Five Years – “Let’s Go to Vegas”

Last year, Tim and I were sitting in bed browsing on our laptops and casually started up a conversation about taking a kid-free trip for our fifth anniversary. I wanted to go somewhere different, somewhere I’d never been before. New York? Nah. California? Meh. “What about Vegas?” Tim said with a smile. “Well, we could… OH MY GOSH, WE COULD SEE THE BACKSTREET BOYS.” And it was decided

Admittedly, we decided to go big on this trip. We hadn’t spent any real time alone (other than a few hours out on a date night) since Charlotte was born, and we hadn’t taken any big vacations since our honeymoon. This was also the longest flight that I’ve ever been on, and I hate flying. We splurged and flew first class. I do think having a little bit of extra room helped my anxiety, but my Apple watch still alerted me that my heart rate suddenly escalated.

We stayed at the Cosmopolitan in a corner suite (last minute upgrade). Our view was incredible. I am not the type of person to gogogo during a vacation. That’s not a vacation to me. I want some time to rest. Yes, actually spend time in the nice hotel room we paid for. I want to sleep in, stay up late, and order room service (we got pizza after midnight the night we arrived). Don’t worry, we did get out. How could we not?

We had a dinner reservation at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. and whoa, this place was out of my comfort zone. It was really cool, though, and the best part might have been the bear head cookie jar. Another night, we went to Carbone, which I was pleasantly surprised by.

We also saw O by Cirque Du Soleil, which was awesome. And of course, we spent a fair amount of time gambling. I think we ended up cutting even, or at least close to it.

And the best part of the trip (for me)… BACKSTREET BOYS. I hadn’t seen them since I was in eighth grade! They put on a great show, and Tim was a good sport.

At the end of the trip, I was so, so ready to get home to my kid. She had a great time with her grandparents, and was well taken care of.

This trip was much needed and so worth it! I’m already planning our tenth anniversary trip in my head. Where should we go?



  1. March 11, 2019 / 10:12 am

    We just recently went to Vegas for the first-time in December and had so much fun! We stayed at the Hard Rock, about a mile off the strip, but we had the BEST TIME.

    • March 11, 2019 / 11:43 am

      It was fun!! I was surprised at how much Vegas WASN’T walkable. We tried to walk to In-N-Out since it was pretty close, and we almost got there, but just couldn’t get all the way there without an Uber.

  2. Rebekah & Co
    March 12, 2019 / 8:41 am

    It sounds like you had a great trip. Vegas is a great time and the Cosmo is beautiful!

    • March 15, 2019 / 1:20 pm

      Yes, it was so beautiful! I’ve never stayed in a place quite like that!

  3. March 12, 2019 / 10:56 pm

    Rob and I went to Vegas probably about seven years ago (maybe more??!) and we had so much fun! I for sure want to go back! You guys look like you had a blast!!

    • March 15, 2019 / 1:20 pm

      I definitely want to go back in a few years!

  4. March 15, 2019 / 11:22 am

    I AM SO JEALOUS YOU SAW THE BACKSTREET BOYS. this looks like such a fun trip! i’ve only been to vegas once, when i was living out in california and i drove over to meet my dad & little brother. i feel like i need to give the city another chance..

    • March 15, 2019 / 1:21 pm

      OMG are you seeing them when they come to ATL in August??

  5. Emelia
    March 17, 2019 / 4:29 pm

    We love Vegas. Not gamblers but love shows and concerts and the pools. Glad you had fun- seeing the Backstreet Boys must have been awesome!

    • March 19, 2019 / 5:36 pm

      I felt weird gambling if it wasn’t on a machine, haha! BSB put on such a good show, I can’t wait to see them again in August!!

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