Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's a Celebration!

My three foster siblings are going to their forever home! It's a really bittersweet time at my parent's house. While we're all thrilled that they'll finally have a family they know is theirs forever, we'll surely miss them! After living with my parents for a year and a half, we've all come to think of them and treat them like our real sisters and brother. On Sunday, they're having a super casual celebration/goodbye party for the kids. This is the invite that I quickly put together for my momma to send out. Just thought I'd share.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Meet me in St. Louis

Wow, I've been sort of bad at this whole blogging thing lately. I promise to stay on top of it from here on out.

This past Sunday, was our first wedding anniversary. To celebrate we took a long weekend and traveled to St. Louis, MO. Why St. Louis? To cross Missouri off of our list of course!

Last summer we decided that we would vacation in all 50 of the United States. We have a couple rules that have to be followed in order to cross a state off our list.
  • We must spend at least 2 nights in the state 
  • We have to do at least 1 really "touristy" thing
  • Once we reach our destination, we must try not eat anywhere that we would normally be able to

Our trip to St. Louis was a success! We took the Amtrak there and back, which was so nice because we usually bicker in the car (I'll take the blame for that, I'm a horrible backseat driver) and that doesn't always make for the most enjoyable car rides! But not having our car meant lot's of walking and conquering the MetroLink.

We did lot's of touristy things. We went to the top of the Gateway Arch, visited St. Louis Union Station (similar to Chicago's Navy Pier), the St. Louis Zoo, went to the Art Museum and explored downtown. We ate a couple good restaurants and one really GREAT one! For our anniversary dinner we ate at Landry's Seafood House, and it was DELISH!

We had a great trip and are so excited to have three states filled in on our map! We've already decided where we want to go next...Vegas baby!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

NICE Assignment: Help Me Celebrate

This month is the 2 year blogiversary of Operation NICE. In celebration, Melissa asked her readers to participate in leaving NICE notes around their hometowns. For every person who participates she is donating $1 to The Hunger Project.

I left a NICE note on a parking pay box on my way to work this morning.

Monday, July 5, 2010

July Love List

Things I love about July...
  • Fireworks for the 4th
  • Laying by the pool
  • Our 1 Year Anniversary
  • I'm going back to Lake O for an old friend's wedding
  • We're finally painting the apartment
  • Two of my favorite shows start, Eureka and Warehouse 13

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Color Scheme!

The color scheme for our new place will be something like this. We're getting paint tomorrow morning, so painting will be what I'm doing on my extra day off!