Vegas, if you have been there you know that it is a city that does not sleep. We did sleep but it sure does not feel like it this morning. We were only there a couple of days but boy are we exhausted!
We left Thursday morning and headed out to Baltimore to catch our flight. We made it with plenty of time and boarded no problem. We had a layover in Indy, but it was a non plane change. That sounds great BUT when there is bad weather and you are delayed in the air, it means no getting off to grab something to eat. I think we ate every snack on the plane they could give us. The highlight of that leg of our trip...Jeff Saturday sat two rows in front of us. He is the center for the Colts and seemed to be a really nice guy.
We finally get to Vegas and wait for some family who are coming in from Albany. We pick them up and hop into our limo that takes us to the Wynn. We headed directly for the pool after check in, found the rest of the family and discussed the night plans. Girls were headed to the Bachlorette and boys on the Bachelor party.
I have to say the bridesmaids and maid of honor planned a great night for the bride. We had dinner and then hopped onto a party bus as we did a scavenger hunt around Las Vegas. It was a fun night and I was impressed I was still up at 1am (4am east coast).
The next day we headed up the strip for some breakfast. We ate outside at Mon Ami Gabi in the Paris hotel. Breakfast was delicious and it was so nice to be outside staring at the Bellagio. After breakfast we were off to an afternoon poolside. It was blazing hot and the pool water was warm but it was so nice to relax.
That night it was dinner at Cappulato in the Venetian. Can you say DELICIOUS because it was incredible. After dinner we did some gambling. Some of the family was at a very hot craps table that did fairly well - we were not playing but it was so fun to watch the family gamble together.
Saturday morning, we actually slept in until 9:30! I was shocked that we were able to sleep that long! We headed down for some breakfast and then we were off to gamble at Caesars. On our way we picked up Grandma and some other family member. We played a little roulette but didn't win ;( After that it was back to the hotel for a little more gambling and a WEDDING!!!
I had the honor to hang out with the boys and take pictures of them before the ceremony. The girls had their own photographer so I was assigned to the boys. The guys were so relaxed, they drank and watched SportsCenter - I can only imagine that the girls were not this relaxed.
After everyone was ready we headed downstairs for some more pictures. As we are waiting for the girls, this women comes up to the ring bearer and says aren't you the cutest little man.....that girl was Jennifer Love Hewitt. Of all people to recognize her, Charlie. She was with what seemed to be her family. No, I did not get a picture, totally bummed.
The ceremony was BEAUTIFUL. We were outside in a garden type area. The weather could not have been more perfect. The reception was a blast. They had the best DJ - he played great songs all night. My favorite part was the Frank Sinatra look alike they had come in to sing for the Father/Daughter dance and then he sang about five more songs.
All in all it was a great weekend. It was so nice to vacation with family but you want to know my favorite part......Coming home, ringing the door bell and hearing Henry run down the hallway, squealing in excitement that we were back. I hugged him so hard and he kept hugging us both back and forth. It was the sweetest ending to a great vacation!