Warning – Lauren started her afternoon without her kids and just her gorgeous husband with a shot of tequila and then followed up with delicious gourmet food and a few more tequila based drinks so she may wander….

So once a year my husband and I make a trek to Las Vegas to hang out sans kiddos and be a couple for a few days. This is a new development because our youngest just got old enough to be left for a few days with her nana and poppa with her brothers.

Vacation is a necessary thing. You can let got of your daily life for just a bit. Here, right now, I’m tipsy from a few screwdrivers, some uninterrupted, um, private time with my husband and a really lovely dinner at Tao that ended with a dessert with six layers of chocolate.

I haven’t written a damned thing since Saturday although I have plotted and I’ve read a few books I’ll talk about when I return next week. We did of course have a vomit incident at mile 16.9 of our road trip (sadly you really should know this when you feed leftover birthday cake to your 3 year old for breakfast)

And right now I have to write this while my husband nags me to take my vitamins – I don’t get a vacation from everything, LOL!

So I checked in to the gorgeous Venetian hotel and quizzed the wonderful Katherine about Las Vegas and where folks lived when they worked in town. I do have a few new stories brewing in my head as I always do when I travel.

We all need time away from our context, time when we are not just a wife or a mother – when we can kick up our heels, or laze around or both.

I’ll be back next week with pictures and a drawing for some fun prize or two.

I hope everyone is having a great last gasp of summer! Talk to you all soon!

8 comments to “VACATION!”

  1. Lori
    August 22nd, 2007 at 10:02 pm · Link

    Have a fantastic vacation!! Having just gotten back from mine, also sans kiddos, it’s a great way to reconnect when we are all so busy. Enjoy 🙂

  2. Sasha
    August 22nd, 2007 at 10:17 pm · Link

    I’m so jealous!!!

    And so happy for you that you get some time away from it all…and alone with hubby. :mrgreen:

  3. Seeley deBorn
    August 23rd, 2007 at 11:18 am · Link

    You’re living my life!

    …..I wish.

    Have a great time!

  4. Karen Erickson
    August 23rd, 2007 at 11:49 am · Link

    Ah I hope you have fun! I’m sure you will actually. And yes, I wish I had some alone time with my husband. It’s been far too long since we’ve done something like a vacation sans kids! 😯

  5. Tempest Knight
    August 23rd, 2007 at 3:59 pm · Link

    Have a great time! 😉

  6. Pamk
    August 23rd, 2007 at 7:01 pm · Link

    Hope the kiddo is fine. Mine got food posioning the other week when we were on vacation in Panama City Beach.

  7. Ann
    August 23rd, 2007 at 7:59 pm · Link

    Have a great vacation! 😀

  8. Christine
    August 24th, 2007 at 12:55 pm · Link

    Glad your having such a good time