Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Short post but so many of you wrote the sweetest comments and emails saying you were praying for our trip.
Saturday was travel day. Jack did great.  I don’t know why I ever worried about it.  We arrived in Chicago about 5 to lots of  snow. 
We went to dinner at a great place and wanted to eat in the bar to watch the games.
We ended up at a table with total strangers and two hours later, they were friends. 
I love those kind of meetings. 
We had kids the same age, they had been married almost as long as us,  knew every restaurant in Chicago and shared places that were a must see.

By the time we left she was ready to start a tree decorating business…and wanted to know every detail. 
It was such a fun night meeting new friends.

You would be proud of me.  I waited until the man showed me pictures of his kids before I pulled out my IPad and showed off the little's.

Yesterday we rested and watched football.
I guess I am pulling for ELI now. 
I like the Manning boys.

We ordered the famous Giordano's pizza and it was delish..

After the games we watched a movie we had missed at the theater, Courageous. A great movie.

You have no idea how weird it feels not having at least one little along.  One is always with us.

Today training started and Jack was as excited as I have seen him in a long time.  That in itself was a good thing.
I joined the group for the afternoon session, taking my IPad and planning to play Words With Friends in my lap.

BUT the presentation was so interesting that I took notes.

They took us to dinner at a fabulous Italian restaurant tonight, Capri.

The food was wonderful.

Tomorrow is another full day of training so I may  do a little shopping.

They have another fine restaurant on the agenda for tomorrow evening.

I will try and make some pictures in the next few days.  We are here for the rest of the week.

ONE great plus is I am having time to catch up on reading blogs…plus up my Pinterest boards to 940.
Would you call that an ADDICTION? I think so.

Thanks for all your encouragement.  Guess the post wasn’t so short.


Love Being A Nonny said...

So glad yall are having a great time! Enjoy....and isn't the IPad wonderful??????!!

debi said...

So happy to hear you are enjoying yourselves! It really is awesome to meet people and feel as though your best of friend when you leave.

Continued safe trip and keep warm!!


Theresa said...

Enjoy your trip! Share the good places in Chicago that you recommend! We are going in July:) Have a blessed day! HUGS!

Nezzy said...

It's great to hear from ya Hon, and it sounds like ya'll are havin' a blast along with some alone time ya really needed.

I'm thrilled everything is goin' so well. God is good! :o)

Ya'll have a great safe trip, I'm sure it'll be great to get back home and squeeze the Littles again.

God bless you both!


Glad you enjoyed our city.


Mellodee said...

Chicago is my home town and it is a great city to visit. If you have time (and the inclination), there are several world-class museums that are wonderful.... The Art Institute, Museum of Science and Industry are the two must-sees! Restaurants keep changing, and I haven't lived there for a long time, so I won't recommend anything specific, but Chicago is a great food town, with hundreds of choices that are top notch. Take a ride on the EL, visit the downtown main Library, Michigan Ave. at night....I could go on and on. It is one of the best cities to visit anywhere!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I see you were in Chicago - just down the Big Pond from here :) This winter has actually be good as far as snow but it sounds like you were there just at the wrong (snow) time!