Which is better...not post anything at all, or post about nothing? I think posting about nothing is the way to go, because the blog will be stale either way, and you may as well try.
We had a totally relaxing weekend. We made Corn Sausage Chowder on Friday and hung out. I hopped on the treadmill and chatted with Emma for about an hour while I walked. You know the Biggest Loser competition that Big Lou blogs about? Well as you probably imagined, I am one of those anonymous contestants she mentions. We have weighed-in for four weeks, and so far I am NOT the Biggest Loser. I'm only down 1.4 pounds (waaa-waaaa) but I'm expecting a big loss this Wednesday. I guess I shouldn't jinx myself though!
On Saturday we went to the wedding of some work friends, Alejandro and Cynthia. Their reception was at the Skyline Club at the top of the OneAmerican building. The reception was a nice afternoon hors d'oeuvres reception and we were home by 5:30 even after driving the groom's brother (and best man) back to the church to get the caterer's check from the car.
We were lazy on Sunday and didn't make it to church. Good thing there's an Ash Wednesday service this week so I can make it up! I tried to rationalize that the full Catholic mass of a wedding we attended on Saturday must SURELY make up for it, but I'm not sure if it works like that.
January and February are birthday months on Mom's side of the family. Lori's was in early January, Rob celebrated his 19th on the 30th, and tomorrow is Baleigh's 9th. To celebrate she is going to see the 3-D showing of the Hannah Montana concert in Champaign. Her poor mother shattered her finger yesterday playing volleyball. She is a wild woman! If there was ever a portrait painted of Lori, it would be called "Woman in Motion".
News on Dad's side of the family is that there is now a great-grandchild! My cousin Jared and his wife, Amy, welcomed Alexander Joseph on January 31st. Congratulations!
Since there's not much going on at our house right now (except a work trip to Rome, NY next week), here's what we're looking forward to in the coming months:
mid-February - a make-up Valentine's dinner at St. Elmo (since I'm gone on the 14th)
March - March Madness; the Blind Melon concert; Big Lou's birthday
April - tax refund; cousin Melissa's wedding in St. Louis
May - the mini marathon; Cabo!!!; Lucy's shower and Beckner's wedding; work conference in Disney World on my birthday
I will leave you with pictures from Baleigh's birthday last year when we went to Chicago to enjoy a trip to American Girl, lunch at the top of the Hancock Tower, and a stroll through the Museum of Science and Industry.
I'm not sure why they're so small!!
In front of Kit's display at American Girl