What should you do after you’ve spent just about all your energy helping put together a kick-a$$ social media conference and the best one Canada has to offer?!


Yup, you heard me right. After BlissDom Canada came to a close, I hopped on a plane and headed to the city that doesn’t sleep.

Usually I go into hiding post-conference to recoup from the social high I get from being around so many awesome people. Even as the extreme extrovert I am, I do find it overwhelming and I feel like I’ve been emptied out by the end. 
I had a very good reason to ignore my shin splints, throbbing feet and deep need for sleep. 

My momma was celebrating her 70th birthday and wanted her daughters to join her for some fun at a location we wouldn’t normally see each other in. It was good to let our crazy out in a place that wouldn’t look twice at us…

Two of my three sisters flew in from British Columbia and they were joined by my mom’s two sisters. While we were having lunch at Pho in Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, my mom’s youngest brother and his wife surprised her with their presence. Pretty soon, it turned into a mini- Mills family reunion.

While in Vegas we took in a couple great shows, the ones that didn’t include the bikini-clad, well-endowed, hair-extension wearing women swinging around poles or dancing on the bar counter tops. Those were visible from the lobby of our hotel…

I finally got to see my very first Cirque Du Soleil show, Mystere. The athleticism and high-energy acrobatics had me holding my breath for most of the show. It was fun sitting close to my Auntie Suzie who, like me, throws herself into the show and jumps and gasps just about as much as I do! She didn’t need her lighted lei to show the world how bright she is! 🙂

We also got to catch the uber-talented, America’s Got Talent 2007 winner, Terry Fator. Now that was worth the price of admission!! Terry has improved a lot since he won AGT, his impressions are dead-on (with the exception of his try at Dolly Parton but to his credit, he was also doing Rod Stewart at the exact same time and rocked it!) and he wowed us with his many characters. We entertained the back right hand side of the room with our mad-dancing-skillz as we tried to get others to join us, the DJ was too awesome to ignore! If you get the new DVD from his show, look for our group. We were the night they were filming it. 🙂

Next thing I knew, it was time to pack it in, pack up and head to the airport to fly back home to Ontario. Time to say good-bye to my sisters who I haven’t seen since August 2011. Time to cry. Time to wish, once again, that I didn’t live almost 5,000 klm away from them…

Thanks to my amazing parents who put this entire trip together to celebrate as a family. I can’t wait for the next reunion, December 30th, 2012 in BC when my baby sister gets married again!!!


I'm the Cool Mom of 4, Married to the Preacher Man, but at times I'm a little more Sass than Saint!

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  1. Nothing like a visit with family to make you forget how tired you are. Glad you had such a blast in Vegas!

  2. I love that you got on a plane for Vegas after giving everything to BlissdomCanada! We're moms – we're used to not sleeping.

    Welcome home!

  3. What an amazing way to celebrate a 70th Birthday! Hope I'm travelling with my girls when I'm in my 70s 🙂
    And so glad to hear Terry Fator was fab. We loved him on Americas Got Talent!

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