Saturday, November 15, 2008

Lazy Hazy Saturday

Man.....today has been a great day. Nowhere important to go, no one important to see, just a day to relax with my hubby. We slept in this morning, Pete did some light cleaning while I looked over my answers for my Neuroscience take-home test that's due on Monday.
It's been cold and rainy all day -- ate taco soup for lunch, went to the YMCA to work out, and decided we wanted pizza for dinner. So we headed over to Pazzo's around 6pm, and on our way home decided to try something that could surely be a dangerous habit....

There it was, a van parked in the lot across the street from Pazzo's, advertising fresh-baked, warm cookies from 8pm till 2:30am!! How glorious!! Pete and I were as full as you are when leaving Pazzo's, but thought we might be ready for something a bit later. I got one peanut butter and one double-chocolate chunk, Pete got the chocolate-chunk and a white-chocolate macadamia nut. Our taste testers give them two thumbs up!! Crisp on the outside, warm and chewy on the inside, just the way a cookie should be.

Last weekend we were in Louisville (it seems like we're there every-other weekend) to go to Rachael's jewelry party in her darling new house (Pete obviously didn't go the jewelry party, but hung out with Rachael's husband, Sylvain). Emily and I got there an hour early to help decorate cupcakes, of course! We haven't done this in quite some time and were excited to show off our new tees from Bakerella.


We were also very lucky to have an additional cupcake cutie with us -- my sister-in-law, Audrey!!
Here's a picture of the fall-themed cupcake recipe Rachael found.....turkeys!!

Don't you just want to GOBBLE them up?!? (i am so funny and clever, i know)

About an hour after we arrived at Rachael's all the other party attendees starting arriving, so we went went down to the basement for the Premiere Jewelry Party. The premiere representative is my friend and former coworker, Stephanie -- and we all just love, love her, so we had a good time and got some great new bling just in time for the holidays!
Thursday night Pete and I went to the Junior League Holly Day Market Preview Party.
Melanie had a booth so she gave us the tickets, and I was super nervous about hobnobbing with the Lexington Elite. I shouldn't have been -- it was completely normal, and I wasn't over-dressed or under-dressed, so that's good. AND I got to wear my new black dress and premiere earrings, bracelet, and ring.
So that's what we've been up to lately. School has kept me very busy --it seems like the semester should be ending Monday with the number of projects and papers I have due. Next week I'm driving to Chicago with a group of my classmates to go to the ASHA convention, so hopefully I'll have many things to share about that when I get home. Shortly after that we're off to Florida to spend thanksgiving with Grandma and Grandpa Prann. Busy, busy, busy!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

SUPER late Halloween

Pete and I had a pretty low-key halloween -- we didn't carve a pumpkin, and our only plans were to go downtown to watch the Thriller reinactment. Our friends Emily & Emily were both dancing zombies and did a fantastic job -- so much so that they were in the paper the next day! I didn't get a good shot of them, but here are some zombies that were closer to where we were standing.

In years past we've forced Hannah to wear a costume, but since we weren't passing out candy, we didn't get her (or Fiona) a costume. We DID however, find a great little hat for Josie, our cat. (we don't have kids yet so of course we get to torture our animals with costumes). She was NOT the happiest kitty around when we put her dinosaur spikes on -- see for yourself!

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AND we had a GIANT preying mantis on our wall outside -- so cool!

The Cupcake Cuties reunited this weekend in Louisville at Rachael's house, so stay tuned for a post about that (and the bling-tastic jewelry party that followed)!