Saturday, January 26, 2008

Our Quick Trip to Chicago a Few Weeks Ago

Shortly after (as in the very next morning) we returned from our adventures, the three of us headed to Chicago to turn in our visa application. I was pretty excited to go because I really enjoy big cities and had never been to Chicago (unless the airport counts-which it doesn't). So we packed the wee one and headed out. They don't call it the Windy City for no reason! It was one cold night and day but we still enjoyed it. After checking into our hotel and eating a quick supper, we went out for a walk to see the sights. It was cold and dark, but we still had fun. Plus we did some window shopping the warm department stores so I was happy!

The next day we walked a good 11 blocks to turn in our application, turned around, checked out of our hotel and left! But I was still so glad I got to see Chicago finally. I'm looking forward to living in a big city for a few years. I don't think I'd like living in a big city permanently, but for a few years, it will be great. Here are some pictures from our trip:

We haven't yet trained Renae to take a picture so we still need to use the long arm shot.

The peanut all bundled up!

Waiting to be told everything is in order and we can go.

Is this not the cutest baby ever? She was social (of course) with the few others there.

"Woohoo! I'm in a big city!"


Dee said...

Chicago is one of my favorite cities, I'm glad that you got to see it. So sad that you're flying (selfish huh?) but who knows, maybe your commissioning will be somewhere close by. We had one at our church a few years ago--an incredible ceremony to see so I can only imagine what it must mean to those being commissioned.

Please keep blogging as much as possible.

Sure do love you guys!
Aunt Dee

Mandi said...

Ok so I'm just wondering how you got the picture of you 3 that looks like it was taken from under a chair...