|Look at this deliciousness... maple syrup! (Did you think it was something else??)|
|Erica and me|
|Karl and Erica (I never got a picture of Karl! Didn't help that my phone died early in the day)|
We ate a very delicious breakfast at Meli Cafe.
|Strawberry Stuffed French Toast|
|Yummy Hot Chocolate|
Shopping was awesome. Chicago is replete with places to go to spend money.
|These are all rugs and various fabrics. I couldn't even walk inside because it was too tempting.|
Further down Michigan Ave, we took our time looking at Tribune Tower. This building has all different pieces of various buildings and structures from all over the world. Really interesting to see. (Sorry about the many pictures of me. This is the result of your phone dying and your sister hating pictures of herself being taken. I took one for the team).
Our next stop was Millennium Park.
|I'm never going to be a model.|
We went to see the bean, and the gobs of people that had the same idea. I met some new friends.
|This is me laughing AFTER they explained why they were waving. I think they were laughing at me at this point, too.|
|Wanna know how to not make friends??!! Don't laugh at them waving at themselves! ...you can thank me later. (I swear I do comb my hair and get sleep at least a few days out of the week)|
Just in case it's difficult to read - it's CHOCOLATE. Not just any chocolate, but that from Belgium and Germany and Switzerland. America is the land of the free, but Europe has claim on being the land of the Chocolatiers. Erica didn't believe me until I purchased a few delights and she was able to sample the goodness. She quickly understood. Karl agreed, but isn't a lover of chocolate, so he wasn't too concerned either way.
Once we got back to the parking garage, we came to this door. We weren't sure how best to proceed.
It was a wonderful visit, and we were so happy to see them. Thanks for coming, K & E! Next time it's only pictures of YOU!
A few weeks later, we celebrated the beginning of fall break with some friends. Poor Bryan made the mistake of wearing socks with holes in them. He left with bigger holes. I'm not sure how it happened.
|Sometimes socks that have been worn a little too much end up ripping open out of sheer exhaustion. They need to be put to rest.|
|Definitely a fashion statement|
I still have labels to make for the boxes, curtains to hang, and a few odds and ends to sort out, but it feels welcoming and full of potential for new projects. It's nice to be rid of the stripes...don't miss them a bit.
Not only did we finish the craft room, but we hung pictures! It took us almost three years to hang anything in our first place. I guess we're improving.
These are prints Reid gave me as a wedding present a mere eight years ago. They've been carted around and hummed and hawed over, as how best to display them. I love them, and I'm not a terribly sentimental soul, but these have a special place in my heart and they have never found a place on the wall....until now!
|The Mesa, Arizona Temple|