Monday, July 24, 2006

Happy Birthday to US!!!!

Saturday we had our big Two-for-One Birthday Bash at our house. It was awesome. We had a great time getting together with our closest friends and getting to know some of our neighbors even better. Check out a few pictures from the party. Sarah and I had a cake decorating competition, take a minute to check them out and tell us who you would have picked! Liz and Jason came in from out of town to stay with us for the weekend and the four of us spent all day Sunday "recovering" from the party.
So today is my birthday and it has been a great one. My staff got me a cheesecake, some Nerds and Sprees, and a set of sushi dishes, all of which was a very pleasant surprise. I went to lunch with CJ at Kona Bistro (my favorite local lunch spot). Tonight I came home and Sarah had a sushi dinner prepared that we ate out on the deck. It is a beautiful evening and it is nice to spend a night relaxing with my family after such a busy week last week.
Itsmybirthday... woo hoo!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Long time no blog

Sorry you haven't heard from me lately. Time seems to be getting away from us lately, so here's a quick update. Sarah, Gilmore, and I headed up to Edgerton last weekend to visit my family and have a cookout to celebrate our birthdays. Here are a few pictures from the weekend, check out my Mom's blog for a play by play on the weekend.
This week we've been getting ready for our cookout on Saturday. I'm really looking forward to having a great time with all of our best friends. We'll be sure to let you know how the weekend goes.
Hope everyone is doing well and we'll try to keep you up to date as much as possible.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Birthday Recap

Yesterday I turned 31, so I guess I'm officially a "thirty-something" and not just the "big 3-0" anymore. I opened a few gifts in the morning, then went to work. Megan had decorated my office with streamers and signs. We're really busy getting ready to send the October issue to the printer today, so my staff is taking me out for a birthday lunch next Monday. I got calls from all my family members, some of whom sang "Happy Birthday" to me (Grandma Engler was so cute!). The best part of the day was dinner, though: Katie and Matt took me and Kevin to The Melting Pot to celebrate both of our birthdays (Kevin's is July 24th). We had four courses of fondue, which was fabulous. We hadn't been there in three years, so it really was a special treat! Thanks, everyone, for helping me have a great birthday once again!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Superman Returns!

Last night after work I went to see Superman Returns with my friend CJ. It was awesome!!!! I have been waiting to see this movie for about a year and half now, and it certainly lived up to my expectations. I already love the Superman stories, add to that my love of finding out "what else happens" and this movie is a winner. It was a little long, about two and a half hours, but I didn't really notice. It had me riveted to the screen the entire time. An extra bonus that I wasn't aware of until the movie started was Parker Posey as Lex Luthor's girlfriend. She's sort of offbeat, but always entertaining. I haven't made it to the movies much lately, but this one is certainly worth seeing. I won't go into the details, you'll just have to see it for yourself.
Happy Fourth of July!!!