Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Well...sort of. In the grand scheme of things we went pretty UNwild to be quite honest, but we still had a great time! Who needs 2am bedtimes and hangovers while in Las Vegas? Not Mr. and Mrs Laub...also known as Mr. and Mrs. VIP! Holla! Oh yes, our casual weekend getaway quickly turned into quite the event when the hotel (for some unknown reason) upgraded us to VIP! Let the life of luxury begin!

After a surprisingly easy goodbye to Little Man, we began our weekend on our own without Logan...our first since he was born, over 1 year ago! Say what?!

We didn't waste any time at the airport and hit up the first bar we saw and ordered some drinks to get us in the right mindset for Vegas. We boarded our flight and had a bit of a scare as the pilot told us that due to thunderstorms in Las Vegas, there was a chance we wouldn't be able to land - so they were going to try to fly out there and if they couldn't land they'd turn around and go back to LA...Umm...excuse me? No, we did not plan a STAYcation this weekend, we planned a NO-KIDS-VACATION! Luckily, the thunderstorms subsided just for us and we landed with ease! Now on to Red Rock right?


We headed to baggage claim and waited for our bags....and waited...and waited...aaaaaand went to the Delta customer service center to ask where our luggage was. Of course, it was in Los Angeles...where else would it be? We later learned that Delta stands for Don't Expect Luggage To Arrive...good acronym, would have been helpful to know BEFORE we booked our flight (I did decided, however, that when I fly BACK to Vegas in August for a bachelorette party I will be carrying on my luggage in hopes of avoiding this disaster). We were told that our luggage would arrive at our hotel anywhere between 6pm and 10pm...fantastic window.

Anyway, we headed out to the car pickup and made our way to the best resort EVER. Seriously, I love Red Rock - it's clean, classy, luxurious, and fun! You don't need to leave the resort grounds for anything! They have everything you need right there! When I come back to Vegas in August we're staying at The Flamingo which I hear is amazing but I know I'm going to be pining for my quiet hideway that is the Red Rock Resort :)

There was a long line of people waiting to check in when we first arrived so we headed to our favorite bar for another cocktail. It was about 5 minutes in to our first drink that I felt REALLY excited for the weekend ahead of us - Jas and I were having a great conversation about how life had changed in the past year, and how far we'd come as a couple - we discussed the challenges we'd faced and talked about how we thought we'd do things differently or the same for the rest of our children - it was just so nice to reconnect with him without running after or thinking about Logan (ok, we were still thinking about Logan, of course, but not like we would if we'd been in the same room, city or STATE as him!).

Once the line died down at the front desk, we headed over to check in...that's when the fun REALLY began! We were told that we needed to be escorted to the VIP lounge to check in...Okaaaay. I was thoroughly convinced at this time that they'd gotten the wrong name - that they thought we were Mr. and Mrs. JEFF Laub or something - but nope, they knew right away that we were Mr. and Mrs. JASON Laub. They welcomed us to the hotel, told us that they had us staying in one of their Signature Suites (when they mentioned that I nearly spit out my water because the Signature Suite is the room type that we stayed in for my bachelorette party- a room we booked to fit about 6 girls!), and that our dinner that night would be on the hotel...what was going on!? We had no idea, and still have no idea! But we went with it! We went with our VIP room keys that got us in to the VIP elevators for the whole weekend, we lounged in our living room and sat at our dining room table and kept our ice bucket at the wet bar and used BOTH bathrooms just because we could!

The rest of the weekend was divine - we had dinner at the Sushi restaurant Hachi that first night, and the next day we rented a covered cabana by the pool and got massages at the spa. We hit up the italian restaurant for dinner that night after a couple games of bowling. We gambled until midnight (party animals!) then got some ice cream from the food court and called it a night. The next day we watched "Horrible Bosses" at the movie theater and counted down the minutes until we could hug and cuddle our little guy again!

It was an AWESOME weekend that we both thoroughly enjoyed and we can't wait to head out on our own again!

Love you Jas!
A picture Jas took from our hotel room - awesome right?

The fruit the gals from the VIP lounge sent up...I have no idea what the speckled fruit is...

Our living room without the flash...
Our room WITH a flash (The bedroom is through the door on the right)

Loving the cabana life!

Laubster Love!

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