Sunday, June 30, 2013

Vacation - a recap, with photos!

Let me start this by saying that we had the *best* vacation. For the first time in 15 years, I actually stopped checking email for the entire duration. I'm so impressed with myself, & it made a huge difference! When I'm out but checking email, it's very hard to disconnect & not let work stress impact me. Lesson learned! I'm back checking tonight, in preparation for my day tomorrow. Honestly, really kind of dreading going back.

Last week, the boys had all of their end of the year activities, and the last day of school! Immediately after that, we headed to the beach to celebrate the milestone. The weather was fabulous - lots of ice cream on the beach, playing in the sand, & bike rides to town.





Love, love, love the Oregon coast.

After that, the boys were off to Disneyland with my parents, & M & I enjoyed Las Vegas. We had the most fabulous & relaxing time ever! And, I even won a little bit of money! Our room was incredible, the food was crazy good, & because I'm all about dressing up in Las Vegas, lots of fashion selfies. :-)

Me, upon arrival. :-)

 
Our gorgeous room!


I won! Note that these are pennies, so while $660 is nothing to sneeze at, we won't be retiring or anything. ;-)

These were definitely powerful!
 
 
I even tried sushi! 


Getting ready for dinner!
 
 
The room had a sun deck, which we thoroughly enjoyed!


Ready for our dinner at my favorite restaurant in the world - SW!
 
 
 
 
And, now I'm off to prepare for summer camp, and (duh duh duh) work tomorrow. Fond memories of our vacations, for sure!

11 comments:

  1. It's great you had were really able to unwind and enjoy your vacation. Looks like it was lots of fun!

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    1. It was exactly what I needed - so much fun!

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  2. You look fantastic in all those photos! So glad you had such a good time. That sundeck looks great too. Who needs the beach! And congrats at the winnings. $660 is a LOT!

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    1. Thank you! It was absolutely perfect. We were definitely spoiled on our trip. :-)

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  3. Love, love, love all the dresses - you look terrific! And that room in Vegas? YOWZA! Looks like you all had a great time!

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    1. Thank you! Las Vegas is the one place I go where dressing up is the norm. Seattle is a decidedly casual place. ;-) We were so lucky - the room was a suite & crazy luxurious.

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  4. Love the photos!! :) Looks like you had a fabulous time! I LOL"ed at the $660/retirement comment.. haha!! Yes, you'd need a lot more 000's on the end of that first! ;)

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    1. Exactly - I didn't want anyone to see the photo & think that I'd won $66,000, which would have been the best. BUt, I'm pretty happy to win $660, just the same! ;-)

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  5. That is so fabulous that you were able to unwind like that! A feat we all should try. (hey, what am I doing on vacation on the computer?)

    Anyway, my dear, you blew me away with your dresses! You looking absolutely amazing. I am so glad you had a great time.

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    1. I think being sick has reminded me that life is about a lot more than just work, and I really need to prioritize my own health above everything else. I've never been terribly good at that, so it was a much needed reminder.

      Thank you! I love dressing up, and have a few dresses that are Las Vegas-only. ;-) Seattle is not the place for fancy dresses, that's for sure.

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  6. Pretty dresses. It looks like you had a fantastic time. Good for you for taking time to relax.

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