My Wonderful Day :)

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ahhh her amazing green eyes enchant me!!! I will never get over how amazingly awesome my kitty Aria is. (crazy cat lady, i don’t curr)

Yesterday we had a packed day of fun including Mexico Steakhouse (nom nom nom) to going to the Bulls game (even though they lost, it was still a super fun time!). With a little bit of Aria and randomness mixed in, here was my fabulous day:

Tried making smoothies for breckie and of course Aria needed a try too...

Tried making smoothies for breckie and of course Aria needed a try too…

she got SOAKING wet playing in the sink

she got SOAKING wet playing in the sink

aaaand she sleeps like a freak.

aaaand she sleeps like a freak.

seriously like is she sleeping in a yoga pose or something?

seriously like is she sleeping in a yoga pose or something?

in case anyone was wondering, THESE are the best kind of tortilla chips..not the hard corny kinds

in case anyone was wondering, THESE are the best kind of tortilla chips..not the hard corny kinds

and my most FAVORITE soup ever :] soooo salty and amazing and delicous

and my most FAVORITE soup ever :] soooo salty and amazing and delicous

could we HAVE enough sauces and sides on the table?

could we HAVE enough sauces and sides on the table?

I got this fun new app on my Mac and was just testing it out with some pics from Mexico :]

I got this fun new app on my Mac and was just testing it out with some pics from Mexico :]

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she was resisting the grooming

she was resisting the grooming

got to the Bulls game nice & early :] so much fun!

got to the Bulls game nice & early :] so much fun!

okay, these don't look very appealing at all, BUT they smelled soooo amazing and tasted delicious, garlic parmesan fries nom nom nom

okay, these don’t look very appealing at all, BUT they smelled soooo amazing and tasted delicious, garlic parmesan fries nom nom nom

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and the kittys all tranced me to sleep......... zzzzzz

and the kittys all tranced me to sleep……… zzzzzz

 

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

Fresh New Start

Alright, so here I sit, on a Tuesday afternoon, on my own macbook sitting on my couch.
Feels very strange to me, because I’m used to working all day… but that all changed this morning when I finally decided┬áthat I needed to leave my job. I don’t like to say the word “quit” so I keep referring to it as “leaving”. I had been thinking about it for a while, and the time has come to figure out what I REALLY want to do with my life. And at least now I know what I DON’T want in my next job, so that can narrow things down a bit. Anyway, it’s been a really crazy morning, along with the loss of a family member I loved dearly :/

I had to do something to take my mind off all the anxiousness I was feeling about everything this morning, so me & michael ran some errands & got some lunch. here are some pictures from the day that make me smile :]

aria & charles bein' adorable

aria & charles bein’ adorable

such a colorful aisle, made me smile :]

such a colorful aisle, made me smile :]

my new fav tortilla chips!!!!

my new fav tortilla chips!!!!

she really wants us to get that tree down..... oooops.

she really wants us to get that tree down….. oooops.

cutest little paw prints outside my porch

cutest little paw prints outside my porch

gettin Charles' hair all pretty

gettin Charles’ hair all pretty

awesome AMURICAN bookbag I saw at Target... too $$ tho

awesome AMURICAN bookbag I saw at Target… too $$ tho

first time here

first time here

it was soo yummy!!! nom nom nom

it was soo yummy!!! nom nom nom

all love & smiles,

mary elyse

Lawrence’s Shrimp!

mmmmm today’s lunch was absolutely delicious.
we got Lawrence’s, which is an amazing shrimp/seafood place a couple short blocks away.
we got our usual pound of shrimp, hot sauce on the side, and I needed to also get some yummy ‘shrooms (the fried, normal kind of course!)

place has been around forever...

everything tasted great, it’s places like these that make me LOVE the fact I moved to an awesome place like Bridgeport. I am so close to all these super old food places with so much history and delicious food to back up their excellent reps. “THE BEST SHRIMP IN CHICAGO”… they may actually deserve that name :]

little old man character in the waiting area.

little old man character in the waiting area.

 

everything is painted all under-the-sea like... :)

everything is painted all under-the-sea like… ­čÖé

 

michael looking all bright on this beautiful day in Chicago!

michael looking all bright on this beautiful day in Chicago!

of course, everything tasted great & we split this excellent platter of shrimp & fries :]
nom nom nom….

Lawrence's Shrimp

Lawrence’s Shrimp

food is just not good enough for us though…. we are usually in need of plenty of extra sauce… and we’re not talking just some extra packets… we went for the entire bottle :]

pretty big packets

pretty big packets

 

nice big $3 bottle

nice big $3 bottle

Soooooo lunch is meow over but I have been busy reading away at the rest of my favorite magazines and then I can’t wait to post all my favorite parts… so long are all the times I forget about all the cool things I tried to remember in the tens of magazines I read weekly. Time to remember & actually make something of these articles/crafts/recipes/inspiration!

On a random side note, it’s me & michael’s anniversary today :]
he’s been my best friend for so long, i don’t know what i’d do without the guy.
he means the world to me & keeps me smiling every single day. love ya babes xoxo

February 2009

February 2009

November 2012 :]

November 2012 :]

 

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse