Not wanting to get home too quickly we planned to visit my family in Chicago before finally heading back to CO. On the final stop of our journey Ross and I headed out to Wheaton, IL to visit my sister Erin, brother-in-law Matt, nephew Alec, and the newest addition to their clan baby Charlie. Lucky for us my Dad also made the journey out so we could all spend some time together.

Charlie's Elephant

We had a great 5 days of relaxing, snuggling precious Charlie, playing with Alec and enjoying all the comforts of home. We really missed our friends and family while we were away so it felt great to see the family and get to spend some time together, especially those adorable kids!

Since Ross had never been into the city before on his birthday we took the train in and took the architecture boat tour on the Chicago River. We loved all the historical buildings and we immediately felt right back at home in the USA.

Chicago Metra

Alec helped bake and decorate "Tuncle Toss's" birthday cake and we had a great night out eating sushi (first time in 7 months!) and having cake back at the house.

(Photo courtesy of http://www.alecrandall.blogspot.com/)

It was a great week full of family and laughter and it was the perfect transition home for us. I love visiting Chicago and hope we can make it back again soon.

1 comment:

  1. Yay, we almost feel famous to have made the blog!! I love the dirty face pic!