Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Books and Movies

Keira has been taking forever to fall asleep lately so I have been reading and watching chick flicks while I wait for her to pass out. 

Most recently I finished Me Before You. It is about a successful man who becomes a quadriplegic after an accident and the woman who is hired as his caregiver for six months. It was an interesting story. They are making a movie based on the book that comes out next summer. 

Now I am in the middle of the first Mortal Instruments book and after that I plan to read the third book from The Passage series. 

The most recent movie I watched was About Time. It was a super cute fun romantic comedy. Very enjoyable. I had been on a string of very heavy movies (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The Other Woman - the version with Natalie Portman, Before We Go) so About Time was a nice change. I think The Danish Girl is next up as far as movies go. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

High Rollers

B and I were able to get away for a night to celebrate our anniversary thanks to our family. We went to Blackhawk and had a blast. 

If I were to have a vice it would definitely be gambling. 

We started with the penny slots which were just disappointing so we moved on to Roulette. I was totally hooked. At the beginning we tried $5 a spin but by the end of the night we were betting $100 a spin which was the max - cross high roller off my bucket list. Woo talk about adrenaline. At our max we were up $970 but in true gambling style we lost almost all of it and took home a meager $335. But hey it was a while night of adult fun so really we were just winners.

We stayed at the Ameristar which was really nice. They have a cool rooftop pool. The food was ok - not amazing - but the rooms were pretty nice. 

Happy 12 years to my amazing hubby! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Cool Toys

So I found two completely useless items that would be super fun to own.

Glowforge is a 3D Laser Cutter / Printer.  Check out their website to see all the amazing things you can make. 

PancakeBot prints pancake art!!!  It would be cool to learn to manually make pancake art too but a printer has so much potential. 

Sunday, May 8, 2016


Where to start. It has been a crazy spring with many snow storms and yet my garden is is amazing and in full bloom. 

I am happy to discover that overalls are back in! They are too cute. 

We celebrated my mom's birthday.  She is the most amazing and generous woman. I am lucky to have her and it was fun to celebrate with her. 

We have started trying to do more spontaneous fun things with the kids so we took them to an arcade mid-week. 

Chase hit one of the jackpots on a machine and won this funny stuffed animal. 

We decorated our mudroom and hallway. I love it!

Chase got the worst fortune cookie ever. 

Stark got a much needed haircut. 

We had a great mother's day weekend. We saw the new Captain America movie, got drunk on mimosas at Linger (oh wait that was just me), celebrated with the moms in our lives, worked in the garden, had bagels for breakfast, what more could a mom want. It has been great. 

Here is the adorable garden art monster I got. 

And B spoiled me with jewelry. I never tire of Tiffany...

Chase wrote me the sweetest note ever. 

Keira gifted me with a night of sleep last night!

And a random funny picture of Keira from daycare. 

Happy mother's day to all the amazing moms out there. I know how hard it is! A special happy mother's day to my own mom who is the best there is and inspires me to try to be as great as she is.  I love you mom!