Most of you know that 2010 was a really tough year for us. We had a house fire and lived in a hotel for 7 weeks, had a chest pain scare for Shawn, an ovarian cancer scare for me... and all of this before March.
It's no secret that we both really enjoy poker and have had the opportunity to take a few trips to Vegas in our time together.
In 2010, when it seemed like the baby thing wasn't going to work out as easily as we had hoped, we decided to throw caution to the wind and play in one of the smaller entry-fee events of the World Series of Poker. (The Main Event is $10,000 to play... we did NOT play in that event)
One year ago this weekend, we flew out to Vegas, and made good on that promise.
The saver in me justified our admission as the amount we had saved in the previous year using coupons at the grocery store.
And I don't regret it one bit. We now have a story to tell that no one else we know can tell.
While neither of us are going to retire on our poker earnings, I'm really proud that we did something that WE wanted to do, in a year that was full of lots of things we didn't want to do.
I don't think we'll ever get the chance to play again, unless I can talk Grandma Bookie and Grand Poobah into coming along for the adventure again in 2012.