The Year in Review and Motivated Monday #14
Since it was such an unusual Christmas for us we decided to take unconventional to the limit and head for Vegas!
We were actually here for Christmas day but left on the 27th for the gliz, glam and shopping that is Sin City.
The holidays in Vegas?
It really was a terrific way to top off another fun filled year.
2010 was a full one and I had a tough time editing but here are a few of the highlights from my BeColorful filled year.
The year started for us at the GMAC Bowl and meeting Sir Charles.
Then in February we learned that the casinos really do mean it when they say, "No minors". We had gone for the crab legs but Mike and Adam stopped by the slots.
We were quickly ushered out and told we were banned for two years.
I know, bad parenting, but hey we always have the most interesting stories to tell at parties. :D
On Easter I spent a very memorable afternoon with my mom. The flowers at the garden show were stunning and made for some great pictures.
In May Elizabeth and I hosted a bridal shower for her BFF. So fun.
Then in June we watched her walk down the aisle.
This past summer was the second anniversary since the floods.
I took some pictures for a post on our flood recovery. It was one of those days that the kindness of strangers brought me to tears and will be a memory that will never fade.
My high school reunion was in July.
I didn't even think I would go.
You can read about my anxiety here.
So glad I went, though, and I would advise all of you to do the same.
Some things really do get better as we get older.
The morning after? Well that might have been a low point. :D
Thanks for that honey. At least I have make up on..... because I never bothered to wash it off.
This was also the year I had to learn how to make peace with hot flashes.
Gotta love a friend that gives you a flower fan for your birthday.
There were fun memories of times with friends,
and some amazing holiday moments.
Sadly, this son left Christmas morning for Tokyo.
I am reluctantly acknowledging that I am not the center of his life anymore and, if I'm honest, really? what a fabulous adventure.
Can't wait to hear all about it and see more of his pictures.
The family was dropping like flies because the very next day this son left to go skiing.
and dog sledding in Colorado.
Talk about adventure! I would really like to try that too.
So we figured we would have to make our own fun and we headed to Vegas with our girl child and her hubs.
The Bellagio is always glamorous but it was spectacularlly decked out for the holidays.
These life size polar bears are covered in carnations. This guy was getting a bit of a touch up.
It truly is eye candy over load in Vegas.
Here's to an even better 2011 and yes, somebody needs a few more blue cheese stuffed olives in that martini. :)
Happiest of New Years.
A new year requires fresh inspiration. I hope you will share yours here on BeColorful's Motivated Monday.
Look at what Gail made at Can't Stop Making Things shared last week - a New Year's Wreath. How timely!
What inspires you? What are you working on? We would all love to see it.