Monday, August 20, 2012

Chicago- Lincoln Park and Late Night!

Our second day in Chicago we woke up late, ate some Einstein's Bagels and then made our way to Lincoln Park.  We walked around for a bit and then went to the free zoo!  It was a great zoo... I don't know what Chris and I were expecting but it was absolutely awesome!  I think one of the highlights of the whole trip was when Chris and I hung out by the monkeys and watch them interact.  It was a mom, dad and baby monkey and the baby was hyper! He entertained us for awhile! I think visiting a zoo like that when I have little ones will be so wonderful... They'll probably be able to go numerous times before getting bored of it!  

In front of the antelopes

At one of the entrances
After the park we walked around a cool residential neighborhood that was by Lincoln park.  I love walking with Chris!  We went to a Lululemon store, but sadly and surprisingly there wasn't anything I couldn't live without.  After a good walk around cool neighborhoods, we went to Stanley's to get lunch.  One of my favorite clients from Pure Barre, Ryann told us to go there and I'm so glad we did!  We had mac and cheese for a starter and it was the best stuff I'd ever had! YUM!
My yummy BLT with eggs and sweet potato chips!

In front!
Then we went back to the hotel and walked down to the waterfront Navy pier but it was too rainy to get on the Ferris Wheel. We hung out inside while it continued to pour!
My creative pic for the post 

Chris and I on the pier! 
Then we walked back to our room and then to Michigan Ave for a little shopping. We got some stuff for our new condo and enjoyed going to stores we normally don't go in to!

Experiencing the meaning of the name Windy City!
Then we went back to our room to get ready for our dinner at rpm.  I called to make reservations and the earliest they had was 10 pm!  But that was fine because honestly I wasn't hungry until then.  A sorority sister of mine had been to Chicago the week before we went and she recommended the place. I'm so glad we went because it was such a fun experience! It's like a club and nice restaurant mixed.  We had a wonderful time wining and dining!
Leaving the hotel

Love him!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Chicago- Coldplay

Last weekend Chris and I got to go to Chicago! We went initially for a Coldplay concert  but we stayed an extra night so we could explore Chicago.  It was my first trip to the windy city and I'd say it was a success!

We drove to Chicago and arrived mid afternoon.  We walked around Michigan Ave, had drinks and appetizers at Purple Pig and then made our way to the concert. 

 It was in the arena the Bulls play in and I know every seat was sold out.  When you came in they gave you these wrist bands that lit up at specific points during the show.  It was awesome! The entire show was absolutely amazing.  The lights, laser lights, music, it was all pure entertainment! Our seats could not have been better! They were right in front of the stage but where the stadium seating began so it wasn't all on one level.  
The view from our seats

When the band came out on the "runway" in the center of the stage they were so close!

Chris and I enjoying the experience

They came out in the audience and were one section from us!

Such a good view!

Chris and I with the band behind us!
Chris had bought these tickets last December so I'm so glad the show and night was absolutely amazing!  He made a coldplay fan out of me!  It's so neat that Chris and I have such different interests because it means both of us get to do twice as many fun things! 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Trip to Orlando for Amanda's Last Fling!

Thursday I flew down to Orlando for Amanda's Bachelorette night.  Thursday night and Friday day though, K and Linds came down and we had a relaxed girls night!  We stayed at a fun hotel and Thursday night we shared 2 bottles of wine and just talked, giggled and shared our lives with each other.  I seriously love these girls and it was such a blessing to sit and talk in person for hours!  The next day we went to the pool, and then headed to Park Ave, a really cute place in Orlando.  We had lunch and then shopped and shopped! 
Love my K!


After a fun filled day

The Lilly store got us... We all found some fun things.  We had such a fun and relaxed afternoon.  When Amanda got off work, she met us for dinner. We had some yummy sushi!

So happy to be with the Bride!

From there, Linds and K and I hugged goodbye and went our separate ways.  

Amanda and I went back to her new home and she showed me around.  It's so cute! Then we went back to her house and did our nails and watched Sex and the City!  

The next day we ran some errands and then Amanda's MOH Lindsay and I went to the hotel the bachelorette party was happening and began decorating.  Later on everyone started showing up.  We had some drinks, took some pictures and then headed out to dinner. 
The lovely Bride and I!

Future Mrs. Bogle

The group after dinner!

 From dinner we began the real fun!  Amanda had a great night and I'm so happy for her!