Lauren and her Dad in Daily Herald Photo

Photo taken by Bob Chewdyk of Daily Herald. Article printed here by Kim Mikus.


SpiceStack Commerical Shoot

Winter was a very busy time for Lauren's SpiceStack business. Here are some photos taken during the shoot (at my Aunt's house in the city). As you can see, it was a lot of equipment and a lot of people. We were all in hollywoodland, if only for a few days.


Jason's 26th Birthday

Here are some photos of celebrating Jason's 26 birthday on 12/05/07. We had dinner with the Greenwood family and puppies one night. On Jason's actual birthday we went to Hidden Shamrock to watch the UVA b-ball game with some friends from our flag football team. Good times.


September in San Diego

We started September with a trip to San Diego, where we stayed at the Hyatt Manchester Grand downtown. We walked to the Gaslamp district a couple night for dinner, visited Coronado Beach (awesome!), and visited our friend Kyle in Pacific Beach and my old boss Richard and his wife in Laguna Beach. We also almost died in a car crash.

Later in the month I visited Sheila in Richmond for a great weekend. Other than that, its been alot of bears and cubs games and some unusually warm weather.



Jason and I have had a busy couple of weeks. We celebrated my family's summer birthdays (Aunt Melissa, Katherine, Mom, and Dottie) at the Riemers. I brought stuffed mushrooms that were a big hit. Then, the birthday celebration for Katherine continued (as Katherine's birthday celebrations often do) with a party at her new apartment near Southport. Jill was in town visiting Chris, so she came too. The next day we hung out with Jill's friend Laura, who was visiting from DC. Then we went to a 311 concert the at Northerly Island - which turned out to be a really cool venue and great show.

I'm getting ready to go to San Diego with Jason for a last-gasp-of-summer vacation. Stay tuned for pics....


4th of July in Arlington Heights

Summer is passing by quickly. I spent a week in North Carolina with my family in June. Chris Ballard moved in wth Jason the last week of June and then the Ballard rents came to visit Chicago. We had a great dinner at Santorini in greektown with my parents too. Then Jason and Chris got hooked up with a big t.v. for the apartment. Then I went to Michigan with Mom's side of the family to chill on the boat at the beach (well, never actually made it to the beach because the boating was so awesome)!

Then we had a nice long visit from our favorite NoVa buddies (and I only say NoVa because I think tony hates that expression). Yes, we hung with Ryan and Corey Jankowitz and Tony Gabour. Amoung the list of thinks that went down that week are seeing The Transformers and Knocked Up, visiting the Taste of Chicago, gambling at the racetrack, having a party at the Greenwood's AH house, and throwing a party at Jason's apartment. We had so much fun, as you can see from these pictures.