Monday, September 28, 2009

Food, Family and Fun

Well, it was a wonderful weekend....and the weekend continues for me today with a day off from work! I was up at 5:30 and I plan to work all day...if you want to call spending the day in my workshop, making awesome stuff and listening to To me it's play!

Tresa and Chris watching the Bears game
We had a great day at Michael and Bernadette's yesterday. I didn't know we were doing this, but we celebrated my upcoming birthday.

Michael lighting the candles on the delicious "Death by Chocolate" cake
We had an awesome cake from Whole Foods that was called "Death By Chocolate" and it was unreal. Chocolate fudge, chocolate cake, then chocolate mousse, chocolate frosting with chocolate shavings.....Chocolate sometimes gives me a headache, but good chocolate usually doesn' I had a nice sized piece. Wow was it good!

Bernadette and Teagan
We watched the Bears win, and had delicious snacks and dinner. Michael a Bernadette gave me a gift card to my favorite store....The Gap, and I can't wait to get there. Tresa gave me a gift certificate for a Vintage Typewriter Key Bracelet and I am so excited. We saw them at the antique show last month. I loved them and came so close to buying one....but that day I was looking for things to use in my shop and not for myself. Now, I just have to decide what I want my bracelet to say and she will have it made special for me. When I get it, I will show it to you. If you haven't seen them...they are awesome!

Irv getting tired of me taking his picture
We laughed at Teagan on the treadmill. When Michael and Bern can't get her out for exercise, they put her on the treadmill. She loves it and would stay on there all day if you let her. It took a bit of work to teach her how to use it, but they say it's a great way to give your dog a work out when you can't get outside. There is a little video at the end of this post.

Teagan resting
Michael and Bern have done an amazing job on their first house. The kitchen is gorgeous with all new appliances, a fabulous granite counter top and refinished cabinets. They have cleaned out lots of overgrown "stuff" in the yard, planted some new bushes, carpeted the family room and added lots of personal touches. It's such a warm and welcoming home.

Wrigley after a day of food, family and fun!
Well, I want to take full advantage of this extra day off, so I'll sign off here. I hope you have a fantastic day today!

Here is a clip of Teagan on the treadmill! So cute!


PonderandStitch said...

Oh, let us know what word you pick for your typewriter bracelet! Those are so cute...

P.S. I'm going to *attempt* to make a granny square blanket in updated colors. At this rate, I should be done with it sometime in 2011. Ugh!

Angela said...

I have never seen a typewriter bracelet...sounds really cute though. Can't wait to see it.

I love the video of Teagan on the treadmill...that is so cute!

Lanyardlady said...

What a great way to spend the day -- with family, puppies and chocolate! After this week I'm going to need that treadmill myself. And when is your birthday??? Have a happy one.

jen said...

mmmm, your cake sounds delicious!
your video is hilarious!

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