Thursday, August 28, 2008

Girls' Happy Hour

The last girls' happy hour at the house. We had all sorts of cheese and wine to enjoy.

Crazy Katy! Love this girl...

My precious Crystal!! We got to hear all about our her adventures in NYC. She had an amazing time and has fallen in love with the city. Kisses.

Beautiful Crystal. She just returned from Norway and had great stories to share with

Silly girls! Here are the typical poses.

We had to set the timmer on this one...

Chillin out on the hammock!

Here is our crazy friend Katy! She was swinging like a little monkey on the hammock.

Our beverages for the evening: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, and Fume Blanc.

Crystal and me hanging out on the patio before calling it a night.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Leaving the 7118

After two wonderful years of living in the 7118 at Austin Ranch, it is time I bid my farewell. I will be moving out on October 1st. I have shared this space with three lovely girls: My besties:

Crystal the Pistol-


and Mrs. Berberliscious-

(also known as Amber Rawlings now).

We have shared some fun times at this place. Here are a few notable memories that I can recall:

1. My 23rd birthday (cocktail party)- This was probably one of the best parties we ever hosted. We had over 100 people in and out all night. There was the classic flip cup and beer pong in the garage. We had all sorts of great friends there including my family, best friends, FC Dallas co-workers and random people that just walked in.

2.Beer Fest '07- If you were there you know what a blast this was!

We had teams ranging from The Italian Stallions,

The German Greats, The B team for the Germans, The Mighty Irish, The Mexican Warriors, and the American's (also know as people who didn't know their heritage).

We had a spinning wheel of all the games including: Fuzzy duck (Copyrighted by Ali Bradshaw), flip cup, Moose (A John Cavanaugh contribution), and Beer pong. In the end the Mexicans defeated The Irish at a questionable game of flip cup. That is still debatable till this day though.

3. My 24th Birthday- This was a masquerade party.

Once again with mostly girl participants. This one was particularly special because it was my first birthday that I was able to share with Bryan!

So Goodbye to our beautiful home. I will miss our times we shared there...tear-

Friday, August 22, 2008

Puerto Vallarta Part III

Here are a few pics from the plane again...

Mountains surround the whole beach. It was beautiful It reminded me of Waikiki Beach.

This night we had major storms. I thought it was about to turn into a hurricane. Supposedly the West side of Mexico does not get hurricanes. That was good to know since we went during hurricane season.

The gang at dinner, we were missing Cindy here.

Puerto Vallarta Part II

All the shots I ordered were green for some reason. These were supposed to be Khamakazi's....very interesting.

I wasn't getting many thank you's after these.

Partying with the girls!

Since we were on the Pacific side the waves were huge! We did plenty of body surfing. Bryan was trying to teach me his way of doing it, but you can't teach an old dog new tricks. I'm a little too stubborn sometimes:)

Summer Lovin, Havin a Blast!!

There was a full circle rainbow around the sun, it was beautiful!

One of the many random activities they have at the pool. This is the water aerobics. At first I thought they were gonna bust out with the synchronized swimming like in Caddyshack. They do cool stuff like bingo, yoga, obstacle courses, and water polo. Pretty cool!

Here is the main pool at the Marival where we stayed. It's a constant party, yet somehow this is supposed to be the "kid pool". I guess if you can reach the bar you are good to go.

The beaches here have more stones than they do shells. I collected a few on one of our walks and they look like granite.

Bryan giving me some sugar <3

It rains in Puerto Vallarta once a day, usually around 5. It's actually nice because then it cools off just in time for dinner. It is still pretty humid there though.

Dinner at the Mediterranean restaurant.

Another beautiful sunset

Monday, August 18, 2008

Puerto Vallarta

This was at the Italian restaurant. Interesting "red" wine. No worries, Bryan came to the rescue and got us a good bottle of Cabernet.

Bryan's Aunt Debbie and Janet (Bryan's sister)

Beautiful sunset after dinner on Friday

Here is one of the many hawkers that walk up and down the beach selling things...

Bryan relaxing during our last few hours at the pool.

Palm trees! I wish Dallas had more of these

Ok,so I love these leg pics. It's kind of a fun angle.

Pictures from the plane. Leaving Puerto Vallarta...