Friday, July 24, 2009


So... My friend, Kelly is getting married next week and I'm throwing her a shower tomorrow. We are all meeting at MiMi's Cafe for brunch, presents, and cupcakes! I decided I would make the cupcakes instead of ordering them!I only needed about 13 cupcakes, so I made the rest of the batter into mini cupcakes. Matt got me lots of icing tips for my birthday and I've been using them every chance I get! When I got done decorating the ones for the shower Matt got in on the fun too!!
He's pretty good!I'm pretty sure his philosophy is the more icing the better!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Blogger

I talked my sister-in-law, Steph into starting a blog. She's going to be great at it! Her and my brother, Michael have all kinds of good stories and exciting things going on in their lives. You'll want to add them to your list of people to stalk! Go check it out! Live Laugh Lewis -Isn't she creative!?! Oh, they have a cute little dog too, Layla (my dog-neice).
(Michael, Steph, & Layla)

Also... Have you went and bought Matt's CD yet?? It's really good! I swear you'll like it!
See the post from a few days ago for details!

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Windy City

We LOVED Chicago! Matt and I had so much fun on our trip. I don't think we could have fit in one more thing on any given day. We woke up early (for Matt) each morning and stayed out late each night. We arrived early in the day on Wednesday and left late on Saturday, giving us 3 FULL days.


The John Hancock Building
-fastest elevator (27 seconds up 94 floors-WOW!)
-best views of the city
-delicious cafe/bakery at the top

Second City Comedy Club


Giordano's Pizza
-my first experience with the "Chicago style deep dish"
-Matt's personal favorite (yes, we compared with Gino's East)

Gino's East Pizza
-my personal favorite
-you get to write on the walls (of course I did)
-the walls are crazy!!!

Water Taxi/Tour

-$7/person to take the boat from the Navy Pier to Museum Park
-We took a survey and got 2 FREE tickets
-We used our tickets to go on the $28/person Architectural Tour down the river for FREE!
-It was FUN & a little COLD at night!

Lou Mitchell's

-AWESOME breakfast
-doughnut holes while you wait
-milk duds for the girls
-fun and friendly atmosphere
-great coffee!
-THANKS for the recommendation MG!

Millennium Park

-4 blocks from our hotel
-pretty, cool, fun, relaxing
-nice little park restaurant (good burgers)

-The Harry Potter Exhibit was great (Matt LOVED it).

The Art Institute - FREE on Thursday nights 5pm-8pm

The Beach
- Seriously... Is Lake Michigan really a LAKE? It sure feels like an OCEAN while you are standing on the sand, drinking a frozen mango margarita, watching the locals play volleyball, and the little kids making sand castles. I mean... I've never seen a great lake before this... it was INCREDIBLE!! I could not stop talking about how BIG and unbelievable this lake was (I guess I still can't).

The Navy Pier

-Ferris Wheel (quite possibly one of the scariest things I've done since the horseback riding)
-beautiful views
-lots of ice cream
-boats (water taxi/tour)
-funny mirrors


-The Professional Silver Robotic Street Dancers (I'm pretty sure that is their official Chicagoan title) were AWESOME! I want to be able to do "the robot" SO BADLY! I practice often and I am basically the worst robot ever!

-Matt HATES frogs!

-We ate nothing but burgers, pizza, and hotdogs the ENTIRE trip (excluding breakfast). I'm pretty sure that is some kind of major accomplishment. We felt good about it and are basically professionals at picking out, tasting, and rating food in these 3 categories. Feel free to contact either of us for more
information on this topic. :)

-Chicago has the coolest parks!

-I kinda have a crush on this guy...

-Saturdays are VERY crowded in the city.

-This was me and Matt's first official trip together! AND we still love each other! - So it was a success!

We really had SO MUCH fun exploring the city, riding the busses, going on many adventures, and spending lots of time together. Matt's the best!- I think we'll do it again! :)

**I know this post looks completely unorganized, but what is showing up on my editing page is NOT happening on my blog page. I'm frustrated and giving up on it looking the way I want. If you have suggestions... I'd like to hear them!**

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Matt's CD is officially out tonight!!

You can get the Woodale CD ("Don't Say It Too Late") on iTunes or Amazon.

Go check it out! I promise you will love it!!

P.S. I'll be posting Chicago pics tomorrow!! - YAY!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

On Our Way!!

We made it to the airport (on time this time) and will be on our way to The Windy City in about 1 hour! YAY!!!! I cannot wait!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Chicago Here We Come!

Matt and I leave for Chicago early in the morning! We are VERY excited! Matt has been there twice before, but this is my first time. I'm sure we'll be taking lots of pictures and videos.

We just got a Flip Cam that is AWESOME! I can't wait to video our trip... and everything else we do in life. I've basically been following Matt around with it all afternoon. It's fun!! I would put up a video now... but I'm pretty sure I would be going on the trip alone if I did that!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Idaho Recap (LOTS of pics)

This is where I stayed: "COLDBUD" front view
Rear viewView of the Grand Tetons from Jackson Hole (above)
Jackson Hole shopping... an antler entry on every corner - this is for you dad!
Me and my horse, Annie. We went on the sunset dinner ride at Linn Canyon Ranch. It was beautiful. I wasn't able to take pics while I was riding... but I will get them from their camera soon! It was quite the experience!
"Miso Hungry" - I HAD to eat there with a name like that!

Special Request:
Mary Grace has requested that I post ALL 21 pictures of me and my fish. So... Here ya go!
(I know it's a bit self indulgent, but ya gotta do what the people want! - I hope you're happy MG!)