How about this weather? What a beautiful weekend. On Friday, The fam loaded up the car and headed north making the same trek that Jason and I have made more times than we could count. This trip was different though. It was the first time we took the boys to the Chicago area for fun. Usually we have some family event and don’t usually have time to do anything on our own. This trip we had all day Saturday to show the kids around the area where Jason and I learned how to be adults….where we both went to college. Everytime we are up north, it still feels like home. I know all of the streets better than our true home and can navigate around with minimal GPS guidance. It is also the land of my kind of drivers.  A no nonsense group of aggressive drivers who reside in the suburbs of chicago. I love these people and I love this place.

We decided to venture to the city on Saturday splitting our day between the Museum of Science and Indusry (MSI) and the Shedd Aquarium. The MSI was so much fun. We spent 4 hours there and could have easily spent the whole day. The boys were a great age to explore MSI. Shedd was way to crowded for my liking and after losing Shane for a terribly long 60 seconds, I was done with Shedd for the day. Don’t get me wrong, great aquarium just not on the day we went.

A stranger offered to take our picture after seeing our selfie struggle
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The selfie struggle…

We ended the day in Naperville where Jason went to school. I love downtown Naperville and after dinner we took the boys to the Riverwalk where Jason and I would go for after dinner walks when we lived there.  I’m not sure if it was the beautiful 75 degree weather, the live music or the frozen yogurt, but we chatted about what it would be like to live in the area and both agreed that we would consider moving there under the right circumstances. We shall see. We have a pretty nice gig in the St Louis area.

The weekend ended celebrating one of my very best friends in the entire world who is getting married this October. It was an absolutely beautiful shower for the most deserving person. Jorie may be the single most caring person that I know and she always has a special place in my heart no matter how far apart we are or how long it’s been since I’ve seen her (but hopefully not too long between visits). I can’t wait for the wedding in just two short months.

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Jorie and her maids

 

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The Loft girls

Three and a half hours left on the trek back home….until next time.