I didn't take very many photos during this trip. We were given $750 to spend at various shops, so we spent most of our time shopping at Caesars Palace and Planet Hollywood. I did manage to grab a drink with my Paris roommate on the last night though. :)
View of the pool area from our room.
Hot tubbin'.

My haul from H&M.

Peggy's Retirement Party

This past Saturday we celebrated Peggy's retirement at Presidio Social Club. The afternoon was full of delicious food and laughter. A good deal of the laughing (and embarrassed gasping) were due to the Creative Cursing book that Tiff included in her gift. I'll never forget Peggy's and Josephine's reaction when the first word they saw was "penis." We'll miss you, Peggy!

The fries were so good that Josephine, Mary, Tiff, and I devoured them before I got a picture.
The TV was playing old movies the whole time. I thought that was a nice touch.
Peggy and the dirty-book gifter.


I tried to hide my birthday at work, but my plan was foiled. It was a pretty good day.

Gorgeous new camera bag courtesy of the awesome people in my life.
Delectable treats from Tiff and Ica (who visited me at work).


Inspired by the full moon, I set out on a spontaneous photography adventure with Josephine and Tiff.

Tiff thanks you for viewing and waves goodbye (with her head).

Hanauma Bay

One last post of my Hawaii trip! On our last full day in Oahu, we woke up insanely early to enter Hanauma Bay for free and to beat the crowds. (And it was worth it.)

Hanauma Bay at 7am

My dad being a kid.
Hanauma Bay at 9:15am (and pesky water drops on my waterproof case, which I should've taken off)

Oahu, Hawaii

I've given up on making a separate post for each thing we did, so here's one post with select photos spanning four days. We did a lot during our short stay in Oahu, but I feel like there's still a ton of things to see on the island. I'm sure I'll be back and visit some of the other islands too. Huge thanks to my sister (and future wedding planner) Stephanie for planning most of the trip!

View of the ocean from our lenai.

Fresh coconuts at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
My dad loved this taro thing so much, he went back for seconds.

Canoe rides at Paradise Cove.

Feeding the ever-hungry koi fish at the Dole Plantation.