Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Happy Fat Tuesday and Paczki Day to all!

This year we ordered two King Cakes (one to bring to work and one for home) and a Maple Bacon Paczki from Lovin Oven Cakery in Round Lake Beach. Growning up in Memphis we always had king cake at school on Fat Tuesday. Oh the maple bacon paczki was so good! As usual I thoroughly enjoyed the king cake as well.
I brought the one king cake into work today and apparently almost all of my co workers were leery of the king cake, they had never heard of a king cake, were confused on why it was colorful, and of course were a bit freaked out that there is a baby inside. After insuring them it was like a colorful danish and that no one would choke on the baby, people dug in and enjoyed the cake. I guess next year when Khalid (he found the baby this year) and I bring in the cakes we will need to provide a little history on the king cake tradition! Eat up friends!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Grammy's 2013

Here is my Grammy recap of 2013:
Taylor Swift's performance was a great opener, interesting theme with a French Circus/ Alice in Wonderland theme.
Welcome back Justin Timberlake, you look great in black and white or color. Not sure about the new song but it was great hearing him sing again!
Fun. was great too, I loved that they made it rain all over them.
Who did not love seeing Prince, that guy never ages. I also loved Carrie Underwood's dress!
Is it me or did Jay Z have a drink in his hand the whole time:
Now for the Grammy dislikes:
Katy Perry's Dress
All it all it was a good show with some great performances and good music. But nothing will ever beat CeeLo Green and Gwyneth Paltrow

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fall Vacation Recap

Well I never got a chance to blog about our fall vacation in October to the Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. We stayed at the Glacier Canyon Lodge in a 2 bedroom condo and it was fabulous! Loved having a kitchen, we cooked dinner and lunch a few times. The waterparks were great, there were two. Klondike Kavern had the lazy river and lots of slides. It even had an indoor/ outdoor hot tub! The Waterdome had a nice wave pool and glass roof so you can tan year round and also enjoy the sun.
Our room:
Nice Kitchen

Master bedroom

Cool light fixture

Glacier Canyon Lodge

Second Bedroom
We spent 2 1/2 days and 2 nights enjoying lots of relaxing in the water park, in front of the fireplace, and just enjoying being away.
Klondike Kavern

At waterpark, yay!

3D pirate mini golf

Nice fall decore

Argh Matey!

Waiting for the shuttle to Monks

We enjoyed dinner at a fun sports restaurant called Monks. We enjoyed watching sports and pregame for Monday night football.
Yay Food!

Blue Moon and Turkey Wrap with Sweet Potato Fries

Burger and a Guiness

Wilderness is great for relaxing and for great family fun! Can't wait to go back in 2013!
Pancake time!

Phil relaxing!



Last Thursday we finally got snow in Chicago! I worked from home and spent some time shoveling the driveway with the neighbors, we got almost 8 inches of snow. It took poor Justin almost 3 hours to get home!


Sweet Cats

I know I have been slacking on cat pictures so here are some updated ones.