Saving room For din-din!

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First off, it’s a dog’s life, isn’t it!??!

Secondly, Husband and I are SOOO excited for tonight’s festivities!  We are going (FINALLY) to CHIMA Brazillian Steakhouse with one of my BEST friends, Kelly and her Man, Mike.  We always have a FANTASTIC time with them.  It’s so funny, because I have known Kelly since we were VERY little- she lived around the corner from us growing up for over 20 years!  She will KILL me, but you have to see this…

Here is a recent pic of Kelly and I (she was also a bridesmaid at our wedding).  She is adorable and SUCH a firecracker- she was and is an amazing gymnast, like world-class we’re talking here…

And here is a pic from high school…

Excuse the “picture of a picture” blur factor..but you get the point.

Anyway, I have to save up for dinner, as this is an all-u-can eat joint.  Don’t worry- full review later. I am sure it will be sooo crowded because it is Restaurant Week in Philadelphia– good becuase our normal meal will only cost $35 per person, annoying because the crowds are like they are giving food away!

And one more pic (that I found while looking at others) that I HAD to share…this would be Oscar’s face if HE were going to Chima!

Haha!  Toodles!

Back from the road again!

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We had another travel weekend but this time it was destination Cincinnatti!  I had the opportunity to attend my sister-in-law, Ali’s baby shower!  Ali and I practically grew up together, and at her engagement party, I met her husband-to-be’s brother, Ian.  Ummmm yea, now we are married!  So, Ali and I married brothers…

This is Kevin and Ali pre-baby at our wedding 😉

Anyway, I am going to be an AUNT for the first time!  Everyone is sooo excited!  It’s the first grandchild in the family!  Ali is having a little girl (we do not know the name yet, so for now, it is just “Baby Girl”) and her shower was this weekend.  It was held at a friend of her’s house and was very cute!

Here is Ali and the two Grandmoms (her Mom is on the left and Kevin’s Mom, my mother-in-law as well, is on the right)

DEFINITELY the most attractive Grandmother pair, no?!?!

The shower was so fun and crafty!  The decorations were adorable as well…

As you can see, there is a book on top of the “diaper cake” because Ali LOVES books.  Everyone brought a book with their gift to get her library started.  I made really cute book tags that the girls could put inside the books so that Baby and Ali will get a special message every time they read a “shower book.” 

LOVE the cake!

…and the crafts, which of course, as a teacher I ROCKED!

Items to make scrapbook pages...FUN!

Molly, Ali's sister is holding the "baby composite" we made which I feel should have won top prize but I'm sure Ali didn't want to be biased toward family heheh 😉

Anyway, it was a GREAT time despite out cockeyed flight home- we flew from Cincy to CHICAGO then Chicago to Philly (arriving home at 12:10 in the morning, total travel time for the should-be 1.5 hour trip was 5 hours) I know makes NO sense…BUT, any trip to Cincy would not be complete if I did not post about the amazing hotel we stay at- the historic  Mariemont Inn complete with TEMPURPEDIC beds and (drum roll please)…a hidden TV!

Now you see it…

Now you don’t!

LOL.  That is DEFINITELY one of the Husband’s favorite things about Cincy…for real.  Anyway, I did make time to work out although I am PRETTY sure I DO have a stress fracture on my left shin…so I stuck to the Elliptical 😉

Alrighty…sorry for being so MIA- I will be better 😉  Bye for now!  Toodles!