Friday, June 27, 2008

wow - been WAY too long...

So I realize it has been almost a month since I last blogged...terrible I know! A lot has been going on - but I think I will start at the beggining because I would be crazy not to back track a little and tell about an awesome weekend my mom and I shared at the end of May! We went to Vegas for a friend's wedding and then on to Scotsdale for a couple of days at the spas. It was awesome!

This was Mom and Me before we left. We were REALLY excited!
We had just enough time to grab a drink before getting on the plane.
It was so neat because Mike's fiance, Lauren, was in town for work. So we all had dinner together at the Paris' Effiel Tower. The dinner was delicious and we watched the Bellagio fountains and toasted to getting married! Then we took Lauren to the casinos to play Blackjack...poor thing had to work super early the next morning - but she was a trooper and stayed with us until 2 am!

Then, the next night we attended Amanda Steven's wedding. As you can see, she looked GORGEOUS! The wedding was beautiful and lots of fun!

Diana and Jessica looked great too! In this pic, Jessica and I are actually taking blue shots - yuck! We had a ball - danced and laughed a lot!

Kathy and that hot pink! It looks so good with the flowers in the pics.

While I couldn't even begin to describe the time between us leaving that reception and us arriving in Scotsdale, I will say it was HILARIOUS. Mom and I actually stayed up all night playing Blackjack (our favorite). We had a GREAT table and laughed until we cried. I still crack up when I think about all of the people we sat with that night at the tables. Scotsdale is the perfect place to go after an all-nighter at the tables because it is the most relaxing place I have ever visited. Loved it! Here is our hotel - The Phoenician.

They had the BEST breakfast every morning. Here is the one portion of the buffet and all of these shot glasses of different colors are freshly squeezed fruit juice. They had pineapple, watermelon, honeydew and cantalope. DELICIOUS!

As you can see, the rest of the stations provided many more delicious options. I LOVE eating outside and this might have been one of my favorite meals ever! Such fresh food and beautiful scenery.

Here is mom with watermelon shots and martini glasses of yogurt, granola and fruit! Yum!

You can sort of see Camelback Mountain in the background - which is where our hotel sat. This is mom and me before we got our first spa treatment. Loved this spa - they had amazing treatments and a really cool relaxation room with zero gravity chairs to take a nap in afterwards.

After our treatments and after dinner down time - it was SO fun! Loved everything about the trip. Hope we get to go back very soon! Thanks mom - loved the special girl's trip before the wedding...I will always look back on it fondly! It was nothing short of perfect. I love you!