Well peeps, we’re obviously back from Vegas…and boy what a trip it was.  I can truly say that I. WILL. NEVER. travel with children under the age of 5 on a plane ever again.  We will drive everywhere…everywhere…EVERYWHERE!  And if we can’t drive…we won’t take the kids, or we won’t go!

So, now that we’ve established that

We stayed with my sister and her husband.  They live in North Las Vegas, so it was not really on the strip AT ALL.  It’s just like being in any normal city.  On Wednesday we did a lot of playing…at home…DSCN1117 DSCN1118 and we also went to one of the bases in the LV area (Nellis) to walk around for a while.  The boys loved all of the “stuff”, of course… 005 DSCN1126 I was the party pooper on Wed, so we came home early.

Thursday was the big Turkey day, so there was lots of cooking and even more eating!DSCN1170 DSCN1172 DSCN1175 I’m the one in the white who looks pg…and Aunt Susan is on the left ACTUALLY pg but can’t tell, can ya!!!  I know…she’s gonna be one who walks out of the hospital in their size 4 jeans…

Friday Aunt Susan and I had a great day running around Vegas to quilt stores, cross stitch stores, lunch, and getting lost! trying to find a maternity store that truly didn’t exist…I SWEAR!

First stop of the day was the most important…DSCN1185

Next, and equally as important was Quiltique (and as smart Aunt Susan so politely informed me…it is pronounced similar to “antique” not “QUILT. E. Q.”  like BBQ…)DSCN1190 DSCN1188 DSCN1186 DSCN1187 How cute is this store!  I. LOVE. that they have that little compartment of fat quarters on top of each shelf…and that they coordinate with the collections right beneath…very smart ladies!  And…see those really thick bolts of Mill House Inn on the bottom left shelf?  That was FLANNEL…I KNOW!  I swear that the bolt of light pink polka dot flannel nearly leapt into my suitcase…  I purchased a few FQs of Paula Prass fabric, a cute FQ of some roosters, and a Mill House Inn Charm Pack.Quiltique purchase 

Next was a quick stop at Stitcher’s Paradise.  Only picture is what I bought…some Nora Corbett fairies.  I particularly thought that this shop did an EXCELLENT job of having current models displayed in their shop.  Very very very nice shop and owner!DSCN1259 

Next was lunch, and this was so funny.  So, my name is Dianne, right?  Well, we went to Panera Bread, and the lady asks for my name.  I tell her “Dianne” and look how she spelled it…DSCN1191 Really?  Good thing the food was good   Here’s what I had…(trying out the food setting on my camera!)DSCN1192 The last stop was Nancy’s Quilt Shop.  No pictures of the shop, but I did purchase a few 1/2 yards and some FQs.  All in all a great day!Nancy's Quilt Shop purchase

Saturday we went to the strip for a few hours…basically cause we were LV newbies and you can’t go without at least saying that you were on the strip, right?!DSCN1198 DSCN1199

DSCN1213 bellagio fix Hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving out there, too! 

Until next time… 

December 06, 2009 — diannebbrown@hotmail.com

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