The Train Is Back In The Station

Just returned from about 3 days in Vegas.

This is the third year in a row that we’ve gone in early December. We love it and it’s great to see Sin City decked out in holiday bling, but I must admit that it’s a hard time of the year to be away from home even if it is for just a few days. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, but I was thinking about the 150 Christmas cards that needed to be addressed {that I was SUPPOSED to get out before we left} and the baking that I need to start and the gift for the sweet boy that I need to get together for Jay to put under his work tree…

But the Vegas craziness is behind us and we can now refocus on the holiday hustle & bustle.

I must report that Jay ROCKED the Rock N Roll half marathon which was held after dark this year ~ pretty awesome, but pretty crowded.

Lining up in his corral

It was cah-ray-zee!

If you’re an elite runner or take your running seriously, you probably don’t want to run this race. This is more of a fun, wear a tutu, get married along the route kind of race….we ARE in Vegas after all. Jay really tried to beat his PR, but with the amount of people on the course, it was difficult.

And only in Vegas will you see a caged tiger at the starting line…


And a visit to the strip wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the new{ish} Sugar Factory.

A fun place to visit at least once.

Loading up on gummy dinosaurs…

Not too soon after this, you could find him alternating between sips of milk and a gummy….parenting fail or not??!!??

Oh and the tooth fairy flew into town, found our hotel and slipped a few dollars under Elliott’s pillow…

It was quite the 3 days!

A huge THANK YOU to my sweet in-laws for meeting us over there and celebrating with us.


I missed you all and promise to post regularly now!

Starting on my holiday goodies SOON and have a couple Pinte{recipes} up my sleeve for this week.

Happy 40-sumpin’ Birthday to my other half today, too.

Love you, babe!


2 thoughts on “The Train Is Back In The Station”

  1. Nice to see you back! And I always enjoy your recipes and holiday posts. And don’t worry — my cards have not gone out yet either.

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