Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Trip

I am thankful for living close(r) to family.

I have done both Thanksgiving and Christmas without family and I have to say that Thanksgiving is a holiday that has to be with my opinion. Christmas is a busy enough holiday, I don't need to add driving several hours in snow and packing EVERYTHING with you, or flying and trying to fit EVERYTHING into your bags. Plus, I can't make Thanksgiving dinner for 2 adults and 3 children who hardly eat. There is something special about having that huge family feast.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Phantom!!! (Vote on the poll)

Gavin gave me an early Christmas/Anniversary present. He took me to The Phantom of the Opera. We've been to Les Miserables twice and I have been aching to see Phantom. They weren't the best seats, which wasn't horrible, but he kept say, "I'm sorry the seats are so bad," "It would be better if we were sitting there instead," or something to that affect. I was just grateful to be watching it at all. We got a good deal, and you get what you pay for, but it was still wonderful.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Grandma + 3 = Bruise?

My mom came to visit a little bit ago. I wanted to get these pictures on before I forgot. We got some great pictures of everyone.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Today, I went to buy some much needed jeans. I was in a dressing room with about 20 pairs of jeans, trying them on one after one after one.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My Last Meal (Homemade)

Here's what I would choose for my last meal, homemade style:

Drink -

  1. Water (What can I say, I'm a water drinker)
  2. Chocolate Milk (jugged not milk with chocolate syrup in it)
  3. Lemonade (Grandpa's Homemade Lemonade, from lemons in his garden)

Bread -

  1. Rolls (Grandpa's Recipe)
  2. Rolls (Rhodes Rolls)
  3. Focatcha Bread (Love my recipe)

Salad -

  1. Any Salad made by Kenneth
  2. Orange Jello Salad (Aunt Jenny)
  3. Macaroni Salad (My mom)

Appetiser -

  1. Egg Rolls (My mom)
  2. I know there's more, but I can't think of it right now

Main Dish -

  1. Cashew Chicken (Gavin's mom)
  2. Steak (Gavin's mom. She flavors them perfectly)
  3. Meatloaf Patties (My mom)

Dessert -

  1. Chocolate Chip Cheesecake (Mine)
  2. Pretzel Jello Dessert (Aunt Vicki)
  3. Barbershop (My mom)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My Last Meal

I have wanted to post this for a while now, but always needed to post more important things. Now that I'm caught up...I can do it!

If I had to choose my last meal from my favorite restaurant dishes, these are the 3 choices I would choose from:

Drink -

  1. Water (Anywhere with good tap water.)
  2. Raspberry Lemonade (Red Robin or comparable.)
  3. Virgin Strawberry Amore (Olive Garden, it's actually their Virgin Chocolate Almond Amore, but you have to ask for a strawberry version. And you have to ask for a virgin because it does have alcoholic in it.)

Bread -

  1. Bread with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar (Macaroni Grill)
  2. Bread Twists (Pizza Factory)
  3. Bread Sticks (Olive Garden)

Salad -

  • Not too picky

Appetiser -

  1. Hot Artichoke-Spinach Dip (Olive Garden)
  2. Egg Rolls (The Mandarin)
  3. Lettuce Wraps (PF Changs)

Main Dish -

  1. Orange Beef (The Mandarin)
  2. Lemon Herb Chicken (The Cheesecake Factory)
  3. Pepperoni Pizza (Pizzeria Uno - this is not Uno Pizzeria the chain...this is the original in downtown Chicago. There IS a difference.)

Dessert -

  1. Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie (Mimi's Cafe, but they don't have it anymore. I got a recipe online that I'm going to try.)
  2. Banana Cream Cheesecake (The Cheesecake Factory)
  3. Raspberry Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee (The Mandarin)

That's my list, hope you enjoyed it because I have enjoyed eating them.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Park at Sunset

Gavin works late on Thursday nights, but the weather was perfect, the sunset was gorgeous, and the boys had some energy to burn. So, we went to the park and they loved every minute of it. I'm going to have to do this more when Gavin is gone. The boys get to play, we get to be outside, and it's very relaxing for me.