home, though – I got pretty homesick missing my girlies and The Prince.  I think we walked about 50 miles in all the days we were there, and I have the blisters on my feet to prove it!  🙂  I had a great time, but I am happy to be home and back into an established routine.

The Gang:  Michelle, Tomara, Yvette, & Me


This is a picture of part of a menu in the Paris Hotel & Casino.  Can you believe they serve a hamburger worth $777.00?  I was so amazed I had to take a picture.  Surprisingly enough, I didn’t take a picture of the $800.00 shoes I saw in Jimmy Choo (though I just about fainted when I looked at the price).  What does that say about my priorities . . . food over feet?

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Margaritaville is one of my favorite places to go.  I’ve been to several different locations, and I always have a good time (plus, they serve yummy froo-froo drinks!


This ceiling was amazing!  It looked like a clear window up into the sky with literally thousands of glass flowers on it.  It was absolutely stunning, and this picture does not do it justice at all!


Finally, just a few more pictures of our adventure, including our home away from home – Excalibur Hotel & Casino.

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I didn’t come home rich, but I came home relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the world.  Have a fabulous Wednesday!


Just a little bit!

Right at this moment, my parents are in Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy. I’m a little jealous, just a tiny bit. I’m more happy for them. Happy they worked hard to be able to enjoy their retirement traveling and doing things they love to do. Happy they are celebrating their 39th wedding anniversary. Happy they are having a GREAT time.

I am thrilled for them, even if I miss the daily phone conversations with my mom.

Elba Island:
Hotel Villa Ottone:

It’s been a long week, and I can’t wait to see them when they get home in two more weeks!


Our trip to Disneyland was completely unforgettable! We walked what seems like 1,000 miles and wore ourselves out, but we had a wonderful time doing it! Reagan even kept up with all the big people, never complaining once, and we never had to slow down for her. It was amazing!

I am so thrilled the girls are going to have such wonderful memories when they get older. They will remember going to Disneyland with the coolest Nana & Papa around. They will remember that Harley’s comment, “Nana, grandmas aren’t supposed to like roller coasters, you’re not normal.” brought on fits of laughter from all the adults. They will remember laughing, playing, riding the rides, and spending time together. They will remember their adventure, and they will be thankful for the memories they made.

Between Aaron & I, we have over 500 pictures, so I’m only going to post a couple. I may add more as the week/month goes by, we’ll see.

Our Princesses:
It truly is the “Magic Kingdom”, and the sights were awesome!
I can’t believe I had to travel halfway across (or down) the US to see a real swan! I’ve always wanted to see one in the wild, but never have, yet, I manage to see one in such a beautiful setting with tons of people around!
Of course, I LOVED the scenery as much as I loved the park. The flowers were gorgeous, and just BEGGED to have their photograph taken!

And what would pictures from me be without the details? The details everywhere we went were so incredible!

Now that we’re back to our real lives, we’ve been busy setting up the pool and staying cool. The girls are pretty excited to be able to just play all day and not go to school, and, quite frankly, so am I. I was ready for the break. I’m looking forward to sleeping in and hanging out with my girlies in our pool. I say to the sun, Bring on the Heat!