Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lots to catch up on....

It has definetly been a crazy last couple months....December brought a bunch of good times. I changed from the 18-25 age bracket to the 26-35....yep I turned the big 26. My big day was December 11, had a good time, but lets just say that Skyy Vodka and me wont be friends for a very long time..We all went to Musashi for dinner and headed to Planet Hollywood on the strip to my room that my old roommate got me for my birthday ( Thanks again Dustin )....Sadly we spent too much time in the room and Skyy caught up with me quick...Lets just say that being 26 you dont recover from a night like that the way you could a few years took me about a good 36 hours to feel somewhat normal...But I did have a fun night and thank my friends who spend my bday with me

In hotel room on my bday...more and better pics posted soon

...December also brought Christmas which Amanda, Hudsyn and I were grateful and lucky to fly home and spend the holidays with our families...We were home from dec. 23-jan.4th a whole 10 days, but it felt like two day...I appologize to friends I wasnt able to see on my trip home...I have some good news for the near future that I will be revealing soon....Our trip home was full of joy and lots of emotions...I hadnt been back to Washington in 6 months so it was very nice to see my family and friends. It was nice to be back in my familiar surroundings. I was introduced to my new 2nd cousin Haylee Lauren, who is beyond gorgeous and such a sweet pea.

Christmas eve with Little Miss Haylee

I was so nice to be home and hang with the family and friends...I was able to spend my cousins Birthday with her on Christmas Eve an had a lot of fun. We were able to go out a couple nights with friends and it was so nice having fun at places we havent been for awhile.. We went to Roadhouse, Swiss, and Bumpys.

Hanging out at Roadhouse

Netty and me

3 amigos at the swiss

Met new friends...Brandon and me at Bumpys

3 amigos at Bumpys

I LOVE washington and miss it so much...Vegas is fun, but it isnt HOME...Amanda and I spend a day at Pike Place and it was so much fun...You take forgranted things when they are right up the street, but when you cant be around it all the time you forget how amazing it is!!!

On our way to Seattle

Good ol' Pikes Place

While in Wasington I checked a few more things off the 'Bucket List' #42 " Get nose pierced, yep I know I did it!! and I LOVE it...

About an hour after I got it done

I also checked # 51 off the list " Fly first class" That was so much fun I dont know if I ever want to fly any other way lol :)

First Class

We also were able to bring in 2010 in Washington. We went to Cheers in Southhill and then to a house party. We kept it pretty low key and had a fun night.
bringing in 2010 with style

At cheers

Just arriving to the house party

3 amigos yet again

December and January have been a fun a busy couple of months. I turned 26, color my hair,

New hair color

went home and lst but not least...............We have made the decision to move back to WASHINGTON!!!!! I am beyond excited. Im a little scared but cant wait....a lot we want to do in about a month. Finish my ' Things to do while I live in Vegas' list, concerts, farewell party, and say goodbye to a few close people here in Vegas. Vegas is definetly a different lifestlye then Washington. There are a lot of things in Vegas that we wont be able to do in Washington, but there are also a lot of things in washingon that you cant do in Vegas. I moved down here 25, newly single, and wanted to pursue some things I wanted to do before I settle down. I have done some amazing things here in vegas and am thankful for my journey I have had. This has been the best decision i have ever made in my life my move down here. i feel it has made me a better person, I know who I am and I know what I want out of life. There have been some tears along the way, but have been Many Many more smiles. I have become so close with my best friend Amanda and I dont think I could have done this without her. We have a life long friendship and a HUGE part of that was my move here. I want to thank her for all she has done for me and for being my shoulder to cry on, my arm to hold on to, and my sister at heart. I am so thankful for her and her family. their support though this has been undiscribable. When I made the decision to move her amandas mom wrote me a message when I asked her " what am I doing??" she said "You are reaching out and taking a risk to help you grow in a new direction, you are fulfilling a 'deep inside' dream You are helping yourself to have no regrets to look back at, are being unpredictable for the first time in your life" these words will forever be in my heart because with those words I knew I was doing the right thing for ME!!! I was being selfish and it was ok. I am so happy with my choices I have made. I am a better, stronger, happier person. I still have about a month left here and am going to make it the best it can be.

Washington here I come!!!! :)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Check #16 off the list.....

#16 on the list is......Go to a resturant and eat by myself. With my best friend and roommate Amanda being in Washington for the past two weeks I have had a lot of time on my hands. So the last two weeks opened an opportunity to work on my bucket list. It was definetly an expierence eating by myself. I dont think that is going to be something that I would want to do all the time. I am very excited to check something else off...that would bring 7 things checked off of my list of 100. I also have a list of  'Things to do while I live in Vegas'...i have quite a few things still left on that list and I plan on checking everything off that list also...I have a few months left before I think I am moving back to Washington. I better start focusing on that list also..... Amanda and Hudsyn are coming home tonight. I couldnt be happier...yay!!!!

Bucket list...

BuCkEt LiSt!!!

I have recently finished a list of things that I want to do in life...aka a 'Bucket List' It has been a lot of fun checking some of the things off of it. I recently checked off  #12 go to a movie by myself and #13 go to a bar and have a drink by myself. I know, I know couple of weird things to have on a list, but fun and exciting when you check things off.  I have 100 things on my list and I am determined to check everything off....I have 6 things checked off that list so far, its a good start and I am looking forward to checking off more :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

7 Months Already!!!

November 29, 2009 I hit my 7 month mark living in Sin City....I have had such an amazing time and have done some truly amazing things, (shows, movie preimers, holidays, met Dane Cook :), concerts.) I made a list before I moved here called "Things to do while I live in Vegas" It has been so much fun checking things off that list...I set a goal for myself before I made the choice to move to Vegas and that was I would stay for at least a year. I am planning on moving back to Washington St. in May, but I never know where life will take me between now and then. That is the plan because I miss my family and I really do miss Washington. I went though a point in my life that I wanted to do something crazy and I think moving to Las Vegas has filled that. Everyday is a new adventure and a new blessing. I feel blessed that I was able to take a chance and take a risk to do what I wanted to do. I left my job, my family, a house, my friends, but really it was the best decision I have ever made for myself. Something to truly look back on and say that I had the strength to go out of my comfort zone and do something unpredictible for the first time in my life. I have had some amazing support and feel very blessed for the people that I have in my life and have continued to remain in my life. The love and support that I have had though the good and tough times I cant even describe There has been so many smile and so many tears though this journey, it really has hit me that it is getting close to me moving back. I from this day forward am taking everyday that I have left here and making it the best time that I can possibly have. You kind of take things forgranted when you start to fall into a routine. That is one thing that I feel like I did when I lived in Washington, took forgranted being able to get in my car and drive 15 mins up the street to see my family. I miss that so very much. I have filtered out who my true friends are when you arent there in person. Some stay true and keep in contact, others go behind your back and do things that you never thought anyone that you were so close to would. I have learned so many things good and bad from living here. I will forever be grateful for all of the experiences that I have had . Im looking forward to moving back to Washington and making new memories looking though different eyes. I have learned from someone here in Vegas to not try and lay your life out, and to just live it day by day because everyday life changes. Also to not worry about things that you cant change because you are just wasting time expecially if everything works out in the end, that was time wasted for no reason. It is so true believe me : )  I feel like there is somethings that I have and am going to miss out on because I was trying to live my life too fast. I also am missing out on something because I was letting things get the best of me...But I also know that everything happens for a reason, and I am very happy for that. I am getting very excited because I am going to Washington for Christmas. I havent been there in 6 months and havent seen my family in the same amount of time so it is truly going to be the best Christmas ever!! I cant wait to meet up with friends and see somethings that I have missed out on. Life is so short and goes by so fast. I cant believe that I have been here for 7 months...where did it go?? My best friend Amanda had a baby girl Hudsyn Mae on September 24, 2009 at 10:19pm and she has brought so much joy to my life. I recently was laid off from my job, which was kind of a blessing. I am happy because with me losing my job I get to be Hudsyn's nanny. I cant believe that she is 2 months old already so again...Where did the time go?? Life is such a special and amazing thing, I am so excited for what the future holds......but taking it day by day and excited for what tomorrow brings :)
A few photos from the past 7 months

Wasted Space @ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

V Bar

After seeing Bette Midler

Dane Cook @ "The Goodes" movie premier and after party

Night out at Blue Martini

Monday, August 3, 2009

Watch out...New Blogger!!! :)

Hello everyone!!! I decided that it is about time for me to start this new big world of blogging!! I really absolutely havent a clue what I'm doing....but I have this new life here in vegas and thought that it would be fun to start showing my crazy adventure....well here I go :)