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I am a Christian. I am a loving wife to my Army-National-Guard-Recruiter-Husband of 15 years. I am a stay-at-home-mother to our four handsome sons. I am a photographer. My blog is about as erratic, eclectic and random as I am, painted with rainbows of photos and words that are hills and valleys you travel; so lovely sometimes that they hurt you. These are the stories of how far we've come in the last 15 years as Christians, as a family and as individuals.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cancun Vegas Vacation

July 9-16, 2011 we took a family vacation to Los Vegas and stayed in one of my parent's timeshares called Cancun Resort (the hidden story here is that Brad and I took a trip to Cancun and Isla Mujeres back in 2004-I think- and I was trying to semi recreate the feeling).  Here's a shot of the pool area of the resort the evening we arrived.
 The back side of the pyramid has four large water slides!
 We hit those first thing the next day!
 After Garrett tested out his waterproof cast, of course.
 And after Hayden was secure in his arm floaties.
 They climbed the pyramid to see just how high it was. (Garrett & Brad in photo)
 The older boys talked Garrett into going down one of the shorter slides!
 He watched them for hours before deciding to go for it!
Later that day we went out to check out some of the fun FREE things Vegas has to offer families; like this gigantic aquarium in the middle of the Silverton Hotel featuring Mermaids!!
 While waiting to see a mermaid we saw tons of other neat sealife.
 And then she appeared!
 Brad got Hayden up close and the mermaid tried to kiss him through the glass and he got so embarassed!
 On the way out, the boys noticed these jelly fish!
Out on the strip we ran into Mario & Luigi...
 the yellow peanut M&M...
 And Hello Kitty!!!
 These are some of the buildings the boys wanted me to be sure and take pictures of.
 We spotted some lounging lions at the MGM Grand.
 I can't figure out what this guy's actual title is but he doesn't look too excited about his job at this moment.
Random pics:  This jet tub was big enough for ALL SIX of us to fit in!!
 Seth found a heart-shaped piece in his trail mix and offered it to me. awe...
 Cell phone pic of the wicked moon.
On our fifth day there, we took the boys to the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay.
Right out of the gate, we posed for these photos (we chose the backgrounds we liked and purchased them on our way out).
 Since we were there shortly after Independence Day we thought this pose was appropriate.
 Here are some snapshots taken along the way of all the creatures we saw.
In the shop upon exiting, we let the kids have fun looking around...
but ultimately they had to agree on one item to purchase and share, since they all love to draw, they chose a book on "how to draw" sharks and such.  Here's a picture of Seth's first try at a shark, amazing!
And for the next few days we just enjoyed our time together! 
 This was really neat!
 The boys' favorite "ride" - the escalators.
I know this blog is a few (ok, ok, FOUR) months late, but, I plan to do some catching up over the next few days/weeks so bear with me and enjoy reading about our Summer in these chilly days of Autumn.