Saturday, April 24, 2010


Our "post tax-season" R&R was great!  We love to go to Las Vegas, and this trip didn't disappoint!  We saw some great shows, enjoyed relaxing afternoons by the pool reading and people-watching (always fun), and walked our legs off!!
We saw "Jersey Boys", The story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons---such a great show, with music we love..."Big Girls Don't Cry", "Walk Like A Man", "My Boyfriends Back." "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," just to name a few! We just wanted to stand up and dance!!
We stayed at Vdara, a new hotel at "City Center" (right beside Bellegio).  It was a non-smoking, non-gaming hotel---we loved it!!!  We are always on "sensory overload" when we are in Vegas, so it was wonderful go go back to our beautiful, quiet, "fresh-smelling" hotel! (This was my view of the hotel from my lounge chair by the pool.)
We have gone to "Phantom of the Opera" before, but we love it, so seeing it again was wonderful! The stage production is amazing and the music is beautiful.
This was our first time to the dueling piano bar at Times Square in NY, NY---what a fun and LIVELY evening!!  Every half hour two new piano players would take over, the music was great and the audience participation made for a very fun evening!!
I snapped this picture of Jim relaxing by the pool...luckily I have a camera phone and he doesn't! :0)  I think his total relaxation after many months of long hours and hundreds of tax returns was a success!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy Tax Day...

While most people dread "tax day," those of us married to CPAs love it!!  I get to see my husband more LONG days and nights at the office, WOO HOO!!  And, to celebrate, we are sneaking off for a little R&R in Las Vegas!!  We will have some fun dinners, an evening at the NY, NY dueling piano bar, and go to the productions of The Phantom and Jersey Boys.  But, most of all we can relax and be together, the best place to be.
We will be celebrating a special birthday with Miss "K" tomorrow...she turns 5 on Sunday!  One of her favorite things in all the world is "Hello Kitty"...we have a fun surprise for her! 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, silly girl!! :0)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Making progress... we have an even BIGGER hole!  The concrete starts this week, finally! :0)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

More digging...more excitement...

After a "record setting" DRY winter, when our contractor was finally poised to begin our new house---BAM, the rains started!!  Sitting in our "LITTLE" temporary condo, I have been looking outside watching the rain clouds gather.  Just isn't fair---but, it's been dry for a few days and the digging continued yesterday.  I never thought I would be so happy to see a digger filling up dump trucks---that feeling is usually reserved for our 4 year old grandson! (And, would you believe a huge dump truck holds only 6 scoops of dirt from the digger?)  Yesterday they took about 50 trucks full out, and they have at least that many more.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Easter Bunny.... kinda scary!!!
("L" from 2008)