I do realize that this is a month overdue . . . but this little break with the Holden fam is worth noting. Spring Break 2013 --yes when you are in education, you get to have these fun breaks all over again-- was celebrated here in Las Vegas with my mom, dad, and brother, Shane; with a much needed de-thawing of their Midwestern bones.
Part 1 of their stay includes, but is not limited to . . .
-Celebrating my Dad's 55th Birthday - - yay Dad!
-A couple hikes up Lone Mountain (my first time!)
-1 batch of Strawberry Freezer Jam with my Mama
-Golf for the guys
-The movie: OZ . . . loved it!
-1 glorious afternoon touring the Hoover Dam (Our first time . . the Holdens that is . . . Steven's a native so he doesn't count!)
-Our second attempt at visiting Pawn Stars . . . the line is simply too long. They actually have a food stand out in the parking lot. Can you believe that?!
Part 2 pertains to a trip down to southern California, which deserves a post of its own. . .