Sunday, July 28, 2013

Five Years

Today Joe and I are celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary. We spent the weekend in Lake Geneva, WI to celebrate and take a babymoon (my husband hates that word). We had high hopes of beautiful sunny weather, lounging on the beach and wearing our summer clothes. Instead we got rain and/or cold weather, jeans and sweatshirts. We still managed a boat tour of the Lake, shopping, great meals and lots of R&R.

Our beautiful room. We stayed at a four-room boutique hotel in an old mansion that also had a fabulous restaurant downstairs. Every staff member dressed from the 20s. Instead of being hokey, it just added to the ambience. Another perk, we had our very own butler!  

My dream bathroom. Tin ceilings, chalkboard walls, heated marble floors and a shower with six shower heads!

Our hotel overlooked the Lake. Every night at sunset, they usher all the restaurant patrons out onto the front lawn to toast to the sunset. They also celebrate all the birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions while also giving a brief history of the mansion.

Joe and I before the toast. (Not to worry, this pregnant lady had a non-alcoholic toast.)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Summer Fun

We have been on the go for days and I am officially worn out. Last night, Idina Menzel concert and today volunteering at church and a work event with Joe. The fun all started back on Thursday though when my friend, Amber came to town.

Thursday night, Kamilah, Amber and I went to see NKOTB again. And, yes, I am wearing an "I love Donnie" maternity shirt. :)
Friday, Amber and I had lunch at the Hancock Building, did some shopping and topped off our Chicago afternoon with cupcakes from Sprinkles.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sixteen Weeks

Sixteen weeks! Had my very first stranger acknowledge my pregnancy without me telling them first. She stopped me to ask how I was handling this heat. Was confused for a minute and then realized she could tell I was pregnant. Of course, different clothes can make me look more or less pregnant.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Baby's First Gift

I received my very first baby gift last week from my friend, Wanda who will be in the Middle East when the baby arrives. This bunny is soft and cuddly but also perfect because it represents the colors of the baby room - yellow and gray.

Gray paint has been tested and purchased, white furniture has been ordered and yellow finishes have been admired. The next five months will probably go very quickly.

Wanda's bunny also came with a cuddly bear friend. The cute yellow scarf was knitted for bunny by our mutual friend, Jennifer making it even more special.

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Best People-Watching Ever

Tonight we went to see My Morning Jacket and Wilco. (We actually left before Bob Dylan - we're lame.) Perhaps some of the most eclectic group of people I've ever seen in one place.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

We're having a girl! Let the shopping commence. :)

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The Best Day Ever

Sunday I lived out a dream that was decades in the making. I met my boy band crush. *Swoon*

With my BFF Amber. We were crazy, obsessed NKOTB fans back in the day...and still today. But don't tell anyone.

Before the concert, we took part in the meet and greet. After this photo was taken, Donnie kissed me on the cheek. Love. I was so nervous, I barely looked at him or talked to him. :)  
Then on to the concert. Likely the best seats I will ever experience. Boys II Men opened up the show.

Then 98 Degrees.

Finally NKOTB!

Donnie - my crush. Thanks for the fabulous night.

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