Friday, August 12, 2011


My view on the train from Tinley Park to Chicago

Last weekend I drove eight hours with my mom and sister up to the Chicago suburbs to visit our family before driving up to Milwaukee, WI to surprise my Aunt Carole for her 70th birthday!


Navy Pier


Sister and me

Michigan Ave

Here's the birthday girl in the middle!

Little Cousin Christy

My Uncle Bob and Mom!

Uncle Bob and Aunt Carole--we had such a fun time with my cousins/aunts/uncles after dinner together

Pat and Nancy--they're the best!

We took a detour and stopped by the house my mom grew up in in Rockford, Illinois

We also visited our cousin Coby and his family in Madison. 

I was so sad to have to come back home and I can't wait to see everyone again soon!


ChinkyGirLMeL said...

oooh i love the pictures. I hope this weekend is just as fun for you as last weekend was. =)

chanel said...

I LOVE Chicago! Such a great, clean, big city! The "bean" is my favorite part of the city. Did you see it? Thanks for the blog love, everyone loves a comment here and there! :)

k said...

those are really good pictures mr. d!

k said...

these are great photos! I love chicago so much, i grew up right outside of it :)

little luxury list said...

Your Aunt Carole looks fabulous and glad all of you had fun! Mmm Chicago hot dog...

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Kimia Kline said...

looks like you had a great time :)

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Bad Joan said...

Chicago is such a fun place to visit! Love all your outfits too.


Mary Bergfeld said...

You had a busy weekend, but it sounds like you had a great time touching base with your extended family. Those times are precious. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog. That brought me here and I am glad to have found you. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Marie said...

What a sweet surprise for your aunt and looks like you guys had a fantastic time with family.:D

Thanks for sharing these pictures!:D

***** Marie *****

Some Korean Website Highjacker said...

what a super fun road trip! man, to be just a drive away from that swell city would be very cool indeed. happy to hear about the amazing family celebrations going on. gosh, you girls are lovely!!! i adore memory lane moments like the house stop off and Uncle Bob looks like he gives the best hugs on the planet!!!! ♥

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Road trips rock! It looks like you had a lot of fun!

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