After a very tiring and fun convention I needed some time off. When I was flying to Orlando for the Zumba Instructor Convention I saw in the Sky magazine that Celine Dion was performing through August 18th. I went to this concert with my girlfriends when I was pregnant with B and it was amazing. Brian has always wanted to go and so my first item of business when I landed was calling him and using my power of persuasion...I succeeded.
The drive to Vegas kicked off the fun. We are road trip people. We love to play games, sing, laugh, stop for snacks. The vacation starts the second we pull out of our driveway. Our kids are at the age when we can really enjoy them. We love family time. This hasn't always been the case but now that they are older and not connected to a diaper, sippy cup, nursing or a stroller we are able to relax a little more and they are our little buddies.
We spend the first night swimming at the hotel. Thanks to Brian's savviness we were able to score a room for $35 and it was nice too! The next day we swam some more, ate at Cafe Rio (naturally I'd find a Cafe Rio anywhere, I love this place) shopped and then headed to a family/friends home where we dropped the kids off and headed out on the town-I even dressed up in a hot pink dress and heels. Ahhh :D it's nice to go out in something besides Zumbawear. ;)
We ate at my favorite restaurant Cheesecake Factory and then headed to Celine Dion. She was INCREDIBLE!!! Most singers are better on their CDs---she is BETTER! Her voice is so strong, and just when you think there's no way to hold a note any longer she does!
Being there with Brian is what makes it complete. I get asked a lot about my traveling and how it is to see all different parts of the world and what's my favorite place and the truth is if I'm not with Brian and the kids I'd rather be back in Utah. That's my favorite place because they are my fun, my home, my joy. I enjoy the opportunity of being able to see these amazing places but it always feels a little empty without my family. In a perfect world I'd have them come to every event bc then we can see the world together.
One day...one day.