Wednesday, September 30, 2009

50 and Fabulous

As some of you may know, my mom turned the big 50 in July. We decided that a girls trip was the perfect way to celebrate the occasion so we planned a trip to Chicago. My mom, her best friend Patti, and my Aunt Sherry all turned 50 this year so we decided that it was the perfect 4-some for the trip. We left on the Saturday before Labor Day and came back the following Tuesday. We all LOVED Chicago. There was so much to do, and the city was beautiful. During our short time in Chicago, we shopped the magnificent mile, took a walking food tour (one of our favorite things), went to see Jersey Boys, went up in the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), took an architectural boat tour, ate at several great restaurants, visited Millennium Park, walked around Navy Pier, and strolled through the Lincoln Park Zoo. A great time was had by all and many memories were made. Happy Birthday to some of my favorite girls!

Shopping Michigan Avenue

Dinner before Jersey Boys. We had appetizers and drinks at a cute outdoor restaurant across the street from the theater.

At the spice house we visited on the food tour.

On the boat tour down the Chicago River

Beautiful skyline

Willis Tower

The famous bean at Millennium Park

Mom and I outside the zoo

Hot Dog Social

Lani, Casey, Robin, Derek, Hannah, Neal, Jenn, Jason, Katie, Pam, Clayton

Jason and I just finished a co-ed softball league that played on Sunday nights at Memorial Park. A few months ago Jason came home and informed me that he signed us up for co-ed softball....obviously he was not aware of the fact that I had never played softball and that my skills are seriously lacking. Despite my abilities, our team had a good season, and we all had a ton of fun. I even got a couple of outs during the batting skills left alot to be desired though. :) I ended up being really glad that we played in the league. It was such a fun thing for us to do together and something we both looked forward to each week.