Sunday, October 29, 2006

The Last Weekend in October

At the wee crack of dawn on Friday, I was already on the road by 6 a.m. This is that time of the year when daylight at 6 a.m. looks like 6 p.m. I felt like I was driving into the night when I was actually driving 300 miles West into daylight for a surprise birthday party.

The special occasion was for the secretary to the VP of Student Services where I attended junior college. That would be the day when she turned 60.

Her boss had cleverly sent Rosemary out on several errands to get her off campus so we would have the freedom to decorate for the event without fear of being discovered by Rosemary. Daly, Yasmin and Frankie When the time came and everyone had gathered in the dark room...Rosemary walked in the room followed by Yasmin and we all yelled SURPRISED!! And surprised she was. Especially to see me since I came from so far.

We started with coconut shrimp and crab cakes for appetizers followed by one of the best lunch I've had!

Karoake was the entertainment as someone sang, " " in the background.

I had so much fun. It was great to see the smile on Rosemary's face. She was truly touched by all the people who were there to celebrate her special day--especially when we sang her happy birthday. Rosemary, we love you and wish you 60 more happy birthdays!!

After the party, I cut my trip short and came back to Vegas. I have a test on Monday to study for, several homework assignments to complete and I honestly didn't want to be away from my husband--not even for one night.

Since Friday was Nevada Day and I had the day off, I would still have the whole weekend for more fun!

Every year, our friends throw a Halloween party and it's one party we definitely didn't want to miss. Last year, we went as Mr. and Mrs. Devil but we were out of ideas this year. I had a naughty school girl outfit but with the nights in Vegas getting colder and colder, I sure did not want to freeze my behinds off!John and Daly as tourist

So Johnny came up with the idea of being tourists though he thought it was cheesy and lacked creativity. We had fun with it anyway! I borrowed his shirt, shorts and socks then threw some leis from our wedding and topped my oufit off with Mickey Mouse ears (Johnny and I went to Disneyland on my birthday a couple years ago for what would be my first time and we each had mouse ears embroidered with our names).

I must admit I was way more comfortable with my tourist outfit than to try and balance in clear stripper shoes making sure my skirt doesn't flip up in the wind.

This year, Sean and Fawn really outdid themselves decorating their place. It's tough for me to describe since my mind is fuzzy from too many margaritas, you'll just have to check out the pics.

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