Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day

So I didn't really have plans all weekend, but there seemed to be something to do everyday. If nothing else, I just enjoyed having a day off of work. It was a very nice break. Unfortunately Illinois weather didn't really hold up and it wasn't very nice all weekend, but what can you expect when you live in the middle of the midwest. It's so unpredictable for any holiday!

Friday night I went out with Ash and Chase and Ty to Kobe(or the fire place as Chase calls it) for dinner. Ty ordered a Pina Colada(virgin of course), but either they didn't know what a pina colada is or there were using very different ingredients than what were used to because it was gross! Chase didn't seem to care but didn't finish half of it!
Saturday night I hung out with Denise at Sixth String. It's a country bar here in town. We were hoping there would be some cute country/cowboys out but no such luck! :-)
We watched Harley for the weekend while Ash was out of town. He had a busy weekend filled with two car rides and a playdate with Isaac's dog Apple. Can't you see how excited he is about all of it?! :-)
I was trying to get a picture of Apple and Isaac and just happened to get one as she was jumping up to give him a kiss. I thought it was cute.

Harley was completed tuckered out from playing with Apple and just sprawled out on the deck to rest. He was panting so hard I thought he was going to have a heart attack. We tried to give him some water but he wouldn't drink it out of Apple's bowl so we had to pour it on the deck and then he slurped it right up!

On the way home, Harley got to sit shotgun. He was still pretty tired because his tongue was hanging out the side of his mouth almost the entire ride home!

We went to Cara's yesterday for Memorial Day. This is Grandma T holding Marissa's new baby Avery. Her little headband kept moving and at one point it was more like a sweat band and she looked like rambo baby! :-)

Marissa and Avery

This was our second attempt because we both decided that we looked fat in the first attempt! We also happened to dress alike and matched Cara's couch.

Katie and Kate, two peas in a pod.

Even at 27, static cling with a balloon is still entertaining!

Katie and Kaitlin stole my camera for a few minutes and I ended up with this picture!

Marissa will probably kill me if she knows I posted this, because she thinks she looks tired, but I say she's got an excuse and for having a one week old she looks great!

So my Memorial Day ended with family night at Heidi and Jarod's. I thought this sight was just too cute. Beks and Heidi both feeding their babies, and dressed alike, and comparing side by side how much bigger Will looks now next to Aria!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Avery Elyse

So I'm not an aunt technically but I just claim to be one since I have enough friends and cousins that have kids. Marissa had her baby last night. A little girl, they named her Avery Elyse. She looks like Ben and has dark hair which is funny since Ben and Marissa are both blond. She's a cutie. Mother and baby are both doing well. Here are some pics of the two.
She looks like she's posing here!
Her sleeves are a little long!

The proud mama
The perfect pouty lip

Her arms were bound and she was not happy about it. As soon as she could her arms would spring up to her face.

This close up didn't quite work. I think I got too close. Looks like I have a spotlight on her!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Pictures with the Camera Phone

So Kate took my camera last weekend so I had to use my camera phone while we were out. The pictures aren't great but they work. We went to hear a band play Friday night. Some guys approached us to dance. If only I had a picture of them wanting to dance with Tami. It was hilarious. She just literally ran away! :-) Saturday night we went out to eat and then as Holly calls it to the "golf place". It's called Mulligans so I guess you could consider it the "golf place."
:-) Denise and I listening to Maggie Speaks
I look like I'm glowing!

The bartender kept saying that the camera was zooming in on me. Not sure if that was a pick up line or what! I said, no it's just because I'm wearing all white!

Greg and Tim - Greg is Tim's friend from college. He wore out his best white tennies and "mom jeans" as Ash would say!

Trying to take our own pic with the camera phone.

A little blurry.

Ash trying on Holly's Roberto Cavalli glasses. She looks like she just had lasick! :-)

Friday, May 2, 2008

Answers to Pop Culture

Ok, apparently I am a lot bigger pop culture junkie than I realized. I thought this quiz was going to be fairly easy. I tried to put a few hard ones in there so people wouldn't just breeze right through it, but instead they seemed to be all hard! :-) Congratulations to Jenny by the way who won with 19 correct answers! Jenny I will be sending you your prize! So here are the answers:

1. What is Miley Cyrus' real name? Destiny Hope, she goes by Miley because as a baby they called her smiley as a nickname and it got shortened to Miley over time.

2. How many children do Brad and Angelina have now and what are their names? Brad and Angelina currently have four children and she's expecting twins. Their names are Maddox, Pax, Zahara, and Shiloh

3. On The Hills what are Lauren Conrad's roommates names?(she has 2) Lo(Lauren) Bosworth and Audrina Patridge

4. Who won Big Brother this season? Adam aka A-Baller

5. Who is Ashlee Simpson engaged to? Pete Wentz from the band Fallout Boy and supposedly she is pregnant as well, but she's not admitting it if she is.

6.What is Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes baby's name? Suri

7.Name five cast members from Grey's Anatomy. Patrick Dempsey (Dr. McDreamy), Katherine Heigel (Izzy), Ellen Pompeo (Meredith), T.R. Knight (George), Eric Dane(Dr. McSteamy)

8. Name Carrie Underwood's last two boyfriends. Chace Crawford and Tony Romo

9. What show did Chad Michael Murray have a guest spot on for multiple episodes before he got his own role on One Tree Hill? I've been informed he was also on Gilmore Girls, but he had a multiple episode role on Dawson's Creek as well.

10. What famous basketball player did Eva Longoria marry? Tony Parker

11. Who is Jennifer Aniston's best friend? Courtney Cox Arquette

12. What show did Britney Spears recently have a guest spot on? How I Met Your Mother

13. Who won season 4 of American Idol? Carrie Underwood

14. What actor is in almost every one of Ben Stiller's movies? Owen Wilson

15. What was Britney Spears' first husband's name? She was only married to him for 55 hours after a quickie wedding in Vegas but Britney's first husband was Jason Alexander

16. Who was Regis' cohost before Kelly Ripa? Kathie Lee Gifford

17. What did Martha Stewart go to jail for? Insider trading

18. What was the catch phrase that got OJ Simpson off for murder? "If the glove don't fit, you must acquit!"

19. What is Anna Nicole Smith's daughter's name? Dannie Lynn

20. Who won the Superbowl this year? New York Giants

21. What famous baseball player wrote a book and incriminated many other players in his book about using performance enhancing drugs? Jose Conseco

22. How many times has Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France? 7 times

23. Who is Reese Witherspoon currently dating? Jake Gyllenhal

24. Name the five housewives from The Real Housewives of New York City. Ramona, Jill, Betheny, LuAnn, Alex and LuAnn is a countess

25. What 90's Disney Channel show produced a lot of actors/actresses and singers? Name the show and three of the actors/singers. Mickey Mouse Club, Keri Russell, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, JC Chavez, Justin Timberlake