I'm back!! I had a really wonderful time in Chicago. The weather was perfect and it finally felt like fall with leaves on the ground. I missed blogging but my little break was exactly what I needed. I shared a few photos over on instagram but here are some more highlights from our trip:
After arriving in Chicago, our first stop was lunch at Portillos! I was craving an Italian beef + cheesy fries like crazyyy and I was not disappointed. We spent the rest of the day with family at birthday and retirement parties.
The next day was our baby shower! My mom and my sister-in-law planned an adorable shower and everything was perfect. I'll share a full recap next week -- (spoiler: we revealed the baby's gender at the shower and I shared the news on instagram!)
On Monday I spent the day shopping with my mom and grandma in the suburbs -- we hit up a few baby stores, and Crate and Barrel (I wish they would open one in Charleston!) After we finished shopping, I went downtown and met up with h and his co-workers for some deep dish pizza. We went to Pizzeria Due -- I've never been there before and I was surprised with how good it was! The crust was thick and buttery, and the sauce was super tangy.
I spent the rest of the week visiting old co-workers and friends for lunch, shopping on Michigan Ave., getting together with h's family for dinners (we had Indian and homemade Persian food). H was pretty busy during the week with his conference, so I was happy we got to have a picnic at Millenium Park with sandwiches from Pastoral Bread (my favorite!) I also finally saw Gone Girl with my friends -- so creepy good! By the end of the week I was exhausted and ready to detox from all the restaurant food. Chicago will always feel like home, so I'm thankful we had a long visit. And we're coming back in a few weeks for Thanksgiving -- bring on the hoosier mama pumpkin pie!
How was your weekend?!
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