Saturday, August 15, 2009

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas!


Well, the time has come.....we officially live in Columbus, Ohio. We moved in two weeks ago and our house is still full of boxes and disorganization, but I do have a good excuse........
Two days after we moved into our new house we went on vacation to Las Vegas with all of my family, which included my siblings and their families and my parents. It was so great to see them and I already miss them again......I can't wait until next year. We got to stay in an awesome house, it had seven bedrooms, a pool and a volleyball court and a fun game room. We have so many pictures I don't even know where to begin, so here is a link to all of them since I can't decide. Honestly all the good pictures that were taken of us were taken by everyone else's camera, so they will come some time in the future. We did get to take some family pics so here is the whole fam: (And for those of you that are wondering, there are five siblings, five spouses, two grandparents and six and half grandkids)


A few fun things our family did while we were there .......
  • a scavenger hunt on the strip
  • late night poker games
  • made 20 baby blankets (in one day) for St. Christophers (the hospital where Annalise had her surgery)
  • 18 holes of golf under the blazing hot sun
  • took family pictures the same day
  • a lot of swimming at 5 am since Annalise never really adjusted to the time change
  • ate a lot of good food in really good company
It is always refreshing to see my family.......and even more relaxing to go back home, but that was really the strange part. I kept on thinking I was going back home to Philly, but I wasn't. I was tempted to hop on the plane to philly in the airport, but I decided it would make more sense to fly back to where all of my stuff was just moved to, back to Columbus. I am really having a hard time adjusting to being in a new place, and I miss all of my friends sooooo much! I know that in time I will get used to it. However, today I did enjoy myself shopping. I went to a garage sale and got tons of stuff for twenty bucks, and then I went to the farmers market down the street from there and got some amazing tomatoes, peaches and corn, so there are many positive things. As soon as I get my house organized I am going to take pictures of our new place for everyone to see it, but if you want to see it in person all you have to do is come to Columbus.....I know it sounds tempting!

PS~ Here are some cute pics of Annalise and her girl cousins in the cute tutu's that Ellie made....so cute!


9 comments:

Heather Stott said...

loved the up date, mine will be coming soon, I had so much to catch up on I didn't know where to start! and totally jeleous about the garage sale finds! I Love garage selling

Lindsay said...

Ok, how cute is Annalise's pose in that last picture??? I love it. We miss you too! It is so weird every time I drive by your old apartment I automatically think, "Kelsey's house!" and then have to remember all over again that you're gone. We better plan our trip to Columbus for Christmas at a time when you will be there so we can see you! I'm glad you guys had fun in Vegas! Sounds like an awesome trip!

Mrs. Martin said...

What a fun vacation! You come from such a beautiful family, too! I love the pictures! Good luck getting things unpacked and settled! We miss you!

The Schexnayders said...

Its good to hear that you made it and are settled. We all miss you here in Philly as well. It sounds like a really fun Vegas trip and I LOVE the first picture of Annalise!

Dana-Mari said...

Hi Kelsey!!!!!!

We miss you. Cute pics!!!!!!!!!

Patty Sampson said...

Oh Anna is SOOOOOO cute!! Now I want a girl. :) There is nothing in the world like a good tu tu. I loved them as a kid, and you bring back great memories. :)

We miss you too. And that trip to Columbus is sounding mighty tempting. :) It is just not the same without you here.

Sierra Parke said...

I love Vegas, but boy is it HOT HOT HOT!!! I LOVE your family picture. It came out soooo great. What a beautiful extended family you have.

Kendy said...

well there are things to do in vegas...sometimes vegas gets a bad name....did u got to the M&M store? my friend karen was also able to find fun things to do.....the tutu's are sooo cute.....

Doug and Mallena said...

LOVE the tutu! What a great family vacation. There's nothing like being with family!