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Thursday, July 8, 2010

4th of July weekend Part Three

Surfing on July 14th
Ahh, North Carolina!

So beautiful!

So we came back from camping & the concert on the 4th of July! Let me tell you that it was so nice to take a shower--the best feeling in the world! My girl scouting skills came in handy, but I am now realize that I love my house, bed and warm running water! We came back to Aurora after a long ride home and a much needed shower! It was the best to just veg out at our house and we even got left overs from my parents cookout! Thanks Mom--everything was so yummy! Monday we had off work and I wanted to start packing for our trip to the Outer Banks-only 6 days early! I don't know about everyone else, but I tend to be very anal about what to bring on the trip and freak out a little bit about packing! Girls have it the worst-we have too many shoes, dresses, hair necessities and other girl stuff! I must have made about three lists and crossed them off when I packed them! Oh well....we have three suitcases and we are ready to leave! Kelly's Suitcase, Dave's suitcase and the Beach Suitcase! I have 1 hour and 15 minutes until my vacation begins and can't wait to be here very soon!
Ten things I am looking forward to vacation in Hatteras, North Carolina:

  1. Condo on the beach

  2. Reading my three books -Tori Spelling's new book, Bitter is the new black-Jen Lancaster and Something Borrowed-Emily Giffin

  3. Hanging with my hubbie

  4. Eating amazing seafood

  5. adventures of finding gems along Highway 12

  6. SURF Lessons for our anniversary

  7. Corona, Grey Goose Martinis and Wine

  8. Cup of Coffee on the patio over looking the Atlantic Ocean in the morning

  9. My new IPOD surf songs

  10. Starting Season One of Breaking Bad and watching some other fun movies!

Have a great week and will blog when I get back from Vacay!

4th of July Weekend Part Two

Waiting in the lawn for Dave to start with Liz, Becky, Chris and me!

DMB Fans-Liz, Chris, Dave, Kelly, Pete and Dee

High school friends and DMB fans!

Our awesome campsite!

Since 1997 I have been attending Dave Matthews Band Concerts! They were the soundtrack to my life through high school, college and now! We decided to go camping with our huge DMB fan friends Chris and Liz! We bought the tix when we were out with them in Green Lake, Wisconsin in February and now the weekend was here! We packed up the jeep and headed north to Alpine Valley in Wisconsin for an afternoon of games, listening to music, grilling out and drinks! We had a great time with our dear friends Chris and Liz and Chris' brother Kyle and girlfriend Becky! It was a great time setting up our tent and all the essentials; cheddar brats, chips, beer, vodka and red bull! We left for the concert and met our friends in the parking lot for some tailgating and fun in the sun! It was so nice visiting with friends, listening to Dave and camping out! What a great weekend! We heard that DMB is playing at Wrigley in September...we might just have to get tickets!

4th of July weekend Part One

Raging Waves Waterpark
Yorkville, IL
I just love the 4th of July! It is such a fun holiday. I can remember growing up near the pool by our house and they would have games for the kids in the pool, cook-outs and all day playing in the pool until dark! Those were some of the best memories of the summer and the pool! My husband and I decided that we both love water and the sun. We decided this year to get a waterpark pass to Raging Waves in Yorkville which is about 10 minutes from our house. It was the best decision we have made and we love it...the lazy river, wave pool and slides! It is seriously the most clean waterpark and we always have the best time!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Random pictures from April-June 2010!

I know it's been a while since I have posted and I have so many pictures--but here are a few of my favorites and things I've been up to since I lasted blogged! It's been way too long!
Happy Fourth of July Weekend!
Happy Father's Day-2010
Out with Friends for Margaritas and a show in the city!

Summer starts at Gilson Park-Wilmette, IL

All my College Girls at my friend Reghan's baby shower!
Love this picture!

My bro's 23rd B-day Dinner with Dave (husband), me, Ryan, Mom and Dad

Getting Ready for one crazy night!

Ade and I in D.C. at Catina Maria for her 30th B-day Weekend

Bridget & Jeff's Engagement Party-April 2010

Sorry...that's all I can say!

Okay. I know. I am horrible. I haven't written since oh March 2010 and it's July 1st today! What the heck happened? hmm....let's see: Lazy, busy at work, life throwing me curve balls at every which way. I really enjoy writing and expressing all my thoughts, but things have been insane these three months or so! So hopefully this will start my creative juices flowing!

Hmm...what has happened in the last three months:
  • Husband's company shut-down (don't worry it's up and running again)
  • Took a mini-trip to D.C. to celebrate my bestie's 30th b-day
  • Baby showers
  • B-day parties
  • Engagement Parties
  • Planning Wedding Showers/Bachelorette Parties
  • Oh and that thing called work

Here are some pictures from the last three months!

I am back...hopefully for good!