Friday, June 27, 2008

The Good and Bad of Chicago

Chicago was a very fun place to visit. Scott had meetings Sunday-Wednesday so I was so happy that Becky and Sophie were able to come up and visit for a couple of days. We stayed at a great hotel within walking distant to most things that we wanted to see. We did walk a lot, which a probably a good thing since we also found a lot of fun "Chicago" style food to eat.

On Monday Becky, Sophie, and I went to Sears Tower, Shedd Aquarium, and Millennial Park. The Sears tower was amazing... it really made you realize how insignificant you are. The cars looked like matchbox cars and the people like ants. Sophie was so funny at the aquarium- we had been telling her that we were going to see some sharks and she seemed really excited about it, but when we got there we could not convince her to even look at the animals. For lunch that day Becky and I tried out a Chicago style hot dog (see picture above). It has an amazing amount of stuff on it including: onions, mustard, sweet relish, a slice of pickle, tomato, sweet peppers, and celery salt. Surprisingly it was pretty good. Scott met us for dinner that night and we tried out Chicago style deep dish pizza.

Tuesday we walked down to Navy Pier. Navy Pier is this really family friendly place that has a bunch of fun shops and a huge Ferris wheel that we took a ride on. That afternoon we found this really fun water fountain to play in and Sophie chased the seagulls and pigeons (which I think was her favorite part of the whole trip). We were having such a good day and then I went to pull out my camera case and it was gone. In my camera case was my cell phone, my camera, and all of the pictures from the trip so far. Apparently theft is a big problem in this part of Chicago and I was the latest victim. The silver lining in the whole thing was I had put my ID, cash, and credit cards in my pocket just a couple of hours earlier or they would have been taken also. Tuesday night Scott and I went to dinner at this great Italian restaurant and then went to see Wicked. It was amazing!!!

Wednesday we went to breakfast and then walked around the city for a few hours. Sophie chased some more birds and we took Scott to "The Bean" in Millennial Park before we had to leave. It was a great trip.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


For our adoption paperwork we have to make a two page collage showing our family. This is how birth mothers decide on potential parents for their children. I have put together two spreads and I need some help deciding which one would work best. The pages are supposed to represent us, what we like to do, ect. As I looked through our pictures most of ours or posed shots that pretty much look the same (so next time you are somewhere with us take an action picture of us together :)). I thought this part of the process would be really easy because I scrapbook all the time, but it is hard to decide which pictures to include that will attract someone. So I am taking votes- which one should we use. (I know the pictures are bad, but you get the idea)

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Scott and I decided to be brave this weekend and have three of his nephews and one niece to spend the night. I was a little worried about having four of them at the same time, but we had a great time. Friday night we made homemade pizza and then played in the park. Around 9:00 we put on National Treasure 2 and I thought for sure they would all fall asleep during the movie. I guess it is only me who falls asleep during movies because at 11:30 all four of them were still awake. I am not sure what time they actually fell asleep, but they were wide awake at 7:00 the next morning. On Saturday morning we went and saw Kung Fu Panda. Over all I think everyone had a fun time. Although we had a great time, both Scott and I were exhausted on Saturday night. I don't know if this is a sign that we are getting too old to have kids or... if we shouldn't have quadruplets.