This long weekend was a good one! Friday we went to dinner with my mom to celebrate her birthday. I forgot to take pictures.
Saturday we relaxed and researched strollers. There are so many options! We have narrowed it down to two- City Mini by Baby Jogger and Bravo Trio System. We are going to make our final decision soon!
Later in the day, we headed to the suburbs for my friend’s wedding rehearsal! We stayed at a Sheraton and it was a nice hotel for a wedding. Sheratons always have nice rooms and amenities for a fair price. I love weddings at hotels because it is so great to just go upstairs to your hotel room at the end of the night! Sheraton
We had the rehearsal and dinner and again I forgot to take pictures!
Sunday was the big day! We started getting our hair and makeup done and it was so fun hanging out with some of my best friends in the world. As with every wedding, the getting ready process flies by, and soon it’s time to get dressed and go!
The wedding ceremony was at Cantigny Park a beautiful outdoor site. There are gardens everywhere, and beautiful fall colors in the trees and flowers. We got so lucky with the weather, and it was 77 degrees out. October in Chicago can be freezing, so we were pumped that the weather gods were so kind to us! The ceremony was beautiful.
It was a Muslim ceremony, and I have never experienced one before. It reminded me very much of many wedding ceremonies, and the bride and groom’s vows were perfectly “them”. Soon we returned to the hotel for the ceremony. We were led around by a Middle Eastern band to kick off the night. The reception was so fun, and it was great to see so many of our college friends that we haven’t seen in a while. I especially liked the photo booth, and the ice cream bar. All in all it was a great day! I only made it until 11 that night, but tried my best to hang with everyone for as long as I could
Monday was Columbus Day, so it was a day off! We headed back to the city, but before we got on the road we stopped for breakfast. Multigrain pancakes and bacon. So good!
Later in the day we walked to Wrigleyville to experience the excitement. The Cubs haven’t been in the playoffs since 2003, so everyone is very exciting! It was fun to walk through a small part of the craziness. I would love love love to go to a game, but alas, we don’t have an extra $1000 to spend on a few tickets. We are really hopeful that the Cubs can keep going!
Monday night Jim made lamb on the grill with asparagus. It was incredible! So tender and juicy. Definitely a nice way to end the long weekend!