Monday, August 29, 2011

Weekend in Chicago

Apparently, my birthday has turned into a birthday month......since it isn't even my birthday yet, and already I've gotten this wonderful gift, a weekend with my sister. It was great to have a weekend away with her....no husbands, no kids.....no stress. Just girl talk, lots of laughs, way too much eating, drinking, and enjoying each other's company. So here is a little peek into our weekend!

I had so much fun taking photos of this beautiful city I live so close to!
Lisa and I rode the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier....... : ) (And yes, I did take this photo!)

I am not sure why, but a huge sculpture of Marilyn Monroe was there right on Michigan Ave. Had to take a picture of her..... ; )

We visited the famous Sprinkles Cupcake Bakery on Walton Street........it has been highlighted on Food Network....and I can see why! Their cupcakes are YUMMY! and yes, being the big dork I am had Lisa take a picture with my $34.00 worth of cupcakes......but oh...so worth it!

And here they are........Red Velvet, Carrot Cake (x 2), Black and White, Chocolate Marshmallow, and Chai Latte........

And here is my big sis and I stopping to look at the view at Navy Pier.......

Shall I take more photos of food? Of course! I got a surprise knock on the hotel door for this delicious surprise........



We went to see Million Dollar Quartet and I got my picture taken with Jerry Lee Lewis......okay not the actual Jerry Lee......but as you can see from my lack of eyeballs in this picture I was pretty happy with this Jerry Lee..... ; )

We had a delicious dinner at Catch 35........one of my favorite places!

Oh! And did I mention I got cake? ; ) A molten lava type of cake that was warm and gooey!

And here I am just a couple weeks shy of my 40th birthday........I get to enjoy a couple of more weeks in my 30's! LOL!

I seriously think I gained 10lbs eating all the cakes and sweets from this weekend! But in all seriousness, I had a great weekend......and is definitely a part of the many sweet memories I hold near to my heart.


Thanks for letting me share this with you!

13 comments:

Jana Eubank said...

Awwww! Looks like you had so much fun!!!! Happy Early Birthday! You are GORGEOUS! HUGS!

Cricutbug - Marie said...

Happy Birthday!! So glad you had a wonderful weekend!
Marie
Craftelicious.blogspot.com

Margie H said...

AWW~! What a GREAT time you were having!! Happy EARLY birthday, my dear sweet friend!! Lovin' all the food too = YUM!! xo

Cricut Couple said...

Oh wow! So jealous! I LOVE SPRINKLES!!! Her strawberry one is INCREDIBLE!!! Between Sprinkles and the brazillian restaurant (can't remember the name right now) it always costs me an extra $200.00 to go to Chicago. Hee! Hee! What a wonderful trip! Wow! They are really going to have to come up with something pretty amazing to top this on your actual birthday, huh?

Susie said...

Birthday Blessings to you! I would love to be able to spend a weekend like that with my Sis. Great photos. The food looks super scrumptious!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a beautiful Birthday celebration! So much fun and you got to eat cake, several times! Chicago is a beautiful city! Happy Birthday!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

Pam said...

Happy Birthday to You!!!! Great pics! I have wanted to go to Chicago for years. I'll make it there yet! I think I gained 10 lbs. just looking at your yummy cupcake/cake pics. lol!

Andrea C said...

I just stumbled upon your blog while looking for halloween inspiration. I just wanted to say what an amazing crafter you are. Your creations are all so clever, classy and cool. Glad you had a great time us Mums always deserve a little break every now and again. xx

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a awesome birthday week...

Debby said...

Oh that looks like fun. Youlook so beautiful. Happy Birthday.

Luv 2 Create said...

Wow Looks like you are having a wonderful month of birthday celebration. All the bakery items look luscious. I have gained 10lbs just looking. Enjoy!!!
Marcie

GabyCreates.com said...

Oh you look radiant and so happy! So glad you had a wonderful time.... made me remember I took my BFF to celebrate his 40th in Chicago! for him was the Ralph Lauren restaurant! --anyway thanks for sharing!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh it looks as if you had a couple GREAT DAYS! What a perfect weekend! Happy early birthday!