the weekend that flew

November 19, 2012

  This weekend just absolutely flew by. Last night as I was sitting down after dinner, I couldn’t even believe I had to wake up in the morning to go to work. You know what they say – time flies when you’re having fun!


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Waiting in line for Breaking Dawn Part II. My mom, bestie, and I arrived almost an hour before the movie started (we had already bought our tickets), and this is what we were greeted with. Thankfully my cousin had arrived a half hour before use and she saved us seats. Thanks Melissa! I owe you a babysitting day! :) LOVED this movie. Okay, that’s a lie. I loved the last half hour. The first hour and twenty minutes were just okay.


Saturday was jam packed! I picked Lauren up from her hotel early Saturday morning because we had a brunch date with Kathleen. We went to one of mine and Kathleen’s favorite brunch spots, Prasino. I’ve never had a bad meal there. I ended up getting the Hippie Omelet, which was filled with goat cheese, basil, and spinach. It was topped with tomato jam. On the side I had some breakfast potatoes and homemade gluten free bread. Breakfast of champions!

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The three of us had fun chatting during breakfast, and I’m so glad I was able to see Kathleen one more time before she pops out baby Jack! Only a few more weeks until she gets to meet that little guy.

After brunch Lauren and I had plans to explore the city since she had really never been to the city. We went to the Bean at Millennium Park and walked down Michigan Avenue. After we explored Water Tower Place, we walked over to Navy Pier.

The two of us had the best time with one another. Honestly. People always think it’s weird to hang out with someone you’ve “never met” before, but I’ve been friends with her for such a long time – not to mention we are honestly the same person but just in different cities.

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It was a gorgeous day in Chicago so we really lucked out. The temperature was in the fifties, and the sun was shining. Neither one of us could believe how beautiful it was outside. After we went to Navy Pier we went in search of a Starbuck’s where we could sit down and rest our legs and chat for a while since it was only about 2:00 and we didn’t have a dinner reservation until 7:00.

You better believe we took advantage of that 2 for 1 holiday beverage deal! We both ordered peppermint mochas – iced for me, hot for her!

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And then we proceeded to gab our faces off for another two hours sitting in Starbuck’s. We talked for 12 hours straight. I wish I were joking, but there was never a time when one of us wasn’t speaking.

After walking around a bit more, we went out for drinks and then dinner (which I’ll talk about tomorrow), and then we headed back to my house for the night.


Sadly after church this morning, I had to bring Lauren to the airport. It was a short lived trip together, and I can’t wait to hang out with her again. She is a super sweet houseguest and brought us some chocolate from Hershey!

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Thankfully I have something to remember her by as she left her coat in my car ( 😉 I’ll be mailing that to you soon, Laur!).

After dropping her off, I went grocery shopping to load up for the week. We didn’t really need too many things, especially with my having parent teacher conferences this week (I’ll be living at school) and the upcoming holiday. I did get a bag of cranberries though! I’m so excited to use them in my oats!

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After I sorted out the groceries, I laid down to read a new book. It didn’t last very long though as I fell asleep pretty quickly! I needed a nap and ended up sleeping for over two hours. Whoops!

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The rest of the day was spent taking Charlie on a walk, prepping things for this week, and relaxing with the Husband.

Have a great Monday everyone!

Question: What was the best thing you did this weekend?

My answer? Going out to dinner on Saturday night. Holy cow was it delicious!!!!

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