Saturday, February 7, 2009

Palm Springs, CA--complete with pictures!

John giving a little speech at the dinner
Mary Margaret and Hank Azaria--she got the picture, but I was the first one to talk to him and smoothly introduced my mom to him. I also met his very sweet and pretty girlfriend, who is expecting their first baby. Yea for them!
The Hui girls at the Lemonade Stand
Me and Ty
Finn--he has a rockin' hairstyle
Our Bathroom
Our room--forgot to take a picture right after it was cleaned!
My Aunt Linda, Ling, Uncle F.T.
Ling and Pearl arriving at the Parker in their Rock Star bus! She was surprised!
The Lobby at the Parker At Breakfast
My delicious omelet!
One of the pathways around the Parker. Look at the mountains in the background.

It's been FOREVER since I have posted, but now I'm ready. The last couple of weeks have been super busy. This weekend is pretty relaxing, which is great because last weekend I was in PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.
My cousin, Ling, turned 40 on January 27 and her wonderful husband, John, threw her a wonderful surprise weekend. He started planning back in November and contacted my Momma about getting us all over there to help celebrate. Well, of course, the Hui girls are all about the parties and being places, so we were definitely in. We made our plans and flew out on Friday, January 30. My flight from Little Rock was delayed, so I was moved to a later flight from Dallas to Palm Springs, which meant that I was on the flight from Dallas to Palm Springs. I got off the plane from Little Rock to Dallas just as Alex's flight was getting in from Knoxville. We met up and had breakfast--complete with mimosas because we were on VAY-CAY. Then, the rest of our crew made it into Dallas and they proceeded to eat lunch. We got on our flight and made it to Palm Springs. We were seated back behind the wing, so it was really bumpy and as we landed, I got sick. That has never happened to me before, so it was definitely an experience.

You come out of the airplane, leave the area, then you are in the sunshine, complete with palm trees. It is amazing. There are these huge mountains all around, but they look fake because they are so beautiful. We arrived at THE PARKER. That's right, we stayed at the THE PARKER AT PALM SPRINGS. It was amazing! You arrive and they open your door---all dressed in their pretty white shirts and pink pants. LOVED IT!!!!

We checked in and then Alex and I went to the Lemonade Stand where we had a little snack. Later on in the evening we went to dinner and found my Aunt Linda and Uncle F.T. checking in. We ate dinner with them at Mr. Parker. It was great to have time to catch up with them before everyone else arrived. Saturday we woke up and had breakfast at Norma's. I had this amazing omelet. It was soooooooo delicious. All the girls had Spa appointments and we were also checking when Ling would arrive with her entourage. John had arranged for her High School friends to come and spend the night with her at the Chateau Marmont. Then, they took a party bus from L.A. to Palm Springs. When they arrived, we were waiting for them at the door and she was shocked!
We spent the day at the pool and had a fabulous time playing with Finn, Ty, and Pearl--Ling and John's kids. Later that night we had a private party at Mr. Parker. John had made a couple of videos, one which you can watch right here. The entire evening was just beyond describing. It was filled with love, laughter, and dancing.
We woke up Sunday, ate at Norma's, said good-bye to everyone and flew back to the 'real world'.
This week I have started working on my closet. Pictures and a detailed description of the entire process will be posted later. Today, I'm going to work on St. Valentine's Day cards, etc.

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