Viva Las Vegas!!

And now back to the states…

So to mix things up a bit we decided to head to the west coast for a bit before our long Alaskan summer began!

And what better place to spend a little time… Vegas Baby! Although “Vegas Baby” was a little less “whoo hoo”, and a lot more, “do you remember Vegas being like this?” It’s really kind of funny because The Strip is like an icon. But I think you finally get to an age where you crave the simpler times of Vegas. Give me a locals casino, some cheap bingo, and machines that are actually pennies!

I was so excited to hang withΒ  Grammy, “Hey look there’s Vegas”, and my awesome friends! I had a great time in Vegas, once we got OFF the strip πŸ™‚

Although there is something about the lights, the buildings, the neverending dings of the machines, I could totally see myself here!

And surprisingly we’ve never been to the Hoover Dam, crazy right! Well, after saying goodbye to Grammy we picked up our hot Jeep and headed for the dam. It was actually pretty cool! And so was Liv’s favorite car!

And Liv’s will probably kill me for putting these up, but hey, you gotta go sometime, and I think you’ll agree, these are pretty priceless.

I don’t even think they need an explanation, because hey it’s Vegas!

Two weeks ago today…


It’s going to take several pics to get caught up but here we go. We were in the Reno snow and cold and felt like we needed to thaw out a bit sooooo within an hours time the kiddos and I had two backpacks and a trader joes bag packed in a rental car. We drove to dad to say goodbye and pick up a few things then we hit the road. First stop was the Donner Memorial. We drove through here last year in October but I was on crutches so I didn’t actually get to see it up close. Soooo cool !!! Next stop was Sacramento. It was dark but we drove past the Capitol. After several hours on the road we stopped at a little motel 6 just outside Bakersfield and got a good nights sleep. Next stop….

Times Up!

So we could be leaving as early as the 19th!! Wow did that time go by fast. Hubby has a meeting tomorrow and we may extend our time here, but at least we are narrowing down our options. We had a fun conversation with the kiddos a couple of days ago, basically we asked them if you could pick anywhere to spend Christmas where would it be, so cool that it’s a legit question. I figured Olivia would say San Diego, and she did, well after she chose Antarctica, it is summer down there right?? Ryder surprised me though, he said DC, which is kind of where we spent Christmas last year. I really want to go back too. But, not sure the weather will hold for us to get there. So west it is….Not sure how far west, but seeing as how we are this close to Dland, it would be pretty heard to pass up. Not to mention all of our amazing friends!!!! Sooooo, as usual time will tell.Β 

Magic Loom


Ok so we finally figured it out and doing what all the other cool kids are doing. Making magic loom bracelets of course. I must say taking directions from 13 year olds on you tube last night was an experience I don’t wish to repeat haha but I’m wondering though if the jersey mom on my computer now is going to be any better haha yeah magical loom !!!!!

Virginia City


There ware several of these structures at the lookout but all the signs had been damaged so we didn’t know what they were until we went to the museum in town. But now we know try are assay furnaces, used to melt down the rocks leaving behind metal. Or something like that. About 5 billion dollars in today’s money came from Virginia city during its mining days.

Shunned to the corner

I’ve got a book to revise, a book that only needs 1929 words to be wrapped up, and another I’m trying to format and the girls tell me I’m in the way of their dance party haha so I’m literally standing in the corner of the kids room πŸ™‚ at least they’re having fun. But my plan to finish my book today is slowly fading. Still though I’m way too excited to be worried πŸ™‚ writing rocks !!!!