Wednesday, December 21, 2011


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!
love this!
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!


ellen said...

Greatest present and wonderful memories were made!

Travis and Joy Phillips said...

so sweet! i love it. (and i love that good old black coat, christy!)