May 24, 2011

A Look In on Our Day Out

"Writers will happen in the best of families." 


Tomorrow is my father's and my sister's birthdays. Tonight, I spent time putting up the decorations with silver glitter, the balloons, and the banners full of colors and exclamation points. It's a strange thing to do, moving around the house in such brightness, while feeling so somber.

Tonight, I'm looking back on this last weekend, a happier time. Sky's brother and his wife came to Chambana for a visit. He'd been deployed to Afghanistan since last July and just recently returned home, so we hadn't seen them for nearly a year. It was good to catch up with the two of them and have a double date, consisting of pizza, frozen yogurt, a walk around campustown, and a few rounds of Apples to Apples for good measure. (For the record, everyone won a round but Ryan. Sorry buddy.)
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(Brittany and Ryanzo) At Papa Del's Pizza, the best pizza in Chambana, hands down...if you're ever in town, tell them I sent you. Or don't...they wouldn't know who I am.
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We were glad the world didn't end. We had time to finish dinner.

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Time for dessert at the frozen yogurt place on campus

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Ryan and Brittany peruse the options
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Hmm...what to get?
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Toppings
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I always requite sprinkles. It's a must.
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High up on Green Street
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Sis-in-laws
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Brothers
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Weirdos
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A very happy couple
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Next was a stop at Urban Outfitters. I was loving their notebook selection.
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I have an aunt and uncle who need these.
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Attempt #1 at a group shot
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Attempt #2
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#3
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#4
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Where did Brittany go?!
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Ryan snapped this one of me. If I look like I love this town, it's because I do.
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We climbed the University of Illinois Alma Mater Statue
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Not going to lie...I was terrified, and it wasn't even that high.
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We saw pedestrians posing like this earlier, so the boys reenacted it for the camera.
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Classy.
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7 kind comments from you:

Alice said...

Really like that picture of you on the bench.

Urban Outfitters?? Frozen yogurt?? No! Champaign is NOT allowed to change at all! Although please be telling me where to find said frozen yogurt, as I shall be there Friday to Sunday and now want some.

Mrs. H said...

Awfully cute pictures madam! :) Loved the one where you sitting and loving the town :D

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Awe very cute!!

beka said...

hahahhahha...whoa.
that last one of the guys just makes me laugh.

seriously. i've never had frozen yogurt. i really need to remedy that deficiency someday. hmm.

it looks like a really fun day. <3

Nicole Marie said...

Great pictures! I am glad you had such a great time. :)

I really need to visit this town now.

A Boring Girl said...

I love Sky but he kinda looks pregnant with his hands on his hips....Shhh don't tell him I said that!

my coco mero specialty is cookies and cream yogurt, oreo crumbles and gummy bears!!

heart like mine said...

aww, love all these pictures!

that one of the guys with the statue is hilarious.

and the one of you by yourself...
GORGEOUS. you look soo beautiful.

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