Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Back to life

We're home!

And believe it or not, we're home with a few hundred dollars in our pockets even after having somehow convinced Lady Luck to cover all our meals, drinks, souvenirs and gifts PLUS tickets to see Elton John at Caesar's Palace.

(Thank goodness for a husband with a will of steel who can actually walk away once he wins!)

The trip was a ton of fun and a welcome diversion, but shortly after we arrived home late at night on Easter Sunday - our first without mom - we realized that the real business of grieving has barely begun.

There are changes afoot in the DMD household - there are life-altering decisions being made and now that we are home there is no imminent glitzy and glamorous get-away to distract us from our current difficult and stressful reality.

My brain is buzzing. My head is full of things I am not yet ready to write about. And so for now I leave you with these...





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34 comments:

Reluctant Housewife said...

Yay! Looks like so much fun. Great pics.

Backpacking Dad said...

Well hi there, Legs.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

You saw Elton John? AWESOME.

Glad you had a good trip. Will stay tuned for more . . .

Loukia said...

Hey there! Just popping in to say hello. :) From one Canadian mommy blogger to the other...

Lee said...

So glad you enjoyed your reality break, you needed it. GREAT pics!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I hope the changes afoot will be good ones.

flutter said...

ok, so I know I am supposed to be looking at all the cool vegasy doodads around you but really? You know what I noticed?

your husband has the COOLEST hair.

shay said...

I'm sorry about your mum!
And I love the pics! You guys are very cute!

Laura said...

Welcome home Lucky Lady!!!!!

Cheers!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

You guys are such a rock star couple... Seriously!

I'm glad you got the break before the down and dirty processes of dealing with someone's death had to be handled. We humans can leave an exceptionally large amount of loose ends to tie up and empty spaces... I'm sorry you guys have to live with such a large hole in your lives.

Teena in Toronto said...

I'm not much of a gambler but would love to do just to walk around!

Chantal said...

Glad the trip went well. Take care.

Elaine A. said...

Reality can be a b*tch, can't it? But seriously, I hope your transition "back to life" is easier that you anticipate and it looks like you had a wonderful trip!

raino said...

wow. sounds like a fun trip rich girl.

Magpie said...

Welcome home. I hope that your good trip memories steady you going forward.

kbreints said...

So glad that you had a good trip... and of course the grieving process is not over... You will ALWAYS miss her.. and there is nothing wrong with that.

I hope for peace for all of you!

Karen MEG said...

Sexay DMD gams, I must say ;).

Glad you had a nice break, nothing quite like Vegas, is there?

And the grieving is just beginning, you are so right. Other than lunch with my baby bro and family, we didn't do a family Easter for my side this year. My sis and mom were both away. And to be honest, I think it was easier this way. The hole is still too, too big and the wound too fresh at these occasions.

But I'm hoping it gets better too.

Amber said...

Bravo to your husband, walking away with his winnings! I'm glad your trip went well.

And I am here reading and sending good wishes your way. (As well as eagerly waiting for you to share what's afoot).

Ellyn said...

Great pictures.

Hope the changes are good ones. I will stay tuned.

wheelsonthebus said...

glad you had fun

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I'm still praying for comfort and healing...

Thursday said...

Grief is an ongoing thing. It took the death of my mother three years ago to kick-start enormous life-changing decisions in my life. I had very different circumstances to you at the time - job I hated, a dissolving relationship and the little colour I saw around me turned to shades of grey once my mum died. I ended the relationship, sold the house I'd come to hate and hooked up with a man who has brought me much, much happiness and freedom. I'm now pursuing a career as a gardener of all things. You'll get through this, I promise.

InTheFastLane said...

I am so glad you had that trip. Sometimes we need those diversions so we can get back to the business of "real life."

April said...

Wishing you the best on this new journey, whatever it may be...

zelzee said...

Love Vegas! Saw Elton and also the Beatles "LOVE". Both were awesome.

Good luck with the changes happening in your life. It will not be easy................

Positive thoughts being sent your way.

Woman in a Window said...

Sounds exciting! Glad you guys had fun.

Heather said...

I'm intrigued by your ambiguity. Hope the life-altering decisions are happy and exciting ones.

Leanne said...

Elton John? Too cool.

As for the changes, do what's right for your family...

Good luck with it all!

Clair said...

Love the flamingo photo. I hope the trip was a good respite and I wish you lots of luck with the changes to come.

Kyla said...

Fun!! Josh and I haven't been alone together since BubTar was 18 months, it is long overdue. I'm jealous!

Anti-Supermom said...

Kelly, looks like an awesome time. I win I was there, with my own suite and sutff...

Mandy said...

Glad you had a fantabulous time! And are all the richer for it. ;)

Jaina said...

Congrats on the wins! And good luck with the coming days. You'll be in my prayers.

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

Great pics! Looks like tons of fun. And Elton John?!? Awesome.