Saturday, August 21, 2010

Waterfall Glen..Camille in town

This morning I went to waterfall glen to run trails with Beth L, Beth E, and Kalina. I had a really good time. It was so nice to get off of the lakefront and onto shaded trails.

Camille came into town on her way back to school. In the afternoon, Camille, Jenny, Tyler, Lisa, and I went to the Gold Coast Art Fair in Grant Park. Wow- there are so many creative people in this world! The fair was HUGE. We road our bikes there and back which was really fun. I hadn't ever ridden through the city streets with a group. It's pretty intense.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Paint Party!

Tonight I had some people over for a barbecue and to paint. Lisa and I have a long hallway with track lighting that reminds me of an art gallery so we decided (or Lisa put up with my crazy idea) to have a party to paint canvases and put them up in the hallway. However, I had never made burgers myself and it didn't occur to me that the meat would shrink so the burgers ended up being so small that we had to put 2 burgers on each bun! :) It was hilarious. Everyone enjoyed painting and there were some good laughs.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I got in to Northwestern's Prosthetics Program! SO EXCITED!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Kelly in town!

Kelly was in the suburbs of Chicago for a wedding. She drove downtown to meet me for a run....felt like old times :) Thanks for making the trek into the city and for waking up at 5AM to get to the city!

Pam in town!

Pam is back in Chicago! She is staying with me until she finds an apartment. We made dinner, got ice cream, and watched a movie.

Monday, August 16, 2010

4 doctors and me

3 of Jeff's friends from Med school came up today. We had a good time. We all went for a run together. We did some water skiing and we played an awesome set of Tennis. All the games were very close...but Jeff and I lost. I don't think I have ever played Tennis with 3 (future) surgeons :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Crawford weekend

This weekend confirmed that Jeff and I are meant for each other (okay already knew that). We both love games and couldn't get enough of it. We played whiffle ball (in which I had some good line drives :), ultimate Frisbee (so fun), badminton (not so good at this one), ran, boat ride, cards...a complete day of competition :) I was the only girl competitor but that okay.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dinner and a run with pals

Had a great time going on a run with Alona and Holly and then having dinner with Alona, Holly, and Lisa.

Trip to GR for Haagsma wedding

I left on Friday evening with Mel and Laura to head to GR. The trip went smoothly. We got in late and went right to bed. It was fun to chat with Mel and Laura.

On Saturday I went for a run around Reed's lake to do my LTV (the workout I explained in another entry). I am pleased to announce that I upped my LTV distance from 4 miles to 7 miles!! That was exciting.

Okay now to the important part of this post HAAGSMA'S wedding... I had a great time! It was so fun to see people that I hadn't seen in a VERY long time (such as Calah, Jon Gries, and Diemer (to name a few). Here are a few highlights from Kristin's wedding-
1. Her place card numbers were bib numbers (I thought that was very clever)
2. The first dance- absolutely hilarious. Kristin and George had a whole choreographed dance and the whole wedding party jumped in.
3. Playing bean bags with Anika
4. George's Grandma trying to teach people Irish dancing.

It's the little touches that make you remember someones wedding. I hope I can think of little thinks that will make my wedding me!

Thanks for the great party Kristin!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Elvis is Alive

details to come! fun time....just done as workout.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Lynn in town

Lynn Marsh came to visit me- I was her last stop on her trek back from California. We went for a run and had breakfast with Jenny. During the day I went to RIC and Lynn and her roommate explored the city. In the evening we made dinner and watched a movie. It was great to catch up.

(Lynn took a picture of my U lock for my bike because bikes were stolen that didn't have the U lock)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Summer class is over- ya!

Selling a TV

When I moved into my apartment there was a TV by the garbage. The TV looked nicer than mine so I dragged it into the apartment. The TV worked great but didn’t have a built in DVD player like the one I had so I decided to sell it. I posted it on craigslist for 20 bucks and had a buyer. The lady called and said she would be over at 8:45 and she didn’t have a cell phone so just to be outside at 8:45 with the TV. I went to move the TV and it was really heavy. I was the only one home so I had to figure out a way to get it down the 5 flights of stairs. I ended up putting it on a small rug and pushing it down the stairs slowly- this took awhile and I was sweating by the end. I then ran back up stairs to get the remote. As I was up there I hear this voice yelling at my building “Hey C! Christina! Yo C!” I look out my window and this large lady is yelling up at my building- wow never had someone yell at my building before :) I open up my window and yell back down “be right there” and she yells back up “Coo” (like cool but without the “l”). I then recruited random guy to help me lift the TV into the back of a Taxi for the lady and she gave me the money. What an experience! : )