Weekend Update: The Perfect Mix

I've lost two followers in the past few weeks. Can't say I blame them. Even my mom told me last night that my blog is boring. (Well, she actually said "you haven't been blogging much," which to me, obviously means BORING!)

First, we must welcome to the world, two very special ladies: Emily Lauren Stauss and Blair Avery Solomon! Welcome beauties!

Emily Lauren

Blair Avery

This past weekend, we had Bryan's lifelong bud, Sean, and his wife, Dish, up to visit. It was an equal mix of low-key and activity...my perfect weekend! As you know, we've been out of town since like, October, so, it was nice to just be here in Chicago.

Sean and Dish didn't get home until later on Friday night, so we ordered in and hung out with our plumber most of the evening. Yep, you read that right. More plumbing problems plagued us as a result of having a shared water line with the neighbors, so $250 and half of Friday later, there's that.

Saturday, we went for brunch in a new neighborhood and then headed down to Revolution Brewery. I went there a few long weeks ago, and mentioned then that it's where they filmed the movie Drinking Buddies. After some beers and shuffleboard, we headed home to relax before going out to a nice dinner downtown.

Somehow I convinced everyone to go to my favorite restaurant, Shaw's Crab House. I actually don't think it's my favorite, it's just one of those places that I frequent so rarely that it always feel special when we're there. We indulged in delicious wine, crab legs, bread and salads before venturing out to Redhead Piano Bar. Apparently, if you're a redhead, you get in quickly and a table! Good to know, eh.

Sunday, Sean and Dish were kind enough to take our pup back to Iowa with them so she can stay with m parents while we are away in Europe. If you didn't hear, there was CRAZY weather on Sunday in the Chicago area, so we laid low, cleaned up the house, watched some football, etc. We did go to the gym, which was productive, but that was about it.

And here we are, on Monday night. Tonight we actually did something though, and dinner with our good friends Kate and Matt, whom we haven't seen since my birthday! We had some margs, tacos and good convo. Just what Monday ordered.

Now, I just need to get through tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday morning, and then I'M OUT! Words can't describe.

Here's wishing you lovelies a great week!

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  1. You're going to Europe !! How exciting.. I can't imagine the week of work before going to Europe!!!! I would be so antsy.. My mind would definitely be elsewhere all week. Wow, have the best time. You'll have pleeeenty to blog about once you go!

  2. Those babies are so precious and I love a night in too! It was hilarious that you said you hung out with your plumber-- not so much that you had an issue and had to pay money to fix a problem though!! :(

  3. Aww... blogging is a lot of effort so it's okay if you fall behind. I always feel guilty since school and my internship occupy so much of my time. Hence why I'm finally commenting on Monday Morning Gossip posts on Sunday night :/

    Thanks for linking up!


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