Believe it or not, that was an original composition. Impressive, huh?! ;)
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
My mom and I went shopping yesterday and while we were in Target I saw these neat sunglasses for kids that wrap around their heads and Velcro in the back. We hadn’t gotten Chase sunglasses before because we were sure he would just yank them off and throw them (throwing IS his favorite pastime, after all), but when I saw the Velcro glasses I thought they might be a good solution to that anticipated problem. So I tried a pair on him, expecting him to hate it. He LOVED them. He got mad when I took them off. So he wore them all over Target, just smiling at people like a big goofball. A couple of big, burly guys walked by at one point and said, “Is that his Harley parked out front?” Ha ha! Chase was so proud of his new shades!
The picture posted here I took with my cell phone so I apologize for the poor quality. My mom took some better photos with her digital camera, so as soon as I get them from her I’ll replace this photo with a better one.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Step 1: Move out of our townhouse in Chicago
Step 2: Move in with my parents for a bit
Step 3: Move in with Brian's parents for a bit
Step 4: Move into temporary housing in Texas (for a bit)
Step 5: MOVE INTO OUR NEW HOUSE IN TEXAS!
There are mini-steps thrown in there (like a couple out-of-state weddings we are in next month, jobs/school to start, etc.), but those are the 5 biggies as far as moving goes.
Yesterday we accomplished Step 1. Woo hoo! We are 20% of the way there!! Chase stayed with my parents all week while Brian and I packed up and moved out. We are now in the midst of Step 2 (until May 5th). If we can keep our focus on the steps maybe it won't seem like such an insurmountable task. HA!
Brian would like me to add that Step 1 was probably the hardest step (*knock on wood*) and I have to agree. It felt really good to finally see an empty townhouse after all the hours we put into packing and all that jazz this week. Ahhhhhhhhh....
But of course there's the sentimental part that I wasn't really expecting.... Seeing Chase's empty room that we decorated just for him (complete with the wall mural I painted myself), the beautiful floors we both put in ourselves.... It was our first house and it holds a lot of memories. It will be nice to move into our new place that we're so excited about, but I think 1824 Bridle Post will always have a special place in our hearts.
I was surprised to see Carly go home so soon. In my opinion she was the best female singer in the competition, hands down. But she lacked a little of the "likeability factor" and I think Simon was right on when he said a few weeks back that she needed to work with the stylist more. Maybe that's what killed her. That and she always looked angry/serious when she sang. But I have no doubt she'll go on to perform in some capacity after this show.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
We move out of our townhouse here Thursday. That means 2 months living out of suitcases. Lovely.
Can you buy sanity at Wal-Mart? I think we're going to need a couple crates of it.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Bart took a picture of Conor and me at the hospital yesterday, so whenever he gets around to sending it to me I'll post it here.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I'm off to bed....
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
We had a great time at the shower, where I got to meet Amanda's fiance briefly as he worked his way through the guests! After the shower we started the bachelorette party at The Melting Pot:
The girl in the back row on the far left is another one of my dear friends, Shannon. It was wonderful getting a chance to catch up with her again, too! And, as always, she provided some of the evening's entertainment! Here she is trying to confiscate what was left of our desserts after we were too stuffed to dip them in chocolate anymore:
After The Melting Pot we had a good old-fashioned slumber party, complete with games and teen magazines. We marveled at how little we knew of teen pop-culture (!), but are now proud to say we are experts. Ask us about Miley Cyrus (who we now know IS Hannah Montana... we were so confused!) or the Jonas Brothers... we know it all.
Well, not really. But at least we know their names now.