snowy chicago.

[J] & I spent the weekend in chicago. and it didn’t go quite as planned.

it snowed the entire way, all 6 hours. I have a deep fear of winter drivingĀ even from the passenger seat. so that was fun. we made the trip to celebrate christmas with [J]’s parents, but sadly there was a family emergency and we weren’t able to see them. it snowed all day saturday too. but we didn’t let that stop us, we ventured to macy’s & the christkindlmarket [a german christmas market]. and got an early gift, tickets to second city’s show “miracle on wells street“. it was my first comedy show and I absolutely loved it. we did get to visit a few family members & friends. then it snowed our entire drive back to des moines. shoot.

snowy chicago // LLinaBC.com

snowy chicago // LLinaBC.com

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snowy chicago // LLinaBC.com

snowy chicago // LLinaBC.com

snowy chicago // LLinaBC.com

snowy chicago // LLinaBC.com

snowy chicago // LLinaBC.com

snowy chicago // LLinaBC.com

snowy chicago // LLinaBC.com

snowy chicago // LLinaBC.com

snowy chicago // LLinaBC.com

snowy chicago // LLinaBC.com

snowy chicago // LLinaBC.com

only 8 days until christmas!

don’t forget to make cookies, drink eggnog, watch at least two eight christmas movies, and enjoy this time.

happy tuesday.

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the week in photos.

hello friends: it’s FRIDAY!!

today I am making the trek to iowa. [the first visit since I’ve been back in the Midwest. so clearly, well-overdue!] I am very much looking forward to seeing my FAMILY, friends, and the familiar comforting sites only your hometown can provide.

I can assure you the next “week in photos” will be heavily saturated with animal snapshots! why you ask? well, my parents are parents to an adorable zuchon puppy [shih tzu & bichon mix] and they also house my big, fluffy meeko. [see below…]

[precious, right?]

anywho. to why we’re all here: how the week went, in a photo-story

[J] & I explored downtown Chicago together.

@ navy pier.

the landshark beer garden @ navy pier.

navy pier. millennium park [the bean]. & a random fountain.

went to see [J] play soccer on sunday night. & had a beautiful view :)

as discussed on monday {here} ..going out in public should trigger some “time to get ready” switch. well, occasionally I skip that big minor step. and the DAY AFTER I spotlighted my awful habit on the blog ..I did it again. whoops! girrrl never learns!

everyone enjoy your weekend.

I hope it’s filled with 4 F’s: Family, Friends, Fur-babies, and Fun [obviously!]. like mine will be :)