The Lillenbergs

The Lillenbergs

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Something amazing happened the other day.
Chris and I went for a run,
which, yes, is amazing in and of itself.
We are not athletes...
Well, we both play racquetball but
as there are hardly ANY courts here,
we haven't played in forever.
So we're trying to get in better shape
and I convinced Chris that we should go
to the park for a jog.
It was obvioiusly an inspired decision because
when we got there, we noticed it was
full of huge trucks and trailors.
We went up to someone and asked what
was going on and found out that they
were having a massive BBQ competition!
And that we could walk around
and sample everyone's food!
Um, yes please!
I was soooo excited, it was the funnest thing.
There were so many different booths
with authentic, delicious
southern barbeque.

(Pardon how sickly we look, we hadn't seen the sun
in a while)

Chris loved the car show

This park is one of our new favorite places :)  So pretty!

We also went to the OkC zoo recently,
which was pretty fun, except
for the fact that we got there
like 45 minutes before it was closing.
We had to speedwalk around the whole park,
and a lot of the animals were already
put away for feeding haha.
But the things that we did see were pretty cool!

This was my favorite part, this
cute little guy was just walking around!
So fun.
I'm hoping we can keep doing some
fun things during the day now that it's warm,
our skin is dying for some sunlight!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Day Off!

I cherish the days that Chris and I have off of work together,
especially now that he's working a lot of overtime
to get enough hours for PA schools.
Tonight was especially fantastic since we both had
pretty rough weeks at work.
Yesterday was a very busy and draining day
in good ol' labor and delivery.
Chris started off the evening by waking up and going
out with the missionaries, meaning that
I got to sleep in :)
Thank goodness, because I've been developing a cold.
After watching The Vow (finally!) while Chris
took a nap (he said he would throw up if he watched it),
I woke up my sleepy hubby and we had some fun in the kitchen!
If you know me at all, you know that I am NOT a good cook,
neither do I enjoy it very much.
It just takes up so much thought and time,
plus I get very frustrated if it doesn't turn out as good as I want.
However, when I get to cook with Chris,
it's one of my favorite things!
We have so much fun trying out new things,
and it's a good way to spend time together.
We talk, laugh, sing, and dance around.
LOVE it!
We started off with potstickers as our appetizer,
then tried out a new recipe I found
for chicken parmesan burgers.
I hate spaghetti more than any food in the world,
so Chris sadly has never gotten to eat
the real chicken parmesan in this household.
It was a good compromise to have
all the flavory goodness of the dish on a bun instead of spaghetti.

As we ate, we watched the show we've been waiting for,
Next Food Network Star!
We're food network junkies.
It inspires me to want to cook better haha.
Next we had some fun learning a new song
to sing and play on guitar.
Chris's musical ability always amazes me,
he can hear a song one time
then just start playing away perfectly.
Now currently, he is quizzing me on bands
that I've never heard of
and, as usual, being disappointed
in my lack of musical knowledge.
Oh well, I'm slowly learning!
So all in all, a great night with my best friend :)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!
I am so blessed to have the most incredible mom in the world.
She's the most kind, patient, and loving person I know.
She has always been my best girlfriend,
someone I could call at anytime and tell all about my day.
She has been through so much and yet always keeps her
family and the Lord as her top priorities.
She is my hero.
I hope that someday I can be half the mother that she is.
I look up to her in every way.
I'm sad that I can't be with her on this mother's day,
but I hope she has an incredible day and feels
of the love that all of her kids have for her.
I love you mama!!

Starting a Blog

I've always wanted to have my own blog,
but had no idea what I would ever write about!
Our lives are not the most exciting right now,
it mainly consists of working and being bored on our nights off.
So although I might not have too many exciting posts,
I thought I'd give it a shot!