Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
This past weekend was Trevor's birthday...Happy Birthday Boo! We went out with the gang to Buzzard Billies for dinner on Saturday night which serves Cajun type food and hit the Starlight Lounge afterward. The Starlight Lounge is a flash to the past type bar. It’s décor looks like the Brady Bunch’s living room so it’s pretty neat. They serve all sorts of martinis, classic mixed drinks, different types of Scotch and pretty much anything. I had a dirty martini which is my personal favorite and a Ruby Red martini. It was really good and had sugar on the rim. Then of course things got crazy and one of his friend’s bought a round of tequila shots. Oh dear. So after that we invited everyone to come back to our apartment and it was a lot of fun. Trevor had a great time serving his Prickly Pear drink and it was a hit! But then Sunday morning came and lets just say I haven’t had a hangover like that for a loooong time. Oh my goodness, I feel like I have so much more to write but I will save that for next time! I gotta catch up on my posts.
Me and my baby at the Starlight Lounge and then Trevor with his bright pink prickly pear juice.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
So Trevor's family left just in time for us to have two catch up days before we leave for Texas. That's right, today after work we will be driving to Texas because I am a bridesmaid in my friend Allison's wedding. I am really excited but I am also praying all goes well for her since there have been some hiccups this week. I have a feeling it will work out wonderfully. I am also really excited because tomorrow I get to meet my friend Leslie's new baby Rylan. The added bonus is my friend Brandy will be in town with her baby Avery and another friend Liz can come too! It will be kind of like old times minus a few people. And with babies! Last but not least I will get to spend some QT with the fam and that is always fun.
So I just need to get to 4:00pm and my jam packed 4 day weekend begins. Oh, and I can't wait to give Allison her gift but I will talk more about that later since she may read this post :)
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I am excited though for Trevor to spend a lot of time with his brother because PJ misses him. And it will be nice to get to know my potential future in-laws even more. So here are the recipes I know and love that I plan to cook while they are here and to hopefully impress his mom :)
Tuna noodle casserole (my specialty and personal favorite)
Ginger chicken stir fry
Beef stew and vegetables w/ rolls
Meet loaf and mashed potatoes
Lemon Chicken with rice
Spaghetti and salad
Potatoe salad with something summery like barbeque chicken and corn(potatoe salad is the star in this meal)
...and this pork tenderloin recipe I have and I am forgetting the name of it right now.
Monday, June 14, 2010
I had a wonderful weekend in Chicago with family. We did a lot in 2.5 days and that is probably why I'm sleepy. We drove out to Chicago Thursday after a short day at work and arrived around 10:30pm. We made good time! Friday morning we went out for breakfast at Moon Dance Cafe with my Aunt Maureen and then Trevor and I hit a few spots in LaGrange, IL. We visited my Grandma and Mom's old house where I spent many summer vacations. Then we went to My Grandpa's Store which is a little candy store that I used to walk to. And lastly we went to Hot Rags which is a hippie/indie type store that has all sorts of fun things. I was happy it was still there.
After reminiscing we met up with my cousin Lindsay and went shopping and we ate at Portillo's. Mmmmm, yummy. Trevor had his first Italian Beef ever and I had a chili cheese dog and a chocolate cake shake. We also drove around looking at some pretty amazing houses and even drove through the surprisingly beautiful campus of Hamburger College for future McDonald's executives I guess. Then it was back to my Aunt Beth's house to see my Grandma, cousin Lisa, her husband Matt, and her two precious little boys, Logan and Meyer. So cute!! We ate pizza and had a water gun fight. I don't know who had more fun, Logan or Trevor...lol. We also got to witness Meyer walking (not for the first time but close to it).
Afterward, we drove to the city to stay at my cousin Lindsay's apartment. We went to a bar called Hop Leaf and then called it a night. Lindsay's apartment is too cute by the way. Saturday was another early day. We met with my cousin Laura and went on a Seadog speedboat ride for some thrills and to get a tour of Chicago from Lake Michigan. Then we walked to the Hancock Center and went up to the 95th floor to have a drink in The Signature Room. Too bad it was really cloudy and we could barely see out the window. Then it was back to Lindsay's apartment to drink some more and play games until it was time for the Andersonville Street Fest. We had some good food and listened to some tunes before calling it a night. Fun day!
Sunday was our last day. Lisa was running the half marathon early and she did an awesome job by the way making a new PR for herself! We met up with her and more family afterward and ate at Moon Dance Cafe again before hitting the road back to Lincoln. We had a wonderful time and thanks to all my Chicago family for bringing us in and showing us around!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Upon my return from Sin City, I gave myself one full day to rest and catch up on sleep before throwing myself back into training The next day came and I ended up taking a 4 hour nap with my boyfriend after work. I woke up shocked for sleeping so long and forced myself out of bed to get a quick bite for dinner. I was determined to run that day and it was dark by the time I was ready. I really wanted to run outside so my sweetheart rode his bike with me while I ran. It was really nice and we saw a ton of deer. I was back on track! I haven't missed a workout yet even with sinus issues and I even ran 4 miles on Sunday! It did a number on my shins though so hopefully that goes away. Today is a 2.5 mile day so I am going to take it slow and enjoy some music on this beautiful day.
April 17th- Novartis Run, 10k
June 13th- 13.1, half marathon...in CHICAGO!!!
I am signed up for both and there is no turning back now!!