About our Blog

This is the story all about how our lives got flip turned upside down! We moved across the country from the suburbs of Chicago to Los Angeles. We are embracing our new life with outdoor living, healthy eating and fun adventures!

Follow by Email

Monday, April 30, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Happy 1-Year Wedding Anniversary to us! We spent this past weekend reminiscing about what we were doing a year ago today at any given time. It's 2:00 on the 30th and a year ago today, I was running VERY late...I had hair and makeup finishing up their work on me while my girls ran around trying to make everything go perfect and smooth and try not to forget ONE detail...my mother-in-law was calling me to try and figure out whether we would be outside or inside for the ceremony because it was one hell of a windy day...Bri was probably at the bar gaining some liquid courage!

It's been a crazy year and we are still so happy that we are married!

We are going back to Meson Sabika tonight for dinner. We hope the weather holds up and isn't too rainy and cold so we can walk around and relive our ceremony. We'll probably head to Fox & Hound for some after dinner drinks too!

We celebrated this past weekend with Brian's parents who happened to be in town. It was also Chris' birthday, so we had a fantastic dinner...a 3-hour dinner that left us happy and full! We dined at Topolobampo...a Rick Bayless restaurant and it was DELICIOUS!!!

As for gifts...we decided to go the traditional route and give each other something paper-themed. I guess we'll see how that goes later tonight!

I think one of the most exciting parts of tonight is that the GD tier of cake that's been taking up a good chunk of freezer room will be gone!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012


The Siedors are feeling LUCKY! I bowled a 165 on Tuesday night AND we WON THE LOTTO!!!! Holla! OK, so we only won $7 on the lotto...but it was still quite thrilling to have 3 numbers line up...yay!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Garage Sales

While my parents in California are busy unloading clutter for their new house and selling off anything possible at their garage sale a few weeks ago, I sat in Chicago plotting my map for the St. Charles Park District community garage sale that was this past Saturday. After a brief search, I called Brian to meet me with cash so I could buy a new dining room set...look at these gorgeous chairs!!!

Loved the chairs, but they've got to go!

Bri surprised me yesterday by organzing the pickup, assembly and positioning in the dining room so it was all setup when I got home...one look later I decided it was going up for sale! It just is NOT our style...so, for the record, Brian, I'M SORRY!!!

Anyways, back to garage sales...it was a looong day. We met up at 8:00 AM and I was pretty close to on time so that is a legitimate starting point. I didn't get home until after 3pm and I came full of loot! Actually, after the dining room set, I really only came with a little loot, but we are storing some newly purchased furniture for Lindsay. Lindsay is moving to the burbs in a few weeks and is just a hop, skip and a jump from our house in Bartlett.

Here's Lindsay getting loopy!

She decided not to drive all the way back to the city, so she came back to our house where we were supposed to nap before going to a BBQ, but instead we drank a bunch of beer and helped Brian hang one of his new finds!

So, now we have to get the new table sold soon so our good old Viking Table goes back into place. Then, I need to break it to Lindsay that we are no longer selling the Viking to her! Sorry!!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

We're Gonna Bowl Tonight!

So, I think we have found a fantastic Friday tradition! This would replace the old Friday tradition of drinking and dance parties...read the blog more often if you don't know what I'm talking about! Anyways, for the past 2 Friday's in a row Bri and Lo have found BOWLING! And we love it!

The previous Friday, us Siedors met up with the Trimarcos for Domo (Hibachi) and Bowling at Wheaton Bowl. It was so quiet by the time we got there...I guess it was pretty late...that we practically had the place to ourselves.

We ended up teaming up and playing 3 games...I must say it was AWESOME especially because I bowled a Turkey!!! We spent a lot of time razzing Bri who could not manage to get strikes at the same time as the rest of us!

Then this Friday our friends the Cunnhinghams joined us...and again, AWESOME night! My Bets had to bowl with a kiddy ball that wasn't too heavy but she did great still...there's a little kiddy ball under that shirt now too!

We didn't have any Turkeys this Friday...but I did bring my camera this time and snapped a few photos of everyone TRYING to act natural. I swear, this camera comes out and everyone tenses up. I'm working on it though!

I like these two pictures...I think it really depicts the love triangle well!
Don't worry - she was pouring for everyone else!

Photo by Bri but I did the editing!

Hopefully the tradition will continue! More to come on that though...the in-laws are here this Friday...maybe they will want to bowl too!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Keeping Busy

You may or may not know that we have had a lot on our minds lately and have been trying to stay busy to keep distracted. This week we tried especially hard and we got a ton done! Wednesday was our big day...I got my new camera lens and Brian was a regular car mechanic...hopefully the stress will end soon and we can relax!!!

I call this one the woman behind the hair!

Doesn't he look sexy with all the dirt on his hands?!? And those PJ pants!!!

Even Ninja got in on the garage action...he was outside in the garage for the upper right pic! What an angel...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Picasa is soooo cool!

I just downloaded the photo editing software Picasa from Google...it's AWESOME!!! I'm having so much fun playing around with all of the features...I made this Ninja collage as a desktop background for my computer...Bri says that I am creepy!

I'm loving it!!! Look at that face...something on my work computer now actually puts a smile on my face!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

She's at it again!

Here is your first hint...the inner photographer is at it again! After skipping the gym at lunch today, I thought I could make up for it with a walk outside tonight...I didn't know it was FREEZING out though! I did want to play with the camera though and snap a few shots (after all, I am an award winning photgrapher - my 4 free passes to St. Charles mini golf came in the mail today)!

See how the blooms and sunshine would lead you to believe that it's Spring!
I walked a little bit further to one of the lakes around the house...in case you were wondering, I was indeed jamming out to Britney on my ipod.

 The geese were going a bit crazy and I started to get paranoid that I was approaching a nest or eggs and that they would peck me to death...and as I mentioned, it's cold...so nobody has windows open to hear me scream. Not a pretty way to go...time to go home!

I opened up the backdoor in case someone happened to meet those geese...gotta look out for my neighbors! As you can see, Ninja got a nose full of spring time and wanted out!Or maybe he could smell the danger!!!