Friday, February 15, 2019

celebrating valentine's day

we're not used to being able to celebrate valentine's day since we usually have work, rehearsal, or a show.  last night we both got out of work at a reasonable hour so we decided to celebrate by going out for dinner.  we didn't want to go out to eat at a restaurant that was crowded and overpriced, so instead we went to a small restaurant that we have only been to once.  it was nice and we had a great dinner.  we came home, curled up on the couch, enjoyed some leftover valentine's cupcakes that i made for my co-workers, and watched some tv with leko.  it was a nice little valentine's day (and ryan's half birthday too)!

have a great weekend!
love, laurie

Thursday, February 14, 2019

happy valentine's day!

i've mentioned before that leko loves a small plastic pink ball that we have.  by far, it is his favorite toy and he plays with it every day.  he has a routine where he likes to dunk it in his water bowl after he is done playing with it.  at the end of each night, we pluck the ball out of the water, dry it off, and reset it for him to do it all over again the next morning.

over the last few weeks, we've moved some furniture around in different rooms of our house just to change things up.  when we did that, leko stopped playing with his pink ball all of a sudden.  we were sad, because it was such a cute routine.  several weeks went by and pink ball didn't move at all.  it was odd.  this week, out of the blue, he decided to play with pink ball again.  i was elated to come home from work and find pink ball back in the water bowl.  i took a picture, showed it to ryan, and said "this is our valentine's day present from our little guy!"  what a cutie!

we're glad pinkie is back in action, we missed him!

happy valentine's day!
love, laurie

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

a sunday morning breakfast date!

on sunday morning, we had a little bit of free time early in the morning before we had to go to the theatre for the matinee performance of nunsense.  since we haven't done anything fun in a long time because of our work schedules, we decided to wake up early and go out for breakfast.  we went to our new favorite spot which we tried for the first time on the morning of my birthday.  the food is so good!  we shared muffin-tin frittatas, rosemary-dijon potatoes, a campfire-themed dutch baby pancake, and a cinnamon roll doughnut. 

everything was so good.  we knew we would have extra, so we were happy to be able to take our leftovers with us in a doggie bag and have them as a snack after the show!

it was a nice little sunday morning breakfast date!

love, laurie

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

one year!

today is my one year work anniversary of working as director of theatre operations at the theatre.  it's hard to believe that it has been an entire year since i started my new job on february 12th last year.  i mentioned to my boss yesterday that today marks one year since i started, and he said: "only one year?  it seems like you've been here for at least three years!"

i absolutely love my job, and i pinch myself every day that i get to go to work and do what i love.  sure, it gets aggravating at times, but i love it.  here's to many more years!

love, laurie

Monday, February 11, 2019


it was a busy weekend in the theatre this weekend for our production of "nunsense."  it has been years since i have seen this show, so it was great to have it at the theatre.  it was very funny, the audience loved it, and we had a great turnout.  

below are some photos i snapped during the sunday performance.  (you can see the rest of my photos here on our theatre's facebook page.)

love, laurie

Friday, February 8, 2019

hoping for a better day today than yesterday

uhhh, yesterday was a very aggravating day.  nothing went according to plan and i ended the day beyond ticked off.  to make matters worse, i was hungry (which is a bad combination with angry) and had nothing in the house for dinner so we ate scrambled eggs for dinner. 

i'm glad yesterday is over and i'm keeping my fingers crossed for a smooth weekend since we have a weekend full of shows.  at least i have this cutie to come home to at the end of a long day.  i can't help but smile when he curls up on our laps to love us.

have a good weekend!
love, laurie

Thursday, February 7, 2019

back on tv

i'm going back on our local tv station this afternoon for the "pa live" segment to promote an upcoming show at our theatre.  i'm starting to feel like a regular on there.  tune in between 4-5pm this afternoon to catch the segment!

love, laurie

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

just for fun

i've said before that i love the dumb buzzfeed quizzes.  i found this one this morning which picks your aura color based on how you like your pizza.  i got orange, which is totally accurate . . . and i like mushrooms on my pizza!

love, laurie

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

super bowl sunday 2019

we're both not football fans, but we do enjoy watching the super bowl every year (mainly for the food, the half-time show, and the commercials).  our favorite way to watch is at home in our pjs with leko. 

we curled up on sunday night in our pjs and used ryan's new hue lights to theme the room to match the team colors for the game.  we made some yummy food (vegetarian chicken nuggets, waffle fries, and guac), made some yummy dessert (individual skillet rocky-road brownies), and enjoyed the evening on the couch. 

i didn't mind the half-time show because i like maroon 5 (and because i thought it was admirable that adam levine donated his $500k earnings from playing the half-time show to a childrens' charity). 

can't forget the commercials too . . . my two favorite commercials were from t-mobile and amazon alexa.

love, laurie

Monday, February 4, 2019

punxsutawney leko 2019

on saturday morning, punxsutawney phil came out of his hole and did not see his shadow, predicting an early spring!  in keeping with tradition, leko also conducted his own groundhog day experiment.  he checked himself out near several different windows around the house.  he concluded his experiment determining that although there was a little bit of sunlight peaking through outside, he did not see his shadow.  i like these conclusions from both punxsutawney leko and puxsutawney phil!  i'm more than happy with an early spring because i'm sick of winter!

love, laurie

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punxsutawney leko: 2016 / 2017 / 2018