Thursday, March 31, 2011


March 26th we celebrated Grandma Josie and Grandpa Andy's 62nd wedding anniversary on their turf. Yes the family, all 30+ of us made the trek out to Laughlin, NV. Where Grandma and Grandpa are pretty much regulars with comped rooms and all that jazz.

We all stayed at the River Palms (never again!) We had a room on the 10th floor with a pretty awesome view of the river. When I originally booked the room I opted for a non-river view. I figured $10 a night wasn't worth looking at the river for the 10 minutes a day we would be in the room. When Joey found this out he immediately called and switched to a river view which I guess was nice, but worth $20.00. I'm still debating that one. 

On Saturday night we all went to the Harrah's buffet for one big family dinner. And boy was there family!

Grandma and Grandpa with their Grandchildren 
(Well the ones that made it to Laughlin)
See Joey is totally use to being surrounded by women.

And here they are with the great-grandkids that were there.

Here they are with their favorites. Yes they have favorites. At least I married one of the faves!

Even my Mom and Pops came out for the celebration. Broken wrist and all. If you look close you can see where The Phi signed my Mom's cast!

Lou meeting her great-great-Uncle. Crazy
I don't know what The Phi is doing. At this point I have stopped asking.

Our lifesaver Julie! She will do anything to make Lou smile. If Lou even gave one little cry Julie was there to make silly faces and noises. No wonder all the kids love Julie.

On our trip The Phi had one request. She wanted to take a boat ride. So the water taxi meant for people too drunk to walk to the next casino became the highlight of the trip for The Phi!

Arizona to the left.

Lou just loved the wind whipping through her hair!

She must get that from her big sister.....

Joey contemplating....stuff

I am still getting use to the missing front teeth.

I love her little stride with Schmonkey swinging back and forth.

Yea he's pushing a stroller but he's still hard-core.

Getting our $10 a day worth of view.

Despite the awful hotel service, the blisters on my feet and the fact that I probably slept a total of 3 hours in 2 days, it was a fantastic little mini-vacation. Awesome to have Joey's family together in a new place. And even more awesome that my parents were there to help celebrate and spend some time with us.


  1. to bad we didn't go. it would have been fun.

  2. Anonymous12:06 PM

    I was waiting to hear about the little cows... :p


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