Monday, January 17, 2011

Going to the chapel...

And they're gonna get married!!!

Congrats to Pup & Brinda! They are engaged as of New Year's Eve!

Looking forward to a 2011 wedding!

Love ya!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hey, It's Ok!

A friend of mine sent me a page torn out of a magazine with the following note "Kristi, So, I totally saw this in Glamour magazine - Dec 2010 and immediately thought of U! I guess no more jokes about your holiday Christmas cards. I mean if Glamour approves, so should I right..........shouldn't I?!?!"

The page titled "Hey, it's ok!" reads:

1. To wear your shades even when it's cloudy outside. A little chic privacy, please.
2. To spike the eggnog.
3. If your spin on the whole 2010 menswear thing involves raiding his closet and possibly not returning stuff.
4. To eat snow, pollution be damned.
5. To send out a holiday card with a picture of your supercute, smiling, Absolutely you can be that girl. Own it.
6. To love Frito pie. Chili served on a bed of Fritos and covered with cheese, Texas-elementary-school-cafeteria style? It is OK.

So yes, I AM THAT girl. I'm a single girl that sends out Christmas cards pics of herself and her cats. Crazy cat lady much?! And you know what, I love it. The crazier, funnier, the better! I know people think I've lost it sometimes, like said friend about, but hey, my kitties are the family I have right now! ;-) So here's to Glamour making it okay! lol!

Oh, and I love the rest of the things on the list too. Bring on the Frito pie!!!

And of course a sample of said pictures!

And yes, the card always reads "Merry Christmas! Love, Kristi, Sylvester, & Jax" ;-)
Thanks Brinda! Love you!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

NYE 2010

Happy New Year!!!!

Last night I rang in 2011 with my best single girls at Hotel ZaZa in Uptown Dallas. We had 7:30 pm dinner reservations at the hotel's restaurant, Dragonfly. We enjoyed a 4 Course Dinner, which started out with complimentary bread and an Amuse Bouche before the appetizer portion of the meal. For my appetizer I chose the Farro Risotto with Kabocha Squash and Local Goat Cheese. It was excellent. Next was the Soup/Salad course where I chose the Calamari Salad. Our waiter raved about this salad so I HAD to try it. I don't order calamari much, but it was very good. I also tried a bite of Leah's Wild Mushroom Soup which was great as well. For my Entree I chose the Grilled Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Baby Carrots, and Red-Eye Gravy. I've never been a big steak fan, until lately, and when I saw that the Dragonfly's website said "Best Steak in Dallas!" I knew I needed to try it. It was great, just like everything else. Last but not least was the Trio of Chocolate Dessert, which included Godiva White Chocolate Cheesecake with Blackberry, Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Creme Brulee, and Dark Chocolate Chambord Truffle! YUM!

I ordered The Big Flirt to accompany my meal!
Gretchen & Lacy

Entree - Grilled Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Baby Carrots, and Red-Eye Gravy (sorry, not the best photo, yet tasted awesome!)

Joy & I enjoying our Trio of Chocolate Dessert.

After dinner we joined ZaZa's NYE Party. There were lots of different party areas, including the outdoor pool which had been transformed into an indoor area with a dance floor covering the pool below. There were bars set up everywhere, as well as DJ's and dance floors. We had a fun time dancing & hanging out.
Me, Leigh Ann, Leah, & Joy

Lacy & Lindsay

Here's the pool area (photo from website) that was transformed into an indoor party area.
Below is the ceiling and decor above the pool!

Me & Leigh Ann

The DJ counted us down to midnight and we enjoyed a champagne toast!

Redhead Trio - Christine, Leah, & me