Monday, July 6, 2009

Chicago + 4th of July = Perfect Weekend

Our weekend started on Saturday with a trip to Wrigley Field and a Cubs game. We went with Dale and Rita Colee and met Lynn, Susan, and Logan Grider at the game. We enjoyed drinks at Murphy's before the game, after all, it was 5 o'clock somewhere! It was a little early to start drinking but heh, it was the 4th of July!!

Pictured in the front row: Amber, me, and Rita.
Back row: Susan, Logan, Lynn, Dale, and Tim.

We decided we to go into the stadium where we were seated in the 3rd row behind the Cubs dugout, awesome seats!!

Tim and I at the game!

Dale and Rita at the game.

Picture of Theriot.

We stayed at the Standard Club and took pictures in the Lobby. We then cabbed it to Maggionos, where we enjoyed italian family style dining. YUMMY!!!

Picture of Amber and me.

Picture of Tim and Donna.

Picture of Amber and Tim.

On Sunday we enjoyed brunch at the Palmer House and on a whim, the Colee's suggested going to see the play, Jersey Boys. We went to the 2:00 matinee and it was a great play, with great music, LOVED it!

After the play we ate at California Pizza Kitchen and then off to Amber's Bandit game in Elgin. Abby and Carl joined us for the fundraising game for the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation. I am wearing my DePaul breast cancer t-shirt.

We said our goodbyes to Amber, Abby and Carl and left for home. It was a late night but so worth it! Overall, it was a great weekend with great friends, good food, and a great time!!!


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Amber's USA debut...

Amber is in Chula Vista, California this week training with the 2009 USA National Team. She is on the 2009 Japan Cup Team which will be traveling to Japan to compete on July 28th through Aug. 3. I think these are the correct dates. How exciting is that!!!!

The first picture is Amber's profile picture that is posted on the USA Softball website which you can find here.

The second picture is the 2009 National Team with the girls from Lifetime's Diet Tribe. How cool is that!!! Amber is first girl on the left on the bottom row. We have talked to her and she is very tired. She has been living out of her suitcase for 2 1/2 weeks so she will be ready to go home to Chicago tomorrow.

As for other Patton news, Bixby had her second haircut yesterday! She is so stinking cute!!!

I wanted her hair cut shorter because of the hot weather and she looks very skinny and much more like a puppy!! We adore her, she is a wonderful puppy even though she chewed up my favorite Croc sandal. It is pictured in the photo where she is sitting. Oh well, it was time for a new pair of Crocs, ha ha!!! Tim and I are heading to Chicago town this weekend. We are going to take in a Cubs game on Saturday and then on Sunday we will travel to Elgin to watch Amber play in a Susan G. Komen fundraising game against the 18 and under Northern IL Lightning. Ashley has to work so she will be staying home with Bixby. I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July! Donna