Sunday, February 24, 2013

Our weekend :)

Hi everyone :)

For those that has me as a friend on Facebook :) You will know that we were in Las Vegas this weekend for Brian's 40th birthday! :) It was Me, Brian, Brookie and my in-laws (Adam was in Daytona, Florida with his Dad for the Daytona 500 NASCAR race... and thanks to all that sent texts, emails and messages about Adam on Saturday with the horrible wreck at the race that injured fans in the stands ... thank goodness he was NOT there Saturday.....) .... anyhoo ... we were in Las Vegas and had a BLAST!!! :)

I won a little over $600.00... Brian and the in-laws -- welllllll they don't want me to talk about it *wink* --- let's just say I was the only winner in the group :)

I wanted to share some pics from our weekend :)


I got Brian an "Over the Hill" balloon bouquet :)


The New York, New York casino :)

Brookie :)


Excalibur Casino :)


Brookie and Brian on a ride at Circus, Circus :)





The Venetian :)



 




Brian and Brookie in front of the New York, New York casino :)

In front of the M&M factory :)
 




 In our hotel :) 



 

 At the MGM Grand :)



Inside the Bellagio -- which is MY FAVE place to visit ... because of their beautiful garden -- every season is a different theme in the garden ... and this year it was "The Year of the Snake" :)




I love love love to go there first thing in the morning -- because you get to see the employees inspecting the garden's art for flowers that need to be replaced -- yes the children's outfits are made from FLOWERS! :)
















  





The background of this ... all FLOWERS :) 

 


 












They had incense burning and had people throwing coins for good luck :)


Brookie throwing her coin in :)





We then went to Sam's Town that is off the main strip -- and they have an area that has "animals" and beautiful landscaping ... just pretty to walk around .... and I took Adam here YEARS AGO ...and I know I have a picture of me and him right in front of this same bear ... I am going to have to find it and do a side by side with this one :)







 


And Brookie went bowling in their bowling alley :)


All in all it was an AMAZING weekend :)

I will be catching up with all of you tomorrow -- we just got back a couple of hours ago -- and I have been sitting hear editing our photos and watching the Oscars :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

52 comments:

misty said...

wow! I have never been the first ever to comment on one of your posts. Usually I'm scrolling for an hour to get to the bottom! lol I am amazed by some of those pics you took. Looks like you guys are having a lot of fun! I had no clue that there were so many family oriented type of things to do in vegas?

Teddyree said...

Happy Birthday to hubby, your weekend looks fantastic! Love the photos, the pics of the Bellagio garden look amazing!

Lizzy Hill said...

FABULOUS photos....amazing place - we've got nothing like it in Australia...& you all look like you're really enjoying yourselves....LOTS of photos to scrap here & I bet you've got more, eh???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Naomi Edwards said...

First of all let me say you look amazing and you all look like you are having the time of your life... spectacular photos, I could only imagine being at a place like this. So happy to hear Adam wasn't at the wreck on Saturday!!! So sad for the people who got hurt... Congrats on your winnings!!!!! Thanks for sharing such an awesome experience with us!!!!

jacque4u2c said...

Awesome photos!

Connie Mercer said...

love all the pic's but the one of Brookie looking over her shoulder is so awesome~I hope you do something special with that one. Glad you guys had a great trip and Adam had a great time also!!:):)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Looks like a fun and colorful birthday. Awesome pics!

~amy~ said...

Looks like a memorable birthday trip! Love all your pics and welcome back sista!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Congrats big winner! I would be with the other group. Looks like it was a fun birthday.

Linda Jordan said...

Gorgeous photos, looks like you had tons of fun! I haven't been to Vegas in forever [I think 5 years?] so it's nice to see everything!!

sandi said...

Wow! These pics are amazing! Looks like everyone had a blast!!!!!!
Congrats on your winnings! Yeah!

Deana said...

That's so scary about the race. I hadn't heard that. Looks like you had a fabulous trip! Love all the photos. Love the Bellagio photos especially! We went during our October trip & saw the Fall display, but didn't make it over there this time. Gorgeous! And so amazing what they do with all those flowers!

Jinny Newlin said...

Looks like a fantastic and memorable weekend for all! LOVE to see all the sweet smiles! Hugs!

Heather Landry said...

Absolutely awesome!!! It looks like you guys had an incredible time! I loved looking at all of the photos. I'm so glad that Adam was safe in Daytona. Happy Birthday to Brian!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Glad you had such an amazing weekend and that Adam is safe and sound!! I see some fabulous scrapbook LO's on the horizon! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Kelly said...

What a FABULOUS weekend!!! So many beautiful photos and you can just feel the fun and love!! :)

Laurie LaRiviere said...

wow!! what great pics, looks like a great time was had by all, thanks for sharing!!

Lee-Anne Thornton said...

Beautiful photos Julie! It looks like you had a fabulous time.

Doreen Vasquez said...

Looks like fun!
We love Vegas and go there at least once a year (usually twice)!
But some of the stuff you took pictures of we have never seen before!
Wow!
I need to add some stuff to my list!
Glad you guys had fun!

Michelle H. said...

Congrats on winning!!
Looks like a very fun time!!
Glad all of you had a awesome time!!
Vegas is such a fun place to visit!
Love the pictures!

Kelly Massman said...

what fabulous photos! I almost feel like I was there! AWESOME that you had such a great time!

Angi said...

Super fun photos! I'd love to hang out with the M&M's. :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Looks like you guys had the best weekend! What a fun birthday celebration for all of you. LOVE seeing all your photos! TFS!

Blog do Óbvio - Manoel said...

Julie, looks like a memorable birthday trip! What fabulous photos!
Manoel - Brazil

Debbie P said...

Awesome photos! Some real nuggets in there! Congrats on your win! So glad your loved ones weren't involved in the accident that happened.

Valerie said...

Too much fun! It looked like a fantastic weekend. The gardens at Bellagio looked amazing!

TesaB said...

Looks like a fantastic weekend for all of you! Amazing photos! Good to hear about Adam, thought about him when I heard!

wendipooh13 said...

sooo glad you had a great vegas trip and some winnings!!! way to go!!! great pics!!

Helen Tilbury said...

WOW!!!! I can see that you had a total blast!! Great photos and congrats on your winnings!!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the photos and glad to see YOU in two of them! Brookie is so CUTE! LOVE her hat! Looks like a FUN trip!

Lynn said...

Looks like you had a fabulous weekend! I loved seeing all the photos, makes me long for a trip to Vegas! Your so lucky to have such great memories of your weekend, and I can't wait to see the layouts!

Jenneke said...

So good to see you had such a wonderful weekend!! And what a relief it must have been to hear that Adam is okay!

XXXJenneke

Linda R said...

OH my gosh girly looks like you guys had a blast. Its so fun seeing the city I live in through your eyes..

Hugs~

~Tammy~ said...

Happy Birthday Brian! What a fun weekend! Woohoo Julie on your wins! :-))))

Nathalie said...

You got a lot of great pictures to scrap now!!! I love your DH's face on the first one! LOL!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Looks like you are having lots of FUN!!!!

Katie said...

Awesome Vegas photos!

Keren Tamir said...

fantastic pictures!! it looks like you guys had an amazing time!

Cindy deRosier said...

GREAT pictures! I especially love seeing the Bellagio Conservatory. Gorgeous!

Fresh Squeezed Stamps (Ryann) said...

What a fun weekend! Your pictures of the garden at the Bellagio are gorgeous!!

melshappyscrappyplace said...

Awesome pics! Looks like you guys had a blast. Thanks for sharing!

yyam said...

Looks like you had a great time! Love these vibrant pics you shared! :)

Sharon Fritchey said...

Anne and I love your photos, Julie! Thank you for sharing them with us!

Michelle Lanning said...

fabulous photos! I have not been to vegas since I turned 21! I need to go back! Looks like you all had a blast! Miss Brookis is a doll!

Sherri said...

Love all your photos, makes me want to go back. We has so much fun there this past Fall.

Jeanet said...

Such beautiful and gorgeous photo's! Must have been a blast!! So awesome to look at all the wonderful pictures of Vegas!! And congrats on winning!! You go girl!
I just LOVE the "over the hill" balloons!! What a wonderful weekend you and your family had!!

Antonia Krajicek {Green Horned Unicorn} said...

Looks like so much fun!!! And, it looks like you have a ton of great photos to scrap with too :)

Juliana said...

WOW! I have never been to Vegas, but your photos kind of make me want to go now! You have so many great ones to scrap!!!!

Lynette said...

Lovely photos...it looks like a giant theme park! You obviously had a wonderful weekend.

carlies said...

wow how fun to be there thank you for the beautiful pictures sooo cool

Cheryl said...

What fabulous pictures!! Glad you had a great birthday trip and congrats on the win!!!

Staci said...

those photos were great! I loved the Brookie's face when she was riding the ride with her hero, her Dad!!!! Looks like everyone had a blast!