Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Windy City of Chicago...

This weekend, I had a girls weekend in Chicago to see my good friends Diane and Jenell.  Diane lives in Chicago and Jenell lives in Portland, Oregon.  We hadn't seen each other in over a year.

Friday night, I got in about 6 but then took another hour to get to Diane's apartment.  He had dinner at an awesome sushi restaurant and came back to watch a movie (aka for Stephanie to sleep).  It was midnight, my time, by that point and I was pretty tired.

Saturday, we were busy.  We visited some in the morning before heading out to Brunch.  We did some discovering of Chicago before hitting up Billy Elliot, an off broadway show, in the afternoon. Saturday evening, we went out for girly drinks at a wine bar before hitting up a tapas restaurant for dinner.  Saturday late night, we went to Second City comedy show. 

Before leaving on Sunday, we did an architectural boat tour.  We went to a delicious brunch again before heading off to the airport.

This is the new Trump tower:
The Sear's or Willis Tower:

and finally.... (in case you are wondering):
It was such an excellent weekend and I'm so glad I got to visit with these amazing girls.  I will post more pics later.  We all took different ones on our cameras in order to avoid asking people to take them with 3 different cameras. 

Thanks for hosting us, Diane, and planning so many fun things for us to do.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My new favorite seat

Matt's mom and dad gave us this nice wicker loveseat and table back late fall/early winter.  I found a cute orange cushon for it.  I really didn't love the orange at first but it was on clearance and I liked the price.  This spring I paitned it and found the pillows. I'm really happy how it turned out.  Thanks Dick and Debbie!  I'm going to enjoy this seat all spring and summer.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter

I have been slacking on the blog.  Lots of fun and exciting things going on, but haven't managed to take any pictures. 

Here are some of my decorations for Easter (I forgot that I hadn't posted them.):

I hope everyone had an excellent Easter.  We had a very nice one. 

Last weekend, my parents and sister came to visit so I got to have a great visit with them.  We went to the Bizarre Bazaar and got to see all kinds of Spring decor along with jewelry and foods and more.  My mom, sister, and I enjoyed Wicked.  It was a great performance.  Then we finished off the weekend on Sunday going to luncheon for Matt's cousin and his soon to be bride. 

This weekend, we spent more time with family.  Matt's sister came home for the weekend.  We are very excited for her and her exciting news.  She's taking a new exciting job.  Sunday, we enjoyed a lovely service at Bon Air Baptist and then a yummy lunch at Maggianos. 

I promise to catch up soon!