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Our Vegas Christmas as Told Through Pictures

Well friends, another Christmas has come and gone much, much too quickly.

This Christmas we packed up the kidlets and traveled to Grammy and Poppy’s house in the land of Lost Wages. If covertly packing Santa’s toys (including two very cool and very huge Fliker scooters) wasn’t hard enough, BooBoo was battling one totally nasty, totally phlegmmy cough on our 4+ hour family road trip.

Like any good parents, we arrived in Las Vegas, greeted Grammy and Poppy and then ditched our kids in their very loving, capable hands to spend two nights alone as married child-free peoples on the Las Vegas Strip. Big Daddy P and I ate too much, slept too much, argued a little, caught “Jersey Boys,” braved the ridiculous crowds and lost our meager gambling fund in about six slot pulls.

We arrived back at my parents’ house on Christmas Eve to pick up parenting where we left off and spend Christmas together as a happy family. Take a look at our Vegas Christmas adventure as told through pictures!


  • Pretty much true 1 of 19
    Pretty much true
    Spotted in Vegas.
  • The Strip 2 of 19
    The Strip
    Bright lights and freezing temps.
  • Big loser 3 of 19
    Big loser
    I was pretty sure the Sex and the City slot would pay big. It didn't.
  • Diablo’s Cantina 4 of 19
    Diablo's Cantina
    Dinner at my fave Mexican restaurant on The Strip.
  • Christmas Eve service 5 of 19
    Christmas Eve service
    Christmas Eve service at my parents' church. It ended by singing "Silent Night" by candlelight.
  • On the move 6 of 19
    On the move
    My camera couldn't keep up with the excitement of Christmas morning!
  • A Very Spongebob Christmas 7 of 19
    A Very Spongebob Christmas
    Boy Wonder's gift to BooBoo.
  • My love bug 8 of 19
    My love bug
    Sweet boy, always so generous with the hugs.
  • Brotherly love 9 of 19
    Brotherly love
    A rare moment.
  • No gifts this year 10 of 19
    No gifts this year
    We said no gifts this year and meant it.
  • Silly Boy 11 of 19
    Silly Boy
    Don't you just love the yule log on TV in the background.
  • Presents! 12 of 19
    Presents!
    It was a Skylander Christmas!
  • Bossy Lady 13 of 19
    Bossy Lady
    Being bossy with a prominent bra strap.
  • Family portrait 14 of 19
    Family portrait
    A family portrait with my mom and stepdad.
  • Taken for a ride 15 of 19
    Taken for a ride
    Big Daddy P hitched a ride on the back of BooBoo's new Fliker scooter.
  • Fliker scooters 16 of 19
    Fliker scooters
    Looking good, boys.
  • Brave boy 17 of 19
    Brave boy
    In no time, he was racing down the driveway to catch speed.
  • Christmas Village 18 of 19
    Christmas Village
    A visit to the merriest spot in Las Vegas!
  • The best time of the year 19 of 19
    The best time of the year
    We had a wonderful Christmas!

How was your Christmas?

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