Monday, September 26, 2011

Viva Las Vegas

Our long weekend to Vegas was filled with a lot of fun and excitement. Derek & his classmate were awarded a $1,000.00 cash prize for winning the student research contest they entered at the conference, and even more from the organization for even attending the conference. Derek learned a lot of new information, and while he was at the conference, I spent time reading by the pool and exploring the beautiful shops of the Wynn hotel.
{a} Waiting and watching the famous Bellagio fountains, while hearing sermons about Jesus by street performers.
{b} Inside the Bellagio gardens, which were decorated for Fall and made me so happy. The other thing that made me happy, the amazing gelato shop right next door.
{c} Derek rubbing the giant Buddha belly in the Planet Hollywood. I guess it was good luck since we won lots of $$$! [or Derek is just incredibly smart and had it in the bag the whole time :0]
{d} Visiting the Hoover Dam on the way home. We took the big bridge on the way over and decided it would be fun to stop. This is us on the AZ side of it- gotta represent!
{e} At the fashion district right across from the Wynn. Speaking of fashion, yes, my stripped sweater might be my new favorite thing... also the only "jacket" I brought. And, yes, I found a way to get cold while we were there. :)
{f} Derek at the dam. He had way to much fun making up jokes the whole time we were there. Like walking in and demanding "The DAM tour!" Or wanting to see the "...whole DAM thing!"

All & all, our trip was super fun and nice to just have a little get-a-way weekend. We are looking to heading back in March with another research presentation.


  1. so amazing! what a great weekend! i'm trying to convince mr. taylor to go to vegas too! you are gorgeous girl!
    xo TJ

  2. love that cardigan! i wanna go to vegas!!!

  3. i looooove your outift! we always go by a dam on our way out to Lake Havasu and my whole family makes Dam jokes for like an hour haha!

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  5. ohhhh this looks like a lot of fun! i too love the dam jokes! ;) bah ha ha

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  6. looks like a DAM good time. was the food DAM good? i like your DAM stripes!


  7. I love your striped shirts :) I AM OBSESSED WITH STRIPES! And was the dam tour good? I wanted to go to it but we didn't have time last time we were there!!!!