chicago, again.

June 16, 2014

[J] & I have spent our last two weekends in the car + in chicago.

it’s [just over] five hours from des moines, IA to [J]’s family in downtown chicago. so I am not exaggerating when I say we’ve had our fair share of quality couple time and refills of iced coffee.

two weekends ago, we were celebrating [J]’s sister’s wedding. and this weekend, it was for the father’s + some quality family time. as much fun as we’ve had, I think it’s safe to say we’re looking forward to some quiet, relaxing at-home time. [assuming that’s what is in store for us ..lately, plans have been popping up like crazy. and we’ve spent very little time sitting still. that may or may not have to do with a large event coming up in four short months. ahem, wedding].

there were 4 trips over the mississippi river. a stop at eataly. six doughnuts consumed from glazed and infused. a trip to see the chicago cubs play. two fireworks shows. and a large wedding. plus more cocktails than I can count on both hands.

travels // chicago, again c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago, again c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago, again c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago, again c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago, again c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago, again c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago, again c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago, again c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // chicago, again c/o LLinaBC.com

there is not enough coffee in the world to get me through today.

happy monday.

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  • hooleywithaz June 16, 2014 at 9:49 am

    oh my goodness, your schedule is making me feel busy! is the wedding seriously only 4 months away??

    • #LLinaBC June 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how did that happen so quickly? I still tell people “I just got engaged”. #lie.

  • Jessica June 16, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Love all of these snaps! I feel like we’ve been going non-stop lately with no end in sight. Hope you get some peace and quiet time soon!

    • #LLinaBC June 18, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      thank you jessica. summer always tends to be super busy, but tack on wedding planning ..I am constantly dreaming of a nap. oh well, happy summer!! 🙂

  • Lisa June 17, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Ohmygoodness, we’ll still have to get together one of these times you’re in town! Definitely shoot me an email when you have plans to travel here again and we’ll arrange something 🙂

    • #LLinaBC June 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      Yes!! I do not know an exact date right now, but I will absolutely be back more than once this summer. [and you’ll be a mom!!] 🙂

  • Justine June 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Sounds like fun, I always enjoy seeing other people visiting my home. I love glazed and infused, their creme brûlée donut is amazing. Also If you saw the Navy Pier fireworks, its on my to do list for the summer!

    • #LLinaBC June 18, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      glazed & infused is a must stop when I’m in chicago. even their traditional glazed donut is amazeballs. funny enough, I saw the navy pier fireworks two weekends in a row. [my fiance’s parents live right on lake michigan, so we can see them from their building]. I love that there are fireworks every weekend!!

      • Justine June 18, 2014 at 2:39 pm

        Ah yes a friend of mine lives by the lake also so we can see the fireworks from her balcony! I like the experience of actually going to Navy Pier to watch them though! Omg I know, fireworks every week is adorable I think, because who says you need the 4th of July for fireworks (also they actually have it twice a week wednesdays and saturdays which is even more insane)