Friday, September 28, 2012

My baby is coming today ;)

Adam comes today for the weekend. I'm pumped. I miss him and it will be fun to get to hang out in my turf since he hasn't been here since early July because Chicago is way cooler than Marion ;)

We hope to hang out with friends, golf, and maybe see a movie. Whoop! Whoop!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

I sent them.

I sent my invitations a week ago ;) pumped for everyone to see what I worked on but also excited because that means the wedding is soon ;)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dip-dyed Spoons

I saw these online somewhere for more than I wanted to pay and then i saw this DIY post ;) So I made them for myself over the weekend. I'll get better the next time I made them but they were super easy and super fun ;) Can't wait to use them.

In other news, Hobby Lobby opened up last week and I've already been several times. It's awesome! The closest one was like 45 minutes away so not really worth the trip unless you were going to other things as well.
The paint I used on these spoons were 77 cents with an additional 30% off. haha so cool.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Adam thinks he's a photographer...

Well sometimes he does.....

"Work it, girl."

he thinks he's funny.

and sometimes he is.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Colescott and Chicago

So this passed week was so busy. I was working on my invitations in every spare moment trying to get them out. So these are the posts I would have written for last week ;)

Working the Colescott Golf tournament was so fun. It was the 23rd annual golf tournament started to raise money for scholarships for IWU athletes. (p.s. I'm 23). Not being an IWU student myself, I don't know many people that are influential to the school or even other people who work here. It was fun to get to know other employees and and important people to the community. Many people I have heard their name or seen them in the alumni magazine that I have worked on but it was fun to finally meet them in person. It was also nice to work outside for a change.

Aren't we the cutest beverage cart girls? Repping the school colors ;)

We had to be at the tournament at 6:30a so we got to leave early. It was perfect since I was heading to Chicago anyways.

When I got there, Adam showed me my wedding band ;) We're getting married so soon. Whoop! 

Marie got to Chicago shortly after and we watched the bears unfortunately get stomped by the packers 

 Us girls got the whole day to ourselves to do whatever we wanted. Shopping, tourists spots, a great brunch place, and boat tour.

There are painted golf balls all around the city. super fun. 

I loved the architecture tour and learning all about the city.
The tribune tower was our favorite. They sent reporters out to get stones from all over the world and then put them in the facade of the building. Pyramids, Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, something from all the states, and even something from the World Trade Centers.

Look who made it!

Adam cleans up nice, eh? 

Marie nannied for the lead singer of Third Day, Mac Powell, this past summer so he got us tickets for his first solo band concert. It was sweet. He started a country band and the small venue atmosphere was really fun.


The guys and their drink of choice.

 We went to the cubbies game ;) Go Cubs!

 We left a little early.. but the cubbies came back to make it close at least. It ended 6-7.

 Lake Michigan is so close to the city. So fun ;)

I was really silly and thought I didn't need my allergy medicine for the weekend. Ya know because I didn't have any allergy symptoms because the medicine was working. Anyways, Saturday was full of lots of sneezes so I just took a roll of toilet paper with me everywhere.

We went to the (free) Lincoln Park zoo. Lincoln Park is one of the nicer neighborhoods in the city. The zoo was really fun! even though all the animals were sleeping.

Everyone but these gibbons monkeys. They were hilarious. The mom just wanted a nap but the baby kept jumping on her, pulling her hair, and just plain bugging her. So she yelled for the dad. The dad came from the outdoor cage to come play with the baby and that's when the show really started. They were swinging on different things, chasing each other, and just plain monkeying around.

The mom mind you did nothing but try to nap until she came over to our corner to use the facilities. I felt like I was watching a show the way these monkeys were behaving.

Getting different views of the city

 Adam's roommate Nick.

We finished the weekend eating, of course because Chicago is known for their food. I felt like we were having a eating marathon all weekend with the deep dish pizza, burgers, cake shakes, macarons, chocolate cake, and need I say more?

Thursday, September 13, 2012


I'm working at a golf tournament today for IWU, which will be a nice change of pace and then taking a vacation day to head to Chicago to hang out with Marie, Adam, and Travis.  Marie was my roommate for 3 years and T-mart was Adam's roommate for four years and actually the first person that Adam met at Asbury. I'm so pumped! Marie and I are having a girl's day tomorrow and then packing as much as we can in one weekend in Chicago. Katie, we might do more than you and I did in one weekend ;) Crazy, I know.

I'll have to post about it next week. Hope you have a good Friday and great weekend!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Office Life

We have a lot of fun in our office.

Here is Jer's new bag for his lighting.

Here is Kelly showing how big that bag really is.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Our lobby

This lobby has been on our project list since before I started at IWU. We have talked and talked about what we wanted and who was going to do it and I finally did something about it.

Our lobby was seriously at it's worst right before everything came in that we ordered for the space. This is what everyone saw as soon as they entered our office.

The random tree in the corner is actually from when the women's bathroom got redone a few years back. Somehow it ended up in our office.

We ordered stuff from Ikea, Target, Crate & Barrel, and Pottery Barn and were so excited when it all came in!

We found a gumball machine in storage that isn't used very often and got to move it in to our space.

It took a few weeks for most of the stuff to come in. I had to go all the way to Ikea last time I was visiting Adam because Ikea shipping is ridiculous!

We needed to add dimension to the room so we put together a shelf today.

We still need to add the frames and shelfs over the couch but it's almost done ;) It's very exciting ;)