Thursday, December 20, 2012

Chicago Holiday Trip 2011

Since I am spending today being lazy and recuperating from an insane month (okay the craziness is likely still to continue), I decided to post the pictures from our Chicago trip last year.  Somehow they have been just hanging in my iPhoto library this whole time. Better late than never right? I'm also hoping it'll help me jump into enjoying the Christmas holiday... just in the nick of time.

The Drake Hotel... a Chicago classic.
{Also the setting for the movie "My Best Friend's Wedding" - in case you were curious}

Deep dish pizza at Gino's East. 

United Center for the UNLV vs. Illinois game... our "excuse" for the trip in the first place.

Rebels pulled off an impressive win just for us. 

Ontaerie - My first home. My parents lived here while attending grad school out in Chi-Town.

Festivities in the lobby of the Drake.

Sue the T-Rex on display at the Field Museum.

I somehow dragged this guy to the Nutcracker Ballet while we were there.
Proud wife moment - he only fell asleep once!

Lunch in the Hancock Building's Signature Room and views from the 95th floor. 

{obligatory Millennium Bean picture}

Chilly December day at Navy Pier.

Chicago, it was a blast. 
Can't wait to visit again sometime in the future... probably with a handful of littles in tow.

As of late.

Since Thanksgiving...
Moved out of an apartment.
Moved into our new home.
Hosted the two best friends (and a toddler) for a Vegas bachelorette weekend.
Survived two 20 page research papers, two 6 page papers, a research presentation, and three grad school finals.
(Somehow?) made straight A's.
Flew to DC for Maggie's wedding.
Survived said wedding and being a 33-week pregnant bridesmaid.
HOME. And it feels so good to be here and finally enjoying it.

More design posts and pics of the new home to come!
Now is when the fun really begins.