Sunday, November 18, 2012

Upcoming Holiday

I realllllllly cannot wait for the upcoming Thanksgiving break!  First time Kurt and I are able to get away for a real vacation since I don't remember when.  We had two out of town weddings in June, but the last time we went anyplace was earlier this week.  The campaign pretty much sucked the life of my vacations.

We are going to Las Vegas for our normal Thanksgiving celebration.  We have gone there I think the last 3 Thanksgivings.  This time, I got our room for free with airline miles, & we are staying at the MGM Signature.  It looks nice, large suites, a fitness area, and best of all, I don't have to walk through a mall or casino to get to my room.  It is attached to the MGM Grand, but has it's own entrance.  I also booked us before the trip (since we never do anything while there unless I book it ahead of time) a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon.  Basically, they pick us up at our hotel, take us to the airport, we take a helicopter over the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Strip, and then land in the Grand Canyon for a champagne luncheon.  Cannot wait.  also, I shopped prices and coupons for quite a bit before booking, and saved about $260.00 off list price on the tour.  Whoot.  Love me and my deals.......Have not figured out what show I want to see while there.  There is a new Cirque show we have not seen, but I think because it is new, I cannot find good seats for the show.  It is called Zarkana and is showing at Aria.  I am looking forward to poker, outlet shopping, and running outside at Red Rock, which we are going to do this time as well.  I have driven through and explored, but never run there.

Our associate at the office, Angie, is engaged!  She just got engaged yesterday.  Super excited for her and Scott.

Even though the campaign is over, I have been fairly busy w/work and other stuff.  Trying to catch up with some friends.  Had dinner with Rebecca on Friday night at Wah Hoo in Detroit.  We split some apps and sushi and each had soup.  Was super good.  Today, I had lunch with my friend Melanie at Panera.  Went to Kohl's and Sam's Club after that.  Got a new picture frame I needed to replace one that broke and three shirts for Kurt marked down.  I don't know how he is always getting things when I shop.  :).

I got a new jacket in the mail this weekend for work.  It's really unique looking, not something I would normally get, but really different.  It will go with a lot of different shoes and I will most likely wear a black skirt or pants with it.  Prob will wear is tomorrow!  (see above).  In person, the lines of the jacket look almost braided, so it's really interesting.  It's also really warm, so will be great when we get super cold days soon.

So, I am very behind on posting pics here, so I am going to slowly integrate them into posts.  First pic below is of the entire office at Kurt's election night party.  It's rare with schedules that the entire office is at an out of office event, so here we all are!  From left to right--Kory, Angie, Lauren, Kurt, me and Megan.

Angie and her fiance, Scott, both had bdays recently, and we went to her party which was in downtown Detroit at Jacoby's.  it was a lot of fun.  Kurt, Kory and I went from the office, and our friends Ron and Nick came as well.  I was the DD that night, but everyone else enjoyed the super cheap drinks at the place.  Kurt and Kory ate as well, and the food looked awesome (although typical horrible for you bar food).  I think we heard Angie yell "it's my birthday" about 1111 times throughout the night.

Pic above is of me and my nephew Nick at a wedding this summer in St. Louis.

Anyway, gonna sign off.  I need to clean and do some laundry and start packing for our trip!  :).

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