Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Viva Las Vegas

Ma and Pa Sechrist flew into Vegas to visit with the Jared Sechrists so Shawn and I drove on down for the weekend to steel a little attention. We got in on Friday and lunched at the Paris buffet. My parents endured a 4 hour seminar about timeshares to earn $125 to eat there. The bill came to a whopping $4.
On Saturday morning we got up bright and early for Dylan's Orioles game. Above is Dyl up to bat as his dad pitches to him. Jared's the coach and it's "coach pitch."
I had to throw this one in too because Dad was the volunteer 1st base coach. I'm sure they really had to twist his arm. If you click to enlarge you'll see 3 generations of Sechrist men on the field together. (Dad coaching 1st, Jared coaching 3rd and Dylan on 2nd.)
Brock really wanted his Uncle Shawn to take a picture of him "doing this." Whatever "this" is.
We drove straight from the Baltimore to Philly so we could watch Cole play offensive guard for the Eagles. He did a great job! He's number 33 smack dab in the middle there.
It was so hot at all those games I wanted to take a dip but Dad, Jared, Shawn, Cole and Dylan all took off for some Nevada nature. (yeah, you read that right)
Mom and I tried to play chicken but Lindsey wouldn't get in the pool. You'd think that eating everyone under the table at a buffet the day before and then seeing myself in a bathing suit would have stopped me from ordering the all you can eat Sushi for dinner Saturday night but you'd be wrong.
Alas our trip ended all too soon. Shawn and I took our time getting home (stopping off Tropicana Ave for In N' Out) because we knew once we got there work would be just around the corner. Well Sechrists I had fun with you guys, can't wait for you to come visit me (hint hint).


17 comments:

The Wiseman Life said...

I wanna mini vacation. How fun you got to run away for the weekend. Glad you had a nice time.....wondered where you were Sunday...we thought you were sluffers!

Amber said...

What a beautiful picture of you and your mother together. It's really quite lovely! I'm so glad you had such a fun time. Dad said that the boys were fighting over who got to sit next to Uncle Shawn the whole time. Good times.

Sommer said...

What a fun weekend you had. I loved the pictures and of course your stories along with it, you crack me up!

Mendy said...

That pic of you and Mom is hilarious! Why the heck is she wrapped in a noodle? Was she worried she'd drown if you dropped her? You look like you're drowning, by the way.

So glad you guys had a fun weekend. You always were a good little eater, Chica, a real 7 tostada girl!

kathleener said...

what a fun weekend you guys had! way to go on the eating AND still swimming! women need to quit worrying about looking perfect in a swimsuit--it's not going to happen--and just enjoy the water!

Anja said...

So it looks like your going to cry in the last picture....

Tracy said...

Your post made me so hungry. I miss all those yummy buffets. What fun family time.

Sechrist Family said...

We loved having you....soon I will post as well, but you know I am slow. I am so glad you didn't tell everyone about the other activities going on at the pool that day! I think I am scarred for life!

Jessica said...

Sounds like a good time in Sin City! That Brock sure has a talent!

Blake & Mandi said...

So i'm gonna try to come out and visit tomorrow afternoon! you better be there!! haha

Anonymous said...

Well, I would have played chicken with you for sure. You know that I hate being left out of a good wrestling session. Ha! Love ya.

Van Ry Clan of Layton Ave said...

I hate when weekends fly by so quickly! it looks like Shawn needs a haircut in that last picture.

Anonymous said...

Hey i dont know your email address for some dumb reason, but the "kids" would love any kind of american gum, (easton), Tootsie roll suckers, licorice red and black, and thats probably all. They will love it. But mostly they just miss you. Easton says he misses his aunt whitney every other day!!

Anonymous said...

Hey i dont know your email address for some dumb reason, but the "kids" would love any kind of american gum, (easton), Tootsie roll suckers, licorice red and black, and thats probably all. They will love it. But mostly they just miss you. Easton says he misses his aunt whitney every other day!!

Ashley said...

Very fun, Whitney. That is such a cute top picture of you and your man!

Ashley and Tim said...

I'm so jealous you got to go swimming! I LOVE your family! It looks like you had a great time. After hearing about all the good food you had, I'm very hungry!

Beckie said...

How fun! I hope that they come to see you soon. But am looking forward to your trek home this winter!