Week 3 “In Pictures”

It has been three weeks since we “relocated” to the Windy City. Some days it seems like we’ve been here for months. Kade and I are definitely missing home, and looking forward to when we get to do all those seemingly mundane things that, truthfully, we took for granted before all of this. Things like mowing the lawn, cooking real meals (including eating with real utensils!) and sleeping in our own bed. Honestly, I can’t wait to get home and spend just a few peaceful minutes on our porch swing taking in a summer sunset. But in the meantime, we are truly trying to make the most of our city living….knowing we’ll look back on this time some day and smile at the memories we made.

One of the things we are trying to do is take in as much of the “local” scene as we can – little places to eat, city events, etc. And to help us remember these things I am, of course, taking pictures of everything. So here’s a look back at Week 3 captured through the lens of my iPhone…

Celebrating 33 weeks with a pretty incredible brownie sundae at a little place called Timothy O'Tooles. Very, very yum.

Celebrating 33 weeks with a pretty incredible brownie sundae at a little place called Timothy O’Tooles. Very, very yum.

Thursday, we made our way to Grant Park to take in the festivities of the first day of the NFL draft. This event hasn't taken place in Chicago in…well…a really long time. The city was CRAZY! I guess there were like 200,000 people who attended over the course of the three-day event. And to think…we accounted for four of those!

Thursday, we made our way to Grant Park to take in the festivities of the first day of the NFL draft. This event hasn’t taken place in Chicago in…well…a really long time. The city was CRAZY! I guess there were like 200,000 people who attended over the course of the three-day event. And to think…we accounted for four of those!

One evening we went out to Navy Pier and just spent a little time walking along the water. It was finally warm enough to not be in coats, and we were sure as heck going to take advantage. I loved looking back at the city skyline.

One evening we went out to Navy Pier and just spent a little time walking along the water. It was finally warm enough to not be in coats, and we were sure as heck going to take advantage. I loved looking back at the city skyline.

We'd been eying Stan's Donuts for days. It is on a route that we walk quite a bit, and well…we are donut people. So yesterday morning, we walked through the revolving door that had been beckoning us. And we definitely don't regret it.

We’d been eying Stan’s Donuts for days. It is on a route that we walk quite a bit, and well…we are donut people. So yesterday morning, we walked through the revolving door that had been beckoning us. And we definitely don’t regret it.

Whether I like it or not (and really...I do) I am growing little Chicago sports fans in my belly. Daddy will make sure of that. So with gorgeous weather in the forecast and the Cubs closing out a home series against the Brewers, we ventured to Wrigley for an afternoon of brats and baseball. Best decision we've made in three weeks, hands-down.

Whether I like it or not (and really…I do) I am growing two little Chicago sports fans in my belly. Daddy will make sure of that. So with gorgeous weather in the forecast and the Cubs closing out a home series against the Brewers, we ventured to Wrigley for an afternoon of brats and baseball. Best decision we’ve made in three weeks.

And that’s pretty much a wrap! Of course, there are a lot of hours between these snapshots that are a lot more…ordinary. But, those moments are wonderful too. Because we’re here together, waiting on the two most precious little gifts. And they are busy teaching us the patience I’m only sure we’ll need during their teenage years…

With Grace,

Jen

 

One thought on “Week 3 “In Pictures”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s