Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Nothing Says Vegas Like Jersey.....Boys

SO. This weekend we got to go to Las Vegas with the Madsen Family, minus children, and it was so so fun. For those who don't know, my parent gave us tickets to se Jersey Boys for Christmas, so we flew down early Saturday morning and got home Sunday night. Jersey Boys was awesome. It could be up there with my favorite musicals ever, and I've seen a lot, so that's saying a lot. A lot a lot a lot. Anyway, the weekend was so much fun, even if Alex hates me when we're in a 15 passenger van with my entire family. Apparently he hates fun Chelsea and hates fun! I think we're going to do this blog with a picture timeline....yep, that's what we're doing. In the shuttle from the parking lot to the airport. I have a picture of each side, and my dad is in all of them. He loves fun.
Walking into the most magical Denny's ever. It was like "Tahitian Denny's". And if you refer to Cessy's post, you will see that Devon was able to fashion a giant straw to drink some water. That is how much fun we were having already, and we'd only been in Vegas 1 hour.

After breakfast, we shopped til we dropped at H & M. No pictures. I was too busy shopping. Women be shopping. Then we headed over to Caesar's Palace to wait for lunch at Cheesecake Factory. Well, much to our astonishment, Devon had never been to FAO Schwartz! So we took him in there to feast his eyes on Barbie Dolls and Battleships.
He loved it.

We all did!

Then we ate at Cheesecake Factory. While we were at our table, Coleman and Devon got into a heated debate about football and rankings or something like that. I don't know, I was taking pictures.

Coleman and Devon look mad because I told them I was trying to capture the moment. And Cailey was just being Cailey.

I love whipped cream. And I don't care if people know. This is a disgusting picture.

Then we finally got to check into our hotel/chateau. We had 3 suite things, with 2 or 3 rooms in them, but Alex and I were so special that we each got our own bed. We love not sleeping with each other.

Finally it was time to go to Jersey Boys. So the family gathered, took some pictures, and headed to the Palazzo, which may or may not be part of the Venetian. Coleman and Devon got into a heated debate about that also.

We look good. And no, I'm not pregnant.

I love playbills.

After Jersey Boys got out, it was only 9:30. So we were totally ready to party.

Leaving the Chateau, party faces on. Correction, just my party face.
On the strip. I totally invaded Cailey and Devon's moment.
So she invaded mine. Sorry for the bad picture.

Waiting to get into Club Pure...we never got in. We didn't even try.
Then, Cessy called. Zach had dropped her cell phone in the theater, and they needed us to go get it. I was totally helpful and really wanted to go walk the mile to pick up the phone. Long story short, we went over to pick it up, had to wait a half an hour for them to bring it up from their lost and found storage unit. When we got back to our room, there was a note on the door from Zach saying "went to get phone." So my stomach dropped, because they would get there and no phone would be waiting. Finally they got back, we had a few laughs about the situation, then went to bed.
Anytime we go anywhere with slot machines, Alex makes me play. I hate it.
So tired waiting for the phone. It was only midnight. We're old now! Even though we were exhausted, Alex made us stop to take this picture. He thought he would try his hand at art photography.
The next morning, we went to the brunch at the Paris Hotel. It was so good! I love breakfast when it's served in huge quantities. It makes it better somehow. We waited in line for a little bit, but then my grandma and grandpa sweet talked the hostess, and we totally line jumped everyone.
Cailey looked over the wall to see how long the line was. Little did we know, we wouldn't be waiting much longer.
So after breakfast, we all sort of hung out. Eventually we made our way to the movies where we saw Yes Man. It's pretty good. And if you have read Cessy's post you will know that Alex did in fact yell (in a whisper) because we were talking. Story behind this: Only Alex and I, my mom and dad, and Cam and Jen went to see Yes Man. The rest of the siblings had left the brunch earlier, and they went to see The Unborn (so jealous.). So, when their movie got out, they came into our theater-I realize this is dishonest, but what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Unless of course you are reading my blog. When they sat down behind us, I turned around and said to Cessy and Ashlii, "Right now, he's just saying Yes to everything." I didn't want them to be confused. We laughed about it, and Alex didn't appreciate it. Maybe that's why he said he hates fun Chelsea. We'll never know.


Lindsey said...

Please write a book, because I will buy one for every memeber in my family. I love your posts. So great!!

Lindsey said...

Please write a book, because I will buy one for every memeber in my family. I love your posts. So great!!

Heather Strong said...

I'm so jealous! That trip looks like so much fun! My parents do a ton of traveling and going to musicals/opera/other cool stuff etc... but they just don't ever invite us. If I invite myself, my dad will change the subject like a dirty diaper.

Ashlii Brooke said...

We have the best family ever. You look way pretty in that picture that you arent pregnant in! Aw Chels - your so photogenic. I'll stop flirgging now. (ya thats my celebrity word for blog flirting you can borrow it if you want to)

Jenna said...

Who doesn't like fun Chelsea? I didn't know you were majoring in English, we should talk professors. Have you had Dworkin? He is brilliant. I also loved Straley and Metcalf. If you want to be ripped to pieces you should take Horwitz, it was brutal but I learned so much. Good luck!