Weekend

    
My weekend was three days because I had Monday off for MLK day. It’s pretty awesome! We had a great weekend in the city, and for once, didn’t drive anywhere except to Costco! Just what living in the city should be! 

We ate lots of good food, did plenty of relaxing, and all in all it was a great weekend! 

 Sushi!  

 Skillet cookie.. So so good!

   
One of our last date nights for a while

  Shepards pie.. Such great comfort food for a cold winter’s night! 

Fountainhead

Friday night Jim and I went to dinner at Fountainhead. Fountainhead is one of our favorite local spots, and in the summer they have an amazing rooftop. Fountainhead is located in North Center in Chicago. They serve American fare that always has a fun twist. Their beer menu is extremely large and rotates regularly based on many things, including the season. They also have plenty of cocktails and a large wine list. Although I wasn’t partaking in the drink menu this time, I was happy to order a yummy mocktail.  Jim ordered a beer but I don’t remember what it was! I know it was a sour beer though… One of his favorite types of beer at the moment. The lighting wasn’t very good for picture taking!

 

We started wth the pub cheese as an appetizer and it was delicious!

After the appetizer, we browsed the menu. I was already starting to get full so I didn’t want a huge meal. I decided to go with the mussels and frites. Jim got fried chicken with mashed potatoes. Both were excellent! I really loved Jim’s mashed potatoes. I would order the chicken in the future just to get those potatoes!

Pub Cheese

Mussels

Frites

Fried chicken and potatoes

In the past, we would have stayed for more drinks, but times have changed, so we headed home and watch Interstellar.  All in all, a good Friday night!

Weekend Highlights

This weekend couldn’t have been any busier, but it was a fun one! Friday we babysat my cousin’s baby and it was fun to hang out with him and get some practice. After he went to bed we watched The Leftovers. It is such a creepy show!! 

Bright and early Saturday morning we headed out to the burbs to go to the pumpkin farm with Jim’s family.  

   
After we got home we got ready to go to my friend’s wedding at Navy Pier. It was a beautiful venue and so fun to see all of my friends. We have had so many weekends together it will be sad to get back to normal after this!  

    
    
    
 
   
 
Sunday we went to my aunt and uncle’s house to get some furniture they got for our nursery! So excited to set it all up! We ended the weekend with a delicious dinner of lobster tail, mussels, and asparagus. And for dessert we had some delicious coffee cake my aunt made! All in all it was a great weekend!  

    
 

Weekend Highlights

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! 

 

 Weekend

I had a busy week and was totally exhausted every night, dozing off before 9:00 every night. My back, legs and feet hurt like crazy. Standing all day is rough with a baby on board! I was more than happy to have a low key weekend with just a few plans. Our weekends have been, and will be jam packed, and while it is fun, it is also exhausting!   

Here are some eats and some highlights from the weekend! 
Friday morning I treated myself to a pumpkin spice latte- skim with one pump of syrup. I don’t like all the sugar flavor of the regular ones so I just get one pump. 

  Brown rice and veggie salad. 
Friday night we got carry out from a Mexican/Asian place that we have never tried before.  I chose a California role but this was what I got— not what I was expecting! It was veggies wrapped up in the seaweed wrapper. 

 
To salvage the dinner Jim made cookies!  

 

Saturday I had my friend Huda’s wedding shower. It was fun to see all of my friends and celebrate the bride!

 

Sunday we went to Jim’s favorite place on earth… Costco! We got a rotisserie chicken for lunch and had a salad with it.  

 
Finally, Sunday night we had ribs on the grill that Jim made. So good! I has about 1/4 of my portion. Then we ended the weekend by going to the movies to see Black Mass.  

 
And just like that, the weekend was over!