Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Wow, tomorrow is august!

I know it, I've been total slackity slack blogger! I KNOW!

But guess what folks- most of you I'll get to see in a matter of days! AMAZING!

I am so psyched for this party, this wedding, and really most of all for this marriage. I can't wait to get it started!

I'll do my best to post again soon, but honestly, no promises. Feel free to e-mail me and expect a great response- the ol' blog is taking a back seat for now!

Hope to post again soon though!


Check out this little guy!

Staci sent this to me- so funny!


Monday, July 09, 2007

Hermann Recovers.

Whenever Matthew drops me off, the Herm comes to greet us. Most often he climbs up on the top of his car, and we crack the moon roof, and he hangs out with us as we say our goodbyes for the night.

The pictures never turn out that well because its dark, but he's still so dang cute!

Hermann was bitten by something (!) the other day, and then his little neck got infected where he was attacked. Last Friday we had to take him in and get him put under so they could cut it out (gross!) and then he stayed over night at the little pet hospital. Poor guy!

I am happy to report that the little dude is doing quite well, and he looks forward to seeing you at your earliest convenience to give him the love, petting, and adoration he clearly deserves after such trauma!

Las Vegas!

Better late than never, eh?

So... for graduation my very sweet and generous parents took me and Matthew, and themselves (!) to Vegas! We went mid-June, and let me tell you- I'm pretty sure hell wasn't hotter than Vegas that weekend (think 104 and dry heat- though I hear that it was a balmy 128 a few days back- I'm so sorry BZ!)

Anyway, we stayed at Caesar's Palace, ate amazing food, drank some great drinks, gambled a few bucks, and had some great shopping success! It was an awesome time- Thanks Ma and Da!

Matthew and I went on a date to one of our faves, The Cheesecake Factory. Below are a few shots of him enjoying the Buffalo Blasts (these come highly recommeded- try and you'll see why!)

Mm.... a buffalo blast frames this picture :)

That night we had hors d'ouvres at a great italian place and then headed to our...CELINE DION concert! And let me tell you- that lady can SING. I loved her growing up and that was a special part of the trip- GREAT seats at Celine because this is her LAST year of her 5-year stint. It was truly amazing. It was produced by the former leader of Cirque du Soleil and wow- totally amazing. Even if you HATE her voice (I happen to love it) you would have liked this show.

Before the show we got free highly potent cocktails thanks to Matthew's military connections. Below we're sitting in our seats!

feelin good.

This is later that night when we ate at Rao- so delicious! Our reservation wasn't until 10:30, but it was worth it! A great post-Celine dining experience. And... can I just say- isn't my fiance stylin!?


And Aw again.

Not sure what this was, but here you have it!

The only gamblin' shot. We later found an awesome game that was based off of Top Gun- best penny slot machine EVER!

Here we are, dazed by heat, on our way back from the super-mega mall to our hotel. We're on those crazy moving walkways that are outside of the Venetian.

And again.

Saturday night we did the Chef's tasting menu at Tableau at the Wynn. WOW. Such a fun meal, such a BEAUTIFUL place- they truly spared no expense. And we saw La Reve (the dream) there- an aerial/aquatic type show- amazing. So entertaining and amazing!

Again- such a sexy fiance I have!

This is an odd thing we thought was funny- note below the little stool that this woman's purse is placed on. They did that on all non-booth tables- so funny! Really, this place is ridiculous but so fun!

We told them we were celebrating my dad's 65th birthday, my mom's retirement, our engagement and marriage, my graduation, Matt's graduation, commissioning, and 25th birthday....and in the end, they gave us official congrats on all of it!

It was SUCH a fun trip. I love Vegas and our time there was so much fun- a great break from the routine, and a little taste of the fun to come!