S: Vegas February 2012 Mother/Daughter "get-away"
BC: I will never forget my 35th birthday...thank you for making it unbelievable, and unforgettable. Spending that time with you in Vegas is something I will cherish forever. You are an amazing mother. I am so blessed to have you. You have given me life, love, grace, wisdom, and beauty. Thank you for all you have done for me, for all of your love and for praying with out ceasing for me. I love you mom, Yours truly, Brooke
FC: Las Vegas February 2012 Mother/Daughter Get-Away
1: “Your mother is possibly the best friend you will ever have. She loves you when you love her back, she loves you when you don't. She loves you when you cry and when you laugh. She loves you when you are wrong and when you are right. She loves you because you are her child, forever and a day. If you want to catch a glimpse of what the love of God looks like, look at your mother.” Ryan Crowe
4: After a long morning's journey, you were waiting for me in the hotel breezeway. I felt like a character from "Sex in the City" riding all by myself, big and grown up- in the taxi from the Vegas Airport to the hotel. As soon as we pulled up to the door, I could not get out of the cab fast enough! You looked beautiful and smelled sweet as ever. We walked into the Lobby and you promptly sat down and began to play "Happy Birthday" What a wonderful way to start the weekend!
6: We hit the ground running and left the hotel headed straight for Paris! | You were the best tour guide ever...If you recall, My mouth stayed open, gaping the first 4 hours of the afternoon! | For my birthday dinner we dined at the Paris hotel. The food was amazing. Fresh fish, delectable cheeses, steak, lamb, vegetables, breads, pastries...
7: Good thing we were going to be walking off all of these calories!!!
8: "A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." – Tenneva Jordan
9: Somehow I often say the least to those I love the best... And hope my love is understood. though sometimes unexpressed. With this book I hope to say when I am not so near A visual reminder of how much I hold you dear.- I love you thiiiiiiiiis much Brooke Mother's Day 2012
11: A picture's worth a thousand words...
12: Day two was even better...we saw so many beautiful sights, and sounds. I never dreamed I could take in such art, music, dance, food and sound all in one place.
13: Thank you so much for introducing me to another glorious nook of God's creation on earth! Thank you doesn't begin to express the gratitude.
14: G | G | I | G | I | R | L | ' | S | N | I | G | H | T | O | U | T
20: The joy of the arts...how precious that it has been passed on from generation to generation in our family. Our trip to Vegas was the perfect place to savor some of God's most unique forms...
22: "The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but rather the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity." -Glenn Gould
23: Before our Cirque de Soleil show one evening, we enjoyed the chinese new year decorations at the bellagio