Wednesday, December 17, 2008

So this is love

2 posts in one day. Lucky.

Vegas has been having some temperamental weather lately. Remember a couple posts ago when I complained about it being too warm for December? Well... things have recently changed. I have photographic proof.

Exhibit A:
Taken last Friday, the 12th, on my way to work. See that snowflake? That's my cars way of telling me, "baby, it's cold outside."

Exhibits B, C, D, and E:
Taken yesterday, Tuesday the 16th, also on my way to work. These are the mountains that surround the Las Vegas valley. Notice the snow in which they are covered.

Right now, December 17th at 2pm PST, it is snowing. In Las Vegas. This I do not have photographic evidence of, so you'll just have to take my word for it. Weather Bug is freaking out and keeps alerting me to weather alerts (who would have thought?). I wish I were home, snuggled up in a blanket w/ a cute boxer and a warm boyfriend. Too bad the drive home from work is going to ruin my happy winter wonderland thoughts.


My babiest sister is 19 today. Nine. Teen. To me she will always be the chubby 3rd grader with "kidgy" cheeks and a knack for beating up boys. She is one of the most beautiful and intelligent people, inside and out, that I have ever known. She is so strong, mentally and morally, and I wholeheartedly look up to her. She always tells the truth and is never ashamed to stand up for what she believes in. I am so blessed and grateful to have her in my life. She is such a solid part of my foundation. She manages to stay grounded in the face of adversity and no matter the situation, always comes out on top. I am incredibly proud of her and look forward to continuing to watch her grow and mature.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

An Update! With Pictures! And Words!

I guess it's about time I get to posting something of "use" around here. I have a tendency to write when I'm feeling down on my luck, but because my life has been so happy these past few years, I hardly write any more. It's a little sad. I thoroughly enjoy writing, but nothing of substance comes about when I'm content. Which I'm sure you've noticed, considering I've just written an entire paragraph full of fluff. I'm working on it.

The short:
Baby Shower
Dad Bday
Kristen/Ryan Bday
Andi 21 Bday
Thanksgiving part deux

The long:
I went to Phoenix with my friend, Lauren, at the beginning of the month for her birthday. Did some shopping, met her family, hung out with some of her friends, and visited The Bori's and Jenna for an afternoon. I didn't take my camera, so the only pics I have are the ones that Lauren took, which were all on the night we went to Saddle Ranch.

Classy ladies wear glasses!

Apparently Arizona is covered in knee-deep mud. Mud that is invisible in the dark.

Halloween was a fun event, as usual. We did things a little differently this year. Tyler's little sister's best friend (you follow?) has an un-repaired cleft palette. We decided to have a fund raising Halloween party to get some money to put towards her much needed surgery. We had a pretty good turn out, and raised around $500. A very small drop in the bucket, but every little bit helps. Again, I was camera-less, so these are borrowed pictures.


My handsome Lt. Dangle (my claw got in the way)

The Ladies. Back to Front - Kathleen, Michelle, Freddy Krueger, Lee-Lu, Bee.

Blind Referee, Fred, Bee.

Co's baby shower was a hit. A lot of people = a lot of presents! It took her nearly 2 hours to open all of them. She is the cutest little pregnant lady I've ever seen and I can't WAIT for Kenley Rae to GET HERE ALREADY! (but not yet. wait till you're ripe, please)

My dad's birthday is on the 13th of November. It's one of the few times during the year that all of us get together. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures. My sisters and I got him a pay-as-you-go cell phone bc we hate never being able to get a hold of him. We also took him to Claim Jumper for a steak and lobster dinner, his favorite. It was a short visit, but it was time well spent.

Ryan (Courtney's husband) had a bday on the 19th, and Kristin had one on the 25th, so they joined forces and had a joint bday celebration. Dinner at Firefly, karaoke at Imperial Palace. All in all the night was fun, however, the DJ was kind of a jerk and only let people that tipped him sing. In the end I think only 2 people in our group of at least 20 got to get on stage. Oh well. Pictures!

Don't tell me to keep my mouth shut.

Crazy Pants.

Bday Girl.

Me, La, Co.

Me & Droopy Eyed McDrooperson.

Andrea's 21st birthday was on the 24th. As soon as the clock struck midnight on Sunday night (Monday morning) we were out on the town. Went to Green Valley Ranch for some live Irish music, then to Drop Bar where some of the people we were with partook in a little Hookah.

Tyler, Dre, Erik

Me & Neil

Andrea & Kris

On the actual day of her birthday Kris, Andi's boyfriend, got us a table at Prive in Planet Hollywood. I'm not into clubs and it was WAY expensive, but sometimes sacrifices have to be made in the name of 21st birthdays.

Andi and Cash, cashing another bottle.

Erik, Me, Neil.

Single for the night (tsk, tsk).

My dorky yet adorable boyfriend.


I took the entire week of Thanksgiving off of work. It consisted of a lot of late nights and crazy shenanigans, but I didn't get any pictures. Had Thursday Thanksgiving dinner with the Stewarts. I made green bean casserole and sweet potato souffle and I must say they were rather delicious. I was very proud of myself. The Sunday after Thanksgiving Tyler and I went to St. George with my mom, sisters and their boyfriends, for a Brinkerhoff Thanksgiving. Got to see family (and Jenna. Hi!) and eat some amazing food. It was the prefect ending to a perfect month!

Now December is upon us. I hosted my very first bridal shower today. It was stressful and nerve-racking, but turned out ok. Next weekend will involve a grad party and yet ANOTHER bday celebration, so stay tuned!

A Request of Sorts

Oh, hi December. Good to see you again.

No offense, but weren't you just here? I swear you just left, and now you're back again? Already? What happened to 2008?

And another question, if you don't mind: what is going on with your weather? Last time I checked, it's not supposed to be in the 70s in December.

Not to be rude, but can you go away for another month or two? I'm nowhere near ready for Christmas, and I was rather enjoying November's company.