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Monday, October 30, 2006

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas...

but not in our case! (I warn you - this is long.) We had a great time on our trip. We went to every casino and stayed within our allotted amount of money we could gamble with. We played tons of nickel and penny slots with our favourites being the Top Dollar, Deal or No Deal, and the huge Wheel of Fortune. We won and lost the whole time and ended up losing in the end. It was a lot of fun though.

Other highlights of the trip included seeing Cirque du Soleil's Ka which was phenomenal and having some great dinners out. This was us that night. :)

Speaking of dinner, we were at a nice Italian restaurant in the Venetian and after the appetizer I was stuffed, so I only really had two bites of my lasagna. As they were clearing away our dinner plates, the couple next to us got up to leave and leaned over to say that they were leaving because they noticed that I didn't eat any of my food and that I must not have enjoyed it. I explained that I was pregnant and really quite full but that the food was delicious and that they should stay. The man looked quite relieved. :)

An now for some pictures. (I have realized that Marc and I take the same photo at pretty much every place we go.)

Here is a view from the Venetian. It has canals and gondolas all over the place and the building is set up as if you were in Italy.

A picture of me in front of the Arc de Triumph at the Paris Las Vegas.

A picture of Marc in front of the Atlantis fountain. I'm not sure what casino it is in, but there was a Cheesecake Factory right behind it.

They have glass flowers on the ceiling of the Bellagio. I love them - they just make me happy to look at them.

Here are some pictures of Hoover Dam. It was really quite impressive.

A shot of the Stardust casino which is going to be torn down next week.

We also went to old Las Vegas to Freemont Street and saw the cool light show.
This is the before the light show where all the casinos have their lights blaring and it is business as usual.

Then the show comes on, all the casino lights go off and the over head ceiling screens light up with a variety of different shows. It was really cool.

And finally our ode to "Gus" - Marc took a picture of me wearing a Top Gun aviator helmet. (Gus is what Gramma said her Top Gun name would be.)

It was a great trip and we really enjoyed it.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Vegas Baby!

Bright lights, big city here we are! We just arrived tired but happy. Las Vegas is definitely a sight to be seen. Wish us good luck as we try a little bit of gambling tomorrow! (We put a limit on how much we can spend a day...)

We saw Robert Goulet at the airport too. :)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The results are in!

With 99% confidence, Gus is a BOY! (Marc would like me to add "And WHAT a boy!")

We saw the boy bits (and I will upload the pics when Marc gets home from work.) Gus kept moving around and waving at us which was too cute. There were even a couple of moves too.

We loved the ultrasound doctor as she even referred to the baby as "Gus".

Marc was also really excited as he got me this:

We got one for our wedding so these statues have a special meaning for us.

I should also add that the name Gus is just a pseudonym. We haven't figured out the real name yet.

Here are some pics:


A 3D version of Gus. (He is facing the right and you can see his arm.)

And now for the "money" shot. It is fairly evident that Gus is a boy. This is taken from the bottom looking up.

You can really see his boy bits here in this video:
Click here to watch "Gus-is-a-boy"

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

So tomorrow is the big day!

We find out if Gus is a girl or a boy! Anyone want to guess?

Sunday, October 15, 2006


We were in the neighbourhood yesterday so we drove by our house to check on the progress. We were happy to see that they were already bricking it, but shocked to note that they had done the bottom four feet in brick rather than the stone that should be there. (All the elevations that they have include a 4 foot base of stone on the front of the house.)

Luckily (or so we hope) they have only done 4 feet so we are hoping they can remedy the problem and still enable us to get in by the 21st of Dec.

We left a message with head office who have been awesome so far. We'll keep you posted.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Some new house pics

Here is our house as of this weekend. We went in and walked around and it looks great! It is hard to believe that it will be ready in a couple of months. It also confirmed that we are happy with a lot of the changes we made.

This is my in the Master Bedroom.

This is Marc in the tv room - checking out what size tv will work.

We also found out what our brick colour will be. We got our third pick but I think we actually like it better than our first pick. Here are two different shots of it.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Houston we have heartbeat!!!

Marc and I had another appointment with our OB and we heard Gus' heartbeat for the first time! It was 155 BPM so nice and healthy.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Some New Belly Pics!!!

Here I am at 16 weeks and 1 day. (Please ignore how tired I am looking - it's late.)I wore the same shirt as last time for consistency purposes.

The Age Old Question

"Are we going to find out if Gus is a girl or a boy or are we waiting to be surprised?"

The answer is yes, we DO want to find out. Hopefully Gus will cooperate during our ultrasound on the 19th.

We'll keep you posted!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

We walked for the cure!

On Sunday, October 1st Marc and I joined approximately 30,000 people in downtown Toronto to do the Run for the Cure. You could run or walk the 5k and we walked it. It was a lot of fun and there were tons of people out for such a great cause. You can put who you are running/walking for on your race bib and Marc and I walked for Gramma this year. (We try to do this event every year.)

Monday, October 02, 2006

Leaving on a jet plane...

Marc and I finally have booked our long overdue vacation!! We are headed to Las Vegas for a week of relaxation, revelry, and hopefully a couple of cash windfalls on October 22nd. :)

My mom is going to stay with Gramma so we know she will be in good hands.

So everyone think lucky thoughts for us!