Tuesday, July 6, 2010

OUR WEEKEND IN NEVADA!

We had such a nice, relaxing time in Nevada. This was probably one of the funnest visits we've had. I think too, because my younger kids are a little older now, and not so "baby-ish."

Despite the time we arrived, we all got up pretty early to start the day.

Here is my in-laws cute house! They sold their house in California a few years back, and totally downsized to a one story since it was just the two of them. This is where they chose to retire. It is a very small town, but perfect for them.

See the gray mini van? My sister in-law accidentally rented that for us! She wasn't sure if our Suburban was in great working condition to drive there, so she was browsing on one of those websites where you make an offer, and if they accept it, you are bound to it!

Totally worked for us! We loved driving a new van, plus it had a DVD player! My kids were beyond stoked!
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Here they are in the cul-de-sac, just tossing a football around.
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Danny, Veronica, and my sis in-law hanging out on the swing!
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Grandma with Miranda & Veronica.
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Of course, this is how the boys play with their uncle!
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Here is the local pool in town. The kids swam on both days, and on the 4th, there was hardly anyone there!
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This was the highlight at the pool! You can see Veronica on the right side, about to fall into the 12 ft. area!
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Love my Danny boy!
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On Saturday night, my father in-law took all of us out to dinner at a local restaurant/casino.

Here's what my husband ordered! Prime rib dip!
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I, of course, ordered a mushroom burger!
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Here are the kids with their cousin Jessie (Jessica). She's so sweet.
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4th of July!

That morning, their town had a parade, so we checked that out for a bit.
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That afternoon, my father in-law bbq'd burgers & hot dogs. For dessert, strawberry shortcake.
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My mother in-law had foot surgery, so that is why she is in a wheel chair. I wanted to take a shot of her and her boys carrying her back in the house. It was easier than her going all the way around the house.
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I had to take a picture of them with my cell phone. Here are the "HAPPY" kids on the way home! I think they just got in trouble (that explains the gloom on their faces). LOL! I think they were fighting because someone was touching somebody else, and so on, and so on! And what they're looking at is the DVD player (in case you're wondering).
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After going through tons of traffic, our 4.5 hour drive home was actually 6! But, it was all good since the kids had movies to watch the entire way. And we were happy to come home to our puppies!!

29 comments:

RoseBelle said...

First of all, that was so thoughtful of your inlaws to rent the mini van. Secondly, the swimming pool slides look so fun. I bet the kids had a great time there! Thirdly (and may sound dumb), I didn't know driving to Nevada was a shorter distance than LA. My geography is really off!!

Stephanie said...

How fun! That indoor pool is sooo cool - wish we had a water slide like that on ours! What a funny van story - at least you had entertainment!!!!!

jen@odbt said...

Lots of great memories - family, food and fun although I could probably do without the 6 hour car ride ;)

Jules said...

That pool looks very inviting....

I'm a mushroom burger eater too. Love them. Glad you had a great time.

Lorilynne said...

Sounds like a really great weekend!! Makes me crave a vacation (and that prime rib dip, lol)!

Lauren said...

great photos! Looks like a really fun trip!! :)

Deborah Ann said...

Looks like you had an awesome time! I LOVE Nevada. The desert, the warmth, the big blue sky...

Susie said...

That looks like a fantastic time (sans traffic:-).

Kelli @ RTSM said...

That sounds like such a fun trip....I totally understand what you mean about the kids not being so babyish! I am looking forward to vacations when my kiddos are a little older! That pool is awesome and so are those slides! I love the last picture too:)

blueviolet said...

I'm glad you had such a nice family visit!

Savvy Gal said...

what a lovely weekend. my sister said the same thing about long drives and movies to entertaining her little ones.

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Looks like you had a great weekend. Glad you finally made it to Nevada!

Jane Anne said...

Well, except for that last photo and the foot surgery, everything looks like a lot of fun!

Denise said...

So glad your family enjoyed the holiday. Sorry about the foot injury.

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

So glad you guys made it and had such a wonderful visit!!

Our Family said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. From the "new ride" to the slide at the pool- looks like a lot of fun!

Robyn said...

Looks like a wonderful time. Family is just the best!

Helene said...

The pic of them all in the car with frowns and their arms folded in front of them made me laugh!!! It's not officially a road trip until the kids are all unhappy about one thing or another!

Looks like you all had a great time...love the slides at the pool!

Welcome home!!

Muthering Heights said...

It sounds like such a wonderful weekend! The foot excepted, of course...

Kim said...

What a nice weekend getaway fo ryour family! I can't believe how much of drop those slide have, wow! Neat pool.

He & Me + 3 said...

How nice of your sister to rent you the van. My kids would love that. Looks like a great trip. Your in laws house is so cute.
Yum to the mushroom burger. Totally my kind of meal.

Veronica Lee said...

Glad you all had such a wonderful time. Yay to the mushroom burger!!!


Happy Wednesday, Alicia dear.

Lisa said...

How thoughtful of your sister to rent a mini van and I bet the kids loved it....the movies....lol
I am so glad you had a great time and you are home safe.

Cathy said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful time. I love all of your pics. Those burgers look divine!!
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ocmist said...

What a wonderful surprise, to have a nice, new van to drive! Such a sweet idea! Sounds like you all had a great weekend... AND

LOL! How well I know that "HE'S TOUCHING ME!!! We had 5 kids going on vacation each year...

Beth in NC said...

I love the pictures (especially the last one- lol). Sounds like a wonderful trip Alicia!

How do you stay so thin with those burgers?!?!?

Love!
b

Chris said...

wow, what a fun trip!

Mo said...

helllo stranger. ive been mia since molly was born on the commenting but im makin my way back. love the new blog look [although that might be old...haha] looked like a fun trip! that water park looked like a blast. and how do you make the food look so delicious on your blog all the time? yum and yum yum.

Stacy said...

Wow, that looks like a drop from that slide! My kids would have loved it. I am so glad that you were able to make the visit!