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Sunday Funday….

September 9th, 2013 · No Comments


… or as fun as it can be with virgin bloody marys. My birthday + first Sunday of the NFL regular season + great friends is still Sunday Funday, regardless. Too bad the Bears won and the Packers lost to the 49ers, though!

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Birthday Weekend at the Spa

September 8th, 2013 · No Comments

Dallas is away in New Hampshire this weekend at Ross and Chelsea’s wedding. My doctor was really iffy about me traveling for this wedding, so I decided to stay home. Dallas thought about staying home too, but we’d already paid for the room at the inn and when we looked at airfare to Boston it was only $200(and some)! That’s pretty much a deal you can’t pass up. I used to travel to Boston every week for work and I’ve NEVER seen airfare close to that cheap. Anyway, with Dallas away and it being my birthday weekend, I had no other choice but to spend the day at the spa!


For my birthday gift, Dallas got me a prenatal massage. The prenatal at Spa Nordstrom is the kind where you get to lay on your stomach… which is like ZOMG IT HAS BEEN SIX MONTHS SINCE I LAYED ON MY STOMACH!!! To do this the massage therapist puts a big cushion on the massage table. The cushion has indentations for your face, chest and stomach so that your body is supporting your weight and no weight is put on these areas. It looks like this. The massage therapist at Spa Nordstrom told me that there are only a couple places in Chicago that use these cushions that allow a pregnant woman to lay on their stomach for the massage. And as for the actual massage, yeh. It was pretty much the best thing ever. My back issues have subsided a lot since seeing the physical therapist and by sleeping on the couch a few nights a week, but it was still pretty great.


After my massage, I got a quick eyebrow wax and then met up with Kristin, who was also at the spa. We headed to Cafe Nordstrom to lunch on some delicious salads and we split this decadent chocolate birthday cupcake. We were catching up and talking a lot and before I knew it I had to run! The spa was calling me!! My day there was not over. I also treated myself to a pedicure with an amazing leg and foot massage and a quick manicure. I may have also treated myself to some Vosges chocolates afterwards :).

Later on that night I met up with Trent and Loden at Ed’s house to watch some ND/Michigan football. I didn’t really care about the game, even though Ed and Trent are big Michigan fans, but I was interested in the meat from Paulina Market that Ed grilled and, more importantly, the famous s’mores desert he made for us!

What a fun and relaxing day. Thanks to Dallas, Kristin, Ed, Trent and Loden for making it awesome. Let’s do it again today!! (It is still my birthday weekend!)

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A Barbecue With Friends in Honor of the Babies!

August 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Loden & Rachelle.

Rachelle & Loden with the cake Kristin made.

Special Koozies!

Steph and Jess making onesies for the babies.


Dallas & Rachelle.

Some of the onesies that our friends made.

Becky, Britt, Anandi, Rachelle.

Dad & Drake

Stephanie & Drake

Sara, Rachelle, Jessica.

Jessica handmade this blanket for us!

Stephanie, Jessica, Richard, Amanda, Dallas, Rachelle, Mom, Dad.

Ed, Danny, Caroline, Richard, Dallas, Kristin, Amanda, Loden

Trevor & Trent.

Pregnant Pong!

Trent and Loden are expecting a baby days before us so our mutual friends threw a joint baby shower/barbecue for us. I guess the term for this is baby-que. At least that’s what my hairdresser told me! Don’t be alarmed, no babies were actually barbecued.

We celebrated the coming of our babies with a bunch of friends over at Jen’s, who graciously co-hosted along with Jess and Caroline. Luckily the weather was perfect! We had catered barbecue from Pork Shoppe and Kristin made an adorable (and delicious cake). There were matching koozies and Jess set up a craft table where people could make custom onesies. Thanks to all of our friends for being there and being so generous. We had such a fun day!

P.S. If you were wondering, I was 28 weeks pregnant in these photos.

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