Tuesday, May 10, 2011

April Showers Through May Flowers (& More)

Celia Birtwell Gardening Tools
Spring is officially springing all over Chicago and lots has happened this last few weeks. We celebrated my 26th birthday! We went with a big group to a Cubs game (Cubs won!) & the next day hosted Easter/Birthday Brunch & Dinner. I was totally showered with cards, gifts, sweets & attention, which of course amounted to the perfect birthday. Some of my favorite gifts were a gardening journal & some gardening tools from Coop and some pink Tulips from Greg. More on that later (we're starting the garden this weekend!) The Easter Bunny dropped off some baskets for Greg, Coop, Justin, Lilah & Sadie...even though it was my birthday, the Easter Bunny is very diligent about his job. Lilah & Sadie got some Spring-esque home made doggy toys from Etsy. Lilah & Sadie also had some dog friends over for the festivities, including Blake's dog Charlie, Justin's dog Jade & a little puggy lady we babysit sometimes named Misha. Of course the overabundance of Puppy love only made my day that much better. We had lots of great food, dyed Easter eggs, enjoyed the nice(ish) weather & it was just perfect!
Lilah & Sadie's Easter Basket:Wags & Wiggles
 Bentleys Bones

More recently: Coop's Client/Friend here in the city organized a team to run the Y-Me 5K Race for Breast Cancer this past Sunday, Mother's Day. Although we couldn't quite keep pace with the front of the pack, we had a great time & the weather & the scenery were just perfect! The highlight of our morning was a champagne brunch in the park with Meghan's Chicago family, including Greg & Meg's Client/Friend Peter.

Later on we celebrated the end of my FIRST year of Graduate school with Sunday Fun Day with my school friends on one of their roof tops. The view was spectacular & although the weather didn't stay as nice as we'd hoped, we had lots of fun & blew off plenty of steam.
The Sunday Fun Day Gang
This upcoming weekend Greg's Dad, Ray will be here visiting. There's lots of fun to be had from a USF Alumni happy hour on Friday to a trip to South Bend to watch the USF Baseball team take on the Fighting Irish. It'll be warm & stormy here all week but we're still hoping to get some gardening done this Saturday...Emerging Adulthood Phase 1: DIY


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