Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Strike a Pose

Wedding planning is in full effect. We were able to take a break and have our engagement photos taken . . . FINALLY! We are happy with how they turned out. It was a great opportunity to spend time with our photographer before our big day.

We wanted to do our shoot while embracing the Minnesota weather. It was a beautiful day until we started shooting. The temperatures dropped and the wind began blowing and surprise it started snowing. We had a lot of fun despite the elements.

These are just a few selections . . .

Happy Birthday Alex!

Alex celebrated his 36th birthday on February 8th. I surprised him and took him out to dinner at a local restaurant called the Monte Carlo. It was delicious. It reminded me a lot of The Paragon back home in Dayton. Supposedly it was a frequent hangout for the mob back in the day.

Happy Birthday Alex! I hope it will be a great year!

Thank you General!

This past January I was finally able to take advantage of the perks of Alex working at General Mills. You see, many of the holiday parties hosted by General Mill's vendors is for employees only. However, now that Alex is now part of Yoplait, I got invited to their division's holiday party. It was held at the swanky Chambers Hotel.

The invitation said cocktail attire. Yikes! I own nothing appropriate for a cocktail party. So with the help of my friend Kristin, we hit up the Mall of America in search of the perfect "little black dress." Fortunately, I found one at a great deal or should I steal. It was originally $250 marked down to $50. That is a good deal, right? Well when I checked out, it rang up as $30. Even better!

We had fun at the party. They had door prizes, lots of great food, music and poker tables. Alex and I spent most of the night at the poker tables playing with fake money. I was winning a lot of money. Alex thought it would be a great idea to go gambling for real. I said it wouldn't be fun when we lost the real money. I am just not a risk taker when it comes to money.