So, in September we decided to remedy that situation by taking a trip to California with a stop in Vegas on the way home.
On another day, our friends Jeff & Kathy Ludlow treated us to a ride in their Cessna. Matt loves to fly. You can tell by that big ol' smile on his face.
I, however, was less enthusiastic. To say I'm a nervous flyer is a bit of an understatement.
But, once I white-knuckled it through the take off, the views made it all worthwhile.
We flew along the coast from Camarillo to San Luis Obispo. We had an ocean view off one side and a view of the mountains off the other.
We had quite a time talking about the difficulties of having the name Tacey; like always being called Stacy, Tracey or even Lacey. Not to mention the horrors of the first day of school when we both have had to squirm through the teacher butchering our name, much to the amusement of the rest of the class.
The strip at night is a pretty wild place. The fountain at the Bellagio was the tamest thing I could take a photo of.
We had to sit through four agonizing hours of a time share sales pitch to get the free tickets, but the show was so good it was worth it.
First of all, let me warn you that they pump the scent of chocolate through the entire 4 story building. It made me want to buy (and eat) everything in sight. Which is, I'm pretty sure, why they do it.
The coolest thing they have is a huge machine that let's you personalize and print your own M&M's. You choose the colors you want, input what you want them to say, push a big button and voila!, the coolest M&Ms ever!
The show was great. I highly recommend it. I actually had no idea how talented they both are, especially Marie! She sang everything from Aerosmith to opera and did it all fantastically.
The mommy-to-be wants elephants for her theme so I found a pattern online that fits perfectly. I'm excited to get started.
And just for the heck of it, here is my latest finish. It comes on a fabric panel complete with everything you see here. I saw it and just had to make it for Maddie. I mean, check out the mermaid tail...and the mini quilt!! How could I possibly pass it up?
I gave it to her last week for her 3rd birthday.
Vacation's are great but it's always good to be home. Summer is officially over now. The weather turning cool, the leaves are turning and we've definitely had frost on the pumpkin. I love this time of year.