Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Las Vegas Celine Dion Concert Graduation Gift

As a graduation gift from EVAN, my parents and his parents:
Mel and I had the pleasure of attending THE Celine Dion concert in Las Vegas' Colosseum......
PS. I graduated from Brigham Young University, FINALLY after 5 years with my Bachelors in 

Recreation Management and Youth Leadership with and emphasis in Leisure Services
I know, it's a mouthful.

And Mel already graduated from BYU you like a million years ago. 
This time is was from the 
Institute of Healing Arts

Okay so the concert.....it was AMAZING! We seriously cried for the first hour because of the shear power and talent-ness that she conveys. Unless you've been to see her live, there it no way to describe how feels to be in the same room as her. I mean because I love love love her music, songs, voice, everything. But actually seeing her, was breath-taking. It made me want to be amazing like her. I don't even know how because I can only sing like that when I'm in the car or the shower. 
But either way, she was inspiring.

The concert was the highlight but we had some extra fun on the side. Evan surprised me with prepaid Visa credit cards and said I would be in big trouble if I came back with more than $20 on any of them. Lol. Is he a keeper or what? :)

We stuffed ourselves at buffets, walked off about a gillion pounds looking for a concert dress for me, went to the wax museum, and ate at Eva Longoria's Beso Steakhouse. We had a ball being totally carefree. No feedings, naps or diaper changes for almost 3 whole days. All thanks to our crews back home. Mel has more of a posse between Alex, Mom, Dad and Mami, lol, but we were so grateful that they allowed us to do this. 

Special thank you's to: Bill & Brenda, Mom & Dad, Mami, Alex and extra extra thank you to EVAN. I love you baby.

Checking in....

Here we are waiting to board

Yes, we have flown before. We just wanted to document the whole trip for our kids:)

Our Celine Dion tickets and itinerary 
Arriving at Caesar's Palace
 Our hotel tower 

Mel and I at the hotel

 Mel and Julius Caesar

The view outside our hotel. This is for you, mom!

 So...It's the year of the DRAGON!

Me and my friend Kim. You might know her too.... 


Did I mention we ate.....a lot.... That's the beauty of buffets: CHOICES

 Evan sent me with my list of attraction options, drawn in arrows directing us how to get every where and information regarding each attraction so we wouldn't waste any of our time getting lost.

 This is Mel just as we are walking out of the hotel to go shopping.... Great way to start ;)

We did some shopping, and boy, did we shop. I tried on dress after dress, went in store after store. I just wanted a fun, pretty Vegas dress that I could wear to the concert. Mel was such a good sport! We got lost of fun stuff. It's hard not to buy for the people you love. We got Alex and Evan matching jeans and t-shirts, clothes and toys for the kids and  few things for ourselves.
Our feet were destroyed from all the walking but it was so worth it. 

Here are a few snippests from our shoppings!
 I ended up getting the Kim Kardashian leopard print dress you'll see later.

Our feet hurt SO bad!

Signage announcing Celine Dion at Caesars Palace's Colosseum

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum

 You can never have too many shots with Eva!

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

 Will Smith & Mel

Bradley Cooper, ?? guy, Me & Michael Jordan, Mel & Jennifer Lopez,
Me & Snoopy Dog, Elizabeth Taylor & Me, Angelina, Me & Brad

Captain Jack Sparrow & Mel the Pirate

Mel, Bradley Cooper and Me
Doesn't Mel look amazing!? Maybe the piano helps too:)

"Sisters.....sisters...... There were never such devoted sisters...."
I love this picture of us!
It took this:
 and this:

To finally get this:

 Fun Caesar's Palace tunnel where we practiced our model walk.

Doesn't this just have my name written all over it?!
This area is called "Pools of the Gods"
And I want one.....

We got ready in 45 minutes and RAN to Beso to make our reservation.
This is the produce of our time spent.I think we clean up nicely.

SO GORGEOUS!! Princess Kate earrings:). Mel wears them so well.

Beso Steakhouse
Created by: Eva Longoria

As you can see, Beso was gorgeous AND delicious!
We didn't get to see Eva Longoria by it's okay. We got to eat at her restaurant!
That doesn't happen everyday.

I did not take these... I would not have wanted to anger the people of Celine :)

 The show opened with this scene. Thousands of yards of red velvet curtains slowly parted to reveal Celine standing in this gown, surrounded by a modest, beaded train.

She finished the concert by singing "My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic in this amazing gown. This number was a show stopper. The stage was all over the place, she was surrounded by rain falling in formations in a circle around her......breathtaking lights and music that just filled the enormous room.

We asked if we could take these picture after the concert so you could see the beautiful concert hall. It looked like a fancy version of the Conference Center in Salt Lake.

Since we aren't big gamblers, we changed into comfy clothes and walked around the streets enjoying our last night together in Vegas. 

 Cool blue lights

Funny story:
We look like twinners and Mel loves it when we match so, we ask a tourist to take our picture.
We're sitting back to back and Mel says, "Legs up or straight?"
I say, "Straight!"
I guess I have a hard time following direction.....even my own :)

Did I mention I love horses?  Well I do. The only thing better than horses are horses with wings!
This is a the Forum Shops

I just had to take a picture of this. I love how artsy this is designed. 

 The Venetian hotel. Funny moment happened here..... :)

Waiting to be taken to the airport, which by the way I seriously thought we were going to go down on the flight home. There was snow and yucky weather and I thought we were going to die.

We made it to Salt Lake airport safety and Nana and Papa picked us up and took us home to our families. We even got to stop for In-and-Out Burger on the way home.

Amazing, Unforgettable Trip!


  1. You are SOOOO lucky! I LOVE CELINE!!! And the fact that you got to go with your sister, just the two of you... OH MY GOSH! I wish I had my sister here with me :( What a wonderful experience!

  2. How fun! I love you girls! You are so cute. So glad you got to have that fun little trip together! :) You're both so beautiful! I miss you!