Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cubs Game and Birthday Fun

This weekend Matt and I were lucky to score 4 tickets to the Chicago Cubs game. We had been wanting to go to a Cubs game for a while, but with the season ending and ticket prices soaring, we thought we were out of luck. However, one of Matt's coworkers has season tickets and wasn't able to go, so she generously passed her tickets to Matt and I (thanks Megan!) My dear friend Christie was able to join us and we had so much fun!

DSCN3791.JPGOn our way to the game, we stopped into Goose Island for a pregame beverage.  Goose Island is a local brewery in Chicago, and with endless beer options, its a popular hotspot.  Unfortunately, I don't like beer (gamedays always make me wish I did) but I discovered a gem of a drink when we were househunting in Chicago in March.  Cream soda and rum.  Simple, sweet, and oh my gosh, SO good!  I haven't recreated it at home for fear that I'd be mixing them everyday (which would be a problem lol.)  Don't Matt and I look festive in our Cubbies blue? :)

DSCN3793.JPGWrigley Field!

DSCN3795.JPGWe had GREAT seats!  Its crazy, because the ballpark is so small that there isn't really a bad seat in the place.

DSCN3798.JPGOur cheering section :)

DSCN3796.JPGMatt's Chicago dog.  Think they added enough coloring that relish, lol?

DSCN3799.JPGMe, (creeper Christie), and my beloved Kettle Corn.  I LOVE kettle corn (its genetic, thanks Dad!)  The minute I saw the Kettle Corn guy, I about ripped Matt's arm off I was so excited.  It doesn't take much to make me happy at the ballpark :)

DSCN3792.JPGThe only thing better than watching a Cubs game on a sunny Saturday afternoon is watching them WIN!  Hooray for the home team!

DSCN3804.JPGAfter the game, we walked around a bit and then headed to grab some cupcakes at Swirlz for Matty B's birthday party that night.  (Note: Both Christie and I's husbands are named Matt, so it can get a little confusing.  I refer to her Matt as Matty B, and she refers to my Matt and Dr. Matt, a nickname that stuck when we visited back in January.)

DSCN3807.JPGWe couldn't leave Swirlz without sampling a little something.  We opted for the Key Lime Pie cupcake, yum.  And if you're wondering, we did leave happier :)

DSCN3811.JPGThat night, we celebrated Matty B's birthday with a delightful homemade meal.  Christie is such a fabulous little chef, though sometimes I wish she weren't because my Matt gets used to her cooking, and well, lets just say mine is a sad, sad comparison lol.  Her treat for the night?  Beef bourguignon.  Soooo yummy (thanks Christie!)

DSCN3819.JPGMe and the birthday boy, Matty B.  PS: I have known this guy since middle school, and he is literally one the funniest people I know!

DSCN3830.JPGChristie and me (who I have known since THIRD grade, crazy!)  Saturday was such a blast, and thanks to a mad Celine Dion and B. Spears sing off between Matty B and myself, I woke up Sunday morning with a bit of a sore throat.  But I dominated his version of "Lucky" so it was well worth it :)

Hooray for fabulous weekends, Cubs wins, great weather, happy birthdays, and incredible friends!

16 comments:

Sassy In The South said...

I absolutely love your hair...so gorgeous!

Kate said...

My boyfriend is a big Cubs fan. He wants to move to Chicago (his hometown) after college and if I go with him... I guess I'll prob have to become a fan myself :) I do love going to baseball games, I grew up playing softball so it's one of the few sports I completely understand, haha.

Anonymous said...

im dying for your yellow jacket--could you post where its from?!!

Brunch at Saks said...

Looks like so much fun! You look just gorgeous girlie! I'm forever a Cubs fan because all of my family is from Chicago. Wrigley Field is always a great time! xoxo

Allison said...

My jacket is from Ann Taylor Loft. I didn't see it online anymore, but last time I was there, there were a few left on the sale rack. Plus, I think they're running a 25% off everything right now, so you may be able to snag it for a super deal!

PursuitOfLLT said...

Fun weekend!! And I'm loving your friend, Christie's top in the bday pics. So retro chic!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

What a fun weekend!! The cupcakes are too cute, and I LOVE kettle corn too!!

Cole said...

Did you sing the song after they won?

Katy said...

We take the 3hr treck to Chicago at least once a year, and it is usually around Christmas (it's soooo beautiful at Christmas), anyways we love Goose Island, they have really good food too.

Maggie said...

Yay! Go Cubbies!

Lindsay said...

Baseball games are so much fun! And I also love your jacket - I saw it in the store when I was there last week and I walked right by it but it looks so good on you!

Tina said...

OOohh that looks like so much fun! Im dying to go back to chicago and go to wrigley field! and your hair is just amazing how you style it! and seriously the yellow jacket - whered u get it?? such a great color on you!

BelleinBows said...

Great seats. I love attending baseball games, although I am not a Cubs fan haha.
Jealous of the cupcakes. I'll have to write the name of the shop down, every city I travel to, I like to visit their best cupcake shop...it's an addiction!

Glitterista said...

Gooooo Cubbies! The bf is a lifelong fan, so I have been to quite a few games. Wrigley is such a great stadium. Your sing-off sounds like a blast. ;)

Steph S. said...

Yes! I love baseball! It's one of my newest loves. :)

The cupcakes look beautiful AND delicious! I can't imagine how great they are!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Kinsey Michaels said...

I love all of these pictures. First of all, that is a huuuuge bag of kettle corn haha. And those cupcakes look so delicious. I really want to scope out some of Boston's little bakeries :)