Birthday Trip and Professional Pictures!

My mom (Riley’s Grandma), sister (Riley’s Aunt Baddy), and I had a fun overnight trip to Virginia Beach on Friday night.  We ate (too much), shopped, and swam.  Here are some of our pics:

We stayed at the Westin (don’t worry, Aunt Baddy–the coupon queen–got a killer deal on it!  Normally, we would NOT be staying somewhere as expensive as the Westin!).
We had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory…yum!  I’m sure we each consumed about 5,000 calories there, but hey, we never go!
Trying to tame “The Poof!”  The two birthday girls.
They had a salt water pool at the hotel on the 5th floor.
I was into being silly on the trip for some reason!  (Aunt Baddy on the left with bunny ears, and me on the right).

Darn the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel making all traffic stop!  Luckily, it was only for about 2 minutes.
Riley and I just got back from having her pictures taken.  She did really well, but is passed out on the couch right now!  The photographer was great and–best of all–quick!  We were able to keep Riley’s attention for about 25 minutes.  Pretty good considering Riley has doggy ADD, I’m sure!  🙂  I was able to get some shots with Riley, shots of Riley in her therapy gear, shots of her in her different bandannas and costumes, and shots of her doing her tricks.  We should get the pictures back sometime next week, but the photographer may post some sneak peeks on Facebook before then, so I’ll be sure to share them if she does.

40 thoughts on “Birthday Trip and Professional Pictures!

  1. Woof! Woof! What a FUN trip to celebrate your birthday(s)! Mmmm My family LOVEs the Westin – did you know that they allow dogs in their hotels? You could have brought Riley with you. Don't worry I won't tell him. Can not wait to see the photos. That's a wonderful gift … My mom wanna be photographer thinks her photos are good enough to be professional. You have a few more days to fulfill a "bucket list" Oh forgot you did not have one … well it time. Someone in my household had a birthday this weekend had new set of bucket list was written. Gee … this is a long comment. Wish we can do this all the time … Golden Thanks for your long comment too. We LOVE it. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. Woof! Woof! What a FUN trip to celebrate your birthday(s)! Mmmm My family LOVEs the Westin – did you know that they allow dogs in their hotels? You could have brought Riley with you. Don't worry I won't tell him. Can not wait to see the photos. That's a wonderful gift … My mom wanna be photographer thinks her photos are good enough to be professional. You have a few more days to fulfill a "bucket list" Oh forgot you did not have one … well it time. Someone in my household had a birthday this weekend had new set of bucket list was written. Gee … this is a long comment. Wish we can do this all the time … Golden Thanks for your long comment too. We LOVE it. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. miss elyse!happy happy almost birthday to you…and your mama, too!! your funsies VA beach trip looked, well, pretty funsies! those westin places sure are super duper nice. my mama is oooh-in' and aaaah-in' about it. she 'n my daddy stayed at the westin in savannah one time on their honeymoon 50 gazillion years ago, and she loooooved it! i think any place with a pool is grrreat! teeheehee. anywho, my mama wants some cheesecake now. BOL! what kind did you have?? can't wait to see miss riley's pics! :)*woof*the booker man

  4. miss elyse!happy happy almost birthday to you…and your mama, too!! your funsies VA beach trip looked, well, pretty funsies! those westin places sure are super duper nice. my mama is oooh-in' and aaaah-in' about it. she 'n my daddy stayed at the westin in savannah one time on their honeymoon 50 gazillion years ago, and she loooooved it! i think any place with a pool is grrreat! teeheehee. anywho, my mama wants some cheesecake now. BOL! what kind did you have?? can't wait to see miss riley's pics! :)*woof*the booker man

  5. I hope your birthday tomorrow is a great day! It looks like a fantastic trip. I've never been to Vegas, but my sister loves it!I can't wait to see your pictures!

  6. I hope your birthday tomorrow is a great day! It looks like a fantastic trip. I've never been to Vegas, but my sister loves it!I can't wait to see your pictures!

  7. This looks like such a fun trip! The bright sunshiney weather has me sighing in envy. I am so glad you had a fanastic time.I can't wait to see the photos of Riley! We had professional pictures taken last fall with Shiva and it was so much fun.

  8. This looks like such a fun trip! The bright sunshiney weather has me sighing in envy. I am so glad you had a fanastic time.I can't wait to see the photos of Riley! We had professional pictures taken last fall with Shiva and it was so much fun.

  9. Looks like y'all had a fabulous Birthday getaway! Happy Birthday to you both!Mom's drooling over the cheesecake :PWaggin at ya,Roo

  10. Looks like y'all had a fabulous Birthday getaway! Happy Birthday to you both!Mom's drooling over the cheesecake :PWaggin at ya,Roo

  11. Happy Birthday for today!! What a great trip. I am very jealous of you going to the Cheesecake factory! Yummy!!!Don't you all look alike in your family? Glad you had a great time and hope today is happy too.Looking forward to seeing Riley's photos.Love and licks, Winnie

  12. Happy Birthday for today!! What a great trip. I am very jealous of you going to the Cheesecake factory! Yummy!!!Don't you all look alike in your family? Glad you had a great time and hope today is happy too.Looking forward to seeing Riley's photos.Love and licks, Winnie

  13. HAAAAAAAPPY BIRFDAY MISS ELYSE and GRANDMA!!!!!!!Okay, ya'll would haves had waaaaay more fun withs da Puddles…well, prolly would haves got kicked outta da fancy schmancy hotel but…Sounds likes ya'll had a great time…sigh!I am so excited to see Riley's fotos. I bet they is smashing of course. I mean IT IS Riley after alls.Puddles

  14. HAAAAAAAPPY BIRFDAY MISS ELYSE and GRANDMA!!!!!!!Okay, ya'll would haves had waaaaay more fun withs da Puddles…well, prolly would haves got kicked outta da fancy schmancy hotel but…Sounds likes ya'll had a great time…sigh!I am so excited to see Riley's fotos. I bet they is smashing of course. I mean IT IS Riley after alls.Puddles

  15. Riley – Happy Birthday to your Mom & Aunt! Looks like they had a fun time. Sorry you didn't get to go, but staying with Grandpa was probably more fun, right? Did they at least bring back a bite of cheesecake for you??? Can't wait to see your professional pics! PeeS – Thanks so much for your sweet comments about our Gracie Girl.The Road Dogs

  16. Riley – Happy Birthday to your Mom & Aunt! Looks like they had a fun time. Sorry you didn't get to go, but staying with Grandpa was probably more fun, right? Did they at least bring back a bite of cheesecake for you??? Can't wait to see your professional pics! PeeS – Thanks so much for your sweet comments about our Gracie Girl.The Road Dogs

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