Tuesday, July 31, 2012

We love the Olympics!

A few weeks ago my friends and co-workers, Linea and Amy, and I decided that we needed to be sure to host an Opening Ceremony. Four years ago, Amy and I were in Boston for work, and we watched the Opening Ceremony to the Beijing Olympics in our hotel room together (and ordered Chinese food to be festive). We knew that we had to continue the tradition and hosting a party would be the perfect thing! Linea ordered the medals, Amy crafted the Olympic rings, and I provided the location for the big shindig. 

We had more patriotic decorations than we all realized, so the house was completely decked out. We asked all party attendees to sport red, white and blue and had an all-American menu. Pepper was very well behaved at the party and even provided some entertainment with her expert ball-catching skills and flag waving ability. Hope you enjoy a few photos of the party below!

Oops...didn't quite get this one centered. Self-timer fail!

She loved waving the flag!


Catching up!

I am back from Dover! I came back with a terrible cold and went straight into a busy week of work. That then turned into a busy weekend with a work event on Sunday afternoon/evening and yesterday was our all day (until almost 10 pm) annual staff meeting. Let's just say that I haven't had much free time.

I told Mac last night that today is my official Get It Together Day! I need to cross things off my lists that have been on there for way too long. While watching women's gymnastics team finals tonight my goal is to get photos uploaded and organized on my computer. As soon as this happens, I will have some updated posts for you...with photos!

Part two of Get It Together Day is to clean our house, bedroom and my car. Stuff is getting junky! Hope everyone is having a great start to your week.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Last Friday, Mac told me he was taking me to dinner on Monday night for my birthday! I am going to be out of town later this week, so we were going to celebrate early. I thought that would be just fine! After work yesterday, he told me that we had early reservations so I needed to hurry up and get ready. We got in the car and headed towards downtown and he said that we were going to get a drink first at South of Beale. I thought that sounded great...I love their Cherry Limeades. Well... we get to SOB, walk in the door, and I hear "SURPRISE!". I was shocked! I see tons of my friends sitting at a big tables with balloons! He got me! I was totally surprised. 

We had so much fun! Everyone visited and ordered food, but then the kitchen flooded (and D couldn't fix it fast enough), so we headed next door to Spindini for half price pizzas and bottles of wine. 

I was really sad that I was going to be out of town (and working!) on my birthday, but last night was so much fun! I have a few photos, but today is crazy with prep work for my time out of the office, so I will have to post them when I get back. The highlight of the night was when we took home the balloons to Pepper. She was not quite sure of them!

Tomorrow I am headed to Dover, DE for five days! The program I work on is the charity of choice for a brand new music festival, Firefly Music Festival. Check it out! I am excited to take part in this first year event. Stay tuned for posts from Dover!