Saturday, February 23, 2008

Las Vegas!

For Christmas last year, Doug told me we were going on a trip to Las Vegas in the new year. An additional surprise was that we'd be going with our friends Scott and Lelia from Alabama.

Our weekend began with a thrilling helicopter tour of the strip. WOW is all I can say. We spent Saturday touring the hotels and checking the boulevard out. That evening we took in the show Stomp Out Loud. It is definately one of those "must see" shows. Those performers had incredible talent. Sunday we drove to the other end of the strip to check out the MGM, New York, New York and the M&M's store. When we arrived back at the hotel, we decided to play some slots. I lost a quick $60 but Lelia took home $300! Lucky lady!! On Monday, Doug, Lelia, and I went to the outlets while Scott was nursing a sinus cold. I don't think he minded THAT much.

We stayed in Caesar's Palace in the Augustus Towers room. There was a large jacuzzi tub complete with a TV and remote. Not that I had time to watch TV while in the tub, but it was luxurious anyhow. Our room was wonderful. Definately a nice treat since we won't be doing many overnighters after June. I had no idea of the size of the hotel until we walked to a restaurant at the other end and it took us almost 30 minutes to walk there. I don't think I've walked that much in my life! I wish I had a pedometer to have at least an idea of how many steps I took.

Las Vegas had a certain appeal to it. I'd love to go back for slightly longer and take in more things and do some more touring at a more relaxed pace. It was wonderful to see Scott and Lelia again!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

One more tidbit...

I'm going to have to change the name of my Blog. We will be the Fidelak Six in June. We are expecting our fourth baby sometime this spring.

Other Things We've Been Up To

Needless to say, this winter has been a busy one. Not too crazy, just busy enough to keep us going. We bought the kids skates and helmets and took them onto the ice for the first time. They sure caught on fast!

We were joined by a new member of the family in the New Year. Sadie an 8 week old, 3/4 Havanese,1/4 Poodle puppy, was welcomed by us. Her coat is all black and despite Doug's attempt and desire to call her "Kitty", the name Sadie stuck. The kids love her and we occasionally need to put Sadie in her pen to keep her away from little hands.

And just a few miscellaneous pictures...

Three kids in the snow

Never too big for a hug
Ready for church

Soooo tired
Our house in the winter

Merry Christmas!

This Christmas was another busy one despite my hopes to have a quiet one. Maybe next year right?


This is Andrea's 4th year in ballet and Arianna's first. Andrea continues to love dancing and performing at every chance she can. Arianna has thoroughly enjoyed the first half of the year and looks forward to ballet each week.

Back to School

This fall, Joshua and Andrea headed to a school program that is in coordination with home education. They go twice a week for all classes except Math and Language Arts which I do at home. So far, it has been a huge success. Both kids are doing very well in their classes and are making new friends and relationships.


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