Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I got a couple pictures of Coley in her Christmas jammies (not the highest quality they are from my iphone). She is getting harder and harder to take pictures of because she is ALWAYS moving :) These jammies say, "What Santa doesn't bring me Grandma will" so true!! I hope you all have a terrific Christmas and I am sure I will have lots of pictures to post after we return from MN!

Monday, December 8, 2008

I won't reveal the ONE...

but here are some of my favorites I got while taking Christmas Card pictures :) I ordered the cards last week so they should be coming anyday!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My attempt at Christmas card pictures

It didn't go very well. But I think after over 100 pictures I finally got ONE. Here are some of the outtakes!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


I FINALLY got to meet my niece Gracie this weekend. I went to Minnesota alone and spent the weekend with my family. It was the first time I had left Coley!! Tom did a WONDERFUL job taking care of her and they enjoyed some much needed Daddy/Daughter time :) Gracie is gorgeous and I had a great time. It will be fun to see what the cousins think of one another at Christmas. See you all again soon!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


My Grandma Grewing passed away early yesterday morning. My Dad and his youngest brother were with her. She was the most kind, gentle and loving woman. She loved her family, most of all her grandchildren and had she been given the chance, she would have loved her Great grandchildren even more (if that is humanly possible :) We will miss you Grandma!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I was there...

when history was made. YES WE DID!!!!!!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween Everyone !

Hope you are all having a wonderful Halloween. My little pig went trick or treating in our building with Tom while I passed out candy at our house. There were some great costumes and such a fun way to meet our neighbors :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Early Halloween!

We went to a Halloween party at the Katz's house tonight. All the kids dressed up, it was fun!!! Tom is out of town in Dallas visiting his friends. So far Girls weekend is going well!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Marathon picture!

A friends coworker took this picture of the start line of the marathon last weekend. Pretty cool view!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Weekend with Grandparents!

My parents were here this weekend. They left this morning, it is always hard to see them go, but Christmas is not too far away. Colette enjoyed the weekend. We went to the Museum of Science and Industry, Franken Plaza and shopped the magnificent mile :) We had another new family member born this weekend. Anderson Mark Poirsch was born on Friday (my cousin Jen's first baby)!! Can't wait to see pictures, he and Miss Gracie are exactly two weeks apart. It is my Sister's Birthday today!!!! Happy Birthday Sara :) Love to all!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Where did the summer go?

I can't believe it is October. I just dug all the flowers out of our flower box yesterday. I found this picture from earlier in the summer, it is the flowers from our balcony!

Apple orchard

Last weekend we went to the apple orchard with David, Amy and Liam Katz. We got to ride a big tractor, play in the petting zoo and have some delicious pumpkin donuts!!!! Colette is getting ready for Halloween. She is going to be a PIG!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I did it!!!!

I finished my first marathon today!!! I am feeling good. It was fun, until about mile 23, then it was HOT!!! Colette, Tom (who also helped me run for seven miles), Sean and Hollis cheered me on :) Thanks for all the great support!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Baby Grace!

My sister sent me some more pictures of Baby Grace. This one reminds me a little of Colette (the top one is Grace, the other is Colette). What do you think? FOUR days until the marathon!!! Tom got me a marathon gift...a new iphone!!! Yay, I think it is time to retire the Pink Razr, it has been almost three years. It is dying right now anyway, apparently it is going right to voicemail when someone calls. Just leave me a message and I will call back. I am still getting most voicemails :) Texts are another story though!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sad Cubs fan :(

Maybe sometime in the next 100 years :(

Friday, October 3, 2008

I am an Auntie again :)

My sister and her husband had their baby this morning. This is the only picture I have so far, clearly she is beautiful! Her name is Grace Rose Schmidt. I can't wait to meet her!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Go CUBS Go!!!!

Colette is all ready for the game tonight!! She is sporting a new outfit that Sean and Hollis gave her for her birthday:) What a cutie!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Trying a new look

I gave my blog a face lift yesterday. Just trying something new. Hope everyone had a good weekend. We are doing our monthly dinner with Sean and Hollis tonight. Looking forward to some Mexican food :) Tom and I visited our friend Meghan yesterday at her new condo in the South Loop. It is beautiful and we are so happy for her!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

A Beautiful day!!

Today was a gorgeous day here. I went to Skinner Park with Jeanne and Declan and then we had lunch at Jerry's. Yesterday Colette and I had Wiggleworms class with Amy and Liam. Going to run 12 miles in the morning and clean the house, and then we are having a kid free dinner with the Witts!! I added a couple pictures of our bathing beauty. She loves her duck tub and is really getting into splashing around in there!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

I'm the Mayor!!

We just returned from a nice long visit in MN. Actually I had a nice long visit, Tom had to do some traveling while I was there. Saturday morning Tom and I ran 20 miles together! Three weeks to go until the marathon. Anyone that wants to track me during the race can get updates via email or text. To sign up go to While we were in MN Colette got to be Mayor of St. Paul! My sister Sara is the Chief of Staff for the Mayor and I guess it is tradition that babies get their pictures taken in the Mayors chair.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Happy Birthday to Colette!

We had a birthday party today for my big girl!! She is ONE year old! She loved her cake and we had lots of friends there to celebrate with us. Here are some pictures from our party! Enjoy!