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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Kimmy D.'s Chicago Bachelorette Party

Kimmy D. had her big night out in Chicago at Excalibur. We all pitched in on a hotel room, had an underwear party and danced it up! :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Awesome Kiddos

I am so lucky to have had such amazing students for the past three years. These kiddos all banded together and gifted me with a delicious going-away cake and a very sweet poster they created, with the help of my co-worker and friend, Abbie. I definitely teared up today...just a sign of things to come!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Chillin' with Mrs. Melby

After Alyssa's bridal shower tonight, Holly and I headed over to Guido's to meet up with the menfolk. We spent a while making fun of ourselves and our horrible lack of photogenic skills...

Then reminisced over photos on facebook...

We wound up the night with silly photos!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Kim's Champaign Shower

The bridesmaids all worked to put together a perfect bridal shower for our girl, Kimmy d.!

We held it at CoCo's hubby's bar/restaurant, Red Star and I think we did a pretty nice job setting up. There were lots of delicious treats, courtesy of CoCo, and all the guests brought a bottle of wine with a fun message written on it. Kim got lots of useful gifts, and some that were just plain sweet!



After that, we ventured out to C-Street where we danced the night away!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Kim's Birthday

We headed out to celebrate Kim's 26th tonight with some karaoke-one of our favorite activities! 
We love rockin' out with Kimmy d. and Ryan as often as we possibly can! We had a blast!

Josh and Becca's Cinco de Mayo Shindig

This weekend, we headed to Josh and Becca's belated Cinco de Mayo party. We arrived a bit early, as I always like to do at any parties this couple throws, as Becca's food is always so delish and I like getting a first run at it!

We enjoyed some of my homemade ritas (homemade=poured Jose Cuervo rita mix into a glass over ice), and amazing stuffed tamales Becca made. I cannot emphasize enough what a great cook this woman is.

Finally, the boys capped off their celebration with a shot of tequila. No, thanks. I don't appreciate being reminded of the evil substance that ruined my 23rd birthday. Well, that's not true. It actually made my birthday very fun. It was the day after that was not-so-good. Anyway, happy tequila-free Cinco de Mayo!

Ick.



Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo!



Cinco de Mayo definitely has a nostalgic feel for me, as this was the date of my second date with Al. On this date, Al and I, along with my friend, Jess, met up at the ever-popular El Toro (formerly on Neil Street). We had drinks on the bar, and I tried to hold in my ridiculous excitement to be on a second date with this guy...just so that he wouldn't think that I was the beginning of a Lifetime movie about stalker girls or something. ;)

Anyway, needless to say, the date went well because here we are!

This year, we spent Cinco de Mayo at the newer El Toro Bravo on Springfield with Al's brother, Joey and his girlfriend, Ryan. We sipped on margaritas and ate cheesy, fatty dishes to our heart's content. YUM!

Cheers to only a month and a half left until marriage!