Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Stormy Tuesday

This afternoon we had a huge storm. There was golf ball sized hail outside our apartment. This morning it was super hot. That's Arkansas for you. Welcome back.

Today was my first day back at work. It was nice to see everyone again. But I did not enjoy having to go back to the daily grind. I had Chick-fil-a for lunch though and it was incredible. That is one thing they don't have over there. And I missed it.

We just got done having dinner with my parents. Kevin & Sophia -- my dad liked the Powers but they didn't much care for the Irish Wiskey Fudge.

We plan on having a quite night at home. We need to get started on our massive pile of laundry and we are doing some serious playing with Tillie to make up for lost time. After sleeping 12 hours last night, we felt rested all day but sleep is calling our names and we might turn in early again. I will admit though, that jet lag hasn't been nearly as rough on us now than it was on the way over there. I think after tonight we will be fully back in the swing of things.

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Sever family reunion

We made it. We're home. The return journey of any trip is always the worst and this one was no exception. Long layovers, time changes, dirty clothes, airplane food, and lack of sleep don't make a good combination. And the closer we got to LR, the more and more anxious we were to get home to this little face. As you can tell by Andrew's hand in the picture, we haven't been able to stop petting her since we got back. Ireland was so much fun and we absolutely loved it but it sure is nice to be home.

It is 7:45 and we are going to bed. Yes, we are losers. But our little family has had a long day and is worn out. Tomorrow we will have more energy, I promise.

Look for the rest of our photos coming soon.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Headed home

We are sitting in the Shannon Airport waiting for the plane that will take us to Heathrow. And there we will sit for 10 hours before heading back to the US. We have gotten all souveniers taken care of and feel a mix of emotions about leaving Ireland. We are sad because we love it here and had a great time. But we are glad and anxious at the same time to be coming back home to our family, our friends, our apartment, and Tillie.

We are watching a TV special about Michael Jackson. Interesting fact: everyone is saying that they will remember exactly where they were when they found out he was dead, just like the Kennedy assassination. Where were we? Drinking in a pub called the Castle Inn in Ireland. How many people can say that?

The next few hours are going to be incredibly long for us and I am nervous about the plane ride, as always. Everyone keep us in your thoughts and prayers until we are safely home.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The highest point in Ireland

Andrew went with his brother-in-law and nephew to the highest point in Ireland today -- Killarney National Park. And the pictures they took are incredible. I stayed back in Cork with his sister and other nephew. We did some shopping and took it easy. And I roamed the city completely alone this afternoon. It was nice. I got some more stuff from Penney's -- a bag, hat, hairband, and scarf. Happy half birthday to me.

Today was our last full day in Ireland. I am sad that we are leaving tomorrow. But I am missing my family and Tillie something awful.

Friday, June 26, 2009


Today we took the train to Cobh (pronounced Cove). This small coastal town was the last port of call for the Titanic before it sank on it's maiden voyage across the Atlantic. We visited the museum and walked around and looked at shops. And I fed a dog my sandwich in the park.

When we got back, we went to dinner at a Thai restaurant. I tried it and I actually found something that I liked. I can't tell you what it was because I can't pronounce it, but it was pretty good. You all would have been so proud of me for trying something different.

After dinner we went out with Sophia to a few pubs. The plan was to go around to a few with her and then she would change out with Kevin and we would spend the rest of the night with him. But when she went back so he could go out, he was already asleep. I guess we were having too much fun and stayed out later than he anticipated so he fell asleep waiting. But Sophia came back and we went to one more before heading home for tea and toast. Lots of good drinks and lots of good conversation.

Pubbing has been one of the best parts of this trip. I have never been a really big drinker but I have really enjoyed all the pubs. The people are great and loads of fun to be around. I hope everyone gets to experience an authentic pub in a little Irish town at least once in their lives. It really is the greatest thing.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The gift of gab

Today we went to Blarney, about 20 minutes away, and toured Blarney Castle. It was probably the coolest castle I have been to. And we got to kiss the Blarney Stone at the top to receive the gift of eloquence. I'm pretty sure I was born with the gift of gab but it was neat to be able to do it and have the pictures to prove it. And for some of you that are wondering, no, I did not spray the stone with Lysol before I did it. Pictures are up on facebook. Take a look.

We went out pubbing tonight and it was fun. I discovered 4 new pubs that I had not been to yet. And we were sitting at the Castle Inn pub when we heard the news that Michael Jackson died. Everyone is already saying that its kind of like the Kennedy assassination -- that you'll never forget where you were when you heard the news. Well, we were sitting in a pub in Ireland. That should make for a fun story to tell the kids. Farrah Fawcett died this morning and then MJ and now we are getting news that Jeff Goldblum died as well. It is crazy. What is going on in the world?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

More of Dublin and back to Cork

Monday, June 22, we woke up, grabbed some Starbucks, and started our day. We went by Christ Church Cathedral. It was really beautiful. The catacombs were the most interesting part. I liked looking at all the old memorials, tombs, and old ancient stuff. They had a mummified cat and rat that we found in the organ pipes.
Then we walked down to another cathedral that was really beautiful. I think it was the oldest cathedral in the city. The greatest thing about all these cathedrals is that they still hold services. I can't imagine going to chuch in a place like this. It would be a different experience all together.
We walked a little father down and there we were -- Guinness. Incredible. And I don't even like beer. The Guinness Storehouse is Ireland's #1 tourist attraction. And they have made it really cool. There are over 7 stories of really neat stuff. We stopped at the tasting bar and again at the cafe for Bailey's and Guinness muffins. And at the end of the tour, at the top of the building, is the Sky Bar. It is a huge round glass bar far above the rest of the brewery that gives you incredible views of the city. And they give you a free pint of Guinness while you're up there. It's pretty incredible.
After we did the Guinness tour, we caught a hop-on hop-off bus and took a tour of the city. We saw some really cool stuff and learned a lot of things we didn't know. Check out our pictures on facebook to see some pretty cool stuff. The great thing about places like Dublin is that they are so old and full of history, there is so much to do and look at and learn about. And everyone that lives there is so excited to share their heritage with anyone who wants to learn. I like that a lot.
We ate dinner and walked around a little bit more. And then we headed back to the hotel room because all that running around had us pretty much worn out.

Tuesday, June 23 was our two year anniversary. Since the 2nd anniversary is the cotton anniversary, Andrew and I sported our new 100% cotton coats around Dublin. We took the tour bus to St. Patrick's Cathedral. It was really pretty and peaceful. We learned a lot and saw some really cool old flags.
Then we stopped by Houston Station and checked the train times and prices so we could start planning our trip to Cork the next day.
After that we stopped at the History Museum. They have a really great Irish and British military exhibit. It's a shame we weren't allowed to take pictures there because there were so many cool things that I know my nephew would have loved to see -- tanks and cars, uniforms, guns, knives, and secret weapons. I wish we had an exhibit like that back home. It was free too. They also had an exhibit called the "Dead Zoo" of stuffed animals, birds, fish, even things from space like a meteorite and a moon rock. It was all really interesting. I liked the dinosaur skeleton.
We walked around down by Grafton St. some more looking for really cool things to bring back to people but didn't find what we were looking for. Then we went out to eat at a place that was supposed to have pretty good pizza. But whoever said that lied. It wasn't very good at all and really overpriced. That's the thing about food over here -- it's all extremely expensive. And not very good. I haven't had anything yet that was worth what we've paid for it.
We did go out for some ice cream after dinner though and that was really good. I got a raspberry sorbet with raspberry sauce and Andrew got pralines and creme.
We went back to the hotel then and confirmed our train tickets, packed, and went to bed early since we had to get up early to catch the 8:00a train.

Wednesday, June 24, we woke up early, checked out, and hauled all our stuff down to Heuston Station where we caught the 8:00a train to Cork. At Mallow we had to get off and change trains because something had happened to the engine of our train and it wasn't working anymore. But we still got into Cork around 11:00 and it wasn't a very far walk to the apartment.
We had lunch, caught up, and used the internet to update our facebook photo album from the last couple of days. Then we took a city bus to one of the parks, walked across the river, and up to the old city jail. We took a tour of it and learned some interesting things. It was neat to be able to see the inside of it. It's hard to believe the things people got put in jail for back then -- people served several months for public intoxication or for stealing food or cloth. And a lot of the poor would break the law just so they could get arrested and put in jail because as awful as the conditions were in there, it was worse outside those walls. At least in there you were guaranteed a roof, food, and even just a little bit of warmth. It was kind of sad to hear the stories of the people that passed through that place and then just disappeared.
We came back around dinner time and had an incredible dinner that Sophia prepared: pork chops, asparagus, salad, rolls, olives, and feta cheese. Then we took a walk around town and got some ice cream. I think the strawberry shortcake ice cream that I got just might be the best thing I have ever tasted. It was so good. We will most definitely be getting more before we leave.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


First of all, let me say Happy Father's Day to my dad. I'm sorry we couldn't be there to celebrate with you today but we love you and appreciate every thing that you do.

So, you might have noticed that we didn't post yesterday. That is because the internetconnection in our hotel is SO slow that it times out before a page will load. It sucks and we have been trying like mad to make it work but so far, nothing. I tried unsuccessfully last night for 2.5 hours before Ifinally got tired (after 3a) and gave up. But I will go ahead and update everyone on what we have been up to for the past 2 days.

Yesterday we took the 8a bus from Cork to Dublin. It was an uneventful ride as most of itwas on the expressway. But we did have some pretty great views of some countryside. We got off the bus and caught a taxi to our hotel which is located at the end of Temple Bar. It's just close enough that we can walk to everything but not really in the middle of the Temple Bar district so we can get some sleep at night without being interrupted by the crazy drunk people partying below. We met Bobbi (one of my best friends from childhood that I haven't seen in 10 years) at the Turk's Head Bar for lunch when we got there. It was just like old times. We fell right back into our old ways even though we haven't been around each other in a long time -- and that was really great. It was also really neat to be able to share that part of my past with Andrew. There are not that many people that knew me way back then that I am still in touch with and he thought it was pretty funny getting to hear all the stories about what a nerd I used to be. We spent the whole day running around together. We walked around Temple Bar,visited Trinity College, explored the city north of the Liffey River, had dinner, went to the Porthouse Bar (and yes,Andrew had oyster beer), went to a couple more bars, met an American professor teaching at Trinity and hung out. Later, we walked Bobbi back to her hotel and hit up a Burger King on the way home. Burger King here tastes just like it does back home and it was a comfort at 2 in the morning.

Trinity College is probably my favorite place that we've been toso far. We got to take the tour to see the Book of Kells -- the oldest and largest collection of Old Testament books still in existence. And we got to see the Long Room -- a huge 2 story library with 200,000 of the college's oldest books. It also holds Ireland's oldest harp(from the 12th century). It is probably my favorite place in the entire world. I could live in there.

Today we woke up early and had breakfast at Starbucks withBobbi, saw Dublin Castle, tried to go to Christ Church (but it was closed until tomorrow), went shopping, saw Bobbi off to the airport, and had dinner at Captain America's. We got some gifts for people back home and a copy of Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (set in Dublin, about a boy from Dublin, written by a author from Dublin).

I got a coat at Benneton and we discovered this store calledPenney's. I've never heard of it before but it was incredible. And everything is incredibly cheap. Andrew got a coat there and I got some shoes and some headbands. We plan on going back before we leave. If you have one near you, GO! I don't know if there are any back home in the U.S. though.

Tonight we are going to take it easy. We are pretty worn outfrom running around for the past few days. A night in the hotel and some bad BBC sounds like a fun evening.

I'll try to get some more updates soon if the internet will cooperate

Friday, June 19, 2009

A Friday in Cork

Jet lag kicked our butts last night so we went to bed super early. But we woke up @ 4:00a -- wide awake. So we played video games and finally went back to sleep early this morning until everyone else woke up and had breakfast. Resetting your body clock is ridiculously hard to do.

This morning we headed out to catch the hop-on hop-off tour bus but missed it and ended up just walking around. We stopped at Dunnes and got Andrew a sweatshirt/jacket thing for 10 euros because stupid us thought the weather would be warm and sunny and we could wear short sleeves, no problem. This was not the case. Sadly, I do not think the opportunity will arise for me to ever wear the linen pants I brought. Maggie, when you come here, pack warm clothes. I'm pretty sure while we were traveling to Cork yesterday, we saw some snow flurries -- or atleast something that looked like them.

After waiting around for the tour bus some more, we decided to get some lunch. So we went to this little place near the apartment and we had cheeseburgers. FYI, a cheeseburger here does not taste like a cheeseburger back home. The beef tastes different. Not good, not bad -- just different. After our lunch, we went back to the apartment and I took a nap while Andrew went to the English Market to get tonight's dinner -- prawns. Needless to say, I didn't partake.

Then we finally caught the tour bus and it took us all around Cork and we got lots of really great photos and made mental notes of all the places we wanted to go back to and explore. We walked down to the Finn Bar Cathedral and checked that out. It was beautiful. Then we walked back and ate dinner. I got to talk to Laura for a little bit on Skype (yay!). And we ran down to Tesco to get some snacks and drinks for our trip to Dublin tomorrow.

And then tonight we went pub crawling -- SO MUCH FUN!
Kevin introduced us to one of his Irish friends, Pat. I don't think you can really get the whole Irish pub experience unless you go with a real Irishman. He showed us a few really great pubs, all a little different than the one before. And we tried a few different beers called Beemish, Bulmers, Murphy's. Andrew liked them A LOT... probably too much. Our favorite pub was this one where filled with Irishmen dancing and singing and drinking and hugging. It was so much fun. From tonight, I've observed: people over here really like their beer, they love 80's music, they don't understand the concept of personal space, they are friendly and want to learn everything about you and answer all your questions, and most importantly, they just want to have a good time. Everyone here is so easy going and just generally light hearted and good that it makes everything you experience that much more enjoyable just to be around them. We really like it here. And I think mostly that's because of the people.

It is 3:00a here now and we have to be up by 7:00 to catch the bus to Dublin in the morning. I'll give updates as our adventures in Dublin progresses.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


After flying from Little Rock to Chicago, from Chicago to London, a 10 hour layover in Heathrow, flying from London to Shannon, and then taking a bus from Shannon to Cork, we are finally here. Finally. We haven't had a shower in more than 24 hours and have had about 1.5 hours of sleep in the past day. But we are here and we have been running around all afternoon. Cork is pretty big and there is lots to do.

We are headed out to eat dinner with Sophia and Kevin now -- will post more later.

Check out our facebook album for more pictures.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


It's 4:00 in the morning but do we look tired? Nope. At least not yet. Because we're off to Ireland this morning. I can't believe the day is finally here. We are thrilled.

We are pretty much going to spend this whole day traveling so we will update you on our adventures as soon as we can!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I love it when we get presents

My boss and coworkers got us parting gifts! How great are they?

Present #1 includes:
A book of facts about Ireland to read on the plane
Green M&Ms
Cards with four-leaf-clovers on them and a green pen to write home

Present #2 (an anniversary present) includes:
4 glass plates with an S monogram

Now, Tammy, don't be mad but I already broke one while I was taking them out of the box. Oh and I also broke Tillie's bowl. I must be having a clumsy day.

I also got a new blanket to take on the plane. It is cute. Krit, it is polka dotted and as you would say, "it looks like Meghan."

We are going to bed now. Like, right now. We've got to get up @ 3:45a to get ready for our flight!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Our bags are packed, we're ready to go

Our bags are finally packed. We are ready to go. We still have tomorrow to get through. But emotionally, we are checked out. We are already on vacation. Good luck getting anything out of us. Productivity is not in our vocabulary anymore. Not until July, anyway.

We are finishing cleaning and then we are going to bed. Tomorrow will probably be one of the longest days of our lives.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Busy Busy

How incredibly awesome is this jersey we got for Tillie? Now she is officially the coolest dog ever. And how great will she look sporting this on game days, playing with a little toy football?! You know you're jealous.

We've stayed pretty busy today. We woke up in time to catch the brunch buffet at Yia-Yia's and it was pretty good. Then we picked up Tillie's jersey and a cheddar cheese pretzel treat for her at this gourmet dog store called Just Dogs! Then we picked the last of the little things we needed to get for our trip and came home early enough to squeeze a quick nap in. Then it was time to head to the rents' for painting. We finally got to primer. It feels so great to finally be done with drywall. Tomorrow we work on getting the sub floor and flooring down.

The rest of the evening we have spent packing. The packing process has officially begun. I always like to start packing for a big trip a few days early so I can think about it for a while and make sure I have everything I want/need. I hate that feeling that I am forgetting something.

Anyway, we are exhausted. Tillie has already had her bath and is passed out on Andrew's pillow. I think we will be joining her shortly.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

This morning I went over to the rents' and painted. Andrew went to work.

Then Tillie and I cleaned the apartment and did laundry. And we saw this little guy on our back porch. He was trying to get in the flower beds. And he froze when he realized we were watching him. It was pretty funny.

When Andrew came home, we went back over to the rents' and did more painting.

Today we are loving:
pita pizza
white chocolate mousse
90's music
free time

Friday, June 12, 2009


Just in case anyone was really concerned about our missing DS charger -- crisis averted. We just went to Game Stop tonight and bought a new one for $10. Nice.

Also, tonight we kicked the drywall's butt.

And I printed out the bus schedules for our trip. I feel more prepared being able to plan that part of our trip. Now I can figure out what time we are going to be coming and going.

Had dinner @ Larry's Pizza and ran into Shannon & Kristy Stokes. Small world. They were in town visiting her sister. It was good to see them.

Btw, Kevin James is HILARIOUS. Just saying.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Getting Ready

Today we've been getting ready. All day, it feels like. Today I got my hair done before our big trip. And this picture was going to be the picture of the day before I came home and saw these:

Andrew picked wild flowers for me while on a walk with Tillie. Aren't they just so cute? He really is the sweetest boy ever.

I also stopped by the US Customs office this morning and registered our laptop and camera with them so we will have no problems leaving with them or coming back. And they gave me some paperwork that looks really official. And it made me realize just how much I love official looking papers. It makes me feel important and prepared. And we all know how much I love feeling prepared.

Also, I found $7 bucks in my winter coat pocket today while looking for our DS charger. I didn't find it. Does anyone know where we might have hidden the charger for our Nintendo DS? It seems to have disappeared.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"I'll make him an offer he can't refuse"

Okay, so I just had to share this hilarious story with everyone. Tillie has a stuffed moose that she loves to play with. Well, I guess she was playing a little too hard the other night because we woke up to the moose's head in our bed. I kid you not, it was just like the Godfather. And isn't Andrew's face classic?

We went back to the rents' tonight to mud and sand but the dust from the sanding got so bad that it was hard to breathe so we had ice cream and left. Thank goodness there isn't much more of that to do.

In less than 1 week we will be on our way to Ireland. Words cannot express how excited we are. I am already in vacation mode.

Things we love today:
vegetable chips
The Universal Packing List
new clothes

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

There is still hope.

So, the absolutely beautiful flowers outside our front door have been looking a little rough lately. All the flowers dried and fell off leaving it looking pretty pathetic. And I tried to save it but I though it was a hopeless cause. And then today, we get ready to head over to my parents' and when we step outside, this is what we found. There is one lone flower trying to make it. It made me smile. It was just what I needed today. There is still hope.

I helped my mom clean up and organize the upstairs in their house today while Andrew helped my dad finish mudding and sanding. They are almost ready to paint. It's pretty exciting. While cleaning tonight, I came across some of my very favorite books from when I was a kid and a handful of those books on tape to follow along with when reading a story. You know the ones, they chime each time its time to turn the page. And on the back side there is a place for you to record your own story. Well, these tapes are filled with stories told by our little kid voices complete with arguing and name calling. There is plenty of silliness, fake fart sounds, and burping courtesy of my brother. I feel so lucky to have come across these tapes now, at this point in my life. They are something that I really will cherish forever. They help me to feel not so far away.

Andrew is giving me a little fashion show right now of all the new clothes he has gotten over the past few days. We are doing a trial run of packing to know whether or not we should invest in another large suitcase. And Tillie is running around crazy under my feet. It's a fun night at our house.

P.S. Raisins make me puke.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Fresh Market love

Today we went to Fresh Market and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It is hands down my favorite place for food ever. We got some vegetable chips, spinach feta salad, and huge pretzels but I promise I wanted everything in the entire store. And it's so cute too. If there is one nearby, you should totally go check it out. Or go to their website -- you can order online.

Also, Old Navy is having a sale for Father's Day -- everything for guys is 50% off. Go get your favorite guy some new clothes. I got Andrew a hoodie, a shirt, flip flops, and a new bathing suit for our trip. Go get some soon before it's all picked over.

We didn't go over to my parents' tonight. Andrew came home with a small stomach virus and a low grade fever so we spent the night munching on good food and taking it easy. Hopefully he'll be able to get a lot of rest and make a full recovery by tomorrow so we can finish the week out strong. We've got a lot to do before next week, especially this weekend.

Our trip is 9 days away! I can't believe it's next week already.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Same old thing we always do

Today I hung out with my parents a little, had Sonic, and then Andrew and I grabbed taco salads and went over to the rents' to finish mudding. Things are looking good -- we're almost ready to paint.
The train we were planning on taking to Dublin is all sold out because of some stupid Brittney Spears concert or something so we are in the process of finding alternative transportation. Right now we are thinking of catching a hop to Dublin and then taking a train back out. We really want to take a train seeing as how we've never been on one in our lives.
Also, I found dried blueberries at the store today and that made me very happy.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

We are losers.

Today I pretty much took it easy while Andrew was at work. I played some video games and laid in bed and watched Gilmore Girls.
When Andrew came home, we got some pizza from Larry's pizza and went to my parents' house to mud. All the drywall is finally up! Tomorrow we will do the second layer of mud.
Then Schuck and Burke came over because Burke is in town this weekend. We hung out, caught up, and played Uno. I know, that sounds like a lame thing to do with your friends on a Saturday night, but we are old and no fun anymore.
Tillie is being weird tonight. Really weird. She barked at me. She never barks.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday nights are fun around here, can't you tell?

I've had a rough couple of days and today was no exception. But no matter how bad I may be feeling, my day can't be as bad as Mr. Moose here who, I think we can all agree, has had the worst day -- hands down.

Walls are almost completely up and tomorrow we are sanding and painting. Should be a fun weekend.

Plans for the rest of the night: computer games and movies. Oh, and snacks.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Don't Cry Over Spilled Tea...and Blueberry Burgers!!

Tomorrow we will have finished the drywall. I'm pretty excited about it but at the same time sorta sad that it'll be done. Now this means we have to move on to things like painting and trimming.. ugh! Still I can't wait to see it when it is completed. (for the time being that is)

We tried a unique dinner tonight with Meghan's parents, Nicole, and Zeb. Blueberry Burgers. Her father just happened across this recipe and decided we should give it a try. I'm glad he did. Yum. There is more to it than just blueberries and beef but you get the idea.

I managed to turn making a pitcher of tea into a very hard thing. I busted one of the tea bags and the leaves spilled all into the pot while I was boiling it. Do you not just HATE that? Oh well, nothing a coffee filter and THIRTY minutes can't solve. (O.K. so not thirty minutes but a heck of a lot longer than usual)

This Day In History:

...On this day in 1942, the Battle of Midway--one of the most decisive U.S. victories against Japan during World War II--begins. During the four-day sea-and-air battle, the outnumbered U.S. Pacific Fleet succeeded in destroying four Japanese aircraft carriers while losing only one of its own, the Yorktown, to the previously invincible Japanese navy.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The night we didn't get root beer floats but then did.

Today the document organizer I ordered came! Isn't it cute? And doesn't it look like the one Cameron Diaz has in The Holiday? I don't know if anyone else ever noticed that when they watched it but I sure did and now it makes me happy that I have one almost exactly like it. Not to mention the peace of mind I have from knowing that while traveling all of our documents will be in one place.

Tonight we had leftover Greek food for dinner and then helped finish putting up the ceiling in my parents' new kitchen.

Tonight was also free root beer floats at Sonic but we missed them while we were working so we made our own and they were just as good.

Also, we discovered tonight that Tillie likes to eat raw pasta noodles.

Right now we are loving:
White chocolate mousse
The Sims 3
Carrot cake

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Andrew!

Andrew turned the BIG 26 today!

We had lunch @ Zsa Zsa's and then went across the street for cupcakes. They were delicious.
Then we came home and I finished making dinner and cleaned. Everyone showed up for dinner and had the chicken souvlaki gyros, greek salad, hummus and pita chips, and baklava. It turned out pretty good. Even my parents gave their seal of approval. And I also made Andrew his favorite carrot cake. He got a bunch of clothes, Band of Brothers box set, and a game for the DS. And a really funny card about being married to me, a clothes-a-holic.

I also finally got to give him the tickets I bought for the Guiness Storehouse tour in Dublin. He is going to LOVE it.

P.S. I've been playing the Sims 3 ALL day today. It is super fun. You should play it.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Happy June 1st everybody!

Today we bought the ingredients for Andrew's all Greek birthday blowout. I made the baklava tonight. Now, I've never made baklava before so let's hope it turns out alright.
Also, tonight I took Tillie over to Kat & Gary's to play and they had fun. But then we gave her a bath when we got home and that wasn't so much fun for Tillie.
Tonight @ midnight, we are going to Wal-Mart to get a copy of the Sims 3! Yay! But I'm already so tired and I have to finish making the baklava.
Oh and it's also Andrew's birthday @ midnight!