Amber Housley

Las Vegas as never before.

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Wet_image I take back all that I’ve said bad about Vegas.

Tonight I played tourguide to a fellow colleague who had never been to Vegas before. It was so cool seeing Vegas through the eyes of one who had never seen it before. I had a renewed sense of home, if you could say…

We did it ALL.

We ate at one of my favorite places, Cafe Babareeba (whoo will be back in June for the bachelorette!)…

We saw the mosaics and luxuriousness of Wynn….
We saw the pirates of TI…
We saw the volcano explode at Mirage…
We saw the gondeliers at Venetian…
We strolled around (mai-tai in hand) the Forum Shops of Caesars (dude! I hung out here as a teenager!?@?! Crazy huh?!?!)
I showed her the famous piano at FOA Schwartz and of course those wierd greek statues show…
I picked up some $39 flip flops at Abercrombie so I could continue this 2-3 mile journey without the heels…
We headed to Bellagio to see the conservatory that they change every other month…no less spectacular than the time before I’ve seen it…

And we finished it with the grand finale.

The fountains at Bellagio.

Fountains. Frank Sinatra.

Never have I felt more goosebumps and realized how cool it was too grow up with this in my backyard…all never really affected by it…just sort of something that was always there….and never realizing how special it really was.

Las Vegas as I’ve never seen it before.

Big Girl Panties

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I think I need to get that book. Man’s Search For Meaning.

I read the latest issue of O magazine on the plane out here to Vegas. The whole day was a blur as I ran through the same thoughts in my mind…what am I doing here? Why am I getting on a plane? What is the purpose of all this? Why can’t I be home playing with my dog or pulling weeds in the front yard……is this what I want to do for the rest of my life?

Then Big Girl Panties Amber says…Because I’m a grown up. That’s why. I have a job, that requires me to travel on occasion and I have to suck it up and go. Sinus infection and all.

And here I sit in a hotel room staring out the window of a place I used to call home, but really all I can think about is being at my real home now.

At the same time, if I were home, I’d be busying myself with the endless to-do list both in and out of work that doesn’t ever go away. Just going through the actions and the motions of life. And somehow the last year has just flown by.

I was looking for recent photos to scrapbook and I had none. The last few months were just some random photos of some tulips and flowers…maybe the dog or cat. I think my photo subjects have been played out.

B said it best a few weeks ago. "I think life is just passing us by. It seems as if we don’t have much to live for to look forward to…I think that a baby would change all that…" And I think he’s right. –No, we’re not having kids just yet, we still have that thing called a wedding to do in 5 months — but yeah, I think we’re ready. Ready to bring a new experience and happiness in our lives. Our friends around us have embarked on that adventure and I think we’re jealous of that special joy they have.

Something to have a purpose for.

-just a few random thoughts. :)

Sniffle, sniffle

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Trying to get in the habit of blogging even if there is not too much to say!

Got home late last night after a series of delayed flights from San Diego.
Caught a really bad head cold the last two days we were there. Flying really sucks when you’re nose isn’t working!
It was an avg. of 59 degrees there…while here in TN we were missing out on the 80 degree weather!
I have to pack my bags (the same ones that haven’t been unpacked) for a client trip tomorrow to Vegas till Friday.

Ugh….

I’m back!

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Hey there! I was almost put into Sherri’s "check once a month" folder on her weblinks! I guess it was about time I posted something… ;)

Had lunch with both Sherri and Michelle today – hi guys! Yummy Panera. Can’t be that. Nice catching up since I don’t really see much of the local scrap gals since Scrap It closed. :( Hoping things will slow down next month and I can get some quality time in with them! Been much too long…

So, you might have guessed that I’ve been busy with wedding stuff, yup. But I’ve done a bit of scrapping too for Mosh-Posh. Here are some layouts for April that are long overdue to show you!

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(used the digital collaboration kit at Mosh-Posh for this one above)

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(card)

I got May’s Mosh-Posh kit in the mail this weekend and it is my most favorite since I’ve been a member of the DT! All new Sassafrass and the cutest alpha stickers and stamps and felt flowers! Can’t wait to play with it this week. Only problem? I’ve seemed to of taken HARDLY ANY photos the past couple of months. In a slump I suppose…but trying to work on it!

We head to San Diego this weekend for B’s big 3-0 Birthday! Then I’m heading to Vegas for work the following week…coming back just in time to have a par-tay for B again on that Friday. Whew! Is April over yet?!? :)

Oh yeah and all that wedding planning…here are some teasers!

Bridesmaid Dresses? Check! See ‘em here.
More flower inspiration photos…just loving all the jewel toned pinks and purples!

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