Are We There Yet?


Is it time to go yet?

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What about now?!

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I just want to GET THERE already!!!

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There being, Vegas, of course. :mrgreen: The anticipation is killing me, but Ben’s as cool as a cucumber, snoozing his little heart out on the couch! Pshht!

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Ugh, I wish I was a napper. 

We’ve been doing our best to fill the day with activities to keep from looking at the clock, including having lunch at my parent’s house this afternoon. Not just any lunch, though – a birthday lunch!

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Happy birthday to my sister-in-law, Kerry! :D (Nice photo bomb in the background, bro!)


My Mom whipped up a light and seriously yummy meal to celebrate – Feta Chicken with Artichoke Salsa.


This recipe of hers is one of my absolute favorites because it’s both healthy AND exploding with flavor. She simply seasons chicken breasts with salt, pepper & garlic powder, then bakes them with feta cheese on top.


Then she places them on a bed of spinach and lays out a bunch of toppings for everyone to add. I opted for tons of artichoke salsa, roasted asparagus, fresh tomatoes and Italian dressing!


Enjoyed with a lovely bowl of sweet strawberries on the side. :)


After lunch we had our requisite IGE family birthday cake – Pepperidge Farms Layer Cake – MY FAVORITE THING EVER!


Trust me, there’s a reason why we have frozen cake for everyone’s birthday in my family…


I’m glad we have the excuse too, because this cake is so dang good. Fluffy, sweet and the frosting is TO DIE. :D


Finn can’t have cake (allergies – poor baby!) so he munched on a special cookie so he could celebrate too. :)


He got so excited that he tried to shove the whole thing in his mouth at once.




Happy birthday Kerry! :D

Ok – I’m officially down to T-minus 1 hour until we head to the airport. My techy brother rigged up my iPhone so I can plug it into my computer and use the Internet from the phone (my hotel was going to charge like $15/a day!) so I WILL be blogging from Vegas!

See ya’ from Sin City! :D


Are you a good traveler?

Traveling is the #2 thing I love most in the world, second to my husband and family, but I gotta tell you – getting there kind of stinks! I tend to get antsy on road trips and can’t remember the last time I flew without something going wrong (hello Detroit and Paris!) That said, I don’t have a fear of flying or anything like that!

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