Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A VERY Busy March!!!

This is a long post with lots of pictures! Enjoy!!

March 2009 has been one of our busiest months so far. Fortunately work slowed down some, so all the busyness is because of TOO MUCH FUN!!!

The first weekend of March was my birthday celebration weekend. I took Friday off from work and Mom came in town to play hookie with me. We shopped all day (ran out of time before we ran out of stores). It was so much fun. I love spending time with Mom and it is not often we have a WHOLE day to hang out. We had a great time. It was fun to go to Nordstrom's Bistro for lunch and get a glass of wine.

Friday night we had birthday dinner with the fam - minus Dad because he was still in HSB waiting for Grandma and Grandpa to get into town. We ate at Collina's. It was ok.....pizzas looked amazing. I might go back for pizza, but not for the pasta. It was BYOB which was fun though. I brought Rosa Regalde Champagne -- my all time favorite champagne. :)

Alex and I at Dinner
Mom and I at dinner
Saturday Night Stacey and I celebrated our birthdays together. We went to dinner at Cafe Adobe and then met up with some friends at The Usual, a casual bar near our house. It was a lot of fun and we had a great turn out.

The Birthday Girls


Me and the hubs


Teeks was representing The Waters (Mikey was home sick)


A few of my co-workers made an appearance too
Serv, Alicia and Nonster

Got to spend some time with Don and Karen too!!

Chris (my office mate for one more week) and Serv

Chris likes to sing karaoke

Cheering Chris on


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The second weekend of March, Erika and I were chaperones for a Philadelphia Sisters Mission Trip. (Phillies was the christian sorority we started with Whitney in college) I didn't actually take any pictures, but we were SO impressed by the girls in Phillies this year. They were all so sweet and caring and had SUCH a heart to serve the Lord. We went to Galveston to do Ike repairs. It was a VERY rainy weekend, so many of our outdoor projects had to be postpponed. We had a couple of free hours, so we went across the Ferry to Bolivar Island to do a Prayer Drive (similar to prayer walk only we were in our cars because it was raining). It was SO humbling to see the devestation that still remains on that island. That was the highlight of the weekend for me. Please continue to pray for the residents in Galveston....they are still hurting and trying to recover. It was a wonderful weekend. If anyone wants to coordinate a mission trip to Galveston to do Ike Repairs, I know a great christian organization that you can go through: Good News Galveston.
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Third weekend in March ---- VEGAS!!!! We went to Vegas with my brother and sister in law, Scott and Amanda, and also with Alex's brother and fiance, George and Jennifer. George and Jennifer planned to get married in Vegas. We also had some family there and friends, for George and Jennifer's wedding. What a great weekend!!
We started off our Vegas weekend VERY early. Our flight was at 7:05AM, so we left the house around 4:30.

Alex and I ready to go -- waiting for our flight.
We made it!! We met Scott and Amanda at baggage claim and headed to our hotel, The Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Great central location on the strip. This worked out really well since we had people in the MGM, The Venetian, and the Hilton.
Amanda and I in our room


Each room is assigned a movie theme. Our movie was "The Stupids" which I have never seen.
Scott and Alex were modeling the outfit from The Stupids.


There was a mall called The Miracle Mile attached to Planet Hollywood. Alex and I checked out some of the shops.

For dinner Thursday night, we ate at StripHouse - the steakhouse in Planet Hollywood. It was FABULOUS.
My Flirtini
I love pretty drinks :)
The Bride and Groom to be


The Whole Group at Dinner
The Olsons, The Leivas and The Leivas :)
Alex and his port wine. (yuck)
Pinkies Up
Hubs and I at Strip House
Our table dessert
24 LAYER CHOCOLATE CAKE!!

Me and my sister in laws :)
The Boys having a little fun
Out and about on the strip
Planet Hollywood Casino in the back ground
George and Jennifer in front of the Paris

My FAVORITE part of Vegas
The Bellagio Fountains

Friday Night we went to dinner at Battistas, an italian place and went to see Cirque del Soleil, KA at MGM. The stage at MGM was OUT OF CONTROL!!! A great Cirque!! My favorite one is still La Nouba at Disneyworld.
Friday night I got to wear my new dress and shoes Mom bought me for my birthday.
The outfit worked out great Mom. Thanks!!

Waiting for a Cab....can't walk in these heels. :)
Scott and Amanda (looking TINY)
The Boys
At Battistas -- this historic italian restaurant right off the Strip. They had free house wine and this sweet 150 year old man came around and played the accordian. When he heard we were from Texas he sang us "Deep in the Heart of Texas"

Headed to NYNY - what a great view

Saturday was wedding day
Heading to the Chapel
(Tori, Adriana, Jennifer and her mom Carol)
The brothers before the ceremony
(Danny, George and Alex)
George and his Mama
Beautiful Bride
About to cut the cake

We had such a wonderful time. Didn't sleep very much, so we are still recouperating.
We wrap up our busy March with a trip to the Hill Country this weekend to see Mom and Dad and Grandma Farm who is visiting. :)



1 comment:

JUST THE TWO OF US! said...

It looks like you guys had a blast! I love your dresses and Amanda's hot pink dress too! I can't wait for both of our schedules to slow down so we can hang out again! Miss you guys!

"I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are your works, and my soul knows it very well."



~Psalm 139:14