Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Viva Las Vegas~ Erika's 21st

Saturday, July 12th, 2008
Erika's birthday was July 12th & she finally was 21!!
So her dad decided to take her & a few friends [Me, Johnny Shepherd, Jake Gerber, & Joe Jensen] to Vegas to celebrate!!
So Saturday [the 12th] we headed to Springville where Shane's [Erika's dad]
friend Mike has his private plane. Off we went to Las Vegas!!
We stayed in the Monte Carlo. After getting there Shane's other friend Jeff treated us all to dinner @ the buffet @ the Wynn.
HECKA NICE PLACE!
It was very good to say the least.
Spent the rest of the night dancing @ LAX in the Luxor.
Went to bed @ 5 am.
Sunday, July 13th, 2008
Woke up around 10:30 & headed to the pool to hang out.
There was a wave pool, lazy river, and then just a regular pool. It was so nice to relax & tan.
After a few hours there we headed back to our room to shower & get ready for the night.
We were all so tired cause we'd hardly gotten any sleep but were still kickin.
Erika's dad took us all on the New York New York rollercoaster.
IT WAS INTENSE!!
&& lots of fun.
We then headed down the strip walking along enjoy the sights.
We saw the cool water show at the Bellagio, stopped in the Imperial Palace for dinner & ended up doing Kareoke!!
Erika & I sang Summer Nights from Grease & Shane sang "Like a Virgin" by Madonna.
Watching Shane sing that was one of the highlights of the trip. It was HILARIOUS!
Eventually we made it to the end of the strip.
We wanted to go dancing again but the cover charges are so freaking expensive!
But Shane came through again.
His friend Luke [Mike our Pilots personal trainer] got us all into the
Hard Rock's exclusive nightclub!
I never felt more cool than that night when we got to walk past ALL the people waiting in line & go straight into the club.
It was awesome.
So we danced the night away & ended up going to bed around 4:30 am.
What a Night!
Monday, July 14th, 2008

Got a wake up call @ 8:55 to get up & head to the airport to head back home. As you can imagine we were all exhausted & very sluggish. While waiting @ the airport to leave we crashed on the couches & then continued to all sleep the whole flight home...of an hour. [ haha].

Coming back home was bittersweet. Back to reality....what a GREAT TRIP!

Happy 21st Erika!!!





































So a total of:
2 private plane rides.
6 taxi rides.
1 buffet dinner.
2 nightclubs.
1 rollercoaster ride.
1 walk down the strip.
1 kareoke stop.
1 afternoon @ the pool.
1 watershow @ the Bellagio.
2 nights in VEGAS.
&& 10 hours of sleep in 2 & a half days!

Brooke's 25th Birthday

Brooke's Birthday is July 5th so we went to her Mom's @ Warner Springs for a BBQ!
My God-Daughter [ faith & i ]
Lil cuties!
Brooke's sister Barrie's little girl Lexi
Little Man!
I love these kids.
My California Mama- Brenda Splenda

it was SOO HOT...so we relaxed under there all day


Besties!

Happy Birthday Bestie!!

Love my Friends.



4th of July Weekend @ Camp Pendleton

My Godson Conner & I.
He's so Stinkin cute!
Brooke & her baby boy!

3 am-Getting ready to head to the beach to save our spots.

We were all very tired.
Kara & Jimmy drove down from San Jose to spend the 4th with all of us.
walking down to the beach...
they expected 30,000 to 35,000 this year @ the Camp Pendleton Beach Bash!!

9 am. [me & kara]
[jimmy & i]

some of my BEST FRIENDS EVER!


i love my BESTIE!

My best friends. { me, brooke, & alishia}
[ Ali & I]
Waiting for the fireworks....all sun-kissed
Awesome slideshow they did right before with some great music....
OORAH MARINE CORPS
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
arrived @ the beach at 3 am....left @ 11:30 pm
The End