Friends Vacation

Back In The Big Apple

After a long day of flight delays, mechanical difficulties while we were in the air and a delay in baggage, I’m finally home. It’s 4am, but I can honestly say that even with the airplane setbacks we had en route that it was a stellar trip.

It was short, but to say I had a fantastic time would be a major understatement. I had some great experiences including shopping with a fellow blogger and friend, Kimberly from Fab Finds Under 50. I didn’t think it was possible, but she is actually even more gorgeous (inside and out) in person. I’m so thankful that we were able to meet and enjoy a few hours together. I bought a fabulous Michael Kors bag while we were out. We walked around many lovely shops and had some awesome 80 calorie sorbet. Thanks Kimberly!

Later that day, a big wish came true for me. My long time pen pal came to spend a few days with me. I ‘met’ Josh through my ex-boyfriend over 7 years ago, and while that guy was out of the picture a long, long time ago, Josh has always remained.

For most of my adult life, I have shared everything with this guy…my ups and downs, fears and accomplishments…and he has done the same with me. I feel so lucky to have finally been able to look at him face to face…and to hear his voice without holding a cell phone against my ear. He was just as wonderful as I had already known just in case you’re wondering..:)

And speaking of my luck, I’m beyond lucky to have an awesome boyfriend who didn’t mind gambling (um, for the record…it’s one of his favorite hobbies) while I spent time with Kimberly then Josh. He doesn’t wish to appear on the blog so I’ll refrain from posting pics of us. Instead, I’ll post a pic of some of his winnings. I just love those thousand dollar chips. The $500 dollar chips aren’t bad either. 😉

Josh, boyfriend and I spent a lot of time together too – eating, drinking and having fun. We walked the strip yesterday too — something I would not have done when I was there last year. And I did it without feeling tired or winded which is an accomplishment for me! Last year, I wouldn’t have even tried.

The three of us went to MGM together to see Drew Carey and his amazing cast of improv performers including Ryan Stiles and several other really funny people. They taped the show for TV (probably HBO.) And we laughed as they performed for almost two hours.

I ate several unhealthy meals and consumed a bit of alcohol last night, but I’m ready to start the week in a healthy way now that I’m back home. My water bottles are filled. I will do extra cardio this week, and I’ll remind myself that when I eat well and exercise, I lose weight. A few days of less than stellar eating will not stop me from moving forward.

And I can’t forget to mention that I also got to see some friends from Oklahoma who were there. I’m telling was a busy few days, but it was jam packed with moments that have already become awesome memories for me.

Now, after being up for 20 hours a day for the last few days, I’m ready to curl up in my own bed with clean sheets, place my sleep mask over my eyes and sleep like a stone until it’s time to wake up and head to an awesome Superbowl party.

One great thing about vacation is that I love going home too. I can’t wait to travel to Aruba next month, but I’m so utterly thankful that home is just as exciting as any place I could visit.

I feel lucky because I am lucky. =)

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    February 7, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    It looks and sounds like you had a great time!

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    February 7, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Aww, Kenz it sounds awesome!! I'm glad you had a great trip- Vegas is tons of fun!!


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    {Absolutely, Positively} Josie
    February 7, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    it's not luck, it was meant to be all along. =)

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    Ashley @ The Happy Little Home
    February 7, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Everything sounds so fun! I'm glad you had such a good time and congrats on the winnings!!!! PS…I've been doing the Shred, and oh my it is hard 🙂

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    {ALL} for a Better Life
    February 7, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Sounds like a great trip! So glad you had fun!

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    February 7, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Sounds like you had a blast! I'm so like you in that when it's time to come home, I want to be home. Wish boyfriend would let you put some pics up! ;o)

    Gonna Shred with me this week?

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    February 8, 2010 at 12:19 am

    that sounds like a perfect weekend! What a great guage of your progress!

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    February 8, 2010 at 2:32 am

    It sounds like you had an amazing time!! You and Kimberly are so pretty! I'm so glad you had fun. I bet the shopping was amazing!


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    February 8, 2010 at 3:26 am

    Girl, it was so amazing meeting you!! We will have to shop again sometime soon when I am out in NYC. Also, I feel extra lucky to have met the mysterious boyfriend!! Love those chips!!

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    Deb Willbethin
    February 8, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Welcome back–and the snow fell down to meet you! Isn't that some kind of Irish blessing? ahhahaha. Deb

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    February 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    You have the BEST smile!!

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