Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Dear Vegas ...

The sunshine and desert heat was incredible. Thank you for the glowing tan, and for keeping the pools clean.
The shopping was not so hot. We didn't make it out to the outlets due to the long-ass taxi cab lines. That's okay though. My kiddos enjoyed their souvenirs we brought back.
The food was incredible ... Olives at the Bellagio, N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms, Sugar Factory for our late night desserts ... all so very yummy!!
Our stay at the Bellagio was wonderful. Seeing Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick at our pool was a nice surprise. I hope Scott enjoyed celebrating his birthday!
It would be nice if all the casinos in Sin City were smoke free, but my sinuses will recover.
The Bank at Bellagio was fun for the little bit of dancing we got to do, and my legs are definitely sore from all the cardio I got in while droppin' it low. If your house deejay played a better mix, I would have stuck around to see SkyBlu of LMFAO, who obviously had better things to do that kept him from showing up on time.
Chris Tucker ... now that was a fun show! He really is a funny dude! He kinda disappeared after the Rush Hour movies, but I liked his part in Silver Linings Playbook. It was a shame that the Palms is so dirty now. We would have loved to have stayed after the show to party with Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, and T.I. who were all making their appearances. It's all good though ... the Cosmopolitan was good to us on the slots.
All in all though, you showed us a great time. You never seem to disappoint, even with the mad-crazy mob of people that decided to celebrate the long weekend with you. The break away was much-needed! Unfortunately, hubby and I realized that we just can't keep up with you anymore. As we move more into our thirties, we have come to appreciate extra sleep and hangover-free days. We are exhausted, dehydrated, and my feet will need a week to recover from those sexy heels I spent 11 hours in on Saturday night. Thanks so much for the great time, but we need to break-up now. It's not you ... it's me! I'll send you postcards from my new destinations of choice ... Palm Desert, Maui, Victoria, B.C. - places where bedtimes are accepted, dress codes are casual, and relaxation is required.
Hugs and Kisses,

Sami's Shenanigans

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What's Up Wednesday

So sorry that I have been M.I.A.
Work has been a beast lately. Thanking Jesus we hired another transaction coordinator to help with the 100+ transactions I have been maintaining. The real estate market here in the Portland area has been picking up quickly, and the company that I am so blessed to be a part of is growing just as fast! For those of you who are friends with me on Facebook, y'all have seen what my email inbox looks like on a weekly basis. Insanity, I tell ya!
Now I know I said "no diets" this year, but I did a 48-hour detox a few weeks ago. Homegirl needed it! Stress got the best of me, and my stomach issue was out-of-control. Lots of swelling, plus I just wasn't digesting anything right. I was super tired, and fog-headed. It was time. My body was screaming for a detox!
In 48-hours, I lost 6 pounds. Since then, I have been eating really clean, cutting out the processed foods and bad carbs. I have lost 4 more pounds! Needless to say, being 10 pounds lighter has been fantastic, and my once-a-week cheat meals are absolute heaven!! 

Memorial weekend is upon us ... I am so excited for a 3-day weekend!!
I am getting a spray tan tomorrow night - this Italian girl is pretty pale right now.
Saturday morning, my hubby and I are going with a couple friends to VEGAS!!!
This trip is so very needed right now. I just need to get away for a couple days, soak up some sun (90+ degree heat - holla!!), and take a mental break!
We are staying at Bellagio, going to Chris Tucker's show, shopping, laying out by the pool, dancing, gambling ... oh Vegas, how I have missed you! 

I will be sure to post pics when I get back ... I am hoping things balance a bit better at work, and I will find more time to blog more.
Have a great weekend ... anything fun planned for your holiday?

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Momma's Day!!

 Maddox (age 9) and Sean (age 6 1/2)
These two boys are the reason why I get to embrace the title of Mom. I am truly blessed.
I hope all you mommas out there have a wonderful day!

A Fond Farewell ...

Wow! Is December already upon us? Good golly this year has flown right by! I have been a busy girl lately, hence the blog break. Unfortu...