Monday, August 06, 2007

Vegas in a Nutshell

We have made it back from our little trip to Las Vegas. It is about a 4 1/2 hour drive from here, which is pretty good considering that most of the drive is over small desert highways and we also have to cross the Hoover Dam.

Unfortunately, by the time we arrived there so did Aunt Flo. Fortunately, that meant I was in the clear for margaritas. Unfortunately, that means that we are a "go" for the whole IVF thing. Fortunately, it is my best chance, and as I need to keep reminding myself, it is not my only chance.

OK, back to the trip. It was about 5:00 by the time we got there and settled into our room at the Bellagio. Brian's mom called as she was on a break from her conference so we went across the street to Paris to meet up with her and Brian's grandma. When we were done visiting we went back to our room for a little nappy rest time before heading over to the Planet Hollywood hotel and casino. We had dinner at PF Changs. After wandering around for a bit we called it a night and went back to the hotel. On Thursday morning we needed to be at the CSEA conference by 9:45 for Brian's mom's award presentation. Since we didn't want to be late, and we still wanted to have breakfast, and we didn't want to get up super early, we treated ourselves to room service breakfast. We picked the "healthy alternative" breakfast, and it included the most awesome bowl of yogurt, granola and fresh berries. We also had toast, hot tea, and fresh squeezed juice. However, the yogurt, granola and berries was absolutely amazing and I would happily order it again, again, and again. In fact, it was the best meal I had the entire trip. I know. I'm weird.

Anyway, the awards presentation, by the time it really started around noon, was really good. Oh, I haven't said what the award was for! Brian's mom was honored as CSEA employee of the year in the office manager category. There was a very nice video showing her at work and sharing all that she does. After being presented with a watch and award, Brian's mom gave a speech to the 2,000 people in attendance at the conference. Afterwards Brian's parents and grandma went to a luncheon while the rest of us were on our own. I wasn't feeling so great, on a number of levels, so I spent the afternoon in the room. Later that evening we all go together for dinner.
We really didn't do much the rest of the weekend. We did lots of wandering around, did a little gambling at the Wynnn (I lost $8 in a Lucky Lemmings penny slot machine), and drank margaritas at Margaritaville. There was lots of down time, and that was fine by me since I wasn't in the mood for doing much. Anyhow, I am so done with Vegas now, and I hope it is a good long time before we go back.


  1. Ugh- So sorry AF showed. But you are 100% right- IVF may be your best option right now but it is not your ONLY option and that is huge. So hold on to that and I'm sending you lots of hugs and prayers that you get through this as easily as possible and that you get the best outcome of course...oh congrats to Brian's mom on the award!

  2. Anonymous10:39 AM

    Well, I'm glad you ahd a nice break anyway. Would've been nice to bring home some IVF money but oh well...

    Did you get to see any shows while you were there? I've always wanted to go for the shows...

  3. Glad you had a good trip. I hate going places and having every minute planned out.

    Sorry about Aunt Flo, I know she sucks. I'm glad you are so positive about looking forward. Hopefully this time is THE time!!!

  4. I had similar feelings about Vegas when I went -- it was fun while it lasted, but I don't need to go back anytime soon.

    Sorry about AF. IVF is a very good option, though. I've got my fingers crossed that it's the golden ticket.

  5. Anonymous8:05 AM

    Hey Chris, thanks for the encouragment you left on my blog. I will check out that book. DH doesn't want to do injectables b/c of the cost, He said he's tired of throwing money at this since nothing has even come close to helping. I can unerstand a bit of what he says, I mean I haven't even been able to produce a follicle over 13mm since I started with treatment. It jsut makes me sad that we have to give up. It is times like this that I really wish we were wealthy. I think that if money was not an issue he would be more willing to try other things...