Friday, June 22, 2012

Chicago Fun Summer 2012

I've been back to Chicagoland twice in the past month. It's been a whirlwind! To be honest, it was super emotional and hard to go back "home" after everything that has happened. It was another first to check off, where we wished we were traveling with our son to introduce him to this special part of our lives, instead of without him. However, all in all, it was a great trip and so good to see so many people. Lots to celebrate!

Beautiful Bride & "The 6 Pack"
In May, we were back to visit family, and also to attend Kristel & John's wedding. Kristel is a dear friend of mine, whom I have known since 5th Grade. I'm so lucky to have so many close friends who have been a part of my life since childhood, and it was great to see SO many of them at this wedding! It was not only a beautiful wedding, but also quite a reunion and so much fun! Made miss being closer to this community of friends!

Lots of dancing, talking, and laughing. Snapshots:

Jon & I also ate a lot. We made sure to get in our fix of Chicago food and probably came home 5lbs heavier after 5 days. Deep Dish Pizza (2x), Hot Dogs, Greek Food, Dunkin Donuts... mmm.  Seeing our families was also wonderful too, of course!  :)

This past weekend I traveled solo for a quick weekend trip to celebrate my friend Britta's Bachelorette party (she is the cute blonde in the blue).  Another incredible group of "my girls" who I couldn't live without! The North Park crew, my college friends, otherwise known as "DBG".  Almost all of us were there, but we missed those of you who could not make it! It was such a good trip for me, a chance just to focus on girl time and be out and have fun! Despite getting caught in a torrential down pour we made our way around town and kept our dancing shoes on! I was also way overdue for some city time! So GOOD to breath in the big city- miss that. (Minus the traffic and complicated parking)

1 comment:

Angie said...

How fun! It is great to go home, isn't it? You look great, glad you all had a good time.