Thank you, Vegas, and Memorial Day…how is that for a combination?

Alright. I truly didn’t mean to take this much time off from posting.  But, sometimes things happen and I am once again reminded of who is in control.  So, I can fight it or I can kick my feet up and just be forced to relax.  Note taken.  Gotcha loud and clear, here.

This may be a bit of a random post.  I watched So You Think You Can Dance last night where this dude said he came up with a new type of dance called “the wiggle” where he literally did just that.  Did you catch it?  Somehow, as strange as it is, I cannot help but feel a little like him right now…just wiggling and shaking all of this random information out.  So, forgive me if this makes no sense, maybe I can blame it on Vegas?  Ok, here I go…

First of all, thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who donated to my charity: water campaign.  We raised close to $1400 which will change the lives of 69 different people.  You have provided access to clean water for every single one of them.  That includes women, children, men, families, communities…wow.  I just wanted to take a second to explain to each of you who donated exactly how much this means to me.  I stayed awake at night praying that people would help.  I cried tears of joy and of helplessness over this campaign.  I just cannot imagine what our day to day life would look like without access to clean water.  And to know, that 69 people now don’t have to worry about this one issue fills my heart with hope, happiness and love.  Thank you.  charity: water is already putting our money to good use and they have been in constant contact with me.  It takes about 18 months to get from this stage to the well up and running, so please know I will keep you in the loop when I hear where our money went and who it is helping.  If any of you feel so inclined to put on your own water campaign with charity: water, send me a link.  I will happily put forth $20 to make a difference in someone’s life.  Such a small sacrifice to so many of us and what a huge gift it can be to someone else…providing them with one of the most basic human needs, access to clean water.

On a less serious and completely different note, my hubby and I got to get away to Las Vegas with a few other couples for an extended weekend away.  We stayed at The Cosmopolitan which I highly recommend.  This hotel was beautiful, modern, and felt like it was dripping in diamonds. If you go there, you will know what I am talking about.

Our room had 4 different wallpapers in it…loved it.  Yes, those are the kind of things that I notice when I travel.  Surely, I am not the only one who gets excited about this stuff.  I mean check out what was hiding behind our closet doors.

Isn’t it great!  I love the quirkiness of this wallpaper in the closet.  I freaked when I saw it and for a moment really thought about wallpapering our master closet at home to which Sam Sam the welcome back to reality man quickly shot down.

We did a little bit of everything on our extended weekend away.  Let’s see, we went to the spa, the pool, shopped our little hearts out, had some unbelievable food, drank some lovely drinks, and, of course, managed to get some gambling time in.   And just to prove that we weren’t too old, we hit up a club where Chris Brown just happened to be doing a surprise appearance.  Not necessarily who I would have liked to see, but it was definitely unexpected.

My intention was to get back home after 3 days of relaxing and get after my to do list, but after waking up with a severe kink in my neck, everything has been put on hold.  I’m not talking about a little kink where you are a touch uncomfortable…I’m talking about the type where you cry in bed because you cannot move.  Sam had to help me up and forget about driving in the car.  Any little bump that we hit sent a shooting sensation down my neck and into my arms which caused me to scream a lil bit and laugh because otherwise I would have cried.  Thank the sweet Lord for my dear friends, The Boehmers.  They have saved me on more than one occasion.  If you are in Columbia, I highly recommend them.

So, I wasn’t lying when I warned you about this being one random post.  I’ll end this post with this touching video and hopefully after this Memorial Weekend we will be back to our regular routine.  I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and that we all can take some time to remember and appreciate what this weekend is all about.


4 thoughts on “Thank you, Vegas, and Memorial Day…how is that for a combination?

  1. Pingback: Sweet Darlin’ | Scout & Nimble

  2. Hi Jesse, thanks for the report on the success of your Charity Water campaign. Glad to have helped. Cute picture of you and your hunk of a husband! Don’t you just love Fornasetti’s faces on the wallpaper? Even more striking on plates.
    For Memorial Day weekend, I flew my “Star Spangled Banner” American flag with 15 stars and 15 stripes, which is a replica of the one flown over Ft. McHenry when Francis Scott Keys wrote the song that became our national anthem. I purchased my flag at the fort and a park ranger ran it up the flag pole. So I can say that my flag flew over Ft. McHenry just like the original one. It’s kind of a neat bit of history and most people don’t know about it. Here’s the link

    • Wow, that is cool Lorre Lei! My husband is a huge history buff so I will have to share that with him! I have never seen the plates in person, but now you have my wheels a turning…I’m thinking of all the places I could hang them! I’m sure they are pretty pricey. This could be trouble!!! So glad you had a great weekend & thank you again for your donation!!! I am so glad we’ve “met”! Meeting such amazing people is one of the best parts of having this blog!

  3. We went to Vegas on May 27th until the 31st and had a blast. A couple of friends of ours got married out there. But three days is totally enough time Vegas time…

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