December 20, 2010

Christmas in Chicago...

We spent the weekend in Chicago with our best friends. Downtown Chicago (especially Macy's) is simply magical at Christmas. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from our adventures. And "yes" it was FREEZING in the windy city!



It's always such a treat when we get to visit them. They are our best friends, despite the 200+ miles between our houses. Our girls can't get enough of each other and they are the kind of friends you can stay up with all night long and never have a lull in conversation. Thank you for a fabulous time, Andrea, Andy & Ali! Everyone needs a WINDY (bitter cold) CITY experience every now and then.

17 comments:

Sarah said...

I am headed there in the morning! Thanks for the reminder to bring my hat and gloves! : )

Kim said...

WOW..
How pretty.
Love all the photos..
Have a great week..
Hugz..

Donna said...

What great photos, glad you had such a nice time! Macy's looks just beautiful, and I've heard that the Christmas market is wonderful. Sounds like you got back just in time, I heard there is a bit of a mini snow storm coming to Chicago!

Cindy said...

I just love Christmas in the big cities! We may have to try Chicago at the holidays...Now I know you indulged a bit a the Christmas market. So what did you buy?

The girls (and you and Chris,too) just had the holiday twinkle that only joy with friends can bring.So glad you had a great time.

I bought some of those ornaments at Dollar Tree, too. You can't beat the price and they are just beautiful! The kids and I are going to decorate with some AFTER Christmas. Let you know how it turns out!

Hope your short week is going well.
Holiday Hugs!
Cindy

Jodee Leader said...

What a fun weekend! You got sooooo many great pictures! I have never been to Chicago before but hope to go soon!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a wonderful experience for your family...even though it was cold it looks like you were having a great time. I love Chicago, so much to do and see. Merry Christmas.

Karin said...

Awesome photos! Brings back memories of shopping there one time (well..actually no shopping, just looking!).

Cindy said...

oh how beautiful Chicago is at Christmas!
We may have to wait and visit next year.
Beautiful Christmas card of your family!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

It does look bitter cold, but you guys look like you had an amazing time! We should all be so luck yto have such dear friends in our life.

Beach Mama said...

I love Chicago! I imagine it can look pretty magical for the holidays! Great photos!

Heather said...

It looks so cold, but what a festive and fun place to be!

Talley Images said...

How fun does this look?!!!

Andrew said...

We had a great time with you guys!!! As usual, wish it could have been longer. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year's and all the best to your family!

Love,
Andy, Andrea and Alison

ps--in the next several years we have to pack our bags and all go for a 3-day weekend to the other city that glows during the holidays...NYC! We love Chicago but New York still our fave. By the way, here's a list of the top 40 films made in Chicago http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/June-2010/40-Best-Chicago-Movies-Ever/index.php?cparticle=1&siarticle=0#artanc Not sure if I was talking to you or Chris about this...

Life in Rehab said...

I've never been to Chicago, but it looks so festive and bright!

Anita said...

Beautiful pictures, Kim!! Jen went to college for a semester up there and LOVED Chicago, too!!...though not a fan of the COLD wind! ;)

I know what you mean about needing that "friend" time. Boy do I ever!! What an extra Christmas blessing to enjoy it with friends.

Truly Blessed said...

Fun weekend! Chicago at Christmastime is magical (and very, very cold!).

Merry Christmas, my friend!

Shanna said...

Oh how I love Chicago! Your pictures are so amazing. I can only imagine what the decorations looked like in person.