Monday, August 10, 2009

Viva Las Vegas!!!

Jimmy and I just got back from a weekend in Vegas. We have been home for about 28 hours and have already said about sixteen hundred times we wish were still there. We had so much fun it was ridiculous. Thanks to my friend Adrianna and my Sister Lori, we knew our kids, our dogs, and our home were in good hands and that it made it easy to relax and have fun! We went to celebrate our 5 yr wedding anniversary (Sept 5th) and to renew our vows. We plan to renew our vows every 5 yrs and we decided on Vegas for this 5 years and ITALY for our 10 year renewal! Woo hoo! Since we did the romantic beautiful elegant wedding the first time around, we wanted to do something HILARIOUS the second time around. So not only was I a VEGAS bride, but we got married by ELVIS! It was so funny and cheesy and so Las Vegas, it was beyond fun. Here are some photos of us on our way to Vegas!!

Our friends Amy and Brian who got married at The Bellagio (in a gorgeous Las Vegas wedding) 1 yr ago this Sept 19th met up with us for the weekend.

The four of us had a blast and laughed that it took us traveling to Vegas to hang out, which is ridiculous since they live in Phoenix! HERE are the Wedding Photos...enjoy!

The wedding was streamed live over the Internet and some of our friends got to watch. Ella was apparently mad that she was talking to us and we were ignoring her and she stormed off after it was over- LOL! After the vows we had dinner and drinks and some gambling at The Bellagio. While we walked to our hotel at The Mirage- we had a little too much fun and took some hilarious photos!

Saturday by the pool at The Mirage was great. We didn't get The Cabana we requested 2 mos in advance and would have been charged $350 for b/c they were all given away last minute to high rollers. Nice huh? Bastards! But we enjoyed our day by the pool and our $100 rounds of just 4 drinks. Not kidding! Photos please...

Saturday Night we decided to celebrate Amy's 30th Birthday a little early (Aug 13th) by having dinner at NYC's famous Seredipity3 which is now at Caesar's Palace!

After dinner we took in the Bellagio fountain show (which was so beautiful it made me a little teary) and then the Mirage Volcano.

After saying goodnight to The Jensens, Jimmy and I hit the Craps table (my favorite) and we had a BLAST! We actually left Vegas with Casino money in our pocket! We left the next morning to head home to our babies. They were very excited to see us, as were we. The doggies were happy to have us home too! Every time we called Ella would ask where we were and when we told her she would yell excited to Aunt Lori "They're in Las Vegas!" It was so funny. Lori was like, I know- I know!! To cap it off, below is one of my favorite photos of the whole trip. I LOVED my dress and my husband was looking like a hottie. The photo is a little blurry but still one of my favs! We can't wait to go back again!


  1. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You look beautiful! I loved your dress! It looks like it was a blast! How funny that Ella got mad! I love that your going to do it in Italy! AMAZING! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!

  2. OMG I don't think that I have laughed as hard as I did looking at the "what happens in Vegas" pictures... I am so happy for the both of you. Looks like you had an amazing time... ITALY huh??? =) Love you guys...

    Congratulations on 5 years so far and many more to come!

  3. Awww so glad you guys had a blast! Loved all the pictures and congrats on five years of marriage! I wish you guys so many more :)

  4. You are a hottie Jill! Looks like a great time! I think you may have inspired me to try to do something similar for Tim and I for our 5th!

  5. So cute and I am so glad that you got to spend some time together, ALONE! Every marriage needs that. I am just a little disappointed that you didn't look more trashy, lol. You look too beautiful to be a VEGAS bride. Hope Elvis did your vows justice.