Thursday, July 7, 2011

road trip 2011 - chicago {part one}


after some unfortunate circumstances that we need not discuss, we finally made it to chicago late thursday night.  thanks to some fantastic family members we were given the dreamiest place to stay right downtown.  chicago was an extremely important destination on this trip, since it was the location of the 2 day annual golf tournament with all of pete's college friends.  pete and al stayed up late that night...  i think they were a little giddy about the purple.  friday morning the kids woke with the extreme urgency of seeing their cousins.  after all, we were in chicago, so some cousins better surface immediately.  we got to go see brian and sara's new house (still under construction, of course) and then we all headed to cantigny, a military museum with amazing outdoor grounds and gardens and even old tanks for the kids to play on.  the kids were all so happy to be together.  i loved catching finn and sam holding hands as they walked around.  


that afternoon we all hit up the horse track.  good times had by all...


and that evening we headed over to the kewell's house for a party for all the purple attendees (and their families...  which i think was a bit of a bummer for all the guys...).  it was so great to see so many old ud faces and to see everyone with their little ones now.  crazy how time really does seem to fly...


the next morning we said goodbye to pete and the guys and hit the city with sara and her kids...

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