Thursday, February 19, 2009

President's Day celebration . . . Vegas style

Alright, I'll say it. Being married to a banker is a pretty good deal, especially when holidays come around (like President's Day.) Tyler was off and we decided we'd spend the day doing what EVERY Las Vegan LOVES to do on the holiday that immediately followed the most romantic day of the year.

We hung out at a downtown wedding chapel!

Tyler's cousin Jenny and her fiance, Ryan, brought their family to Vegas so we could hang out with them . . . wasn't that nice of the happy couple? Oh, well, there was the business that Jenny and Ryan got married . . . either way we were glad for the excuse to get together and spend some time with the long-lost San Fran/Bay area Barlow family. (Okay, they're not long-lost . . . they have visited SEVERAL times since we've been married, but the last time we were at their house in Pleasanton was before Tyler and I got married . . . Yikes, we're totally slacking on the visiting!)

Here's Uncle Steve and Aunt Jane

Don't these two look like trouble? You would not believe some of the stories Tyler's dad (on left) has confessed about his and Steven's wild and crazy days in Salt Lake City. I'm pretty sure the Barlow brothers did pa-lenty of terrorizing the Avenues back in the day. {All those crazy grandboys, Bruce? It's called Karma! ;) j/k }

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace

And here's all the wedding party.

It was great to see Anne, Laura, Jenny, Mike (and his wife Chelsea who brough THE most darling little girl Sammy) and to meet Jeff and his wife Kim (for the first time . . . I'm telling you we're slackers in the visiting department!) Jane and Steven are always fun to be around and both Tyler and I enjoyed the Mexican lunch we all had at the New York hotel/casino and then just the hanging out with everyone for the afternoon at Bruce and Dodie's. I'm telling you; it'll be a shame if Briggs doesn't get to know Sammy a little better because they are only two months apart and she is DANG cute!
While we didn't get to hang out with the bride and groom too much (they were a little occupied being newlyweds and all!), we are happy for the both of them and hope they enjoy life together. The trip was quick, but like Mike said, it's better to reunite at weddings than at funerals. So true. So, Happy President's Day/Wedding day!


Jessi McCall said...

cute and your man are lookin' a bit on the thin side! I hope you both got down on some wedding cake!!
I have to say, I L-O-V-E that wedding dress. Beautiful!

Laura B from the LBC said...

It was so fun to see you guys! I wish we could hang out more....

And that comment is sooooo something my brother would say (Weddings not funerals)


Anne of Green Barlows said...

Ha Ha-you are so funny! You described the day perfectly and we had a great time hanging out with you of these times we will come down and spend more than 24 hours:)

Jane said...

Thanks for posting these great pictures! We had a great time with you guys, too! Steve and I are always bemoaning the fact that we don't get away more often to see you guys! I'm SO glad you got to see ALL of the Steve Barlows (minus Jeff's 3). I'm just sorry Sunday night didn't work out to see the rest of the Bruce Barlows. XOXOXO!!!