a couple of weeks ago
my mom, sisters, sister in law, and I got the very special gift
of going on a girls trip to
it was a very sweet and generous gift from my dad -
and we LOVED IT!
dinner our first night at a local italian place
it was so fun being together, just us girls with no kids
of course we all LOVE & ADORE our kiddos,
but we are hardly ever all together without kids -
so this was a gift - to connect, be together, enjoy one another,
SHOP, and eat - just us :)
on thursday we explored downtown chicago
we walked everywhere -
didn't even get a taxi once -
which i LOVE
i love to discover a new place on foot, i have decided!
don't you love mary beth's fur coat :)?
it was my grandmother's -
she cut it short and of course made it look stylish!
amy and i laugh b/c we would look so out of place in something like that - but for B it fits!
here we are at the bean
it is such a fun place to take pictures,
as you will be able to tell :)
we then stopped at intelligentsia for some yummy coffee!
one of my favorite little spots!
we of course had to get some chicago style -
deep dish pizza!
it was huge, and takes almost an hour to make after you order it!
i don't have any pics from friday - because we literally shopped the entire day!
it was so much fun!
but i didn't think you wanted pictures of us trying on clothes, getting christmas gifts, or window shopping - but trust me - we all LOVED it - and were SO exhausted afterwards!
we really did - shop till you drop :)
right outside of our hotel was an "ogden plaza"
thought i needed a pic by that :)
on saturday morning we walked to the navy pier
it was neat to be there, but i am sure in the summer it is a better time to explore -
because it is right on the water and it was FREEZING!
pretty pic of chicago
the famous ferris wheel
it was such a FUN trip!
we all loved it and loved being together!
i think it was really fun because it was before mary beth got engaged and
the craziness of planning a wedding had started,
it was a sweet time to enjoy one another
thank you Dad for the best gift ever!
we loved it!