Friday, October 27, 2017

History Making Sectional Champs...

Shamrock pride has a whole new meaning today.
 On a very chilly Friday night the varsity Shamrocks made history by defeating Latin School of Chicago 3-0 to earn Saint Patrick's very first sectional championship in school history. The team made it their goal to win their sectional at the start of the season and it was beyond amazing to see them make this lofty dream a reality.

Our senior shamrock proudly received the sectional plaque and hoisted it over his head in what is sure to be one of the best moments of his high school career.

Here come the Shamrocks!

Pretty Things Around My House...

Thanks to MOSS Modern Flowers for making my Kindred table even more lovely than usual this week.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Headed to Sectionals...

A 3-1 victory over North Side College Prep (in some very rainy conditions) ensured the Shamrocks will play for the sectional title. If the mighty Shamrocks win it will be the very first sectional championship  in St. Pat's school history.
Here come the Shamrocks!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Back-to-Back Regional Champs...

 As expected the hard-working Shamrocks won their regional championship game. Back -to-back regional wins are practically unheard of around St. Pat's and this certainly shows the Shamrocks are well on their way to having a history making season.
Sectional semi-final is up next.
Bring it.
The Shamrocks are coming!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Girls' Week-End: Farmette Fun Edition...

This week-end, 7 of my besties and I headed to Blue Mounds, WI for a little farmette style fun. The setting was totally stunning and our "quaint" accommodations turned out to be more of a party-party barn surrounded by horses and goats and an obscene number of lady bugs. 

Our daily schedule was predictable:
Pet the horses, have a cocktail, laugh at the goats, eat something, have a cocktail, check if the chickens laid any eggs, sweep up the ladybugs, have a cocktail, take a selfie with some livestock, eat something, build a fire, have a cocktail, sleep, and repeat.

It is such a treat to go away with this group of fabulous women and I am stronger because I have them in my life.
All week-end long people were taking selfies with goats and horses. For the life of me I just could not get a good one. This is as close as I got...and I cut off the horses' heads and look super tense, but this is the world's best photo compared to my selfie out-take. 

Mel's Selfie Out-Take
This picture totally cracks me up.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Feelin' Proud...

Its no secret I love to chef it up for the The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. I hung around in enough of these stunning kitchens this year to end up in a photo spread in their quarterly publication! I have loved all the crazy cooking opportunities this organization has afforded me, but I have always had another FLW inspired goal.
Over the past 2 weeks I have been working toward my longtime goal of becoming an interpreter (aka tour guide) at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. The process was actually pretty intense; my class met frequently and there was plenty of out-of class work and studying to be done. In fact we tackled an amount of material equivalent to a masters level class in architecture in a relatively short period of time. On top of that we had to write our own 60 minute tour of this historic and complex property and deliver it on a mock tour for veteran guides. It was a high-pressure gig especially since there is so much glorious information to share about the home and studio that it becomes hard to edit content. I am proud to say I rose to the occasion and passed my test on the first try! I took a selfie after my accomplishment. It think it is so important to do things to make yourself prous and this was a big one for me!
I start giving public tours next week!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Family Fire Tailgate...

 Every year Leif plans an afternoon tailgate at Toyota Park.  We love taking our friends to the Fire game and we always throw down some fun food and beers before settling into Section 8. On the menu this year? Mel's cheesesteak sandwiches, Aim's dangerous buffalo chicken dip, El's "there is no such thing as too much" onion dip, and The Frigs mighty, mighty meatballs!
 The Kralj's made the day even more special for Finn by whisking him away to meet one of the most decorated players in modern day soccer and a favorite on the Fire roster.
Finn was all smiles when he met Bastian Schweinsteiger and thinks its hilarious how many of his friends have said the two look related.
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