HELLO from the Windy City!! Thought I would try and update you with a few snaps from my phone of our first week in Chicago, a birthday celebration and the new pad! We are finally settling into routine this week, I’m determined to master the laundry room with my quarters TODAY (the pile of laundry is getting a little ridiculous…even for my standards!) and Phil has now finished orientation and begins classes tomorrow. So it’s a happy Monday from us!

chicagochicago1Nearly froze trying to take this picture… just in the neighborhood!


Our city view…chicago3Where I think you might find us until March…hibernating!chicago4chicago7 chicago6 chicago8On Friday I celebrated a birthday and had such a wonderful day! Phil had classes in the afternoon but it was nice to step away from the craziness of moving, go exploring and just enjoy some family time. Also anywhere with Magnolia cupcakes is just fine with me:) chicago12 chicago9Poor Summer has had quite the dose on her, so I’m thankful to see that wee smile of hers again.  chicago10

Phil… always the optimist! chicago11(and the little munchkin after her eight hour flight…always the trooper!!).

p.s thanks to everyone for the sweet birthday messages too! 26 feels good so far! x