Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Shamrock Shuffle 2009

Heather and Tamie at the Finish Line!
Shamrock Shuffle 2009 this year I had two friends run it for the first time ever! Heather and Tamie made it through the blizzard, snow, wet and slush to finish the 5K! And they came out alive and said "it wasn't that bad." Hmm still no motivation to make me want to do it though :-) I love working out but I HATE running! Above is a pic of Heather and Tamie when they finished! And below Tamie and her husband, Frank.

Those of us in tow for the food not the running part met up at Ann's place and waited for the word that the runners were done. We were supposed to be good friends and be cheering on the the sides at the finish line but due to the weather we were mediocre friends and waited for a phone call that they were done. Then on our way to Rockit for brunch and bloody Mary's. FYI Rockit has an awesome bloody mary bar and it's only $5! You could seriously feed yourself a full meal from the spread they have at the BM bar!
The Sizemore's!
Heather, Ann and Me!
(I have noticed all my pics lately I have like no make up on, Heather would say it's like in college where I had a stint of not wearing makeup, of course I don't remember this time but she reminds me frequently, LOL)
Chris & I

Happy Birthday Tiff! Sushi Style!

Happy Birthday Tiffany!
I got a lil out of order here in that the SS 2009 was before Tiff's bday but whatever. Saturday we headed to the burbs, Lombard to be exact at RA Sushi to meet up with Heather and the Sizemore's for Tiffany's bday which is actually on Monday, April 6th! Before we met up with them Chris and I had a drink at The Clubhouse by Oak Brook mall, we were feeling very burb-ish that day. I cannot wait to move to the burbs, over the yrs I love the burbs, then I love the city and back and forth. I am officially on burb love now and am looking fwd to leaving the city and it's very annoying and frustrating Saturday errand running days BEHIND! So long and farewell. But I still have a good yr or so before I will be singing my "bye bye Chicago" tune.

We're all sushi fanatics, Heather is new to the club and has really expanded her horizons since her recent first sushi experience. But.....we ordered a tad too much sushi (thx to Matt, haha) but it really didn't matter b/c somehow it was all devoured! We got a lil nervous when Matt ordered the plate you see in the picture below, at the time he didn't realize he was double ordering until this plate arrived along w/ the three other plates of sushi that you don't see.
And THEN he did it again with the dessert by accident!!!! It was SO friggin' funny! He is not allowed to order for our next dinner, j/k :-)
So we had TWO desserts! But have no fear we devoured that too!
Heather and her menChris & I

The Sizemore's
Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Nat & Mia!

Happy Birthday Nat!
It took awhile but I finally coordinated a date for lunch with Aimee and Natalie and it fell perfectly two days after Nat's 29th birthday! Since we were coming from three different directions we decided to meet up at Cheesecake Factory at Woodfield Mall on a lovely Saturday afternoon.

Of course the wait was ridic but since it was SO nice out we didn't mind the 40min wait since we could hang, chit chat and fawn over Mia outside in the nice weather!

Rebecca had been like myself trying to coordinate a meet up date with Aimee and Nat so she met up with us too! These girls are busy! Well I guess they are both married, Nat just late last year (see my earlier post in Nov 2008 regarding her wedding) and Aimee is a busy, working mom to a one year old! So it's more than difficult to snag a day to meet up.

It was lil Mia's first bday a few weeks earlier, a Valentine's baby to be exact. That day should treat her right in the years down the road :-)

Here is Mia below with her two "aunties."
She wanted to walk around the booth and say hi to each of us!
Mia was soooo good the entire time! I was shocked and thought she'd get restless but she was like one of the girls and even would die laughing when we were all laughing about something, it was hilarious!! Here she is below opening her birthday gifts from Aunt Nat and reading her new book. I love the smirk on Mia's face, it's as if she's thinking to herself "OH GREAT, a book! No toys?? WTF." NO offense to Nat's gift, b/c she did in fact get some toy outta that gift bag!
Happy Birthday Nat & Mia :-)

Baby Braedyn!

A couple weekends ago we coordinated with the Petersen's to go and visit Matt and Ali's new baby, Braedyn!

They live about 2 blocks from us so we walked over for a short visit on a nice Sunday afternoon and headed to lunch and bloody mary's after!

Congrats again on your new baby girl! :-)