About me...

A husband & Two kids + School part-time + ADD= Good material.
I'm basically June Cleaver after two martinis with a sharp wit and a fondness for sparkly things, shoes and poker.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Anniversaries & furniture...

This week we celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary.  We actually got a babysitter and went out to have a nice quiet dinner with no highchairs, wet wipes, sippy cups or tantrums.  It didn't really matter that our steaks were a huge letdown.  I'm sorry, but when you charge $30 for a steak, it should definitely be above average & should make you want to thank the cow for producing such a masterpiece. We hadn't really planned anything for after dinner, so we went to a local restaurant/brewery, sat in the bar, talked and had a yummy dessert of tiramisu, caramel brownie and vanilla bean ice cream.  Not a bad night!

While we don't encourage our kids to jump on the couch, today they pulled off all of the pillows, made a big mountain and were playing on it.  It was cute, no one was getting hurt, and they were having fun, so I thought what the heck?  See the attached video...

It reminded me of the first couch we had when we got married.  We lived in a TINY 1 bedroom apartment in an old Victorian house in Oak Park, IL just outside of Chicago.  I think it was roughly 800 square feet.  That couch was the heaviest piece of furniture ever created.  But it did have one redeeming quality-  it was the EXACT same couch from the show Roseanne (see below), except we didn't have the colorful afghan thrown over the back.

I was definitely not sorry to see that thing go.


  1. Eight years....wow, time flies. Congratulations!!!

    Nice couch.

  2. Thanks! And hey, I believe you helped us move the Connor family couch once...