An Instagram Vacation

This week we’ve been down in Las Vegas visiting my parents. As always, I brought my big DSLR, but didn’t take a single photo (except the bridal shoot I did with a friend…more on that later).

iPhone has taken over.

1. fog on the way down
2. playing with his new (well earned) trucks at the hotel
3. watching excavator videos on youtube with the grandparents (thrilling!)
4. a visit to the local plant nursery to find new flowers for spring
5. a handsome boy on Sunday
6. playing at the park (in shorts) — the weather was gorgeous
7. a date to the burger bar
8. my burger and onion rings from the BB
The whole reason we planned this trip right now was because Philip had a work event in St. George most of last week. We drove down with him on Tuesday, stayed the night in a hotel, then my mom picked Peanut and me up on Wednesday morning and brought us back to Las Vegas while Philip spent the rest of the week in St. George “working.” 
This was the photo I got on Thursday night after their costume contest (2nd place winners!).

The next day they raced against the other teams in that little car, and
the rest of the week was filled with banquets, golfing, and lots of other “hard

Today we head back home and get back to real life!


  1. I don't think I even know what your husband does, but it sounds rough! 😉 Cute pictures.

    Amy Day to Day

  2. Oh my laws, that costume is UNREAL. HA! I guess a love of spandex is genetic.
    Glad you guys had a nice trip.

  3. kaila sue says:

    I want to vacation with you! It always looks so fun! Oh, and I can't find you on instagram! Where are you?

  4. MiniMeStyle says:

    Your husband's job sounds amazing! Those photos are great and what a fun trip. I finally downloaded the Instagram app and am excited to start using it.

  5. Whitney says:

    I know what you mean about having to lug around a big camera vs taking pictures w/ your phone, so much easier! Was the weather nice in Vegas? I am going this weekend and hope to spend a lot of time by the pool!

    Davenport Developments

  6. Janssen says:

    I cannot even begin to guess which on is Philip in that last picture.

  7. Hey Merrick, you mentioned your DSLR camera- what kind do you shoot with? I'm on the hunt for one, and it seems like I've polled everyone!

  8. Kayla says:

    Glad you had so much fun! But in also glad you are coming home. We miss you guys!

  9. kaitlyn says:

    Your little boy is so cute 🙂

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  11. Chelsea says:

    Love the pictures from your trip! looks like you had a great time.

    I love Phillip's costume, Which one is he???!

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