Sunday, April 26, 2009

Michael's birthday weekend!

Sorry it has been so long since my last update! Nothing too exciting has been happening in our world, other than me being sick from allergies and Michael plugging away at school. Our weekends usually just involve working and homework (for Michael anyway) but this weekend we set aside time for some fun!

Michael turned the big 2-8 on Friday so we started with dinner at Patrizio with his parents and Judson. Patrizio is always a family favorite, the service is great and the food is fabulous. We got bruschetta to start because you just can't start a meal at Patrizio without it. I got Vegetable Lasagna and Michael got the Fettucini Pappagano. And of course I got a bellini, yum!

Afterwards we hung out at "the casa" with the guys, played pool and ping pong.

Saturday night we got a great gift from our friend Andrew, he took us to the symphony! I love the symphony, so I may have been more excited than Michael to get invited. The program for the evening was Mozart's Requiem. It's not exactly a happy piece, but beautiful to listen to. Japp von Zweden is a guest conductor and he did an amazing job with the DSO. And I can't say it enough: I love the Meyerson Symphony Center.

After the symphony, we went to Trinity Hall and Margarita Ranch for drinks and delicious junk food.

Whew! I am only sad I didn't get any good pictures during all the festivities. I need to catch up on sleep now!

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Running is going well! I asked for (and got!) a running watch for my birthday. I am still figuring out all the ins and outs of using the software, and unfortunately the heart rate strap doesn't quite fit around my chest. However, it has really helped me be able to more accurately track my runs and I've enjoyed using it.
My friend Sarah works for Genesis Women's Shelter and she asked a few of us to participate in the Make the Break 5k. Aria, Jessica and I signed up and had a great time on Saturday. I wasn't sure how long it would take me and goaled myself at 35 minutes based on times of other runs I have done outside. Aria and I crossed the finish line together and my chip time was 31:51! I was so excited to see that I beat my goal!
However, I think my Garmin needs to be calibrated! When I stopped the timer, it had logged 5.27km. Hmmm...