Tuesday, July 30, 2013

August Already..... **Photo Heavy Post**

Can you believe we are over halfway through the year already ? I know I have been MIA on this blog for quite a minute. I wish I had more hours in the day. With all of this wedding planning, work drama, and family stuff keeping me busy, my social networking has had to take a backseat.  Let's catch up a bit shall we ?  Here's what's been going on with me......

One of my girlfriends turned 40 in April &  we had a really nice Birthday Bash for her.
Party People in the House !

My love picked up another Degree (with honors) &  we had a small gathering to celebrate his graduation. We went to Simone on Sunset. Love this place. If ever in Houston you must check it out.

So proud of him !

TiffanyinHouston on the left & Tarsha on the right!

My Girlfriend hosted her annual Crawfish Boil & as usual, we had such a good time, with those mudbugs !

Our Crawfish Cook on the left !

Of course Cigars were involved LOL !

Me & my girl TiffanyinHouston

Of course he found a baby to love on :)

Me & my heartbeat :)

We hosted a Semi-Random Happy Hour with friends ....
We started out at Eighteenth Cocktail Bar  (cool spot) & then did a little bar crawl.

My sister, brother & nieces & nephew came to visit us for a week in July, it was great time. We went to Galveston to the Pleasure Pier (can you believe I left my camera ? ) I was so digusted.LOL The kids had a ball & I was more engaged since I wasn't busy taking pics.   We also did some wedding planning stuff while they were in town. My nieces were having fun trying on dresses for the wedding...

Tickled Pink......

My love surprised me with a trip to New Orleans for my Birthday in July. I wasn't expecting to go back until September, since are on this wedding savings budget, LOL. I didn't find out until about 3 days before we left. He had already booked a Hotel. I was able to bring my veil & make an appointment so that my stylist could do a hair trial for the wedding. I also got to take a lot of new pictures for the photo book I am working on.

The view from our room

Of course I got my seafood fix. This was my dinner one night at Saint Lawrence. I had an awesome drink here called the....yep, Saint Lawrence but I didn't get a pic of it. It was a very well crafted cocktail. It was my favorite Vodka, Titos, along with Champagne, St. Germaine & passionfruit. It was deelish !

Of course I HAD to have a Hurricane at Pat O' Briens.  Is it funny that I have never had a meal there after all of these years of traveling to New Orleans ? LOL

Category 6 Hurricane !

We had taken off work on Friday & were all set to have a wonderful extended 3 day weekend celebrating my birthday & planning for our upcoming wedding. Things were going well until late Saturday night, when the Zimmerman verdict came in & we were out at a bar. We were both in a funk. I tried to shake it off on Sunday (my actual birthday) but the Mister just had a really hard time.  Talk about a buzz kill.

As then to top things off, we got a call later that day from my close girlfriend's husband telling us she had been rushed to the hospital by ambulance so we had to leave NOLA in a hurry to get back home. ( I will try to blog about this more later).

The good news is my friend is on the mend. Praise God !

What's been going on with you ?

Have you done anything fun this summer ? 

Thoughts ? Comment ? Questions ?

Beautifully Complex


Tarsha @ SouthernGirl. CitySwirl said...

Such a wonderful life! I love hearing about the places Mister pics out! He chooses well!

I can't believe you will be getting married in a month! September came out of nowhere! I am so very happy for you both!

Cashana said...

Your picture from your hotel room reminded me how much I enjoy visiting New Orleans. You have been having a ball...

Beautifully Complex said...

:) You know it was him who turned me on to Yelp right ? LOL The wedding is actually in October but I am going to take Bridal portraits in September because I won a contest with a local New Orleans photographer so I am getting them for free-99 ! LOL

Beautifully Complex said...

Girl... I have been so very busy. Yes, NOLA is such an awesome place. There is always something new to discover.

Sasha said...

Hi! I'm a new reader from Tampa, Fl. I found your blog through Serenity23's blog. Hopefully you don't mind me following your blog.

Beautifully Complex said...

Of course I don't mind. I appreciate your interest.
I see you are from Tampa. I visited there a couple of years ago &I had a great time.

Thanks so much for reading & welcome to my blog.