Friday, December 16, 2011

Return of the Mack

Yep, that song is awesome.  Don't deny it!

I know you were probably thinking that at the ripe age of 30 I had decided to retire from my amazing year long blogging career, but have no fear my readers I am back!  There has been a TON of stuff that has gone on in the past 4 months, but I won't bore you will all of the details so here is a quick recap of what's been consuming what would have been my blogging time:

The day following my last post, I got engaged while on our trip to Seattle!!  After an amazing day of sight seeing, kayaking and a dinner on the water, Wren proposed on top of the Space Needle. 
 I have gotten over the initial overwhelming feeling about planning a wedding and we are very excited now that we have a date and venue picked out.

We have seen a ton of music, including one of my new favs Geographer (once at Treasure Island Music Festival and once at the Rickshaw Stop), Kanye/JayZ, Gramatik, Oh land, and a ton of great musicians at the Bridge School Benefit Concert.

We made a trip back to Chicago and Indiana to see family and celebrate our engagement. 
 We also got to meet Wren's new baby nephew, the adorable Liam.

We packed up a feast and got all decked out in white for Le Diner en Blanc San Francisco.  It was a seriously amazing event and I can not wait for the next one!

We did the Anchor Steam Brewery tour which I highly recommend if you are in SF, big bonus because the tour is free and you get to sample all of their amazing beers!

We had to say goodbye to one of our favorite four legged friends, Buddy. We miss you very much Budders!

We brought one of our most favorite Chicago traditions to SF and hosted the 4th annual Gingerbread House Making Party.  It was a great success and we realize there are some stiff competitors out here (look out Annie and Austin we are coming after you next year)!

I also said goodbye to Gary, it's not that he wasn't holding up his end of the deal I was just a bad parent and should be reported to DCFS.  But like a good mother I have decided to replace him with a new starter Peter (named after the author of his recipe Peter Reinhart), this is what good parents do right?

I have definitely been spending some time in the kitchen cooking up healthy eats and I have also taken on a new pizza project which you will likely be hearing a lot about in the future.

I also had the opportunity to meet with someone from Urban Sprouts and I will be starting an internship with them working in a few of the school gardens and possibly the Log Cabin Ranch which is part of the Juvenile Justice Program.  I am very very excited about working with this group, they are doing some great work with kids and nutrition!

I have been brainstorming crafy ideas for the wedding and sent these fun bottles off to my favorite ladies asking them to be my brides maids.  Although they were a lot of work, it was totally worth it for them to get these crazy packages in the mail.  It is actually quite amazing what you can send in the mail so break out your stamps and get creative!

It has been an amazing year for Enjoyable Me and I can't believe it's almost over!!  I have very high expectations for 2012 (some of which involves unicorns and the land of blueberries) and I am looking forward to sharing it all with you right here.  So stay tuned and I wish everyone happy holidays and wonderful new year!

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