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Structure

2 Aug

I’m having trouble blogging this summer. It probably has something to do with all the glorious weather we’ve been having (and the fact that my computer doesn’t go well with the pool). I also think it’s because I’m lacking some structure with this blog. So, I’m going to do a little experiment and see if it will increase the amount of times I post. I’ve come up with a schedule. The beginning of the week I’ll post  a weekend recap, mid-week I’ll post something random and the end of week I’ll post about things that made me happy that week.

Lately, I’ve felt more negative than usual and not myself. I’m hoping the weekly happy post will remind me that life’s not so bad and there is plenty to smile about. And now since this post is the beginning of the week, here is my weekend recap.

On Friday night, I did absolutely nothing. Honestly, it’s what I normally like to do on a Friday night. By the end of the week I’m tired, and I like to relax and watch some mindless television (and of course Skype with Sebastian). It was great, and I went to bed early. I slept in Saturday, but had a busy day ahead of me. I cleaned, did laundry, got my oil changed and still managed to catch some rays. That evening, I went to my great Aunt and Uncle’s 50th anniversary party. Everyone gathered to celebrate many years of love and friendship. It was a Luau theme with plenty of margaritas, piña coladas and strawberry daiquiris. And my Aunt and Uncle were very cute to watch. I hope I’ll be lucky enough to celebrate 50 years some day.

Me and Kelsey[me and my cousin Kelsey]

Aunt Georgi and Uncle Dave with their daughters: Debi and Kelly[the Mills family – Kelly, Debi, Uncle Dave, Aunt Georgi]

family photo[family photo – the Roberts side]

Sunday  began with church, and then my Mom and I headed to a bridal shower for my best friend’s future sister-in-law. It was a nice way to spend the afternoon. Afterwards, I came home to talk to Basti, take a nap and get some work done before Monday morning. I try to not work on the weekends, but every once and awhile it happens. And finally, I topped off the night by watching the premiere of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. Then it was time for bed to get some rest for the week ahead.

*I promise Germany – part two will happen this week! Promise!

Chicago Weekend

16 Mar
St. Patty's Day Group

St. Patty's Day Gang (after the race)

This past weekend, I flew to Chicago to spend some quality time with my sister (schwester in German – see I am learning). Grace lives in Lisle, near Naperville, about 35 minutes West of downtown Chicago.

The weekend started on Saturday with an 8 a.m. 5K run for St. Patty’s day. I used to run all the time, and although I didn’t have time to train, I wanted to do the race. I finished in 33 minutes, which I was happy with. My legs, however, weren’t quite so happy. I could hardly move after, but I pushed through the pain and still enjoyed the rest of the trip.

Saturday evening, we hung out with my sister’s friends. There are too many details to write about, but everyone had a great time. My favorite quote from the night was, “Yo bro, we need to get a keg.” I think these pictures best describe our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations:

Dancing

Grace and Michal dancing

My St. Patty's Day Look

Some of the Girls

On Sunday morning, we got out of bed to go play Whirly Ball (don’t worry, I had no idea what it was either). If you’ve never played, watch this video. It’s a mix of lacrosse, basketball and bumper cars. Although I didn’t quite get the hang of it, I had a lot of fun laughing (and slamming into walls).

After the game, we met up with our friends Greg, Shaun and Angie. We did some shopping at IKEA and had dinner at Front Street Cantina (one of my sister’s favorite restaurants in Naperville).

Even though we were exhausted by the end, it was a great weekend. We both agreed to set up flight alerts, because when you have so much fun together, it just seems silly to wait so long to do it again.

Me and G-race

Ladies’ Night

28 Feb

This Saturday, I did something I haven’t done in a while – I spent the whole day with my Mom. And I have to say, it was really nice.

We went to see The King’s Speech, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.  In case you were wondering, it’s a fantastic movie. Colin Firth plays a very compelling King George VI. I’m kind of a movie nerd (ask anyone who’s played me in Scene It? Movie), but it’s been some time since I’ve seen one in theaters. It felt good to get out of the house and do something I enjoy.

Mom and Me

Mother-Daughter Bonding

Later that evening, we headed to the Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course for Mardi Gras night. The golf course isn’t the typical 20-something hangout. It’s small, there isn’t loud music and the TVs are usually playing golf (shocker) and Keno. I go there with my parents every now and then, and it’s always a good time.

We celebrated Mardi Gras with Long Islands, New Orleans punch and Louisiana chicken skewers. To get beads we had to sing karaoke. This was our only option since we’re not ones to go flashing people.  My Mom and I sang a breathtaking rendition of “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys and a few other songs that won’t be mentioned.

All in all, it was a great night. We laughed, had some embarrassing moments (like when I accidentally punched the DJ in the throat while dancing) and shared some quality mother-daughter time.

When was the last time you hung out with your mom or dad? I promise it’s not as bad as you think ;-)