Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Terri's Birthday

Terri was my "adopted mom" when I got my first teaching job six years ago.  That's right... it will be year six this year!  I can't believe that.  Anyways, her real daughter threw a surprise 50th birthday party today.  And, surprised she was!  You should've seen her face.  It was priceless!  I had a great time catching up and seeing some other familiar faces.  Good job Nicole organizing everything!

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This hug was four years coming!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Impromptu Girl's Night

As much as I love to take photos I failed to document last night's fun. Paula asked me to join her and her niece Emma (going into 8th grade) for dinner. We ate at Urbana's Siam Terrace which is a thai and sushi place.  To top that, we went back to my place to watch Pitch Perfect.  I fell in love with that movie early this summer.  I highly recommend it for a fun girl's night.  Or date night. ;-)

The Restaurant

Feeling Accomplished

So, Chris and I have this agreement.  I do the cooking, cleaning, laundry, dishes, trash, recycling and basically everything around the house and in return he mows.  Well, today I had enough waiting and I decided today was the day to mow.  You couldn't even see the multiple golf balls that were in our yard (I found 3).  So, I felt a strange sense of pride when I finished.  I wish I decided to commit earlier in the day because I started at 1:45 which was probably the hottest part of the day.  I had to take a cold bath afterwards to cool down from our 88+ degree temps but ahhh, the feeling of getting things accomplished!

#itsthelittlethings  #Ihavesincesweptthepatio

Monday, July 15, 2013

Girl's weekend

Back in college my five closest college classmates/roommates committed to staying in touch frequently after college was out. And four weddings later and a baby, we still get together about 3 times per year.  I'd say that is pretty awesome since we are about 3 hours apart from each other.  This gathering took place at my stomping grounds.  I took the girls to Courier Cafe, Crystal Lake park, City Girl's Frozen Yogurt and Destihl in downtown Champaign.  We had a blast having girl talk.  I forgot how it can be to just be with girls and laughing and having a good time.  Sunday we had fun too.  We experienced La Peeps amazing breakfast menu as well as a fun maternity & a friend photo shoot.  Here are some pictures from our fun weekend.

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Elli (9 mos) She joined the girl's weekend for a few hours

Friday, July 12, 2013

Urbana pool

My sister Teresa and I hit up the new pool in Urbana and we both were thoroughly impressed.  We could have done with a smaller crowd but I get the feeling it will always be like that.  Overall, we loved everything about it.  The current pool, basketball hoop, rock structure, slides (although a bit rough and enclosed so not good for everyone).  I encourage you to also check it out!

(I did not bring my camera as I intend to still have a working one at the end of the day so I stole this off their Facebook page)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sweet visits

Jessi brought my Elli to play on Thursday and we had some fun shopping and walking around Meadowbrook... see!

Little monkey strapped in the cart

Always happy

Double cuties

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Scott & Terri's Wedding

Scott was in our wedding four years ago and it was great getting to celebrate his marriage this past weekend.  Welcome to the club Scott! It is a good one to be in!

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