Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What Happens in Vegas

... taught me I'm getting too old for my old Vegas ways. Long gone are the days of staying up late, chasing cocktails, and squeezing myself into bodycon dresses.

Bachelorette party last hurrah!

I realized a few things on this trip: 1. Always pay Felicia a visit at the Southwest Airport bar- she is wonderful, plus you get to leave saying 'Byeee Felicia'. 2. Flying > Driving ALWAYS. 3. Vegas makeup is so much fun. 4. Cab's for life. 5. With a good group of friends you can have more fun hanging out in the room than interacting with people.

I've always been a bit of a Vegas snob; the older I get perhaps the worse it gets- but in a completely different way:
I didn't like waiting in lines, and now I don't like going to places where you have to wait in a line to get in. 
I didn't go to clubs where table services wasn't part of the plan... now, I just don't like clubs. 
Music you can't dance to? Eghhh. Now, the music is so loud I can't talk to my friends. And dancing?! Is that what those kids in the middle of the floor are doing? Who is Nene?

So, how does a bachelorette party work when you don't want to be around random drunk people? You leave the club early {But not before 1 a.m. by orders of the fiance} and get food. Spend more time getting ready and taking pictures in the room than you do dancing to bad music in a club 500 people too crowded. Plan your day around the bottomless buffet at the Aria. Go late to the pool to avoid drunkies mentioned above.

Thank goodness for the wonderful women in my circle who went along with whatever I wanted for this weekend... and pretty much any other Vegas weekend, come to think of it.

I'm sure going to miss being a Siriani

I love you all and appreciate you so very much! xoxo

Bride to Be | My Bridal Shower

Weddings are such a wonderful time to reflect on love, relationships, and just enjoy the parties to celebrate you and the one you love, right?

Well... that wasn't exactly the case for me. I had time to reflect on love, life, relationships, what is means to be someone's wife FOREVER, escape routes when you just need some time alone, but peppered into alllll my free time {because I'm a self proclaimed control freak} was event planning and expectation managing {more to come on that soon}.

Thankfully I had some amazing bridesmaids|family|friends who took care of some amazing parties. Thank you all! XOXO

Sister Cousins Unite! We decided to kill two birds with one weekend and threw a marathon shower. Day one was Britty's baby shower! and Day two was my bridal shower! Lots of conquering and diving had to happen since the sister cousins of the north had to carry out their duties then travel down to execute them.

It was such a surreal moment having all my favorite ladies in one place at one party. I loved it! Although we probably should have tacked on another hour or so to insure adequate time to spend with everyone. :( Whomp.

The decorations were perfection, food delicious, sweet treats amazing, and gifts galore. I'm not much of a "shower game" person but, I was pleasantly surprised - I wish I could say the same for the guests who lost the game due to Kyle's inconsistency in answers/responses. ;)

Luckiest Lady in all the land

 Sister Cousins

Kates and Chris- where's Britty?!

 A party is incomplete without a sangria bar

Love my Mitzy Women

Grandma's Girl

 The best friends a girl could ask for 

I got it from my mama.
How cute is she dressed in our wedding colors?!

I've found the one my soul loves

Most amazing macaroons! From my friends at Smashbakes.

The #SirianiSisters Take on Pitzer

Literally- posting this just before it becomes a thing of the past. ::Sad Face Here::

The Siriani Sisters, back together again, in the workplace! Woo hoo. Once upon a time, Chrissy and I worked together at one of our ALL TIME FAVORITE jobs. We went banana's at We've Gone Banana's. {Note: I still make Tickle Me Teyah's (spl?) often!}

Fast forward a decade or so and here we are, working again, side-by-side. 

I can't even begin to express how much fun it was to come to work everyday and hang out with my sister|bestie. Whenever you need a walk, talk, and/or lunch date someone is always there. So much of a blessing! Thank you Jesus. <3

Now... the little sister is spreading her big girl wings and moving on. Friday is her last day with us at Pitzer. No more dining hall lunch dates, picking fresh goodies from the garden, carpooling for cash, or wearing the same shirt on the same day.

I'm so excited for her and her new journey! Now we can get back to our honorary Sister Nights since we won't be spending everyday together.

Honorary Sister Nights are a coveted tradition where we get super comfy, make a tasty dinner, beverage of choice, and binge watch our shows until it's time for bed - laughing until we can't breathe and just plain ol' being sister-silly. If you have a sister you're close with, you understand. :)

Good luck sissy! I'm going to miss you! <3

Working the Spurs/Clippers Game

Lunch Outside

Grammy and Britty came to visit for lunch

Pre-work Selfies

Coffee Break 
Working Alumni Weekend

Making Magnets from Staff Party Photobooth Photos

Working Parent Orientation

Meetings in the Conference Room

Siriani Sisters... Foreva

Is This Thing On?!?

It's been quite a while since I logged in to do much of anything on my blog. I'm sorry friends. :(

Life has a way of absorbing you and your priorities, then spitting you out without knowing which end is up. I'm back to up... I think.

As part of the "Journey to find myself before I turn 30" {that sounds little more serious than what I'm trying to do though} I've decided to get back into my blogging habits. I have all sorts of fun and exciting things to share. So thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and the things I like. My hopes are these are some of the things you like too- so we can be friends, because life is boring without friends.

Here's a little sneak peak of what's to come (in no particular order):

Come back and see all that's new with me!