Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Addition

Here is our new fish - Rio:

He has a lot of purple (which you can't exactly see, and the flash brings out the blue more) so he is named after the boyfriend of Jerrica from Jem and the Holograms.  He had purple hair.  Plus, el rio is river in Spanish, so it is somewhat water related.  Rio's a very pretty fish.  Perhaps the prettiest one I've had!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


My fish Sebastian died over the weekend.  We now have a new aquatic friend, and I will properly introduce him soon. (basically when I can get a better photo of him. He's quite energetic!)

Keith does not like doing "before bedtime chores" which includes making his lunch for the next day.  So, many nights we make our lunches together and keep each other company.  I recently had to get a new lunch box because my dinosaur shaped one became extinct.  I now have a grown-up looking lunch box, that I'm not ecstatic about because, hey, a fun lunch box just fits me better!  But this new one does have a lot of room for tasty lunches, which is good because I tend to eat a lot of little things throughout the day.  And I need to make sure I'm not hungry while I'm at the gym after work.

This lunch includes: pb&j, sugar snap peas, pink lady apple, red grapes, marble jack cheese stick, oats & caramel fiber bar, and a red velvet cake flavored yogurt (first time trying that... it was alright.. my faves are still vanilla, banana cream pie, and orange strawberry sunrise)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

More Birthday Celebrating

Keith's birthday was celebrated with presents and going out to dinner with our friend who shares a birthday with Keith.

The monster bag made another appearance.

We have been celebrating birthdays for about 2 weeks now, and I think it's starting to wind down.  This will (hopefully) be good for some fitness related goals.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Tomorrow is Keith's birthday so there is more celebrating on the horizon.  :)

In other news, Sebastian is not looking so good.  :-/  
...maybe he'll come around?  *crosses fingers*

Monday, July 19, 2010

Birthday Celebrations Just Keep On Coming

This weekend we had friends over to celebrate our birthdays.

Our friend made a cake that looked like a big cupcake and was a layer of chocolate sandwiched between 2 layers of funfetti.  Delicious.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Birthday Celebrations

On Saturday we went to Navy Pier with Keith's family to celebrate both of our birthdays.  Keith, his mom and I rode the Ferris Wheel.  I was looking forward to it because when we went in the winter it was not running due to rain.

a view from Navy Pier

 Keith and I in front of the Ferris Wheel

View from the top

We also took an architectural boat tour, which was very very good.  I recommend it.

Trump Tower as viewed from the boat

sneak peak at the Sears/Willis Tower

On Sunday, my actual birthday, we celebrated by going paddle boating at Independence Grove with my mom & sister.  After that, we went out for Thai food for lunch.  Mmmm.

Then I opened presents from Keith.  One was wrapped in our monster bag.  I pointed the bag out to Keith at the store once, about 4 years ago.  He ended up using it to wrap my gift in, and we have been wrapping each other's gifts with it ever since.  

One of those packages contained SingStar for the PS3, which is what I have been spending my free time on ever since.

I had a very wonderful birthday.  It was a fantastic way to kick off this 25th year!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Tonight for dinner I made one of my favorite easy dinners - vegetarian tacos.

After dinner I made treats (chocolate covered peanut butter balls) to bring to work tomorrow to kick off birthday celebrations galore.

Celebration plans for this weekend include: going to Navy Pier with Keith's family, paddle boating at Independence Grove and out to eat with my family, and opening some presents.  I love birthdays! :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!

I've decided to try and keep up with this blog again.

This was the weekend of the Fourth of July.  We did some pretty summery things, like getting sundaes & malts, watching The Sandlot, walking around the Mundelein Community Days & getting lunch at the Mundelein Munch.  We swam in our neighborhood pool and it was quite refreshing.

Of course, we also saw the Mundelein fireworks, which we wonderful as always.  The finale was really good this year.  Very cohesive.

It's been a great long weekend!