Thursday, July 28, 2011


Celebrating our third wedding anniversary today...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Birthday Girl!

Miss Brylea turned one while I was visiting and had her first birthday party.
She had so much fun demolishing her birthday cake!

Matching Girls

My nieces are getting so big!

The first time was a great time, the second time was a blast...

I had a great time in Missouri seeing friends and family this past week but my first stop was the NKOTBSB concert in St. Louis. After Amber and I went in Chicago, we loved the show but were sad about our horrible tickets. (We bought them during the pre-sale so I'm pretty sure there was a Ticketmaster conspiracy.) Anyhoo, Amber was bound and determined to see them again but with better seats...and we definitely had better seats this time!

Amber and I before the show...did I mention it was like a thousand degrees outside and inside?

Donnie!! My favorite.

All of the guys. And our really great view.

Look! Joey Mac is in our section...he's headed this way. Amber might be having a heart attack...

And here he is...we shake hands! *swoon*

Monday, July 18, 2011

Decisions, Decisions

I'm packing for my trip to Missouri tomorrow and am not sure which earrings to wear to the NKOTBSB concert (yes, again!)..."I love Donnie" or group picture inside a heart? Hmm...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Under the Sun

My friends Meagan and Josh came to town for the weekend for Dave Matthews Caravan. I bought a one-day ticket for the music festival and joined them on Friday. I didn't think I could handle three full days of sun. As it turned out, I was right. I could barely handle one full day of sun. Even with my obsessive sunscreen application, I still managed to get a little burned in the spots I my eyelid that was exposed just above my sunglasses...and my scalp where my hair was parted. Awesome.  

Some of the people we saw perform on Friday included Dave Matthews Band, OAR, Amos Lee and Ray LaMontagne.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011


My friend Laura brought her two teenagers to Chicago for the U2 concert at Soldier Field. They had an extra ticket. Guess who they asked to tag along? (Thanks, Laura!)

Laura and I before the show. You know you're officially old when the songs you know word-for-word are circa 1987.

Monday, July 04, 2011

4th of July goodness

  • Bicycling
  • Napping
  • Grilling
  • Eating ice cream
  • Playing Wii mini-golf
Happy 4th of July, friends!

Friday, July 01, 2011

Hot Air

Joe left today for a weekend retreat in Kentucky at Gethsemani. I had resigned myself to a very boring weekend. Then I found out one of my friends would be coming into town on Sunday (a few days earlier than I had thought) and got a surprise today that my friend Jennifer was in town. I was able to meet up with her and her family at a local hot air balloon festival. Jennifer and I have been friends since college but I rarely get to see her anymore so it was so fun to catch up.

Jennifer and me with her two daughters, Bryttney and Bethanie.

The Humpty Dumpty balloon.

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