June 30, 2007
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June 25, 2007
The Princess Bride is a cult classic from 1987, and I got to get the Bennetts, and the Utleys to come share in the goofiness.
Heidi displays her sword....Rob leans in to say that there was a man with 6 fingers on his right hand that was hogging his armrest.
The night had a a bunch of fun props (a plastic cocktail sword, some peanuts, and a bell), and a lot of audience activity...just about every memorable line (and there are a LOT) was recited with vigor throughout the audience.
"Soon we will be safe in the fire swamp!"
The Alamo DraftHouse will be closing their doors this week, and it will be reopening in the Ritz.....in about two months. but the legacy, the fun, and everything that was the Alamo at 409 Colorado was at this event.
"I am not left handed!"
"I am not left handed either!"
June 24, 2007
On Saturday Marcus went to Home Depot and picked up almost every sample of white shades of paint hoping one would match up. It did! Our doors and trim are pained in Behr Frost!
This is good to know because our pantry and laundry room door had lost their color. They had gotten dirty over and over and I had wiped them off so many times that the paint had come off.
This afternoon I bought the paint and did a touch up job on all of the doors, trims and base boards around the house. It is amazing what a difference a little paint can make.
While at Home Depot I discovered a new option in the world of backsplashs. We bought a stainless steel sample to sit on the counter for a few days to see how we like it. It may look like a high end old ceiling tile, but it is linoleum! You glue it up with liquid nails and trim it with plain ol' scissors. Genius!
I need to make sure it keeps with my rustic country kitchen. Let me know what you think...
June 17, 2007
I spent the weekend with Katy, one of my college girlfriends and finally got to meet her new son- Will. He is a cutey that gives the biggest "gummy" smile I've ever seen. His whole face smiles!
Katy had to work Saturday morning, so I popped over to the biggest and baddest (in a good way) scrapbook store in all the land- Scrapbook Heaven.
Check out the aisles and aisles of paper, ribbons, stickers, rub ons and embellishments! I love Scrapbook Heaven!
Saturday afternoon, our college friends Chandra and Alison drove in for pedicures, shopping and dinner. It was lots of fun! Billye and Danni, we wish you lived closer!
June 10, 2007
After I picked him up, we made our favorite pie- Cohen gets to dip (aka throw) 24 Chips Ahoy in a bowl of milk to soak. Layer that with cool whip and you have a really yummy treat!
As the pie was cooling in the fridge, we grabbed Marcus and went to our favorite water park. I may look dry here, but Cohen had fun getting really wet and giving me bear hugs. Who can resist a hug from that face?
Once we cooled off in the water, we went to the nearby swings. Cohen pushed Marcus really high :)
Then, we changed clothes and went to a BBQ for our friend Kay's birthday. Cohen tried to play with 11 month old Mackenzie, but she didn't know how to roll the ball or give kisses just yet.
After a long night's rest, we got dressed for church and stopped off at Krispy Kreme for a dose of energy in a little round circle! Nice to wire them up and them drop them off at church. God bless the worship care volunteers.
Cohen is headed back home this afternoon. We'll miss you lil' buddy!
June 09, 2007
June 03, 2007
Congratulations Bryan and Susan!
June 01, 2007
This is the shoe department at Nordstroms, located just across the street from our hotel. The entire store was 4 floors of yumminess! I spend most time in the largest shoe department I've ever seen. I ended up buying 3 pairs from the store- bronze ballet slippers, pink camo Mary Jane Crocs, and a pair of sandals with browns, celery green and peach. Other super sized stores included a 7-story Macy's, 4 story Crate and Barrel, 4 story Banana Republic, and a really big Niketown.
Another great thing on the Magnificent Mile was our hotel. A housing contact of mine got us a great deal at the Intercontinenal Hotel on Michigan Avenue. It is a historic hotel that was a men's club (athletic, not strippers) in the 1920's. It had a hall of lions, ornate ceilings and columns and a great corner room just for us!
Sunday night we went to Navy Pier for the Memorial Day fireworks. They were super cool with fireworks shapes and colors I have never seen before. I also convinced Marcus to ride the 150 foot tall ferris wheel. We rode it just as the sun was sitting and took some great pictures of the skyline.
Millenium Park was this really hip park in downtown Chicago. There was art of all different forms and beuatiful gardens with the skyline on one side and Lake Michigan on the other. The fountain above was by far our favorite. It was like a series of small televisions that united to make a face. The screens would change so that the face would smile at you. After a cheeky grin, the "man" would open his mouth and spray all the people below with water. Lots of kids were screaming in delight!
A final favorite was WICKED! We saw this highly acclaimed musical at the famed Oriental Theatre. It is the story of the Wizard of Oz as told by Glenda the Good Witch and tells you of all the things that happened in Oz before Dorothy arrives. We had great seats for a great show.
I highly recommend Chicago as a vacation destination. It was educational, relaxing and entertaining.