Saturday, June 6, 2009

Chicago

Welcome to the beautiful skyline of Chicago. We went there yesterday to catch up with Eric's mom, two aunts, and grandma. The sisters were taking their mom there for her 80th birthday. Grandma turned 80 in January, but they wanted to make sure the weekend they went to Chicago they had nice weather. I really don't think they could have picked a better weekend to visit.

Here is Eric and Molly in Grant Park, while we were waiting on the ladies to arrive, we walked around and did our own little tour of Chicago. We had so much fun just exploring.
This is in front of the big fountain in Grant Park. Molly did try to climb the fence behind me, and she got stuck!
Here we are at the aquarium. Our camera doesn't take great pictures indoor, especially with out the flash. I would of posted more, but really, once you see one fish, you pretty much have seen them all.
Our family picture in front of the big ball in Millennium Park. Everyone that goes to Chicago gets their picture taken here. It's a lot of fun to look at yourself from all different angles. Overall our trip was good. Eric and I both have been to Chicago before, but never together. Which is funny considering we have been together for almost 1o years. Probably my favorite part of the day was just walking around with Eric and Molly. It made me feel so thankful for my family. Especially passing homeless people sleeping on benches, I felt so blessed and a little spoiled. The aquarium was fun, and Molly loved the dolphins. The visit with family was great, and Eric's parents will be coming up here in 2 weeks for Father's Day.
In other news, we are putting an offer in on a house today. I have lost count as to how many offers we have put in on houses in the last couple of months. Something always happens that we don't get the house, and we are better off for it. So today hopefully is the exception! I am trying not to get excited about it, but the more I talk about this house, I love it. I am not sure where this new found love came from, because the bedrooms are a lot smaller then I would like, and there is only a 1 car garage, but it's so stinkin' cute from the outside. So who knows, but please pray. I know Eric and I are both content to stay in our apartment for another year, but it has been hard going from owning a house, that we made all our own, to now renting. For me I know it's a pride issue, and I am working on it. I will keep you all posted.
Tonight we have a Leadership Appreciation Banquet at church. Hopefully we have a good turnout. This is graduation weekend up here, so hopefully people come and feel appreciated. I am looking forward to all the yummy desserts.
Tomorrow we start One Prayer at church, and I am so excited. I wrote all of the curriculum for the class I teach at church, and I am praying the other teachers like it. I am also praying that we have a great turnout for church service, and people get excited about One Prayer.
Well that's all from here, I pray you all have a blessed weekend!

3 comments:

Holly said...

I think I've only been to the airport in Chicago. lol I'm glad you had a great weekend!

Veronica said...

Sounds like you guys had a great day. Looks like Molly liked her new stroller too. The pictures you guys took were great. I have never been to Chicago...maybe one day!

I will definitely pray for you guys about the house. Buying a house is such an intense process. It is so hard not to get your hopes up when you really like something. I will pray the this door opens if this is the place that the Lords wants you guys to call home.

I'm looking forward to church tomorrow as well. I wonder if we will be participating in One Prayer as well. We are semi new to our church, but we are really enjoying it so far. The pastor and the people that are attend and many have young families like us.

Well, hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and talk to you later!

Kristin said...

Molly is so, so adorable!!! Glad y'all had fun in Chicago....I've never been, but would love to go one day. Good luck with One Prayer....I'm excited to hear all about it!