hello from st. louis! did everyone remember to spring forward? i’m happy brad and i didn’t have anything to get up for this morning. i HATE losing an hour! although i do LOOOOVE that it will be staying lighter later now! 🙂
i have a lot to catch you up on from the past couple of days! first, i drove down to st. louis in the sunshine this week!
it was so refreshing to drive in nice weather – i hope it keeps up for my last few drives down.
brad and i got lunch on friday at one of our favorite places to grab a quick meal near brad’s house – mcalister’s! we don’t have mcalister’s in wisconsin and brad and i both love it! since it was a friday in lent and i was craving some veggies, i got the greek salad.
it absolutely hit the spot! brad’s lutheran, so he still eats meat on fridays. he got “the big nasty”.
i’m not sure what’s all in this, but i do know that brad said that this time it didn’t have as much gravy smothering it as it has had in the past… he still liked it though!
i spent some time friday and yesterday working on my research proposal at starbucks while brad was at clinic. i tried a new drink on friday because it was so gorgeous outside! i felt like celebrating. 🙂
i tried a green tea frappacino! mmm….i never get frappacinos at starbucks, but this sounded absolutely perfect. i highly recommend it! i did get it with skim milk and no whip to try to make it a little better.
i also got to pick a free petite treat to try! i got the salted caramel chew.
this was brad and sarah approved. so tasty! thanks for the free treat, starbucks! 🙂
friday night brad and i were invited over to dinner at his friend, justin’s and justin’s wife, dee ellen’s house! they invited brad and i and another couple over for dinner. i didn’t take any pictures, but dee ellen put on a great spread! mashed potatoes, broccoli salad, grilled asparagus, stuffing, and pork chops (which i passed on). she also made some chocolate oat chewies for dessert. i was so impressed by the meal she prepared.
after dinner the 6 of us went to brunswick zone to go….BOWLING! 🙂 none of us are great bowlers, but guess who wont the second game?!?
ME!! i hardly ever break 100, and i don’t think i’ve ever actually won a game, so this was pretty epic for me!
ok, that was a lot to recap. i have a delicious lunch meal out to recap from yesterday. here’s a hint, we went to one of the restaurants on my st. louis list! 🙂 and then brad and i made an AMAZING dinner last night with the beef my mom sent me home with a couple weeks ago. stay tuned…..!
30 day challenge
today i have to post a photo of my favorite band or artist. well, this question is SO hard for me to answer! i absolutely go on spurts of obsession with lots of music. recent ones have included the decemberists, the raconteurs, old crow medicine show, zach brown band, and the list goes on….
despite those recent obsessions, one favorite has stood out for a while lately, and that’s iron & wine. brad introduced me to them when we started dating and now a couple of their songs have a lot of special meaning to use. plus it’s just great music!
my arbonne product giveaway is open until tomorrow night! you can enter here.
also, danica is hosting a giveaway for an awesome basket including a salad spinner (that’s what i REALLY want!). go check it out here.
what kind of music do you listen to?
any suggestions for me?
i like all types of music!