Magnificent Mile

While in Chicago for the wonderful wedding of Hanna and Doug, Tom and I took some time to explore the city. We both had been there before, and we both have friends who live there, but we’ve never been there together. We went for a run along the lake Saturday morning which was great, we walked to Navy Pier and Millenium Park before ehading back to go to the wedding. Then on Sunday we had brunch with Tom’s friend Luke who lives in the city before heading up to the top of the John Hancock Center and enjoying the view! Tom might have gotten dragged into the American Girl store. And by might I mean he-was-such-a-good-sport-as-he-joined-all-the-other-men-with-pained-expressions! We had such a good time and we both agreed we need to go back and spend some more time in the city!

Oh Chicago, we kinda miss you!


Whatever your political preference, religious affiliations, or stance on equality is you can’t argue with the fact that the past 24 hours have been historic. From the steps of the Supreme Court to the halls of the Texas Legislature and back to D.C. our country will forever remember the past 24 hours as a time when equality was equality. Race, gender, religion, and politics aside this day is one that will be remembered forever.

One step closer to our generations’ Loving v. Virgina.


Chi-town wedding

Tom and I traveled to Chicago this past weekend for a wedding! What a beautiful wedding it was! The ceremony was at the Chicago Temple, the oldest church in Chicago, the inside was stunning! Tom and I cut it a little short since we decided to walk from our hotel instead of hail a cab… bad choice. The “walk” ended up with me kicking my heels off and running to the church so as to not miss the ceremony. Running while dressed up is not my cup of tea, add barefoot in downtown Chicago and you have a recipe for hepatitis or something. Ugh. Let’s just say my feet got an extra good scrubbing. But we made it to the church just in the nick of time and got to watch a lovely service! Then the group was shuttled to the reception site… wait for it… the Chicago Public Library! be still my beating heart The entire event was centered around the theme of books: our tables were marked by books special to the couple, our menu was broken into parts of a novel, and the place cards were old school library catalog cards! Hanna and Doug looked so amazingly happy and I could not be more excited to see where they go in life!

Oh yeah, one more teeny weenie detail… Tom caught the garter…


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Happy Summer!

Summer is here! It’s time for sno-cones, trips to the lake, and floppy hats! I hope everyone has a great first day of summer and a fantastic weekend! Tom and I are off to see my friend Hanna get married in Chicago! We can’t wait to explore the city for a little bit and then dance all night at her reception! SO many things I want to see in Chicago but I don’t know if we’ll have the time! Tom has resolutly put his foot down at visiting the American Girl store… darn my seven year old self will have to visit the Columbus/Easton one by myself… but we are going to take a run along Lake Michigan and sample some authentic Chicago deep dish pizza!