We just returned from a wonderful week in Chicago! We're all filled up on PIZZA, Baby Gifts, and love from friends and family. Always SOO good to be back!
|Me & Melissa|
|Leah, Me, Greta, Stephanie|
|All expecting babes in 2013! Greta, Me, Annie, Stephanie|
|Jon testing out the gift of the "Sophie" teether toy|
Baby Shower in Naperville
|Everything was ADORABLE! Baby's nursery is primary colors, hence the matching decor at the shower. Also, I loved the Whale theme .....I might even have to incorporate that into the nursery too!|
|Forever friends! Known all these ladies since childhood. LOVE you gals!|
(Andrea, Britt, Becky, Me, Laura, Rachel, Abbi)
|Me, Andrea, Abs & Crosbi|
Martie (MIL), Linda (Mom), Me,
Steph (pseudo sister in town from California), Mary (Pseudo Mom also in town from California),
Katie (Sister In Law)
|Stephanie & Me|
|Laura and her fabulous diaper cake- still impressed!|
Thanksgiving & More
|The Thanksgiving Tables.|
This is a panoramic photo Jon took ..... don't mind the double headed man and creepy floating hands!
|Post Dinner Wi Dance Competition|
|Celebrating Beatrice's 5th Birthday|
|And of course, Nathan's 1/2 Birthday|
|Photo Shoot @ 26 Weeks|
Thankful for all the celebrating with our friends & loved ones in the Midwest. Chicago and the burbs will always feel like home to me, and the Holiday season never feels complete without a trip home! We got a good taste of winter as it dropped to 28 degrees... I have to admit, I forgot how much I genuinely dislike Winter! I am such a wuss, and probably even more so now that I am not used to it! Although my roots are in Chi-Town, I don't mind calling Santa Barbara home now too. I am realizing that the warm weather and beautiful surroundings are not a bad "second" home.... and of course, there are some great people here too :) They say home is where the heart is and I think my heart is finally feeling more at peace sharing space with California. Now if we could just find a way to skip that 4 hour flight.... and I could have it all that would be great!