Thursday, June 28, 2012


Olivia thoroughly enjoyed her Mac n cheese dinner! She even had to eat the "juice of her cheese". Sooo cute!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Before & After

Today's post is a bit embarrassing.  However, I needed a goal today so I could feel accomplished...  so my task became to clean out our fridge... NASTY!


Close up of the YUCK


After... I feel much better

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Girl time

I got to have a great lunch with 5 amazing girls at Destihl in Normal, IL.  It was nice to see our old school grounds. It is changing so much and so are we!  It's funny how our conversations have changed over the years.  Before, it was classes, getting jobs, boyfriends.  Now, we're talking about weddings,jobs, hubbies, and babies. (Jessi has one on the way, coming October 4!)

Thanks girls for coming to visit!  It was so great that all you girls took the time to come down!  Made my day!

Enjoying samples of frozen yogurt

We're redefining what it means to take shots!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Week #1 Photography Class

I'm taking a photography class this summer to expand my skill-set. I have to admit that the first two days of classes made me want to drop after spending two days of 2.5 hours just critiquing artists, that wasn't what I thought I was signing up for. I want to learn more about camera operation and PhotoShop. I did finally get what I wanted on day 3 when we started talking about all the technical information and we got to put it to practice right away. Here are a few pictures from my studies:

Place of solitude


Saturday, June 9, 2012

New Car

After much debate, Chris and I took the plunge and committed to getting a new(ish) car.  We bought a 2011 used Kia Forte, it already has 36,200 miles on it. Chris thinks it is our new toy since it has much more technology than our former vehicles.  Now to make sure he gets his car sold!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Planet Fitness

I became a member of Planet Fitness and I am one happy client!

I got to try out their 30 minute workout express which is perfect for me and I LOVED the hydro massage beds!! (That alone makes it worth the $20/mo I will pay)

Take a look at their layout and equipment.  Let me know if you want to be my work-out buddy!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Christina's Shower

My aunts and I hosted Christina's bridal shower.  She had an absolutely gorgeous day for the event, we sat outside it was only about 75 degrees. We started by playing some games, then ended with a ice cream bar and cake pops.  Christina's wedding is in July.  She is very lucky to have so many people surrounding her that love her!  See some fun pictures of the day below:

The ring game, people weren't allowed to say some words if they did they lost their ring.  The one with the most wins.
Tree of Wisdom- write words of wisdom and get a kiss!
Table decor in her wedding colors

Thirst quenchers
The hostesses- (left to right) Me, Bride, Kathy, Mary Jo

Self-serve punch

The girls are sporting their rings- bling, bling!

Enjoying conversation pre-games


Playing Games

Winner of the ring game

Friday, June 1, 2012

Weekend wedding

Chris and I attended a lovely outdoor wedding on Saturday for my cousin Tony and his new wife Meghan.

Last walk

Cooper had his last walk with his friend Nala. He didn't have a clue but Nala is moving to Ohio. She has been a good neighbor.