Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lots going on...

I feel like lately I have been so busy that I can't even stop for a breath of fresh air, and it is about to get worse. I can't complain it has been lots of fun, especially this past weekend. First Razorback football game of the season! Of course Michael and I went to the game, can't let those season tickets go to waste. My brother came into town and I got to see lots of family this weekend, as well. That's why I love the Razorbacks games.
Me and my Dad

Michael and I bought a new bedroom suite in July and it is arriving in the next few weeks. I can't wait to have a king bed. Since I will be traveling so much in the next two months we went out and got our mattress. Now it officially feels real that we are going to have a new suite. I have started to think about painting the walls. Don't know if I will ever have time to actually paint but you know what I will try.

Here is my travel schedule...
Week of September 13th -- Chicago
Week of September 20th -- Seattle
Week of September 27th & October 4th -- Honolulu
Week of October 11th -- Chicago
Week of October 18th -- Palm Springs

As much as I love traveling and getting to go to fun places, I really wish Michael was going to be coming with me.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Chicago with my brother

A few weeks ago I went to Chicago for work, and I planned to stay through the weekend to hang out with my brother, who now lives in Michigan. My brother came and met me at my office in Lisle on Friday. I was so excited, because every year my office takes off half a day and goes to the horse races. I have a soft spot for the races even though I suck at the gambling part, I love the horses. I am such a cheapo when it comes to gambling so I never bet more than $6 on each race. On a positive note I only lost $6 in 7 races. My brother and I were picking good horses at the beginning but we really should have stopped before the last 3 races. We always picked one horse with good odds, one that we liked the name, and one with horrible odds. After the races, we went to dinner with some people from my office.

My brother is never allowed to hang out with those people again. My quiet, sweet brother made someone projectile vomit on another lady, also from my office, due to something he said. Eric just happened to say the funniest thing in the world at the exact moment that a guy in my office took a bite of food and swig of beer. Needless to say we laughed for a good 30 minutes at this nice restaurant over the whole situation.

On Saturday, my brother and I decided to go to the Art Institute of Chicago. I was excited since in the three years Michael was in Chicago we never went to the Art Institute. It was very interesting. I learned several things. One my brother has a world of knowledge and he really should be a teacher. He taught me all about Greek history, who needs a tour guide to explain all the different art and history when I take my brother. Another item I learned is one could actually spend an entire day inside of the art institute and still not see everything. After we left and my head was spinning, I took my brother on a short tour of Michigan Ave and the parks. For dinner I wanted to go to the cheesecake factory. Actually I wanted to go to Tsunami, my favorite sushi restaurant, but it is now closed. Sad Face. After waiting a long time for a table and a long time for our delicious food, we learned that our meal was going to be free. YaY! Funniest part is the last time Michael and I went there we received a gift card due to a long wait time. Apparently I need to go there more often for free stuff.
Picture on the Left my cousin, Right painting from the Art Institute

Sunday, I was leaving and we just wanted to relax a little, so I took Eric to the Lincoln Park Zoo. Love that Zoo. If you have never been, go! It is free and fantastic. I love looking at the animals, but I what I love more is watching the kids at the zoo. Especially the ones under the age of five. They are so excited to see each and every animal and I could watch that all day. I told my brother, when I have a kid, in five years, I will take them to every zoo in the country just to watch the fun faces. Note: Favorite zoo; San Diego Zoo, fantastic and HUGE, wear tennis shoes!

About Us

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Michael and I have been together since 2006. We met in college at the University of Arkansas and began our life together. We bought a house and moved to Fayetteville from the Chicagoland area in November 2009. We were married in 2010 and had our first child, a boy, in 2013. Our favorite thing to do together is travel and we have gotten the opportunity to go to lots of fun places. We are working, breathing, playful parents. Our fur baby and child are the center of our crazy life, but we wouldn't have it any other way.