Holding my new niece for a short 45 minutes during our layover to Kauai was simply not enough, and so I organized a mini family vacation to Las Vegas. Vegas is perhaps an odd place for our crew to descend on, but it is approximately half way from here and Orange County, where my sweet niece now calls home. And so, Vegas is where Amelia met her grandma, aunts, uncles, and cousins for the first time.
We visited some of the family friendly sites, did a lot of eating (including an awesome brunch spot that happened to have a menu and decor revolving around the Kentucky Derby), shopping, and swimming . There was also a lot of downtime for chatting, catching up, brownie sundae making, snuggling, playing chase, and generally enjoying life. It was a great weekend and I loved getting to spend that much time with Bryce, my mom, siblings, in-laws, nephews, and niece. I hope we reprise it sometime soon (hint, hint)!