Our 17th Wedding Anniversary

We celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary this week-end. In case you are wondering, we got married when I was 14 years old (no, not really!).

Our anniversaries are usually very low key. This year hubby went all out. He arranged for a babysitter and planned this whole great day for us. It was (and he is) wonderful!!

We started out at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville restaurant for lunch. The decor was really fun. You could eat sitting at one of these boats. I had my first Cuban sandwich. I've been wanting to try one and it sure was yummy!

After lunch we saw this little place on the strip selling deep fried Twinkies. I told Tom I've been dying to try one. Boy was it gooood!! Way better than I expected. Now I want to go back and try the deep fried Oreo's!

Next stop was the Venetian hotel. It was beautiful!

Look at this painting on the ceiling. Amazing!

I thought this was adorable.

Ooooh, what do we have here? Romantic gondola rides?

Yeah, we did that!

Tom scored major romance points for this idea!
The gondoliers sing romantic songs while you glide along in the water.

"when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie...that's amore!"

(they actually sang much prettier songs than that)

It was a rare cold day in Las Vegas so we could only ride inside. But it was easy to imagine you were outdoors with the pretty sky ceiling.

So nice.

Next stop was the Bellagio's conservatory. Just because my hubby knows I love it there. I'll show you more pictures of this later in the week.

Oh ya, we saw this guy. Only in Vegas!!
(Remember I mentioned it was cold outside!)

Then a limo took us home! So cool!

When we got home Grant was dying to take a ride.

So the whole family and our babysitter took a 5 minute ride. Both of the boys just loved it.

What a wonderful day, all thanks to my sweet hubby! I think I'd marry him all over again. :)


  1. What a lovely day, Lisa! I love Cuban sandwiches and enjoyed them very much before I had to go gluten free. Cheesecake Factory has a good one. Your gondelier looks like quite the ham. Love that sky ~ I thought it was real! I'm surprised your lunch didn't come up after seeing Mr. Speedo walking along. What goes through people's minds sometimes; did he think someone was thinking "ooh, I gotta get me some of that"? Your hubby is a true romantic and he can plan my next anniversary any time!

  2. Major kudos to Tom! That looks like such a loverly day. *sigh* Have Tom give Elliott a call for tips in September, ok?

  3. How fun! It looked like such a great trip (minus the sunburned mostly naked guy ;D)

    The umbrellas are so fun! I want a really high open ceiling so I can do that for a baby shower!

    I am glad you got to celebrate your anniversary in such a great way! Maybe I will copy you. My husband and I have never been to Vegas together. He has been a dozen times and so have I, just never with each other!

  4. Hi Lisa,
    Happy Anniversary to you and your sweet, romantic hubs. What a wonderful evening he had planned for you and to ride home in a limo, Wow! Major points for him.

    I agree with Kathy, Mr. Speedo should have left his pants and shirt on! LOL.


  5. What a wonderful and special day. Your DH was spot on with such a wonderful day planned. Happy Anniversary!!!!! Hugs, Marty

  6. Happy Anniversary!! Looks like you two had a lovely time :0)

  7. Happy anniversary! We just celebrated 18 years and yes I was 14 too! LOL What a wonderful day you had! I love that you took the kids for a ride in the limo-my kids would have wanted to do that too!

    thanks for sharing,

  8. Congrats on your anniversary. :)

  9. Awww! Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful day he had planned. Looked so romantic!! Congrats!!

  10. Hi Lisa, Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby. What a great guy for making the day beautiful for you..he's definitely a keeper ;)

  11. Happy Anniversary, Lisa.

    What a great way to spend it together!!!

    You do have a wonderful sweetie.


  12. Oh how really wonderful!! It looks like you all had a great day!!
    Hugs, Lisa

  13. Awwwww! What an awesome anniversary!! Only in Vegas can you have a ummmmm....view of an individual like that!!! What a great guy and wishes to have many more years together!!

  14. Hi Lisa,
    Yay! Happy Anniversary...Sounds like you two lovebirds had a wonderful weekend... Oh and guess what? This weekend was my hubby and mine 17th wedding anniversary too. How cool is that? I did a post too if you'd like to check it out. Anyway, sending you both all my very best.

    Hugs and Smiles,

  15. Congratulations and Best wishes!
    Beautiful post and photos!

  16. Wow!! Lucky girl. :) Your husband is AMAZING!! What a special day to always remember.

  17. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. Lisa! It looked like a fabulous day! What a lovely thing for your husband to do:) I loved seeing your pics of Las Vegas as my husband and I were married there in 1995, actually I should re-phrase that and say most of your pics (Mr. Speedo made me laugh!!). I need to try that deep-fried twinkie!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful day. Hope you are having a lovely week ~ Tina xx

  18. I love the Venetian and Bellagio. Beautiful hotels. We usually will go to the Venetian one morning for breakfast when we are there. Have you seen Phantom of the Opera. The absolute best show I have seen there plus way better than the one I saw here in Atlanta. We will be out there Labor day weekend.

  19. I agree with everybody else, that Tom is a keeper. You were so smart to pick him. And vice versa.

  20. How sweet! Happy Anniversary! My hubby and I have a gondolier picture just like yours from our second anniversary last year -- 17 years for you!!?! Wow -- congratulations! Love your blog -- thanks for stopping by mine. :)