Cheers to new opportunities, new friends, a new city and new adventures!
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
|Birthday smiles at the end of the night.|
Sunday, August 19, 2012
What's better than birthday pancakes on your birthday? Birthday pancakes the day after your birthday; it's like celebrating your birthday two days in a row! Well, that's how I justified the fact that I was a day late surprising Michael with his birthday pancakes.We'll also forget the fact that some of them were a little burnt. In the past 3 years, I've always made Michael a birthday cake on his birthday, but this year, thanks to Pinterest, I decided to switch things up and make him birthday pancakes. :)
Maybe it's the little girl in me, but I never want birthdays to become "another day" as you get older. Because of this, I love making my friends and families birthdays a special day. I mean, a person's birthday only happens once a year! I was so excited to celebrate Michael's birthday in Chicago. We went out to the most amazing, romantic place for dinner, called Geja's Cafe in Lincoln Park. It's a fondue place, with not only an amazing menu but a great atmosphere. It was a little pricey, but if you have a special occasion, I highly recommend this place!
Until next year :) Happy Birthday Michael!
|Hanging out on the rooftop before taking off for dinner.|
|In front of our apartment.|
|I'm a sucker for flowers, so we made a pit stop at the Lincoln Park Conservatory before dinner :)|
|The birthday boy :)|
|The most amazing food!|
|Isn't this the cutest place ever?|
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Last Saturday afternoon Michael and I grabbed our bikes and hit the Lake Shore Drive trails. This happens to be another hobby of Michael's that has rubbed off on me. Exploring the pedway along Lake Shore Drive is beautiful and one of the best things to do during the summer in Chicago. It runs parallel to Lake Michigan and runs past several of Chicago's best sites and views of the lake. We're fortunate enough to live steps away from the lake and pedway, so this has been something we've taken full advantage of.
Before we knew it we were 10 miles out at the Aquarium. We found the perfect, most serene spot for a picnic that we plan to go back to before summer ends. We also had brunch at Yolk, which I have to say is one of the best breakfast spots around. 20 miles later we were able to bike through 4 neighborhoods and Grant Park where we walked among Giants (see photo below).
|This place deserves a blog post of its own, because I know we'll be back!|
|106 giants by the name of Agora.|
|Views of the city 10 miles from home.|