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A night at the aquarium…

Last night was hubby’s company holiday party. The minute we found out it was at the Florida Aquarium, I was so excited to go. We haven’t been to there in years, and I’ve never been there at night, so I knew it would be a grand time.


CMG 2013 Holiday Party Invite


Hubby’s work holiday parties have always been a little sentimental for me because it was 13 years ago, the night of his Christmas party, that he proposed to me. Seems like a lifetime ago, but I always think about it at this time of year. Here’s a little flashback to that night… Hubby proposed before the party, but it sure was exciting to share it with everyone.


engagement night Dec 2000



Did I also mention that I have been dying to wear my new little black dress since the moment I bought it. I was even more excited yesterday when I realized the dress I bought was not a size 10, but a size 6. I don’t know how I missed that, but it certainly makes me love the dress even more….

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We arrived at the aquarium just as the sun was setting so it made for some great pictures outside…. If only it could have been a little cooler….

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The evening began with a walk through the Coral Reef which led us to cocktail hour. It’s so fun to see everyone all dressed up. I was amazed by the sharks, the stingrays, and the beautiful fish. And we also saw penguins! I believe their names were Pebbles and Cliff. So cute.

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There were also mermaids! The first thing I thought of was how excited our niece Autumn would be to see them, so I immediately texted a picture. So pretty….

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Dinner was delicious… Salad, bread, steak, fish, potatoes, and green beans. I totally failed to take a picture of it, but take my word for it. It was delicious!

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It was a fun evening, I had a great time with hubby. Thank you Cox Media Group for a wonderful holiday party!


  1. Great pics!!! I love the aquarium and can only imagine how fun it is at night!!! You look fantastic in that dress – your hard work is certainly paying off!!! :)
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  2. You two look awesome! Glad you had a great time!
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  3. love the aquarium at night & you took some great pics
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