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To the Beach

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We figured a little get away at the end of our Summer would be most rewarding for us as a family. And it really was. We just got back from a few days at the beach, where we got to play in the sand, swim every morning in the salty sea and enjoy a great ice-cream or two. The weather was kinda perfect. Summer helped her Daddy dig and build castles with that little red shovel and we went through just a few cans of sun spray! It was super fun watching Summer experience her first beach holiday! My 17 months is such a fun stage, Summer’s learning new things all the time and chatting away as sweet toddlers do…

As we got back to Chicago I felt a real sense of gratitude. Feeling at home refreshed and recharged for another semester ahead. It was good to get away and it was good to be home.


A day in the Life: The Market

It took us a year to do it, but we’ve started to use that kitchen of ours for a little more than toast!;)

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There’s markets practically on every corner in this city. The fresh fruit and veg are amazing, like these awesome strawberries!! Sometimes you can walk past and not even notice the colourful spots of indoor treats but when you do it’s amazing what you can find. During the summer months they can smell a little funky but I’m enjoying the challenge of searching for some ingredients that we actually recognize and making some dishes from scratch (who knew I must have used Uncle Ben’s sauces all the time)!

Hope you have a great week!

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