Last weekend hubby and I travelled to the Chicago area. We spent Saturday at an intimate memorial service for my mother-in-law with my husband’s family on in Valparaiso, Indiana. There were some awesome old family photos. Here are a couple of my mother in law when she was young:
And look at this old photo of the whole family at my Sister-in-law’s wedding, check out my hubby in the leisure suit (he’s the youngest):
I really enjoyed getting to know Teigan – she’s the daughter of my niece Flannery (whose parents are getting married up above!)
She’s such a cutie, but does this make me a “great-Aunt”??? Ack!!!!
Anyway, the next day Hubby and I headed to Chicago to visit some of our old haunts like the Duke of Perth:
for some delicious Fish and Chips!
After a bit of roaming around (look, a wedding party posing in front of Wrigley Field – hubby’s a big Cubs fan)
and shopping, we had a great dinner with Gene Pokorny, his wife, and Randy Hawes (2 of the guys who come teach at the Pokorny Festival each year):
The next day started at Walker Brother’s Pancakes! Oh, they are the best!
Then we visited the campus of Northwestern University, because it may just be the place for Liam in a year and a half. He and Andrew visited the campus a couple of summers ago, but I’ve never been.
There were some glorious trees on campus!
and Chicago didn’t disappoint on the weather; it was windy and rainy, and halfway through the day the rain mixed with snow, yippee! (not…)
Any old who, a late flight got us in Monday night at 10 PM, I surely was glad to get home, and Stirling was happy to have us home too:
The boys close their bedroom door at night, so I’m afraid poor Stirling had to sleep alone, so he was surely glad to have some buddies to bunk down with again:
I have done MORE than enough travelling this Fall – I am SO OVER airplanes!