Monday, October 26, 2009

A Weekend Getaway!

So I haven't been feeling well due to present circumstances and I haven't been sleeping well due to not feeling well so a weekend away was all that kept me going last week! I always hate to leave the kids but I know that having some time away is so good for me and for them.

I took Friday off and we headed up to Atlantic City. We took Andy since he is now 21 and Humaira and Rebecca met us up there. I drove the whole way which is not fun but for me it's better than riding. We stopped twice and hit just a little traffic so we made it up there in about 5 1/2 hours. When we got there we checked in at Harrah's and then headed over to Bally's for Noah to swipe his rewards card. They were giving extra comps so we both wanted to make sure to sign in! Then we sat down and taught Andy how to play three card poker. I hit a three of a kind which pays 30 to 1. I was so excited and walked away up $400! Then we headed back to Harrah's to eat dinner and meet up with Humaira and Rebecca. We took them up to the room and then I headed down with them to play and go to the bar while the boys headed to the poker room. We stayed up nice and late drinking and enjoying each other's company. It's always great when we can get together :)

My view looking back from the driver's seat
Humaira and Rebecca playing checkers at the bar
(Yes I said at the bar!)
Humaira and Rebecca

Saturday we slept in and then headed to the outlets for some shopping! I got tons of clothes for the kids (mainly Tanner) so they can stop wearing shorts in the cold weather :) I also got myself two new pairs of jeans (in a size smaller than normal) and a few tops and Noah got a few things as well. Our shopping got cut short by rain but that was probably a good thing. We hung out in the room for a while and then headed down for Ben & Jerry's and a little more gambling. At this point Noah and I had spent my winnings but I was still up a little bit. Humaira did very well Friday night and was now addicted to the game so she kept pulling us to the table. I sat with Noah at blackjack for a while hoping he could recoup some of his losses. He did for a little while but then lost them again. Just be prepared for me to say that we did not come home with any money! We got dressed up and went to dinner at Morton's at Caesar's. It took a very long time and we ended up getting all of our drinks and desserts for free but we had an amazing dinner. I had steak and lobster and it was fantastic. Then we played until we were all exhausted and out of money before heading to bed.

All of us at dinner

Sunday we got up and headed out around 11:30. We stopped all together and had lunch and then hit the road to get home in time for Hallelujah Harvest at church with Izzy and Tanner! We made it home by 5 which was again great time. I think we all had a great weekend and we enjoyed each other's company. We can't wait to do it again!!!

Now I am trying to get everything ready for me to be out of work for most of the week. I have to leave early Tuesday and then I am having a minor surgery Wednesday morning so I will be at home recovering the rest of the week. Hopefully it will help and I will be feeling back to normal by Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend and has a great week :)