Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Windy City

My husband & I drove to Chicago for a little getaway last weekend, without our kids ~ partly for a board meeting of his, but also to celebrate our anniversary.  We spent time reflecting on our last 11 years of marriage, made new memories together & dreamt about what our future holds.  Of course, we love our kids to pieces, but it was the most wonderful treat to spend 5 whole days just the two of us (huge thanks to my mom for making this possible)!  Here are some highlights from our trip:
The most impressive store display at All Saints

  Chicago-style pizza at Giordano's 

The view from our balcony

A late afternoon treat at Sprinkles

Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park

Standing inside the glass SkyLedge atop Sears Tower

Overlooking the city



Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Beautiful. x hivenn

Fashion By Alicia said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing! I am glad you had such a great trip!

JustPatience said...

Love Chicago. I am planning a shopping trip there soon. Ummm, I don't think I will be standing Sears Tower glass ledge though. I am so afraid of heights. I am glad you guys had a nice time there.


Kimberly said...

@JustPatience - you will love it! Great shopping & beautiful sightseeing!! Can you tell by the look on my face in that picture that I was totally freaked out? I climbed out there, made my husband take it really fast and then ran back to safety!

Rocker Chic said...

Great pics I love cupcakes :)

My Dressy Ways said...

I LOVE THIS! Time alone is so rare but special when you have kids. You looked gorgeous, your husband is one lucky guy!

Christina said...

WOW! It looks like you guys had a great time. Congrats on 11 years of marriage! I pray that you enjoy MANY more years together :)

G. said...

I'd love to go to Chicago! But I won't stand inside that glass SkyLedge!!

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Gabrielle - I LIKE IT FAST said...

Looks fab!

Alysson said...

It looks like you two had a blast!! chicago pizza is my favorite! Glad you two got some alone time together.

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Jayme and Mendi said...

Ohhhh...I love Chicago SO much! My hubz & I just made our first trip there in May & we can't wait to get back. The shopping = to die for. The food = to die for. We stayed at a fun, hip hotel called The Wit.

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Alyson said...

GREAT pics, and happy anniversary. Love Chicago. My bro lives there so we get to visit every once in a while.

Anonymous said...

Love your Sears Tower ensemble!

Anna said...

eeeeek this post excites me to no end! :) My bf and I are heading to the U.S next year (on our way to Europe) and Chicago is on the list of places to see. Looks like I will have lots to see & eat :)

Anna xo