Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Home sweet home Chicago

After a long month of moving and Brian driving across the country twice....we are FINALLY all moved in. We are officially once again Chicagoans!!!! Well, it was only appropriate that the first big winter storm decided to come on moving day! Here is just a glimpse of what our backyard looks like in the middle of winter! (For everyone back in California:)

Brian shoveling snow!

I know this post is long overdo, but I had a busy month in December! I am proud to say that I unpacked all of the boxes & even got the Christmas tree up by the time Brian returned to Chicago (for good) just in time for Christmas.

In my family we celebrate St. Nicholas day every year at the beginning of December. It is an old tradition where you put your shoes out before you go to sleep for St. Nick to fill them with goodies. The girls were excited to put their shoes out (especially Olivia) and they were relieved to know that Santa found us at our new house.

In the middle of December my family & I took the girls downtown for their first city visit!! (Unfortunately, Brian had to fly back to Cali to check-out so he didn't get to go with us.) It included a day of shopping, going out to lunch, & spending some quality time together as a family. One of my favorite times to visit the city is around Christmas time. It is so cool to see all of the holiday decorations & window displays especially at night time.

Olivia's 1st trip to the American Girl doll store.
My sister Taylor & I.

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