Monday, August 3, 2009

I'M BACK FOR A FEW DAYS

So my company is gone now and I miss them so much. I have always enjoyed my sister's grand children like they are my own. I listened to all of you and just enjoyed myself. After I got my house clean & did all the grocery shopping I was all set to enjoy their visit. It was so wonderful! We had such a wonderful week seeing everything we could possibly see in the time we had. We all got along great and laughed allot. Oh how I love my family in Florida. Thanks again for all of your support and prayers. My pictures are out of place but I'm sure your okay with that.
Ashlynn, Skye and Amber.

Amanda and Amber playing Wii.

We went to LasVegas on Tuesday morning and had a great time. Came home on Thursday.


Went to Hollywood to see the Walk of Stars and visited Michael Jackson's star so the girls could all leave flowers for him.

Had to see the Hollywood sign.

Skye enjoying the girls. She had an awesome time and so did the girls.

Everyone loved her and she was a pretty good girl.


Some notes on the trip:

So on Saturday my son, his best girl, my daughter & son-in-law all came over to visit with our Florida family. The great nieces had never meet my son & his girl. We had a great evening and played Wii bowling tournaments against the families. It was so much fun.

On Sunday my sister and BIL took the girls to Laguna Beach. I took a day of rest. Then on Monday we went to Hollywood to do the Walk of Stars, it was super hot outside but it was fun. Did Santa Monica Beach and meet my son & his girl for dinner. My daughter was also with us for the day. She is a huge Michael Jackson fan. That was a super long day but we got to drive through Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive which the girls loved.

Tuesday I joined them and went to Las Vegas for two nights. It was fantastic and I walked my butt off. I can't believe that my asthma was so good, only my legs hurt allot! We were laughing about our age and how much easier it is to do stuff with your kids because you are still young. It's a big difference doing it with grandkids! So the trip to Vegas was for Amanda who is a huge (B I G) Criss Angel fan. They had gotten 3rd row tickets for his show on Tuesday at the Luxor which is where we stayed. Amanda, Amber & my BIL went to the show. After the show my brother in law came to get me at 11pm so I could hang with Amanda in case Criss came out after the show. Actually he was out in front when we arrived. He was working with some of the special needs kids that came to the show and was giving them gifts from his shop. He is a very sweet man. Then the girls wanted to see him again so I went with Amanda and Amber to the show on Wed. night. It was a great show. Amanda was really sad that she couldn't stay for a signing at his store on Saturday.

We came home on Thursday and we did Knott's Berry Farm all day Friday. It was fun. We were going to go to LaJolla on Saturday but decided to take a day off before they left on Sunday. We had a fun day hanging out around the house and had a great steak dinner.

SO HERE IS THE BIG NEWS. My daughter and son-in-law took Amanda home with them on Friday night with a big surprise. A few hours later they drove to Vegas in the middle of the night so she could go to the signing. (We did get her mother's permission) OMG the girl can't stop crying about it. She is the biggest fan you will ever see. It was perfect, they waited for hours but she got to see him and get his autograph. He also spent allot of time with her and commented on her jacket that she made with his stuff all over it. She is sooooooo happy.

So Sunday I spent the day watching all my shows on the DVR. Today I am doing laundry and will start packing for Mammoth Lakes. I haven't been this busy in years! I have allot of pictures but since I don't share my kids on here I can't post them. (Amanda is going through allot right now with her parents divorce and she didn't want to go home. We cried allot Sunday morning. She is the sweetest girl and an excellent student.)






23 comments:

Anissa said...

You can find me Anissa Courville Wright.

kimert said...

Looks like it was a blast!!!!

Missy said...

I want to go to Vegas!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Oh my, I'm exhausted just reading about your whirlwind visit with family! How fun for everyone. The girls have made memories that will last them a lifetime. You should be so proud to be a part of that!

Sonya said...

Sounds like so much fun! I have never been to Vegas or to Hollywood!! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Cherie said...

Wow! You have been super busy! Looks like you showed the Florida relatives all the fun things to do out west - Yahoo!
I love that Amanda got to meet Criss Angel and I love the Jacket. I clicked on the picture and made it big - she is such a cute girl! Oh my she is never going to forget that!
Glad you had so much fun - family times are the best :D

Nancy said...

I'm so glad you relaxed, had a wonderful time, and had no problems with your asthma! Sounds like everyone was happy with all the activities.

xinex said...

How sweet of your daughter and SIL to do that BIG surprise of Amanda. She will cherish the memory forever. You have been very busy and what a fun week!...Christine

Headless Mom said...

What a cool thing A&D did for her. I remember how badly you wanted to do it in June-that much cooler that she was able to do it herself!

Can't wait for all of the in between stories. Call me when you have time!

jennifer said...

I. Am. THRILLED. that your visit went so well. The pictures are great!

Answered prayer!!

kyooty said...

What a fabulous visit you had with your family

Kado! said...

WOW!!! You guys did it ALL!!! FUN!!!! Glad you had a safe trip!

Laufa said...

Sounds like you had an awesome time and so did Amanda. Glad Skye had a great time also.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ok a quick hope onto internet explorer and I can comment. Silly blogger with these boxes below ;(.

I'm so glad you had fun, and I'm so jealous about you going to star walk, I've always wanted to do that. And a quick trip to Vegas, bring it on babe!!!

Ohhhh met Chriss would be so excited, what a special treat and much needed to help keep the spirits up. How darn special!

Muah!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Wow! It looks like you all had a great time! I love the pictures especially the ones of the girls loving on Skye! (I bet Skye hated to see them go too!)

Cass @ That Old House said...

You had a blast! what a fantastic vacation, and what a lovely family. And Skye looks like she really enjoyed having some new friends to play with!
Cass

Tonja said...

Thanks, I feel like I've been on a little vacation just listening to your descriptions! We love Las Vegas! There is so much to see and do! Don't care for the gambling, but so much more to do! Glad you had a great time! Rest up, now! And, have a great trip. Godspeed!

Emily said...

Sounds like a great trip!

Emily said...

Thanks for your comments on Stepping Stones- much appreciated! So nice to know people read my site sometimes ;0)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

sounds like a fun trip...

I have a GREAT giveaway going through Sunday night...$100 Surprise Gift....with a little Christmas to go along with it.

Sonya said...

I am so glad that you like Lauren's face popping up when you pull up my blog. I think she is great to look at but I am partial!!

Sandy said...

Wow, sounds like an awesome trip and visit.

Lori R. said...

Oh my, you are crazy busy. I wonder if your asthma didn't go wacko because it is so dry in Vegas. Glad you got along out there that well. I just got back from fla. just the opposite, 98% humidity... Have a great vaca.... type to ya when you get back...

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