Sunday, October 11, 2009

Beach weekend with the family (2009 edition)

This past weekend Nick and I went to the beach with my family for 2 nights.  We had a lot of fun vegging and sitting in front of a fire.  We were literally 2 blocks from the beach and took a nice long walk the second day we were there.  I love getting away from Ramona for a weekend and escaping to the tranquility of the beach.

Sardine Sandwich of love on the bed lol

Totally random picture that we didn't realize had happened until later on... pretty epic tho

Heidi doing a cartwheel on the beach

Hannah and Heidi Jumping for Joy

Sisters walking on the beach

Nick surveying the beauty

After several attempts (mostly my fault) we finally all got in the air!

Heidi chasing seagulls lol

Stealing a kiss on the beach

The view from our room!  Isn't it gorgeous!!!?!?!?!



An extension to my birthday, but also a short vacation, me, my hubby, sis-in-law, and 2 closest friends headed off to Vegas to explore and party for a weekend.  We had a ton of fun, got little sleep, and made amazing memories.  There is WAY too much to describe in a detailed post, and I have about 200 pictures so what you are getting is just a little snippet of the action! :o)  We did go on a roller coaster of death at Buffalo Bills, to Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, to the Rio to see Penn & Teller, Cruised up and down the strip both days, and went bowling at 1:30am.  Woot woot for being 21 and getting to have fun under the Vegas lights!

Me sipping on my Margarita from Margaritaville

My lover and I at the Bellagio water show

Chocolate Martini at 2:30am

Melissa FINALLY made it from Wisconsin at 2am...we shared a drink to celebrate her making it safe!

Outside of Caesar's Palace by a fountain with the besties

A nice photographer took a picture of Nick and Me at twilight our first night there (with my camera!)

My big win of $16.81 (really $21.81 but 5 bucks was hotel money I couldn't cash out!)

Getting ready to go bowling in our casino's 56 lane bowling alley at 1:30am

Jess and I with our bling rings we won in the New York, New York Casino arcade

Melissa got a strike and did a twirl!

A mirrored-roof elevator up to our room made for a fun photo-op

 Nick and Jessica Playing Star Wars slots...Nick was so freaking excited!

 And last  but not least, Nick's big payout on Indiana Jones ($65.75 WOOT WOOT)

 It was an amazing trip, truely.  I could not have asked for a better time.  I can't wait to go back again and explore another section of the crazy city!


Emelie got hitched! :o)

My cousin got married on August 12th, 2009!  She and her husband Jose got married at the county courthouse with about 20 guests (our families know how to party!).  After the ceremony, which was short and sweet, we took a ton of pictures.  Then, the whole gang went over to Acapulco for the reception.  We feasted on a buffet of yummy Mexican food and celebrated with a wedding cake.  I am so happy for them and was honored to be a witness who signed their marriage certificate! :o)  And, I get to be an auntie again in November when she has her baby- Calixto! :o)

Congrats to Emelie and Jose Pacheco!!!!

Joshua's 3rd Birthday at Chuckee Cheese

For Joshua's 3rd Birthday, Nick and I wanted to take him to Chuckee Cheese and let him play some games.  Boy was he like a kid in a candy shop!  Nick and him really had fun playing the games and he even attracted some ladies!  We had chocolate cupcakes for dessert and just chatted for a bit.

Nick and Josh playing a jetski racing game (Josh LOVED this and played it like 5 times)

Josh attracting the ladies! :o)  There were 3 little girls watching him all at once, and I think they were sisters.


Josh and Chuckee

The sketch that Nick, Josh, and I did at Chuckee Cheese

Rei De Gado

For my dad and mom's birthday (this shows how much of a loser kid I am, since my dad's birthday is in November and my mom's is in April and we didn't go until July) Nick and I took them out to Rei De Gado for dinner in downtown San Diego.  It is basically a Brazilian BBQ place where you get unlimited meat; something like 16 different kinds are available!  It is a very expensive place (44 bucks a piece) but we made it worthwhile by stuffing ourselves to the brim! 

Here is my dad flipping over the indicator stick to say we want meat to keep on a coming!

And here is the padre eating some delicious fillet Mignon wrapped in bacon (we got like 4 helpings of that!)

And here is the SEXY Brazilian waiter who brought us pounds and pounds of meat!

It just happened to be my mom and dad's anniversary that day as well, so we got a complimentary dessert that we all shared!  My dad was in heaven (as was I) because we are both HUGE carnivores!

Awww...Mom and Dad with their anniversary dessert! :o)  It was their 26th anniversary!

Cute Josh is Cute!

Now for my Nephew's photo shoot! :o)

Isn't he such a ham!!!???   I swear, this kid is gonna be a model someday!

My 21st Birthday, Part 1 :o)

My 21st birthday was on July 14th, and I had such fun!  On my actual birthday I went to work and my mom had hung up the happy birthday sign and gotten me a "Happy Birthday Princess" balloon.  That made work fun and it went by really quick.  Then, I came home (Nick was in Riverside so I was killing time until he got there) and skyped my grandma so I could open my present from her in front of her.  Hannah came over right when I got online and brought me a slurpee! YUM!  After Hannah left and I finished my conversation with my grandma, I decided to leave and go to my friend's Melissa and Jessica house.  Melissa said she would make me dinner and boy did she!  I hung out, drank coffee, and talked for a few hours before nick got there and my sis-in-law joined us.  Melissa made a lemon pepper chicken, wagon wheel noodle with cream sauce dish.  It was AWESOME!  That was accompanied with garlic bread and salad with all the fixin's.  After dinner I opened gifts (which were unexpected) and was very stoked.  I got an orchid (which I am not sure is still alive) and margarita glasses (6) which we used that night.  I also got 50 bucks from Sarah, a candle from melissa, and flowers/chocolate from Nick. :o)  I am such a lucky girl!

Then, we played bogee for a while while Josh watched TV.  Cake came next, followed by Nick sleeping and us playing a bit more bogee.  All of the card time involved strawberry margaritas.  We came home after bogee and ther water was off so we just went to bed.

The fun didn't stop on my birthday night.  The next night we hung out with ryan and jessica at our house.  We ended up seeing them in the store and they said they would come over later.    They got here at about 9:15pm and that's when the fun began. 

YEAH BABY!!! 21!!!!!!!!! :o)

A walk on the beach

We went to a random beach in Carlsbad in the beginning of July and got a few fun pics.  A very romantic night!

Nick on the beach, the last hint of daylight behind him.

 Then he decided to double fist Starbuck's coffee lol!

And us on the beach right before leaving (pitch black that is why it is so blurry!) :o)