Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Celebration Dinner and a Giveaway Winner

Last week, I shared Matt and I's happy news with you, and I can't thank yall enough for all your kind words and sweet messages of encouragement!  Its strange how words and thoughts from people I've never actually "met" can mean so much to us both.  So thank you, from the bottom of our hearts for sharing our excitement with us.  We are still pinching ourselves that Chicago is really going to be our long-term-stay here home.  Eeek!  And of course, with good news, comes a celebration dinner :)  Matt got the news late Monday afternoon, so rather than wait for the weekend or scramble to get our friends in the city together, we headed out, just the two of us, to our favorite nearby Asian dinner spot.

DSCN4484Cheers to Matt and his new, very grown up job :)

DSCN4483This is what the face of long awaited stability looks like lol.

DSCN4490You can't go wrong with pad Thai, particularly when its spicy, steaming, and in a heap the size of my head!

DSCN4491Happy and proud me,  raising a little toast to my main man :)

DSCN4493Dear banana wontons, if I would have known you were that good, I would have asked for an IV and an extra order.  I heart you and miss you already.

So there you have it, a few quick pics from our night of celebration.  Can't wait to see all the things we celebrate over the years in this fabulous city!  Oh and ps: apparently my mention of "babies" in that last post got some people a little crazy lol.  Within 24 hours of that post, I had several frantic phone calls, texts, and FB messages asking about my baby comment.  My mom even made it her facebook status lol.  At some point in the future, Matt and I would like to have a baby or two.  Some point (not now) being the key in that sentence lol.

And last but not least...the winners for the L0-Down book giveaway!  Originally I only planned to give away one copy of the book, but last week Matt surprised me with a Kindle (more on that later, I LOVE it!) so I will get Lo's book for my Kindle and pass on the copy I was going to read.  I used random.org to find the winners...and they are...drumroll please...

Alyssa and Chris!

Congrats to you both!  Please email me your mailing address (smartandsassywithsprinkles@gmail.com)  Thanks to everyone who entered, have a fabulous Wednesday!

11 comments:

McKenzie said...

You two are adorable. So happy for you both (and especially Matt!) Cute, cute, cute :)

Allison said...

Aww thank you McKenzie! We're so excited!

Stephanie said...

The "faces of stability" look very happy indeed! Many, many congrats! I know it must feel great to put down "roots!" :)

Glitterista said...

What a perfect way to celebrate--just the two of you! :) Great pictures, and that looks like such a great restaurant to frequent. Congratulations to you both!

MJ said...

Adorable picture of you two...congrats again!! :)

amy kelinda said...

Congrats to the winners of the book! And again, congrats to you and Matt! That celebration dinner is much-deserved. And mmmmm, banana wontons? I MUST EXPERIENCE THIS.

Norma said...

aww you two look soo cute!

PursuitOfLLT said...

perfect way to celebrate! i love good pad thai and a who doesn't love a glass of red wine?

Lindsay said...

So happy for you and Matt! You guys are too cute!

Miranda said...

The pictures from your camera are fabulous! Love the quality. What kind is it?

Alissa said...

how do you do your hair? it's super cute. tutorial please :)