Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fall Party & Pumpkin Decorating

This past Saturday, I went to the Fall Party with West Side Christian Church. We ate a lot of food, watched Illini football, played games and decorated pumpkins! Here are my 2 masterpieces. The first one I call "vomiting cyclops" and the second is "squash in distress"! lol....I had too much fun. Everyone thought they pretty cool and creative.

One of the girls at the event created this video of our decorating:

Saturday, October 3, 2009


This past Tuesday while working in Edwardsville, IL, my co-worker Stephanie and I attended a Postsecret event at SIUE. The founder of, Frank Warren, travels around the country to campuses and shares stories about his artistic blog. Frank shared with us many stories and secrets that he has come across since starting Postsecret. He also opened up the microphones to the audiences for them to share their secrets and stories. The event was extremely interesting and emotional. I would recommend seeing this event to anyone. I have been following the Postsecret blog for a few years now, so it was particularly interesting to hear Frank's story about how he started it and how it has changed his life.

When we arrived at the event, we were planning on watching it from the 'overflow room' because it was sold out and you needed SIUE ID cards to get tickets in the first place; however when we arrived, they were giving out more FREE tickets and we ended up sitting in the second row!! It was awesome!

Weekend in Chicago.

Last weekend Heidi and I caught up with Jim and his wife Alisha in Chicago. We had a good time walking around, eating at Giordano's pizza, having some Cheesecake Factory and going for a good bike ride in the morning.

We need to make this an annual event with all the hotel reward points I'll be getting this winter! Here are a few of the pics: