Archive for September, 2012

September 30, 2012



my girls threw me the most amazing bachelorette party ever.

we had apps/dinner/cocktails at brittanys.

we painted at bottles & bottega.

we drank/danced/talked/met strangers at hub 51.

but the best part of the entire event was that my friends came in from maine, minnesota, wisconsin, missouri, indiana, washington dc, and various suburbs & neighborhoods of chicago to celebrate with me.  i’ve never been able to have all of my girlfriends in one place so my heart was literally exploding with happiness.

September 26, 2012


I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

– Michael Jordan

September 23, 2012

‘bear down!’


soldier field on a sunday in september. (the bears won)

life does not get any better than this, people!

also – this particular outing was a surprise from tim.  major boyfriend-bonus-points for this surprise!

to get to the game we rode our bikes.  i don’t think i could imagine a better day with my love.

September 22, 2012

all dressed up

tim’s cousin got married today!

which gave us an excuse to get all dressed up and get our (chicken) dance on.

it was a perfect wedding.  not too formal, not too casual, lots of happy people.

i love being around love.

September 21, 2012

being an adult


being an adult has its perks, and sometimes i take them for granted.

for instance, today i decided to have m&ms for breakfast.  i had some purple m&ms leftover from the bridal shower this past weekend so i brought them to work and finished off my mini-bag before 10 am.

when i was little i used to dream of being able to eat candy whenever i wanted to, and now that dream is a reality.

being a grown-up is pretty awesome.


September 19, 2012

super-star friends

i’m so proud of everything my friends have been accomplishing lately!  some have run marathons, others have gotten into grad school/med school, some have gotten dream jobs, others have done the whole engaged/married/baby thing, others have mastered recipes or learned something awesome… ruthie even recently completed an ironman!  great things have been happening in 2012.

September 17, 2012

work from home


today is a work from home day.

i took the opportunity to paint my nails.  maybe the color is a way for me to hang onto summer a bit longer….

September 16, 2012

bridal shower


i spent this weekend in cincinatti hanging out with family and doing the bridal shower thing.

it was super-fun!  the trips are always too short but i’m glad i got to spend some time with family i don’t see enough… plus, i got some pretty nifty gifts  🙂  this getting-married thing really does have its perks.

September 13, 2012

where does time go!?

time flies.

way to state the obvious, right?

but seriously… it does!

2 months from today i will be heading to jamaica (for the second time) with the love of my life.  BUT this time will be super-awesome-extra-special because we will be getting MARRIED there and our bestest family and friends will be there to celebrate.

i can’t. fucking. wait.

September 11, 2012

the unicorn code

if this code is true, it makes sense that we should all try to be as unicorn-like as possible.

i especially like that ‘unicorns graze on peace and love.’

although, i would disagree that unicorns shouldn’t talk to strangers.  i think that talking to strangers can lead to the very best of times (right, laura?!)