March 23, 2012

The Windy City??

More like the 80 degrees and super sunny city! I guess it just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Last weekend (well, if the weekend started on Wednesday) I went to Chicago with some of my favorite ladies. Beware, all photos are from my (brand new!!) iPhone. I was lazy and rarely pulled out my actual camera. In an attempt to not lose you with the overwhelming amount of photos I am posting, I have craftily implemented the use of collages. Oooh, collages! Now you want to look, don't you? 

{Some photos have been omitted as a courtesy to my friends who were actually able to drink on this trip. You know who you are.}

{We arrived to some friendly faces at ORD then headed to our temporary home for some cornhole and some (ok, mine was virgin.) Cocktails.}

{2 of 3 baby bellies waiting for the train. So glad I wasn't the only one this year. Also, can you believe she is 6 weeks(!!) ahead of me. How soon do you think my belly will pass hers in size? Oh second pregnancy... and also also why is my baby so high up?}

{Lots of eating and train riding as we made our way into the city on day 2.}

 {Arriving at the Art Institute of Chicago. According to Lily, lions say "rawr".}

{Just chilling in the park with George. Also, Thalia shows us how she really feels about "modern art" aka stuffed animals on the floor, and then proceeds to create her own "masterpiece" to hang on the wall.}

{The Bean!}

{You can't go to Chicago and not have a photo shoot at the Bean. I apologize for that double negative.}

{Just doing what we do best.}

 {Day 3 we check into our beautiful hotel (yes there are TOTALLY only 4 of us staying in these 2 rooms, why do you ask? Oh yes, those 8 bags are ours, and that case of beer. Yum, pregnant ladies love Bud Light).}

{Cocktails and mocktails at the top of the Hancock before walking to dinner. PS - I have never walked so much in bad shoes in my whole life. Ouchie toes.}

{Day 4 is St. Patrick's day. Time for green eyelashes of course.}

 {Sometimes the belly gets in the way of your coffee spilling habits.}

{Watching the river get dyed green with a bajillion other people. Dude, it gets REALLY green.}

{Getting ready for our architecture tour by boat. We could not have had better weather. Please ignore my scary pale face and copious snacks.}

 {On the tour. I TOLD you the river was green!}

 {Drunk people on bridges get REALLY excited when they see a boat.}

{Taking a break for some hotel room dancing. Someone may have fallen off the bed a few times. No beers were harmed in the making of this collage.}

 {Delicious Mexican food for dinner. Obviously the eyelashes had to come off.}

 {I had to leave painfully early for the airport, but I was greeted by this beautiful site on the way to the train. I have to say, at this point I was really glad I hadn't been drinking the night before!}

{6am on the L train the morning after St. Patrick's Day. I immediately identified this girl as a possible vomit risk. Luckily I made it to the airport with no (vomiting) incidents and I was soon greeted upon landing by...that. Thanks Seattle weather.}

Girls' weekends are always great for reminding me who I am outside of my role as a mom. I do have to say, next year will be way more fun when I can join in on all the wine! Now I am home and happy to be reunited with my sweet girl. She has been so cuddly since I got home and whereas she use to yell "MA!" a lot, now I get a real "mama" and it is oh so cute. I think she missed me almost 5% as much as I missed her, and that is a lot.

life rearranged

young and restless


  1. Looked like a fantastic trip!! I love "the bean". And I love the eyelashes on the belly. Hilarious.

  2. Mama Said...March 23, 2012

    What a great trip! Baby bellies and all. I think I need to go to Chicago.

  3. Looked like the funnest girls trip! At least you weren't the only sober one, that's a blessing! Lol) I have to see that green river one day. You all are adorable!

    P/S Oh to the lashes!!

  4. Are you wearing bright pink skinny jeans? Please, tell me how you get away with that? So cute!

  5. Chicago is amazing, what a fun fun trip!!!!!!!! That green river reminds me of teenage mutant ninja turtles!

  6. I would have loved to have done more creative pics with the bean, but I don't think my friends were as into the photography aspect of it :)

  7. Go now while it is still so warm!!

  8. Oh my, that river was SO GREEN! It was crazy.

  9. Haha, I'm not sure that I do get away with it, but I try! They are actually Gap maternity bright pink skinny jeans! I love them and I will be wearing them all spring and summer! They have a bunch of colors in the regular jeans too, you can TOTALLY do it.

  10. YES! It is the exact color of ninja turtles! :)

  11. Ewww green river!!! I love your collages. I have never been to Chi Town. One day!

  12. Its not EW! It's WOW. It is just vegetable die :)

  13. found you from life rearranged. love the pictures and it looked like you had a fabulous. I would love to have a girls weekend one time!

  14. Fresh_scratchMarch 23, 2012

    Enjoyed all the fun you had on my birthday! Love time away with the ladies!

  15. Fabulous post of what was obviously a fabulous weekend :-)

  16. Lisa MikitarianMarch 24, 2012

    Now that looks like FUN to me!

  17. That looks like one fun trip! And cool green water. :)

  18. What a great trip! I love all your photos. Isn't the iPhone just so convenient?! Much better than lugging a separate camera around some days. These are all great shots! Thanks so much for linking up!

  19. sooo jealous looks like a blast!

  20. Thank you, we did have a great time!

  21. Thanks, I know the iPhone is super convenient but it makes me never use my real camera!

  22. It was awesome, you should go when you aren't about to have a baby! :)


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