March Minutes - What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas

Master Sgt. Linda E. Welz, 452 Air Mobilitly Wing Public Affairs Superintendent.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Valerie Palacios)

Master Sgt. Linda E. Welz, 452 Air Mobilitly Wing Public Affairs Superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Valerie Palacios)

CORONA, Calif. (26-27 March 2011) -- 2045 :  Just got home from spending all day shuttling daughter to and from her middle school performances of "Glee." Great shows! Exhausted and need to make cakes for two office birthdays.

2047:  Walk into house. Met by hubby who says, "Pack your bags, we're going to Vegas to have a baby!" Isn't it usually going to Vegas to get married? Been there, done that!

2048:  Oh, he means our son and daughter-in-law are in labor with their first. Panic subsides.

2315:  Finally leaving for Vegas. Packed, showered, teen (who doesn't want to go) in car, dog-sitting arranged. Cakes in oven? No.

0413:  Arrive at hospital and see our new grandson (just over four hours old.) He's perfect! Teen bored and still not smiling. Cakes still need baking. Ready for sleep.

0500:  Check into hotel. What? No reservations?! We just made them four hours ago. You clear what books after 1 a.m? Find us a room or I'll sic my bored and unhappy teen on you.

0511:  In room...bored teen wants to stay up and go online. NO!

0514:  ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

0845:  Complimentary breakfast ends at 9:30. Do I want to get up, change and go downstairs for food? Nope! ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

1113:  The hotel's shower is broken (teen really angry now) so we use the tub, pack and head back to the hospital, camera fully charged. Can't say same for us.

1125:  Mom's just about to feed the baby, so we take dad to the cafeteria for lunch. Not bad for hospital food. I'm thinking about cakes.

1146:  Finally holding the 7.1 oz, 19.5 in. sweet and innocent bundle of joy who will someday be a teen. Camera is working hard.

1501:  Head home. Freeway backed up but no accident. Gonna be a long night. Wonder if I'll have time to make cakes at home.

2106:  Home at last! Must sleep. Will dream about cakes. 0403 Alarm goes off. Really? Carpool shows up at 0520.

0600:  Decorate with balloons...consider crayon drawing of cakes.