Here are some fun pictures from Zoobilee over the weekend…
Me and Mindy (Brian’s favorite massage therapist) with Michael (my favorite massage therapist) and Sveta in the background. Speaking of Sveta, she actually gave me my very first ever full-body massage almost 20 years ago.
Here’s Ebony with her fun party outfit.
Brian with Ronnie and April.
Donavan, Andrea, and me.
Me and Cari.
Cari’s friend Buck.
Cari, Kati, and me.
Cari, Brian, and me with the Nails and Beyond girls.
Me and my Leadership Wichita pal, Stacy.
Me and Liz.
Me and Stephanie.
Me and Andrea.
Donavan, Andrea and me.
Zoobilee was a lot of fun this year. Except for the first part of the event when I had a massive headache. I would have skipped it altogether except we actually paid for tickets. For the first time ever, in our seven year history of attending.
Brian was drinking Stellas all night and had a great time.
We ran into several people, including Jeff (above). We also knew of others who were there but we didn’t ever run into them. It’s no surprise, though. Thousands of people attend every year.
Local restaurateur Steve Bacci of Gianni Bacci and Taste & See
Brenda and BJ
Me with Shanda and Nykole
I managed a smile for this photo, despite my massive headache.
This is my gregarious and extremely outgoing Leadership Wichita friend, Bill Ramsey, also known as The Bill Guy.
There were so many people at the event that we didn’t run into the Phelpi and the Dills until almost nine o’clock. The only reason that we knew Dills were at the zoo was because we saw their names on the Sveta’s chair massage sign up sheet.
Thank heavens for that chair massage. It helped my headache go away.
Brian and Kristen at the private YPW area
Jay and Becca
Our crazy, loud bunch
Me with my friend Andrea
I’m glad I toughed it out because I did actually start to feel better and my headache went away later in the evening. I wish it would have happened sooner, before all the food was gone, though. I hardly drank or ate anything because I didn’t want to overdo it. By the time I was ready to cut loose, most of the vendors were gone.
On the bright side, Brian and I once again got really good deals from the silent auction. We got one year of pest control treatments every 60 days for $190, which I thought was a good deal. I also got a gift card for a haircut and some Aveda products for just $65. I love silent auctions! We have a few more fundraising events coming up later this year. We’re both looking forward to seeing what bargains can be had in the silent auctions.
BTW, if you are bummed about missing Zoobilee, fear not. There’s another fun eating and drinking fundraising event next weekend on September 26 — Haus of Brews. Click on the link to purchase tickets. Proceeds go to a great cause. We’d love to see you there!
And now we resume our regularly scheduled programming… The posting of pictures and other not so serious stuff.
Pictures from in between…
Zoobilee was fun. It gets more and more crowded every year but it’s always a great time to hang out with friends. The weather was perfect this year. Last year it was super hot. Anyway, here are some pictures from Zoobilees past. Enjoy!
We had a double photo-bomb. LOL.
Zoobilee was a blast as always. Every year we tell our ourselves that it will be our last and yet we find ourselves back again. It’s just really hard to stay away knowing that all of our friends are there. We ran into so many familiar faces. It seemed like everyone in Wichita was there last night actually. Click here for all the photos that we’ve taken from last night and Zoobilees past. Until next time.
If you think moving wasn’t hectic enough, we had to take time out that same day to attend Zoobilee. We would have skipped Zoobilee except we signed up to volunteer and we always keep our commitments. Even though we both had less than four hours of sleep that day, we pressed on.
I’m so glad we went because we had a lot of fun as always. And, Brian and Cory both got free growlers from Granite City (thanks to April and me).
There were lots of great food. I was completely full less than an hour into the evening. I had to pass up so many food vendors to save room for the really good stuff.
We took a break to get free chair massages from Sveta’s, a Zoobilee regular.
It made me realize how badly I need another massage. Maybe someone will get me a Sveta’s gift certificate for my birthday (hint, hint).
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