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Thursday, July 10, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - DAY 2 - GIRLS DAY/REHEARSAL

June 27, 2014


I woke up 100% better. 
I had my alarm set for 7am so that I could have breakfast with Victoria at 8am. Since I fell asleep at 8pm the night prior, waking up at 7am was a piece of cake.


The renaissance hotel is extremely nice. I lived in Orlando for 3 years and never stayed anywhere except for Loews properties and I really enjoyed this hotel.


Shamu!




Our highly inappropriate conversation at 815am was unforgettable. But it's between Victoria and I so if anyone is reading this, if you remember to ask then I'll tell !
It was great catching. It had been about two years since I'd last seen Victoria. It's always nice to meet up with friends :)


We (all of the bridal party) had to meet in the lobby at 9:30am for our spa appointments at 10am. 
This was my hair post my massage . . . 


All the ladies and the bride to be in the middle!!
It was great seeing the couple of people that I knew already and meeting the new ladies from the Boykin side of the family. Now we have more family, I love it!

We shared two glasses of mimosas :) Since we asked for another, haha


I LOVE LOVE the rain and was happy when it rained everyday. We very rarely get rain in Vegas and when we do, it's just not fun. The roads flood and NO ONE knows how to drive. It's only enjoyable if I happen to be home on my day off and it starts to rain which has not happened yet for me.


Best Friend selfie before we head downstairs for the rehearsal!


Emma (Jordan's gf) and I


We all went to the bar before heading to dinner. Shots!


The usual look Jesse gives me, ahah
BEST FRIENDS


All the ladies!


PRICELESS faces


After our very fun wedding rehearsal, we went to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner. 
The bride and groom to be admiring their pretty cake.



Control yourself, Jess. 




Jordan and Emma


HAHA
I don't even know where these shots came from but we sure did have some!
TEQUILA!


He thinks he's grown now that he's 21 . . .


We both thought we were grown until we took a shot of patron . . .


Jordan and his mama


The cute couple


You already know!


Rainbow!
After dinner, we headed back to the hotel to sit around a little and socialize before ending the night before the big day!!


Jordan is never too big to sit on his mama's lap


Their last time seeing each other before their wedding day


FAMILY


Lawren and I found out that the pool didn't close until midnight soooo we headed to the pool. Jesse went to relax before her big day. And the other girls left and were coming back the following morning.



Nothin like a late night swim. 
So relaxing and nice since in Vegas, pools close at 6pm.
I have an apartment pool but I never go to it. Go figure.



Jordan and Emma were out getting him shoes and he stopped at the Colombian Burger place to bring me back one then I turned on the TV and friends was on!
My night was complete. 
A fun filled day with family/friends, a colombian burger and friends.


We (myself, Lawren, Jordan and Emma) decided to plan to head to the pool in the morning before we had to start getting ready . . . let's find out if that happened.

The festivities pre wedding were a success!



Saturday, July 5, 2014

ORLANDO, FL - DAY 1

June 26, 2014

Finally landing in Fort Lauderdale . . . 4 hours late.


The beginning of my drive from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando, FL.



Does everyone like how I put in Loews Royal Pacific Resort to drive to since that's the only Orlando address in my phone :)
Love/Hate memories with that place but mostly love.


Finally made it to Orlando International Airport to drop off the rental.


Jesse was able to get me into the hotel Thursday night (I had reservations for Fri/Sat night) and thank sweet Jesus that she did. It really was the longest day/week.



My awesome view of Sea World.


Incredibly spacious room!


I loved the bathtub mascot of Shamu.


My shoes for the wedding and the hat I planned on wearing at part of the reception but my hair was kinda big to do that so I ended up not wearing it until the morning after.


I miss the rain SO MUCH. It rains about twice a year in Vegas and when it does, it floods. Therefore it's not safe to be on the road at all, especially because people just don't know how to drive in the rain since it rarely rains in Vegas.


It was like sweet heaven having the room to myself.
I wish that I could stay in a different hotel room every week.
Now that would be the best job ever.


Jesse dropped me off at the hotel around 4 or 5pm. We originally had plans to hang together before everyone came in but since I didn't get there until 4pm as opposed to 9am, that all went out the window. I fell asleep around 8pm on Thursday night and I really really needed my rest so it worked out.

It definitely could have been worse but I wouldn't want that to happen again.


TRYING TO GET TO ORLANDO . . .

June 25, 2014

Today was a rough day. 
I was due to fly out of Las Vegas at 11pm . . . my flight (with Spirit) was delayed until 3am. I had a connecting flight in Fort Lauderdale that was due to leave at 745am on Friday morning and since we didn't get in until 11am, I missed it AND Spirit had me on the following morning flight. Absolutely not. SO, I rented a car for $200 to drive 3 hours to Orlando. 

WORST DAY EVER 
(Seriously)

On top of all of that. I worked Wednesday and it was day 15 in a row of work so all I was looking forward to was getting on the flight to relax. That went right out the window with the delay and then on top of it, missing the connecting flight the next morning.

Gotta love 90210 guy in Chippendales!
(Life in Vegas...)


When I got to the airport and I found out about the delay, I decided to eat and have a drink.


Needless to say, it was delicious.


I was already this tired and not anytime close to flying out.


Waiting . . . 


Still waiting . . .


And waiting some more . . . 


We finally boarded at 3am. No one on that flight was happy and there were several of us that were supposed to go to Orlando and Spirit didn't even have a decent option aside from being put on the flight the following morning. So nowhere to stay, etc. No accommodations.

The point of me flying overnight on Wednesday was to be in Orlando Thursday morning so having me wait to fly on Friday morning was just absurd.

Pick up your game, Spirit.
Really though.