Tuesday, September 25

Chicago {Part 2}

We spent Saturday celebrating our anniversary. We started the day by sleeping in! Unbelievable!! That definitely never happens at home. Then, we headed to brunch. We ate at a small place right on the Chicago River. The view was amazing, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was very enjoyable! It was the perfect way to start our day!! Not to mention the mimosas and bloody marys were super yummy!!


Chicago River at Clark Street Bridge

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This is where we ate. It was wonderful! It was too cold to eat outside, but even eating inside was worth the walk!!


After we ate, we walked the River Walk back to the hotel. It was a little colder than we (Chris) had anticipated, so we had to change out of t-shirts and chacos to something a little warmer. ;)

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Happy Anniversary Chris Stickles! I love you so much!!

After warming up a bit, we headed out to spend the afternoon on Michigan Avenue. This was the part of the trip that I was most looking forward to! And, let me tell you, it did NOT disappoint!! I fell I love and probably did entirely too much shopping! I just couldn’t help myself!! We definitely made a stop by the American Girl store and helped Santa out a little big. ;)


The store was HUGE and quite overwhelming!!! Chris spent about 10 min with me and then called it quits and headed to the Lego store! ha! I loaded up!!! Practically bought LK’s entire Christmas list!!

After a fun afternoon, we got ready for our evening outing. We decided to take a sunset cruise on Lake Michigan. We were worried that more ran was going to come in, but we didn’t see a drop all day! 75 and Sunny!! The weather held out and the cruise was gorgeous!

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I too WAY too many pics of the skyline, but I just couldn’t resist.. incredible!!

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Amazing husband!! I am so incredibly lucky!

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We returned from the cruise and had dinner on Navy Pier. Yet again, DELISH! I swear, if we hadn’t walked everywhere I probably would have gain a good 15lbs by everything I ate! We ate all local, and it was all amazing!!

After dinner, we finally got to ride the ferris wheel! The views were incredible!

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We got back to the hotel room late from enjoying our evening on the pier. I think we were both passed out within 20 min of our heads meeting the pillows! So worth it though!! AMAZING DAY!!

We made a few more stops on Sunday before heading out.. post to come! :)

1 comment:

According to Jax said...

Love it! You look great too! :)