Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Flashback: Vegas, Baby, VEGAS!

Will has been out of town on a business trip for the last few days, and won't be back until tomorrow, and I miss him, so today's Friday Flashback will be about him and us and our fun trip to Vegas in the summer of '04.

I had been back from my study abroad semester in Bath, England for a couple of months and our long distance relationship - from England to California, an 8 hour time difference - was miserable. So, without further delay, we decided he needed to come out and visit me for the month of August, and it only made sense that we book a trip to Vegas, baby, VEGAS!
I love Vegas. Not the gambling part. I'm actually pretty darned terrible at gambling, and the idea of dropping money in a machine or on a table and never seeing anything come of it, makes my stomach hurt. But the live shows and awesome food and SHOPPING make me very happy. I'd been to Vegas a bunch of times before, but Will had never been, and anyone who knows Will, or has been reading my blog for awhile, knows that he is a massive Elvis fan(atic). Vegas was the logical place for us to go (we've since been to Hawaii and Memphis together, so we have the Elvis-related vacations covered).

It was awesome. We had fun. So much fun that we impulsively thought Ooooh, lets get married! and went diamond ring-hunting, though we didn't officially get engaged until a week later. And then five months after that, we were married and finally able to live in the same country together. Hurray, no more long distance!

Because of legal reasons (related to boooorrrring immigration laws) we weren't able to have one of those awesomely tacky Elvis weddings while we were there - which is a good thing because my family wouldn't have been very pleased if I came home from Vegas married with an illegal immigrant husband (especially as he would have been deported straight away) - but someday, we'll be back in Vegas, in a tacky little chapel with the King there to renew our vows.

Yay, fun!

Aw, we look so young. Its amazing how only six years and two high-energy little girls later, I feel so old.

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xoxo,


17 comments:

Jonathon Arntson said...

You're so funsies!

ElegantSnobbery said...

Haha, Jon, are you saying that because I used the word FUN aprox a billion times in this post? :D

Chana said...

Too cute! Ugh. You guys are adorable! I love this flashback, probably because I love Vegas too!

AlyGatr said...

Aw, you guys are so adorable and look so damn young! Dude, I would have totally done it, if only to have a reason to go back to Wales with him when he was deported. I don't know why, but I think deported and I think of Born in East LA. Imagine will being dropped off in Mexico :)

My 20th class reunion was in Vegas and I never got to go...BOOO

ElegantSnobbery said...

Aly, immigration doesn't work that way. Despite being married, we would have been separated for up to two years while we waited for marriage visas to go through.

Not to mention the mess of legal stuffs the deportation would have added to the trouble.

Jonathon Arntson said...

I didn't even notice, I just love the word funsies and I love you.

Much More Than Mommy said...

You both are adorable!

Tina Laurel Lee said...

You totally seem young on the internet! But I know what you're saying about those kiddos making you old, especially after a week of single parenting!

Nice post.

And I didn't notice the fun either. Although I want to say it now. Fun.

Julie Dao said...

You guys are SO cute! What a good-looking couple and I sincerely hope you get to go back to Vegas someday soon and have the wedding you wished for!

ElegantSnobbery said...

haha, thank you, you all are too kind! :)

And Jon - *smooch* Love ya back

And Tina - Haha, I do sound young on the internet. I sound equally young IRL. I talk like a 15-year-old Valley Girl.

Erica said...

That is so sweet!
What great pictures!
I am not sure if I like vegas. I have had a lot of fun, I have had bacon martini's at the double down, played roller derby and I even married my husband in vegas, but it seems like a little too much for me most of the time.

The Momma said...

Awwwww, so sweet!

Casy Schweickart said...

Great pictures...it looks like so much fun. I've never been fortunate enough to get to go.

Pamela said...

So cute! Thanks for bringing back memories of my Vegas trip with hubby pre-baby. We also are huge Elvis fanatics and I always wanted to get married in one of those tacky little chapels too:) *Sigh* oh, the good old days!

Nen said...

definitely sounds like a blast!!

maybe someday i'll make it to vegas!!

Christopher And Tia said...

aw you do look really young. I've only been to Vegas once, and I was something like 12, and with family, so it wasn't anything that spectacular. I don't think its my sort of place at all, haha. It would have been, 5 years ago when I could take handle a drink or ten, but now.... give me a hammock and a strawberry lemonade please, hee hee.

Whimsical Creations said...

What a fun flashback! Great shots!

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