When in Chicago...

July 28, 2014

I met my darling sister and mom in Chicago for a little girls weekend.
Best idea ever.
So obviously, I am no Chicago expert,
seeing as this trip is only the second time I have visited and
we were just able to spend 3 days in the beautiful city this past weekend,
However, besides the ridiculously good shopping and sales,
(don't mind my crazy double jointed arm in this picture)
I have compiled my own personal top five "musts" if you ever find yourself in Chicago!


#1. Little Eataly.
Closest thing to the real Italian pizza, I have ever had.
And the gelato?!
I'm still dreaming about it.
We were there 3 nights and we went to Eataly 2 of the 3.
It's worth it.
Totally a must.

#2. Navy Pier
Beautiful and you can see the whole city.
Plus there is the cutest ferris wheel over looking the city and mini amusement park.
The best way to see the city, in my opinion.

#3. Ghirardelli Chocolate, and the Hershey's store.
Hershey's store is self explanatory.
I go mainly to hold the biggest Hershey Kiss, and plus, I like seeing candy in Jumbo size.
I have no idea what this picture is for, but it's on my camera.
I wonder what those people to our right are looking at? My mom and I obviously missed it. ha
And Ghirardelli, 
Need I say more.
Getting our own sundae was the best decision of the trip.
And they give you a free chocolate when you walk through the door.

#4. American Girl Doll Store
I felt like I was 8 years old again.
Even if you aren't buying a doll go see the cutest shops and bakery.
My sister was a lot cooler than I was when she was little and she modeled for American Girl Doll.
She found herself in their book.
She's kind of a big deal.

#5. Garrett's Popcorn
It's unbelievable and the 20 minute line is worth the wait!
3 out of 5 of my "Musts" are related to food. Ha
You can see where our priorities lie:)

Just a few other random things I feel the need to tell you about.
Nordstrom Rack has really cute summer hats.
All colors.
We saw a bean looking thing that was cool.
And apparently it's famous or something because it was packed with people.
We didn't read up on any history but it looked sweet.
There's something about running around in a big city with your best friends.
Thanks for the memories Chicago!
If only I could pack these two ladies in my suitcase and take them back to Houston with me.

I survived my first few nights without my baby.
My sweet in-laws watched him for a few days as Aaron is MIA with the bar being this coming week.
It was the most boring plane ride I have had in two years.
Turns out, babies make plane rides a little harder but a lot more entertaining. :) 

Lately, and currently...

July 26, 2014

I told Houston to dial down the humidity.
Sauna central.
I think you burn calories by just walking out your front door.
(But it is really green and beautiful)
Wishing I could handle the humidity as cool as this kid.
Seriously child.
"I spy with my little eye two little tootsies."
"Ohhh it's Ryan!"
How does this game not ever get old for him!?
He is my mini Aaron that is attached at my hip.
Don't mind my hair that I didn't even try to straighten when I looked at the humidity percentage for the day on my phone.
The best kind of date night.
SERIOUS Peach heaven lately.
I have at least one a day.
Tried this ridiculously EASY 3 ingredient peach cobbler recipe.
Turns out it actually works.
Because running is the best high.
My favorite way to start a day.
Ryan may have more friends than I do.
NBD.
This is Lee. His best buddy.
And I'm currently in Chicago for a girls weekend with 2 of my favorite people!
(more to come!)

Slightly missing my baby!
First time away from him for more than 24 hours and crazy anxious about it!
(is this normal?!)

Push-pop Date

July 22, 2014

What did I ever do before the endless pb&j's, 
push-pop date nights, 
and rock throwing days?
(But seriously)
 Pretty sure life was not near as fun before you Mr. Ry-Man!

Last night we had a push-pop date on the driveway while throwing rocks,
and working on our colors,
 by shouting out the color of the car as it slowly drove past.

Ryan's kind of night. :)

Ry and I rock the "duo" lately while Aaron studies his life away.
Literally.
(The Bar is in ONE week from today- and OH MY GOSH am I ready to have my husband back!)

Thanks to this love boat for being my 24/7 sidekick.
Goodness I love him.