Saturday, November 29, 2014

Abby's Dance Recital

Today Abby had her dance recital.  This group of girls worked once a week for 8 weeks preparing their routine. We are so proud of Abby! She did such a great job! Love you sweetheart!

Below is a video and a bunch of pictures from her performance.

Cousin Aubrey came to watch Abby dance
Selfie with Uncle B
Zach and Aubrey waiting for the show to start
Abby dancing
Sweet moves Abs
She really needs to stop growing up so fast!!!
A great group of girls in Abby's class
Love it
Standing with all the teachers after the show
 What a great smile
 Abby wanted to pose on stage after the show. She is so beautiful and perfect!
 My girl
 Zach wanted a picture with his sister
 And then he wanted to pose on stage! haha

Great job Abby! Can't wait till your next performance!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Vegas 2014!!!

For our 10 year anniversary  we went to Vegas...KIDLESS!!!!!!!!!!! Steve and Sue were also celebrating their 10 year anniversary and we had a blast exploring Las Vegas Blvd. together for 5 days.  A huge thanks to Granny Venables for watching our kids and to Grammee and Grandad Gallimore for watching Ally & Syd.
So now, sit back and enjoy a ton of Las Vegas Selfies!!!

Heading to the US gates at the airport
On the plane ready and excited to go
In front of our hotel, the Mirage, which I would highly recommend
Nachos for dinner at Senior Frogs. They look good but they were covered in a cheese sauce that wasn't so good :(
On night one Chrissy and I went on a date and saw Le Reve together. It was an amazing show!
The the whole show takes place between a pool of water, eight stories up and everywhere in between

After the show we took our time walking back and enjoyed the bright lights of the city

Las Vegas Blvd all lite up
The Mirage at night
The view from our hotel room in the morning

On the evening of day two we went on the new High Roller behind the new LINQ hotel. It is the world's largest Ferris wheel. Very neat.

 On the way to the High Roller walking down the new LINQ Promenade.
Chrissy and G ready to board
The LINQ Promenade all lite up from above
The Flamingo and Cosmopolitan hotels
Our favorite, the Bellagio 
Trump Tower in the back ground, the corner of Treasure Island and the Venetian
Our hotel
The Pallazo and Wynn
Caesars Palace, Mirage and Harrah's
The lights are just so amazing
The Bellagio fountains from a top the High Roller
The Fountains are so cool
I dare say the Bellagio fountains at night are Chrissy and my favorite thing in Vegas.
Selfie with the Mirage in the background
The Russells in the High Roller
Me and my beautiful wife
A nice one of Brother and Sister
 A great picture of the lights
 Lil C and Big B Selfie
Gross with lots of laughs
 Another Selfie

On the strip there are people dressed up everywhere and for a couple of bucks you can take your picture with them.  We saw all sorts and this is the guy Chrissy wanted to pose with! haha

Chrissy and the Cowboy

The next day we went out exploring

In front of New York New York
American Cowboy? Who's he? How about the Packer Dreamboat!
Caesars Palace
Our favorite Restaurant was in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

Then spent some time at the Mirage Pool.

Poolside selfie
G and I chatting in the pool
Two studs poolside
Two chicks soaking in the sun
On Sunday night my NFL Team, the Packers, played Chrissy's team, the Bears (For the record Green Bay dominated and Chrissy took her jersey off she was so embarrassed after the first half)

After dinner we went and saw the fountains
The Bellagio
The show begins
All the lite up fountains are to music
The Gallimores in front of the fountains
B Selfie
It really is a beautiful spot

After the fountains it's back to the cheesecake, well, for some cheesecake!!!

Cheesecake selfie
Peanut Butter and Chocolate cheesecake for Chrissy
A huge sting Ray in the aquarium beside the Cheesecake Factory
Another look from our hotel room in the morning
Back to the pool

The Mirage
It is a very nice pool area. great place to unwind and relax!

The next night we went out to see Zarkana together.

Ready for our night on the town
A great pic of Sue and Steve
A great one of Chrissy and I
Dinner at Cheesecake Factory :)
Steak and Chicken. AMAZING!!!
Man my wife is hot!!!
Sue and Steve looking great. we are in the Bellagio gardens
Susan loved the pumpkin
I really like this picture
Zarkana was so awesome. Very cool show!!!
G and Stevie pumped for the show
Zarkana is based on a Russian circus playing around in an abandoned warehouse. Very cool stunts, great music and amazing aerial routines.  Below are a few pics from the show:

Stevie and G in front of the Mirage
A nice one with the Mirage in the background
And one of us with the same background
G in the Wynn. The carousel behind her is made entirely from flowers.
We saw Terry Fator our last night in Vegas
A Galli Selfie
And another in the Wynn
Back by the pool. She woke me up for a selfie...geez...
Terry Fator was an awesome show. We all enjoyed it more than we expected. He is one talented dude!
With Winston the impersonating turtle
Very very talented
Terry does Ventriloquism, throwing his voice, impersonations, sings and is a comedian
Back to the fountains after the show
And back for dessert
Someone's excited :)
In front of the pop machine at the Mirage buffet that has over 100 different flavours of pop including about 7 different Diet Coke flavours
Shopping in Planet Hollywood and we spotted Grandpa's, I mean the DC store. A great Sally Ann salute from Chrissy.
Chrissy with Johnny Depp
Me and Winston
A nice final shot of us in front of the Mirage
Everyone sad to go...except Steve...he's just smiling away! haha

We had such a great trip. Can wait for the next get away!!!