Monday, March 22, 2010


Travis and I met up with my brother and his girlfriend in Vegas for our babymoon (pre-baby vacation). We had both never been and we rather enjoyed it. We were super impressed with our hotel suite my brother found for us and we really enjoyed our time together with them. With less than 60 days until the due date, we were rather anxious to get away for some much needed rest and relaxation without our dear little Kate. I promise I am not exaggerating when I say that she grew an inch by the time we got back. I love how obvious it is when you return from a trip-- you just love them even more and more!

We stayed at the Trump International Hotel, where they pump the air in the main areas full of jasmine and cucumber. This was literally our oasis in the midst of a very smoky weekend. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner of sushi (shhh....I know I'm not supposed to eat it!) then a beautiful setting at the Wynn hotel for Italian the next night. We enjoyed our dinner there but then Ashley and I came down with what we think was food-poisoning. Not what you expect from a high-end restaurant!

Our other highlights were seeing a Cirque d'Soliel show called LOVE, based on Beatles music, watching the water show at the Bellagio and, of course, sleeping in... Kate was kind to us this morning though and slept in until 7am.

Monday, March 08, 2010

water water everywhere

You'd think water would be scarce in Arizona.
Not in our new house.
First, it was fixing the sprinkler system in the backyard. Cha-ching.
Then, when the water bill still remained RIDICULOUSLY high, we found out the leaking sprinkler in our front yard was actually our water main needing repair. Cha-ching.
While Travis fixed a leaking faucet in our master bathroom, there was some post-repair repairs that needed to be made to the wet carpet. Home repairs-- oops $$.
Then last night, we discover soft drywall seams in our front room as we try to install our new baseboards.
We were warned.
We knew owning a home wouldn't be inexpensive.
We just didn't expect to get so wet in the process.