Monday, October 17, 2011


Sorry for the lack of bloggin' lately. I've been sort of discouraged and unmotivated over here in this little alcove of web life. 

So here's what's been happening lately. A little life update:

Matt threw me an awesome 25th birthday present. 

He bought me a record player for my birthday and planned this party around that present. If you read this blog at all, you know I love vintage things. Anything 1950's or 1960's. So, for my birthday he bought me some Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Glenn Miller band records. 

We have also been watching Mad Men like crazy lately. We love it. So, my party was a 1960's Mad Men classy party. He went all out! All of our friends dressed up in their duds. 

 My lovely lady friends. ;-)

My neighbor best friend and her husband, Andy lookin' perfect in their get ups. 

 Matt and i. Such handsome husband don't ya think!??! 

 Matt went all out. He got Coke in glass bottles, Chips and dip (from Mad Men when pete says "It's a CHIP AND DIP!" after he gets married). He even got fake cigarettes. We all sat around and played poker, listened to Ella on vinyl and ate chocolate cake. It was a delightful way to bring in the next quarter of a century of my life. ;-)

I also adore Fall weather. This time of year makes me so nostalgic and I love the cool breeze and the pumpkins! 

So, last weekend we went to the Pumpkin Patch with some friends. 
 Indian corn ears!

My pumpkin head husband.

 Neighbor best friends getting ready to start the corn maze!

Corn maze time! 

 WE DID IT!!!!! We made it through the corn maze (after getting lost a few times in one of the smallest corn mazes ever. haha) 

Life has been great lately. I am taking my cake decorating class (post to come on that soon). I have my first paid cake job lined up for Novemeber (my friend's sons 2nd Birthday Toy Story theme cake!) 

Matt is working on PhD applications and we're enjoying this time as much as we can dreaming about where we will be next year and what kind of place we want to rent and the puppy we want! Can't wait to see where we end up! 

We are loving fall here in the Chicago suburbs!


Carrie said...

what a great birthday party!!!! I love corn mazes we are going this weekend :)


Anya Rudn said...

Glad You had a wonderful time!!! OH oh gosh my husband would freak he has been wanting a record player to play some Frank Sinatra.. Hmm u gave me a great idea for a gift on his birthday!! hehe now i just gotta find a place that sells them..


Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

aw, sounds like such a fun and well thought out birthday party. i've personally never seen mad men, but people talk about it all the time, so i'm sure it's amazing! happy belated birthday!
xo TJ