Sunday, November 22, 2009
- Stay at the Trump Tower, Chicago Hilton, and Peninsula hotels
- Go to a Bears game
- Go to a Tigers/White Sox game
- Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan
- Frank Lloyd Wright Tour in Oak Park
- Lincoln Park Zoo
- Ice Skating at Millenium Park
- Field Museum
- Museum of Science and Industry
- Art Museum
- Eat at Ditka's and Haray Caray's
- Morton Arboretum
- Horse/Carriage ride downtown
- Go to Second City
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Starting the run, still flying solo
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I know my mother will at least like this one!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
In Lake Geneva we stayed at the Mill Creek Hotel, which was wonderful- and so much cheaper than everywhere else I looked! I was kind of amazed. We had a great time eating out, going to the movies, and playing on the lake. I would have been afraid, ok more afraid, of falling through the ice, but I figured if all these SUVs were safe then disaster was maybe unlikely.
There were plenty of ice fishers out in their little shanties, and also a big sailboat race on the other side of the lake. You can't see the boats very well in this picture, but they were just flying across the lake. Apparently boats go faster on skates/skis than they do in the water...I thought this was cool looking right at the edge- the ice looks like it got just slammed into the shore!Considering stepping out... Here he goes... I call this one, Boy on Lake:Fine, I'll try it too:As it turns out, ice actually IS slippery:Not surprisingly, Bryan stayed upright more than I did:
What a great weekend!
(Sidenote, remember when I used to wear contacts? Yea, those were the days. Due to being decently scared by my opthalmologist-friend Allison about all sorts of horrible things like cornea perforation, transplants and blindness, I agreed to not wear my contacts until my corneal ulcer has completely healed. But seriously, who exactly gets corneal ulcers?! I didn't even know it was possible to get an ulcer on your eyeball. Sigh...)
Next we had Vicki's babyshower, and yes, this part would be more interesting if there were actually pictures of Vicki in it. Oops. When she starts a blog, which I'm sure she will at some point as the soon-to-be mother of twins, I'll be sure to link to her.After that, our lives changed forever when we found out The Chew Chew, our very favorite restaurant, finally re-opened again! We have been waiting a year and a half for that to happen, and I must confess we went twice on the first weekend. Flinns and Paces joined us for our second visit, and here we all are enjoying the wonderful food and atmosphere of The Chew Chew:
Another major highlight of the month was having our dearest of dearest friends, the Coxes, come stay with us for the weekend. We had a great time just hanging out together, making pancakes (of course), and watching Ryan and Amber learn about all the new baby gear that will soon become part of their life. Ryan and Amber's little one is due to arrive in June, and he or she will then join the ranks of baby Abby and Hannah as one of our pseudo-nieces (or nephew). We are so excited for them!