Saturday, September 25, 2010

Too much fun!

It has been such a fun week away from work! And of course the time goes much too quickly.
Tuesday night I hosted the Bunco girls for dinner so I shopped and cleaned on Monday, then cooked on Tuesday. I made a new recipe for lasagna, my famous lentil soup, bread and salad and lots of munchies and desserts. It was so fun having my "homies" here! We were a few girls short because some were sick or away but it ended up being so cozy and fun just us seven! We never played any games, but we curled up under blankets and watched Dancing with the Stars and laughed about EVERYTHING! I don't know why we found every little thing so funny but we did! And we giggled until late in the night. I was so sad when they all had to leave. 
I love my "village" and they are the sisters of my heart.

Then Wednesday morning we headed out for our little four day get away to the Hoover Dam. {we don't like to say Vegas cause it sounds so trashy, so that's what we nicknamed it } We had three free nights at the Palazzo and it was wonderful! Steve bought me a facial at the ahhhmazing spa there and it was *bliss* Lindsay got one too so we totally felt pampered and relaxed.Still cant quite get the "hang" of most of the ladies walking around naked but we wore our suits, tried to keep our eyes averted, and had a blast! I wanted to use my noodle in the jacuzzi  but thought better of it and behaved like a grown up. I used all the special showers, the aromatherapy saunas, the steam rooms, and felt like a queen! We took our books into the quiet room and lounged on big comfy chairs sipping iced tea for hours .
I think I have a new addiction..... SPAS!
We also walked to " Serendipity" and crossed off one of the items on my bucket list.
To eat a frozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity!  And I didn't even have to go to New York to do it! My sweet Steve just goes along with it all, but he did ask "isn't it kinda like a ten dollar milkshake? No silly~ It is so much more!

My sweet sis and niece also delivered these to our hotel  sweet  suite !

Along with darling birthday plates and napkins. They are so darn thoughtful and I love how my birthday dragged on for over a week!   Yes those are "Sprinkles" cupcakes and they were so yummy! Thank you guys!
We had such a nice get away...we slept late, took great long walks, relaxed and had so much fun! And now today we are home sweet home

Another sweet surprise was this.....

It bloomed on my birthday! I woke up and saw this one perfect rose on my moms memory bush.
Thank you Mom .....I love you too!


maria said...

Have I told you how much I enjoy reading your blog??? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it..... :) I'm so excited that you had a wonderful week off... I missed you lots though.... :) this serendipitiy place, you're going to have to tell me more about it... I'm thinking I'm going to add it to my "bucket" list too!! :) and those cupcakes look amazing!!! :) and how wonderful that your mom was "thinking" of you on your b-day!!! God works in wonderful ways doesn't he!!! :) Happy Birthday again Miss Karen!!!

Jessica said...

I always love to hear about your mom's roses blooming on special days! :) And I am definitely trying one of those frozen hot chocolates next time I visit 'Hoover Dam', haha! :) Glad to hear you had another great time there!

Cougarnana said...

What a fun little vacation! I can't believe you were so close to me and I didn't even know it. Vegas really is a fun place as long as you don't think about where you are. Vegas really does get a bad rap. I didn't know they had a Serendipity there, where is it? We went to the one is NYC and had the BEST desserts, we all chose different ones and then shared. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time.