Wrap up

After a great week, I am so happy that my weekend followed suit.

On Friday night, Joel and I had sushi at our favorite spot Ukai, with some our best friends Sara & Sean. It was a pre-birthday celebration for Sara and the four of us had a great time.....too good of time, because at around 11:30, I passed out on the couch midway through conversation. Whoops!

During the day on Saturday a big group of friends went to Oak Street beach for Sara's actual birthday. It was hot as could be, so I spent most of my time swimming in the lake. 

My cousin Amanda and I seriously couldn't get over the fact that we were swimming in the middle of a lake, looking up at the John Hancock, Sears Tower, and the rest of the beautiful city of Chicago.

It's the best city in the world.
Saturday night, Sara had a Mexican Fiesta complete with all of my favorite foods; guacamole, bean dip, tacos, and SkinnyGirl Margaritas.

After sleeping in as late as we could Sunday morning, Joel and I went out for some quick runs in the 90 degree heat . After our run, we convinced Joel's bff Kyle, (who happened to be 13th in State for golf way back when) to take us out to the driving range give me some tips. 

After 2 large buckets of balls, 1 almost-dislocated shoulder, and 3 sweaty golfers, we made a very necessary stop at Forever Yogurt.

If you live in the Chicago area, this is the best frozen yogurt spot around. They have 14 flavors of low-calorie goodness at relatively low prices.My concoction was a mix of their home flavor "original tart", coconut, and mom's homemade cake batter. Joel is still raving about his thin mint order, and Kyle was equally impressed with the red velvet.

When we got home we had some wine and some way too spicy Thai curry, caught up on blogs, and got finally got relaxation time in.

Honestly, what more could you ask for in one weekend?

This week is packed full of family dinners, softball games, and even a cubbie game! 

 I'm really going to try to focus on having fun, while still getting in some good workouts, making light, healthful meal choices, and trying not to drink too much - because to be honest, I haven't been doing very good on the diet front.

Hope you have a splendid Monday!


  1. Sounds like a FUN weekend! :)

  2. So fun! My dad and brothers are heading to Chicago next week for the Phillies/Cubs series. They go every year. Next year I'm crashing their boys trip!