1.06.2009

we did the strip

and i was a BIG winner!
surrounded by the best of FRIENDS...
ate the most awesome FOOD...
LAUGHED so hard my abs are SORE...
stayed up WAY past my bedtime (3am felt like 10pm)
was treated to a manicure AND massage...
got to have girl talk ALL DAY LONG...
did absolutely EXACTLY what i wanted to do the whole trip!
awwwwe...
my heart is FULL!  

It was SO great picking up right where we left off...
good friends...
they make the world go round don't they!

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Winnie & Buck... we go way back... notice her classy gold stirrup pants... cauuute

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Holley... the birthday girl... who does NOT look 40!
  
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we just loved these... tons of them... glass balls suspended from the ceiling at Fin in the Mirage

IMG_2130-1 the gals

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i think this was at Planet Hollywood... maybe... oh... i have no idea

IMG_2119-1 what a way to start the day...
she got a Royal Flush at 10am at O'Shea's (our favorite old school hang-out)... woo hoo... SO fun

IMG_2161on the way to the Venetian... eye candy everywhere

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dinner at Enoteca San Marco... Venetian... this was a really neat place too  

Yesterday was bitter sweet...
didn't want to leave Vegas... 
didn't want to say goodbye...  
though...
what GREAT memories... oh my... and...
it sure was GREAT to see the little girlies when I got off the plane!
Their faces... oh... what a welcome!  

Back home...
now... i better get things in gear...
lots to do in this NEW YEAR!

The first full week of 2009... 
oh... i think she's going to be good... don't you!

19 comments:

Christine said...

Welcome back beautiful!! Love the pictures... So happy that you got an amazing break, full of love, laughter and girl time... Lord knows we need it once and a while!!

I defiantly think this year is going to be amazing!! I'm ready for GREAT things!! Happy 2009!! Lots of love... BIG O'Hugs to you!!

PS... 40 NO WAY... She looks amazing!!

MGF said...

The girls trip, seemed like a blast.

SWF said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time! Friends are the best!

....who knows?! said...

i have never really cared one way or the other about vegas....until now. a girls weekend there seems like so much fun!! so glad you had a great time.....hope you don't get hit with the dble whammy: post holiday/girls weekend let down!! just keep thinking....spring fling! spring fling! ;)

Cheryl said...

LOVE that picture through the wine glass ... very unique perspective!!! Glad your trip was so much fun. :)

notevenatshirt vb said...

That looks FANTASTIC!! :) I've never been to Vegas, but would love to go. And there's nothing better than girl time. :)

Beth said...

Looks great! You could be anywhere with some great friends and it would be fun but I'm sure Vegas was a blast good food good shopping and good friends = GREAT FUN! Glad you had fun and your home to get your new year going!

LuLu said...

what a treat! Great memories, Great way to start '09. it all looked so fun... here's to a super good year... the b-day girl does not look 40! welcome back,
LuLu

cjs said...

oh, I want to go!

and yes, I DO think 2009 is going to be good!

welcome back and happy new year!

Gini said...

Truly a fun-tastic trip for you. Aside from the fact that I live here - it IS a fun fun place to visit, especially with gal pals. Makes going back to reality a bit more happier!!!!

Rachel said...

How great is that...a wonderful girls trip...love that! So glad to hear you won BIG!

Dancing Queen said...

oh what fun!
wes & i stayed at the venetian last vegas trip...BEauTIful!!!

the food & sites is definitely what i like going for...i'm never lucky with gambling...not even dollar scratchoffs:)

bet those little girls were sooo thrilled to see you!

The Queen's Castle said...

So glad you had fun!!
Winner, winner; chicken dinner

Kate said...

That is awesome! Girls weekends rock! Have a great 2009!

katie said...

what a fabulous time!

now your all filled up for the new year. what a wonderful way to kick it off.

welcome back!

Cheryl said...

Glad you gals had fun! It is so wonderful to do things with the girls!

meg duerksen said...

wow!
are these new friends...old frineds...college friends...high school friends?
vegas looks very cool. maybe someday we'll go.

i think enough with these scrapbook weekends....i need a TRIP! great pictures carissa!

Trish said...

Vegas rocks. Some people think its tacky and obnoxious -- I think it's whimsical with great food, relaxing pools and wonderful spas. Oh and did I mention slots -- cha ching! Can't keep my pennies and nickels out of them. Wonderful to see you had a nice time.

elambeachbums said...

thanks carissa for such a great time. wouldn't have been the same without you! miss you already. can't go that long without seeing you!