Saturday, April 30, 2011

Our week in pictures: 4/24 - 4/30

Sunday, April 24: Happy Easter!

Monday, April 25: My new custom Lill bag that I got for 50% off thanks to a Groupon!

Tuesday, April 26: Porkchop playing with his Easter present from Michael's Mom. It's a ball that you can stuff treats inside and they have to work to get them out.

Wednesday, April 27: Yeah, work is pretty busy...

 Thursday, April 28: Weekly manicure, it's OPI's Dim Sum Plum this week.

Friday, April 29: Porkchop was so happy to finally see the sun for the first time this week.

Saturday, April 30: Packing for vacation has begun!

Friday, April 29, 2011

It's a nice day for a royal wedding

It was the wedding heard around the world this morning. I wasn't crazy enough to get up at 3 am to watch, I mean that's what DVR's are for! I'm not obsessed with the Royal Family or anything, but I really wanted to see what Kate would wear. She looked beautiful, like a modern Grace Kelly. I also think it's lovely to see how in love and how happy they are, they were just beaming the whole time. When Kate met William at the altar he looked so happy and told her several times how beautiful she looked. And when they got into the carriage after the wedding you could see her tell William, "I'm so happy." It's quite the contrast from Charles and Diana. She looked miserable from day 1.  Charles and Diana never took any pictures like this.

Congratulations you two, I hope it lasts forever!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

This week I'm...

Loving: Our vacation is getting so close, we need it so bad!
Disliking: The Blackhawks couldn't pull out the win, they gave it a good shot though. 
Craving: The Farmer's Market to open; luckily we only have to wait a few more weeks.
Wanting: To wear all the new, cute dresses and clothes I have for summer. If only the weather would cooperate!
Hoping: For good news and a shot in the butt tomorrow!
Reading: I just finished Water for Elephants, it was so good! I really want to see the movie now.
Watching: So excited for Vampire Diaries tonight!
Listening to: American Idol this week, my favorite of the night was James Durbin.
Looking forward to: Starting to pack for vacation this weekend!
Hearing buzz about: I can't wait for the Royal Wedding tomorrow! Kate Middleton is going to be a beautiful bride; I'm dying to see the dress she's managed to keep a secret!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend Recap

I can't believe Easter is over. It feels like it was just Christmas! We had a really nice Easter weekend. On Friday, both Michael and I were off work which was really nice. Michael hasn't had a day off since Christmas and he has been so crazy busy so he really needed it. We got up and went to breakfast and then we had to take Porkchop to the vet. It was just a check up to see how he was healing after having his teeth pulled last week. Everything looks great and she said he was healing beautifully.

All the nurses just love Porkchop. They all threaten to kidnap him and take him home. He loves all the nurses too.

After the vet Michael had a meeting for our association and I went to get a manicure and pedicure for Easter. I got a fun coral/orange color to match my Easter dress.

We relaxed in the afternoon and even got a little nap in. In the evening we headed over to Rich and Tif's house to hangout and go to dinner. We went to Famous Dave's for dinner. Jacob really enjoyed his mashed potatoes!

On Saturday we got up and met up with everyone for breakfast. After breakfast I ran a bunch of errands and got a few last minute things I needed for Easter breakfast. After running around and getting all my shopping done we headed home so that we could dye Easter eggs. 

Saturday afternoon we just relaxed. We watched some movies and just cuddled up on the couch. It was nice.

Today we got up early to get everything ready for Easter breakfast with Michael's family. We normally have traditional Ukranian breakfast which is cold hard boiled eggs, cold ham, cold sausage, beets and bread. Unfortunately, Michael's grandma is still sick with the shingles so we just had a regular breakfast this year since she normally makes the beets and bread. We made french toast, egg and bacon casserole, bacon, sausage, hash browns a fruit salad that Rich and Tif brought and blueberry muffins from Michael's Mom. I was excited to use our china and all of our pastel colored plates which were perfect for Easter. 

I was so excited to see Jacob since it was his first Easter! I had all of his Easter presents waiting for him to arrive! He had lots of presents from Grandma and Grandpa too!

After Jacob was done opening all of his Easter baskets, it was time to eat breakfast! Everything came out really well. Michael did most of the cooking. I just made the bacon and egg casserole. Jacob also got his first taste of his Grandma's famous blueberry muffins. He is definitely a fan!

After breakfast Jacob played with some of his new toys and the sun decided to come out so we went outside for a while too.

After Michael's family left we were on the road to celebrate Easter with my family. We went to my Aunt Diane's for brunch. We couldn't eat any of the delicious food since we were still stuffed from breakfast but everything looked delicious. Somehow I got caught up talking too much and not taking any pictures because I didn't take a single one. We had a great time visiting with everyone. It was nice since everyone in our family was there! After my leaving my Aunt's house we headed to my parents to hang out and have some dinner. 

Mom made a super yummy spread. We had sandwiches, potato salad, beans and mermaid seafood salad. She even made a cake for dessert! We ate some dinner and then watched the Blackhawks game. We stayed until the end of regulation but I wanted to get on the road before overtime. Of course we just missed the game winning goal by about 3 minutes but regardless, we won and we're on to game 7!

After we saw the winning replays we pretty much crashed. It was an action packed weekend, but it was a lot of fun. I really wish Easter was on Saturday so we would have another day to relax after all of the celebrating! Oh well, hopefully this week goes by fast. I hope all of you had a great weekend, a Happy Easter, and a speedy week ahead!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! I hope all of you have a wonderful day with your family. We have a very action packed day planned. We are hosting Easter breakfast at our house this morning for Michael's family. After breakfast we are heading to my Aunt Diane's for Easter brunch and to celebrate with my family. We are then gonna have dinner at my parent's house with my Mom and Dad, Arla and Teddy. I will have a full Easter weekend recap tomorrow!