Thursday, April 30, 2009

Today was a good day!

Words cannot express how good of a day this was. I was wanting to take my babies to the Denver Zoo but the weather was a tad too chilly for us to have them walking around. So, we decided to visit family instead.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My what energy they have!

We not to long ago got back to our room. Our first family outing was at the Children's Museum. Not what I expected, but the seemed to have a great time. So much that they tired me out.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Strip is amazing...

Last night was great. We finally had the chance to do some sight-seeing along the Las Vegas strip. The food smells awesome, the light are amazing, and the casinos are huge. All we did was walk around and we didn't get to all of the great things they have. The strip is very long and you will need more than a day to really enjoy it.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Here are a few videos...

April 2009 Vacation Videos

Finally...Our Current Vacation Photos!

For the full album (if you don't want to scroll down) go to http://picasaweb.google.com/kassia.holmes

Big Texan Steak Ranch - April 2009


The Las Vegas Strip??!!!

Ernest and I didn't have an exciting evening, but we did get the chance to finally see the Las Vegas Strip. Well, we drove threw it actually. We got the boys in bed by about 10pm, then drove to see where our niece works. We stayed there for a good hour I think then headed down to the strip, but by then it was about after 12am and we were both tired. So tonight we decided to have date night. We are going to spend time sight seeing with the boys today and then go out to the strip around dusk. It's not often me and Ernest get quality time together so we are going to take advantage of it.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Not bad so far for day one...

So far we haven't done a whole lot. Most because it takes some adjustment to the difference in altitude. However, we got out a little late and had breakfast at Denny's. Then just an hour ago we returned from the Santa Fe Casino where we had a very good buffet and let the children bowl. The bowling part alone was an adventure and exciting. Robert was so excited and wanted to be "one with the pins" that he kept trying to run down the bowling lanes. Well, I think it was the third set where I was holding him, but some how he broke loose and ran fast down the lane next to us. This child in sandals did not slip or try to slip. Me in my tennis shoes went after him barely getting to him fell on my butt. Those darn lanes are slippery!!!! Needless to say that it was scary and funny at the same time. Too bad I didn't get the chance to have someone tape it. You guys would have gotten a kick out of that scene. LOL!!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Well...We finally made it!

We have been in Las Vegas for about a little over two hours now. Spending time with the family, watch a little basketball (which I am not into really) and catching up on the NFL Draft (which I am fanatic about). The weather is nice here. A slight breeze, but nothing to take away from the heat too much. I will be giving myself and my boys a bath soon. You know after a long ride you need it. Then I suppose later on we are heading somewhere to listen to some jazz music.

TV doesn't come close!

OH MY GOODNESS! We just came through the Hoover Dam. Nothing you have ever seen in movies, TV, our print can come close to the AWESOME wonder we just saw. Car bumper to bumper, red rocks everywhere, structures that take your breath away.


I have never seen the color of mountains change in such perfect levels. They are building a new bridge too that is so high up I am amazed they have it at the point it's at.

110 miles to go...

Well, I pleased to finally post that we have just a little over an hour to go on our journey. Despite the detour, traffic, overnight stay, and what not this has been a beautiful trip so far.


Ernest has been in his slight winney moods, but for the most part my boys have been on their best behavior. I am very proud of them.

On the Road Again...

OK! It is now 6:06am MST and we are back on the road Vegas bound. Ernest got enough sleep to make the next 6 or so hours. The boys are back to enjoying Ben 10.


I am really looking forward to jazz concert our niece is taking us to. She has to do a little work and we are going along for the fun. I enjoy Jazz so this should be fun.


Friday, April 24, 2009

Yet another delay...

After the Dallas confusion, stopping to eat, and then running into traffic issues we realized that we would not be in Las Vegas until 2 or 3 am and that is just too much for Ernest. I offered to drive, but he likes to do the driving himself. So with that in mind we decided to call the night and get a room. We got a room at the Holiday Inn Express in Grant, NM. We probably won't be in Las Vegas until about 12 or 1 in the afternoon. Oh, well. Things happen.

I have a lot of pictures to show of to everyone. Thought about adding them tonight, but I am very sleepy and need to get up before dawn. So, I will be posting them tomorrow once we get to Vegas.

Delayed Blog Post

** Note: I tried to post this blog from my phone around 3:12pm, but my business email account wasn't allowing me to do so. I have to find out what is wrong with my web host. Anyhow, here it goes...**

We just came from Amarillo, TX and had a good meal. We stopped in "The Big Texan Steak Ranch" - Home of the 72oz. Steak. You get 60 minutes to eat the steak (which is actually butterflied), a salad, shrimp, vegetables, and a roll.

Ernest had the 32 oz. Steak and I had the 12oz. Big Texan Ribeye. Let me just say everything was absolutely great. They have not only the best steak, but I never had cole slaw so good. Not too much salad dressing/mayonnaise and the best blend of spices. It was absolute heaven.

We are now on our way towards Albuquerque, NM with an estimate of 800 miles left. I think it's less, but not sure. The weather is actually very nice, but the wind is blowing extremely hard. Mobile doesn't get this windy unless we are in a hurricane.

Man! Dallas has a crazy system!

OK...we made it through the first hump. Got to Dallas by 4:30am. Robert has been sleep most of the time and Ernest watched a Ben 10 DVD that bought before I left as a surprise.

Anyhow, let me just say Dallas has a very...very...very confusing highway system. We did get off track for a little while. The GPS and Google Map application was trying to take us one way and we needed to go a different route. We are back on track now. Maybe an hour off at the most.

The weather here in Texas is a little windy and scattered sprinkles of rain. We saw a house that reminds Ernest of the TV show "Dallas". Right now there is nothing but farm properties.

Oh...btw...Satellite radio? Total addiction for road trips.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Las Vegas Here We Come!

Ok we got started about 2 hours late due to small things that needed to be taken care of before we left.

Anyhow, we are offically on the road. One thing for sure it truly is an adventure with a 3 year old and 20 month old. Already! LOL! We should arrive in Vegas by 9pm at the latest.

Today is the day...

Well, It is finally here. So far so good at work. Out of the three websites in my personal queue I closed one that has been there for a month and finished a preview I have been working on for month, too. Basically, that leaves me with worry free vacation. Now, if I can close a minimum of 8 websites by 6pm then I will be cool.

Anyhow, stay posted. I will keep everyone update on the trip. When I can I will post links to our slideshows as well. Pray for us!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Vacation Countdown!

Well, tomorrow is the day. Me, hubby, and my two youngest will be heading towards Las Vegas then off to Denver. We had planned this trip about a month ago, but I didn't get excited about until last week. Mostly because things at work got pretty hectic. I didn't think I was ready for it really. I AM NOW! As soon as I get off we are out.

Never been to Las Vegas before so that is something I am looking forward to. My husband's niece lives in Vegas and she has been wanting us to visit for years. Dont' know what there is to do with two toddlers, but I hope we have a great time.

I plan to keep you posted about our adventures.

The Start of My Blogging!

Actually, it's not my first. I have a short blog on Yahoo! 360, but I don't go to that account much anymore.

I suppose I should start out by telling you about myself. My name is Kassia. I am the "wife" to Ernest and the mother of three boys - Cordell (20 y/o), Ernest (3 y/o), and Robert (20 mo.). I am a born and raised Denverite, but have lived in Mobile, AL for the last 11 years.

As far as what I do...by day I am a webmaster for a local company...by day/night I am working toward get my home business off the ground. Working to provide virtual assistance and web/graphic design.

For other info about me I suppose my profile will be the best place to look.