Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Song-osity: Viva Las Vegas!

Viva Las Vegas!
Viva, viva, Las Vegas!

What an amazing 27 hours in Las Vegas! I flew out for the extremely momentous occasion of Gabriel becoming a bar mitzvah. It is still insane to realize he is now 13 and has reached this milestone. He was a little toddler I was chasing around while babysitting just yesterday...

Wednesday night, the party got started with a dinner and song-session. The song-sesson turned into a surprise Maccabeats concert!! Gabe was shocked and it was SO much fun to rock out to their music while honoring Gabriel and this amazing occasion.

Thursday, we watched as Gabriel put his tefillin, lead the morning service, and read from the torah for the first time. Watching this amazing kiddo reach this milestone, literally had me with tears in my eyes.

After the pomp and circumstance we enjoyed food off the family's food trucks, then I hung out with them at their house until it was time to head back east.

A short, whirlwind trip to Las Vegas, but I cherished every moment with my H6 and loved getting to see mom for a short bit, too!

Gabriel, mazal tov!! I am beyond blessed to know you and couldn't have been prouder of you on this amazing day!!

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22 thoughts on the matter:

Danelle M said... {Reply}

How wonderful for you to fly out to be there for his special day! I bet it made it even MORE special for him. :)

Jackie Mc Guinness said... {Reply}

Fantastic photos of a special day.

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

Oh my....love my Elvis and Ann Margret in "Viva Las Vegas"....yes I'm a total Elvis freak! haha. Looks like a fantastic time, so glad you were able to enjoy it. Thanks for sharing at Song-ography.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said... {Reply}

What a wonderful celebration it must have been.So moving to see the "little ones" growing up.

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

I love that you can make it there for these events! That is so special & he will never forget that you made it & celebrated with him.

Leovi - La FotografĂ­a Efectista Abstracta said... {Reply}

An interesting and fun day, congratulations to Gabriel, pretty pictures !!

Tom said... {Reply}

Congratulations to Gabriel,
Tom the Backroads Traveller

Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

Such a happy family. I wish Gabriel many blessings.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

This looked like so much fun squeezed into a short trip! I bet you're so glad you could make it! Love your dress too!

Sharon said... {Reply}

How wonderful that you could fly to Vegas to celebrate with Gabriel! Your photos captured the fun of the occasion so well.

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

That was so sweet that you flew out for his special day!

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

Congrats, Gabe!

Balot said... {Reply}

such a precious occasion not to be missed... looks like everyone is having a good time :)

Amy Franks said... {Reply}

looks like everyone had alot of fun - very cool :-)

Linda Kay said... {Reply}

It looks to have been a great, momentous occasion. Glad everyone had such a good time.

likeschocolate said... {Reply}

How wonderful1 congrats to gabe!

Clairejustine oxox said... {Reply}

What a great time :) lovely pictures..

Thanks for stopping by and sharing at the Wednesday blog hop

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

wow, awesome! so glad you got to go. Mazel tov!

Rebecca said... {Reply}

You captured everything so beautifully. ALmost like I was there too!

Ida said... {Reply}

What an awesome time you all had. I bet the impromtu concert was amazing. I don't quite understand all that is going on in the photos but it's really cool that you got to be a part of this special celebration.

tinajo said... {Reply}

Such a big occasion - hurray! Lovely images of happy people. :-)


Shoshanah said... {Reply}

What a fun surprise that the Maccabeats were there! And I have to say every time lately I look at bar or bat mitzvah photos I keep thinking how in less than 13 years I'll have a bat mitzvah to plan! It seems so far away now, but I know it will be here before I know it!