Friday, October 19, 2012

Happy Bday Brudder

Wishing my older brother Colin, the happiest 31st birthday today!
Gosh we are getting old!!
We've come a longgg way brother!
From you taking such good care of me and being a great older brother as young kiddies. Then to us wanting to kill each other throughout high school, although, you still did do a good job taking care of me then too!

And now your still my older brother and but also a great friend. 


Cheers to you! XOXO

Friday, October 12, 2012

Apple Picking

We crossed an activity off our Fall to-do list a few weekends back.
We found Bellewood Acres up in Bellingham, WA, and made a fun Saturday afternoon out of it.
It was close to a 2 hour drive north from Seattle but totally worth the trip!

I was pleasantly surprised with how large the farm was. When you first pull in there was a huge barn filled with yummy food to taste, knick knacks to buy and beer to drink :)

We had an amazingly beautiful WA fall day.

See that lil horse charging at me..

He was friendly and I wanted to hug him.. 

There were 2 types of apples in season while we were there. Honeycrisp and some other I had never heard of. We opt'd to fill a bag of honeycrisp for $16.

It took us roughly 4 mins to fill our bag....

Even though we had no help from this guy..

Is that a Mariner's sweatshirt I see.. TRAITOR ;) 

After our bag was full we headed back towards the barn.

Passed the Pumpkin patch and thought about snagging one, then we realized we have no place for it in our apt. 

We made a pitstop at the Boundary Bay Brewery for lunch/dinner or shall I say Linner (Seinfeld anyone?!)
I of course demanded the sampler.

Once home, I did what any drunk domesticated wife does and made an apple pie. 
Totally winged it but I must say, I'm impressed with my pie making skills.
Sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter.. done and done!

 The second I enter my home I immediately throw the comfiest pants in sight on, don't lie and say you don't too!!!!

And so we crossed off apple picking on our Fall To-Do's!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Disneyland for Adults!

 We planned a weekend getaway to the city that never sleeps last weekend. 
And Vegas did NOT disappoint!
We boarded a plane at 6 pm on Thursday night with 4 of our favorite Seattle friends!

In a quick 2 hours we saw the lights... the city amazes me when you fly in, all of these lights appear smack dab in the middle of nowhere!

A quick shower and we were ready to hit the town. We stayed at the MGM Grand, they recently renovated the majority of the rooms there and were offering a great deal!
The casino left much to be desired, but we didn't spend a whole lot of time there anyway!

I rented 2 out of 3 dresses I wore from Rent The Runway. This was my second weekend renting from them and I have had great experiences both times! I highly recommend! 

This dress being one of them.

Waiting for our first cocktails in VEGAS!

The first night was a bit short lived, and I am so very thankful we didn't over do our first night as we had a cabana waiting for us bright and early the next a.m. located right along the MGM's Lazy River.

I was really happy with our Cabana at the MGM. They charge by a food and beverage minimum and we most likely would've gotten close to that just being on the regular chairs around the pool ordering food and drinks. So, for 6 people it was a pretty good deal.  

After a day of drinking, eating and lazy river floating, we headed up to the rooms... but not before a quick stop ... my husband is giving the shocker... oyyy!

The guys took a quick 5 mins to get ready and left the ladies to our prepping!
Some of my favorite moments happened in this room while prepping with the ladies, nothing beats girl time!!!
Me sporting DUCK FACE (ew!) and Rent the Runway dress #2 (BCBG and I'm in LOVE)!

Once finally ready we he hit the strip heading for the Cosmopolitan. 

First stop the Chandelier Bar at the Cosmo, it's this gorgeous bar smack dap in the middle of the hotel!  

Kelsie & Andrew are some amazing peeps. I met Kelsie through my job, she was a savior when I first began. She welcomed me with open arms and we've been great friends since!

Day 2: Boys hit the sports book.

 Girls hit the lazy river...

then hit the strip....

Cabo Wabo Margaritas were some of the best I have had!

cluster on the strip, but there you can see our hotel!

We got back to our rooms that night and continued our nightly get ready routine, midway Eddie gave me some kinda life changing news. Nothing we can't handle but needless to say our lives are going to be going through some changing in the next few months (stay tuned). Oh boy. this girl does NOT like change, but we'll live!

We finished getting ready and hit the strip for one last night!
We found the Jaws slot on the way to our dinner at Fiamma, which was delish, it's only fitting that Eddie won a quick $100 here. He is after all a Jaws FANATIC.

Downed a Proseco before dinner with my people..

and took my last Vegas pic!

 We went to Old Vegas on our last night. I highly recommend hitting up Old Vegas if you find yourself in Vegas. The drinks are cheaper and there is some real fun people watching, not like there isn't on the strip too though, but it's a nice change of scenery!

I'm now onto recovery day 4, I wonder if this hangover will shake by Friday ;)