Saturday, November 22, 2008

(Hopefully) The only picture you'll ever see of something Al peed on

Here it is folks, Brad and Al are having a baby! Probably sometime in July. And really, they swear they will never put a picture this gross on the blog again but so far, its the only evidence. Well, this and the constant feeling of having to vomit, pee, sleep, eat...Al is NOT a tough cookie.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hold on to your hats! Its time for Halloween pictures!

Killigan's Show Friday night @ Duffy's. Shawn, Brad, and Sarah Palin? (Al not pictured because she was at work. She was a little disappointed in her husband, being photographed with a Republican. Ha!)

Saturday night - preparing to leave for the 3rd Annual Halloween Party @ Chris and Mel's. Mama Cindy took some pictures of the Flinstone costumes she so expertly crafted. And of the "guys" from Strange Brew:)

Brad and Liz Hoffman

Melanie and Chris Nebesniak...Had something to do with the movie Kingpen? It would probably help Al understand if she had seen it, but Chris did look a lot like the guy on the movie cover!

Bert and Ernie. They look like such good friends!

Poor baby Ian. Look what happens when you give his mom a dry erase marker and some vodka!

Do you wonder a little bit if Zach and Shawn are wearing costumes? Well, they are!

Fred, Ernie and Bert

Blimey! Its the crocodile hunter and his favorite prey!

Sucking straight from the bottle and the...tupperware?!? Prehistoric drinking methods.

Al seemed to be passing around shots in about two-thirds of the Halloween pictures. How generous:)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Favorite Winter Dinner

Here is Brad, browning soy crumbles for the best ever cold-weather meal of chili soup and Grands. It was the first time the couple made the meal this season, but certainly won't be the last! Leftovers to be enjoyed today:)

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Obama Night @ Brad and Al's!

Here is Adah, the smallest Obama supporter at the Election Night Party. She and her brother, Xander, helped Al color a map of the United States, making most of the states blue...maybe they are a tad psychic???

Patriotic Jello shots!

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

They found a new love on the final day in Chicago...

On the way out of town, Brad and Al stumbled upon an Ikea or two! Someone really needs to explain to Allison how it is fair that the city of Chicago gets two Ikeas, but there isn't an Ikea within a five hour radius of Lincoln.
They spent about four hours in the heaven...whoops, Ikea. There is even a restaraunt where they enjoyed Swedish veggies and meatballs!

Here's the loot!

And here's how it looks, all set up in Brad and Al's home!
How long do you think it will be before Al talks Brad into another trip to Chicago? They need new bedding, a new dining room table, a good reading chair.....

Chicago - Day 3

When Brad and Al finally got up and were able to move and re-hydrate on Sunday, they did a little shopping in the Lincoln Square area. Very cute little shops! Mama Cindy had sent them on a mission to find a very specific type of "Go Obama" pin, which they never found but had a nice time looking. Lunch was at a yummy sandwich shop (@ about 4:00 in the afternoon:)
Next, they decided to drive down to Lake Michigan and the Navy Pier area. Parking was a bit expensive, so they took a few pictures of the Pier from the moving vehicle.

Just off of Lake Shore Drive, there was some FREE PARKING! So Brad and Al got out and strolled the lake, checked out the boats and the views of the city. What a sight! Brad liked the idea of jet skiing in Lake Michigan.
When the sun went down and it started to get a bit too chilly, the couple joined Justin and Amy and a few of the other wedding guests at a fun little Irish Pub in the downtown area for some drinks.
On the way back to the car, Brad decided he needed to have a Chicago style hotdog, so they made a pit stop at the Weiner Circle for a weiner and a veggie burger and some excellent customer service. They took said weiner and burger back to the hotel and ate them in bed, while taking advantage of having free cable.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Chicago - Day Two - Wedding!

On Saturday, Brad and Al spent the day bumming around town. They found a most delicious pizza place (that came highly recommended by several friends) called Giordano's. They also viewed some really fun art at the Museum of Contemporary Arts. Then in the evening, it was on to the Kitsch'N River North for Justin Wolta and Amy Guth's wedding reception. What a great time! The reception site was perfect and had a very retro-cool atmosphere. The bar was open and the newlyweds had fun family members and friends that got everyone on the dance floor! Allison's memory becomes fuzzy after about the twelfth trip to the bar and that's about when the pictures stop, too...

Here is Allison with Thad Wolta, who in her mind should still have been about 13 years old. It was great to see some members of the Wolta family again...

Here is Brad, looking positively stunning in his new suit!
It was a late night when the couple returned to the hotel and you'll see that activities on Sunday definitely did NOT start until in the afternoon:)