Friday, November 14, 2008

Vegas Baby!

When Jon and I were roommates we went to see Swingers. A few days later I offered him to create an e-mail name on my AOL account. It was the mid 90's, we were just catching onto this Internet thing and I had just gotten a computer as a college graduation gift. (Side note, I wrote Legal briefs on a Brother word processor on which I could only see 2 lines of text at a time for 4 years. I could have used this gift a bit earlier!). Anyhow, Since we had just seen Swingers and Jon had been using the key phrase "You're so money" for days, he picked the name jonmoney. Ring a bell?

A few years later we were dating and going to visit his parents for Thanksgiving. On an extended layover in Vegas I had blackjack on my mind, but Jon decided to get me drunk and propose. Or was it propose then get me drunk. Either way, he got down on one knee in the middle of the casino and begged me to be his wife. I said yes, yadda, yadda, yadda.

We have been back to Vegas twice since then. Once when I was pregnant with Dylan and once when he was very young. For YEARS I have been itching to get back there again. So we decided for our first ever escape from the insane asylum called my house, we would go to Vegas. I have been secretly saving money for about 1 1/2 years to try to plan a disco party for our 35th birthdays in January. We decided to do this instead. We'll spend the same amount of money, and we might find some disco music somewhere in town, but it will be better because we really need a vacation...alone.

So my awesome mother-in-law is coming in town to stay with the kids for our adventure in Sin City (we will be sinless I hope). I have booked everything. Rooms at the MGM Grand (the scene of the blackjack vs. engagement ring experience), 2 Cirque Du Soleil's in one night, Penn and Teller the next night,drinks with my cousin, spa services, and of course I have left some free time for BLACKJACK!!! I am very excited. And nervous. I leave my grandma a 1 page note every Wednesday to get her through 3 hours with the kids until Jon gets home. I am going to need to buy a ream of paper to make all the lists for those 3 days! We are going right after finals and coming home in time for the Drive Through Nativity. Squeezing it in when we can!

On a completely different note, when we came home tonight at 9:00pm, it was 83 degrees. It is so windy my home is shaking. Last week when it did this Dylan and I were awake all night. Literally.

Again I digress, as I type this I am finishing a bottle of great almond champagne from Trader Joe's which only cost $6. We were celebrating Jon's work accomplishments and the end of an an amazingly long work week (I think he worked 3 13 hour days in a row). I made some appetizers and put in a movie. The night is ending with me turning off the movie after about 20 minutes and me drinking the champagne on the couch, watching Boston Legal, listening to Jon snore nearby. Next time we'll save the celebration until his day off!


Kristi said...

Be careful. I always get pregnant in Vegas.

Or do I? Hmmm....

discomommy said...

Didn't you just get home from Vegas? Is this really how you want to break the news to everyone???

Heidi said...

KT - something you wanns share?

Gina - have a WONDERFUL trip!!

VikingMom said...

I'm currently listening to Billy snore on the couch too...must be going around.

As for there something that want to tell the group? :)

VikingMom said...

Oh and yes, have an awesome time in Vegas. Time away from kids is time well spent!