Sunday, February 10, 2013

Take Us Back to Chicago

Last weekend we took a long-awaited trip to Chicago to visit friends and get a taste of some actual wintery weather.  We had an absolute blast, and being back made us realize just how much we miss our big city life.

Every second of the trip was packed with some activity or another. The highlights:
  • Met my friend, Lauren's, adorable twin boys. They are way adorable in pics but they are even cuter in person. So glad I finally got to meet those precious boys!
  • Had dinner with my friend (and former assistant), Patrick. Miss.Him.So.Much.
  • My old firm let me crash their bi-monthly attorney lunch. Instead of talking about boring law stuff, we caught up on the past eight months and let me share stories about my shenanigans in Tulsa.  Wish I could have brought all of them back in my suitcase!
  • John visited his old office a couple of times, and had lunch with his boss at a real live taco place (still looking for one here - will probably be looking forever).
  • I met my brunch group for a delicious dinner at Balena. The food and drinks were great, but the company and conversation were even better. It was as if I never left - miss you girls more than ever!
  • John met up with Jeff Knight, Danny Vallejos, and Jim Manhart for dinner and drinks. Such a bummer for him that three of his best friends live in Chicago (especially since Jeff moved back just as we were moving and Danny moved there a few weeks ago). But it just gives us another excuse to visit more often!
  • Hit up lots of our favorite places, including Opart Thai with Scott and Steph. 
 We had such an amazing time and can't wait to go back!

Jeff, Jim, Danny, and me - I crashed their guys night. Couldn't resist!

The guys

Patrick and me in Patrick's cube (also known as the scene of many a crazy work moment).

Meg, me, Lauren, and Molly at Berger Schatz. I hung out there all day. I'm surprised they didn't call security to remove me.

At Belena with the girls. Miss them!

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