Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas in Chicago

Yesterday was my 6 month anniversary with my husband. To celebrate, we made a weekend trip to Chicago! The first night we stayed in my first apartment-turned hotel room, Comfort Suites at 320 N Michigan Ave.

It was a lot of fun to see the old place. We even stayed in my old room, 1001! It was really neat to see that it was basically the same, except it had been wallpapered and given nicer furniture. You could still see where they covered the holes from when our closet shelf fell down my first month of living there. I was so upset at the time, I was ready to pack up and move home!

First of all, we walked over to State Street for some shopping. I photographed all of the Christmas themed windows at Macy's even though the wind chill was -12 degrees, and my poor husband was freezing. I have to admit the display was much better than last year's!

That night we ate Bella Bacino's (NOT Giordano's, it's better!) and went to Blue Man Group for the 2nd time. Loved it all! The next day we ate at my first Chicago employer, Corner Bakery. I indulged in DC Chicken Salad, my all time favorite! After that we took our ice skates and went to Millennium Park!

We wrapped up the trip staying out at Elk Grove Village in the Sheraton Suites (which we snagged on Hotwire for only $39/night). We went to IKEA, Woodfield Mall, and this tasty Italian Restaurant. It was a wonderful trip. Needless to say, it was difficult to go back to work today.


  1. How precious are you two? Very! Glad you had fun on your semi-annual anniversary! Keep taking special times together celebrating your life and relationship and your marriage will last forever!

  2. You should've gone to - Salvage junk yard in Chicago :) I just found it for you :)
    Sweet photos :)