Monday, June 21, 2010

In love with Chi town

This weekend was awesome, Saturday John and I took the bike to the city for a Mods vs. Rockers bike show. It was so much fun. After wards we went to the Taste of Randolf St festival. Saw Lucero, amazing band, ate some yummy food, drank some beers had a blast. Yesterday went to see friends, made Taco Salad for the fam for Fathers Day. Got some sleep. All is well. Really hoping our house will be ready for us soon. I'm getting tired of not being able to find anything. Oh well, could be worse. Finished my first week of work, had a moment, but worked through it. I left there Friday feeling accomplished, confident, and empowered! Yay me! Miss you peeps.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I'm tired

Enough said? Started work at the new salon yesterday. So much to learn head is exploding. Worked 11 hours yesterday 6 today and 13 tomorrow. I do believe this is going to be a good one though. The salon that is. I was worried the other girls wouldn't take to me quickly, but so far so good. They are all super nice and helpful, and the gal in charge of the front desk is a rock star. Anyway, kids are good...they will be going with my friend Chris and his daughter Tatum tomorrow to the pool and playtime while I hit the grind. Now, I must be off. Have to find floaties and my damn slouchy boots! Miss you ALL!!!!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

mosquitoes, dates, and good times

I forgot how incredibly annoying mosquitoes were living in the desert for so long. I suspect i might have passed on the allergy to poor Lily. They just adore her, even with bug repellent and long clothes on, they still seem to nibble her.
Friday night john and I had our first date night, we ate at the Lucky Monk. I got a N'Awllins Chicken Sandwich and a Blue Moon for my homey JJ. I must admit spicy food is just to die for, well...maybe death isn't an option, but I really like spicy a lot! Then went and saw Get Him To The Greek. I thought it would be consistently funnier than it was, but it was pretty funny. I almost peed my pants at one point. All in all it was a great date night.
Lastly, I have been here for 2 weeks and I am already turning into a good Midwest Mama! I have never spent so much time at home with the kids before and I keep trying to come up with ideas of what we should do to keep busy. So, Sunday John and I looked and looked for things to do with them that was an indoor activity since it was pouring outside. I found a great website with arts and craft ideas, we went to Micheal's and got glitter paint and T-shirts and the kids, and John made glittery firework shirts. They turned out amazing! I don't know what's going to happen if I stay home any longer. I can't believe I'm doing art projects, I need to get back to work. LOL. Just kidding, it was so much fun! Miss you all!!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Cruise Night

Last night we attended our very first "Cruise Night". If you dont know what that is, basically the town of Barrington has a night once a week where they come up with a theme and people bring their cars/motorcycles to be parked and oogled...Last nights theme was exotic. Lando has decided he would like to have a yellow Porsche and Lily, well the pictures are the proof of what this girl likes...She has an old soul, so it would only be proper for her to want an old car. I got to ride on the back of the bike, so much fun. I just love motorcycles, I like the wind in your face and the freedom you feel when you are on one. It's almost as if you are soaring, flying through the streets at night like Batman or something. On our way home we took the long way, a little country road with twist and turns. Saw a deer on the side of the street, saw the stars overhead, felt the crispness in the air. It was a moment of "perfect". I will treasure that one in my mental closet. I put a big bow on it so whenever I feel blue I can reach in there, pull that one out, open it up, and remember how I felt for that little moment in time. We started the day off great too, met my friends from Phoenix for lunch at Ponchos Burritos. It was pretty authentic Mexican food. The little girl in the picture is Tatum, Shes the daughter of said friends and is Lily's age. The kids had a blast hanging out and eating their quesidillas...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hi guys! Miss me yet? Haha, yeah right.
Lets see, this weekend to present... Lets begin Saturday we got up and did some stuff around the house, ate at Wool St. bar and restaurant(only in Illinois are munchkins allowed in the bar) which is awesome BTW, then we decided to go to Barringtons Art Fair, we were trying to wear the kids out. Instead we wore ourselves out. It was loads of fun though. Sunday we woke up early and went to have breakfast with the family and afterward we were going to be spectators of the Barrington Memorial Day parade, but while we were finishing up our french toast the sky opened up and dumped a million heavy drops of water over the whole little town. Needless to say the parade was canceled and we had to run a block in the rain to our car, which I thought was awesome, Lando and John thought was awesome, Lily...not so much. After the rain subsided Debbie (John's mama) and I took the kiddos to Target and they got their very first bikes! AMAZING!!!!! We came home, watched Johns dad trip and break his fingers, then like the trooper he is he built those bikes for the very excited and anticipating children whom at this moment I feel should have been cast as extras in the classic film "Village of the Damned". Lol, just kidding, or am I? Yesterday John and I got a mini break, went to target, went to Barnes and Noble, got some coffee, and then Half priced books! Yay! my new favorite place. I got a great book, Girlbomb, for $ awesome is that! Which brings us to today, I had my first salon interview, it was great! Loved the salon, loved what they had to offer, loved the girls, loved it all. It will be a challenge though! Lots of new things to learn and ways to do, but exciting none the less. THE MOST AMAZINGEST TRULY AWESOME SUPER FANTASTIC PART OF MY DAY WAS WHEN I WENT BY MY SUPER FANTASTIC AMAZING THOUGHTFUL BOYFRIENDS JOB TO GRAB PAPERWORK AND HE PULLS UP BEHIND ME AND SAYS, "hey hunny...i gotchoo a surprise!" I FREAKING LOVE SURPRISES!!!!! he found me this bottle of wine I had tried while in Mississippi attending Poppy's burial and have searched high and low for only to find it online for some 35.00 freaking dollars, turns out he went to this store down the way and the owner loves this wine too and keeps in stock because it is one of his favs too!!! How lucky of a girl am I! Not a question. Anyway I hope you find the newest of pictures to visually stimulate and please your weary eyes :D