Let’s Celebrate! Summer Street Festivals In Chicago

Luft Balloons at Old Town Art Fair Summer in Chicago isn't complete without attending at least one street festival. It's one of the best things about living in Chicago and one of the reasons why I endure the brutal winters. Whether you live in Chicago or plan to visit Chicago in the summer, be sure … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Summer Street Festivals In Chicago

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Let’s Get Real: I Can’t Wait to Sleep Through the Night, Too!

Let's talk about sleep or for me, lack thereof! We took this picture in March during our staycation at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Magnificent Mile for Luke's 7th birthday. It was a great stay because we had two adjoining rooms so there was plenty of space and beds for all of us … Continue reading Let’s Get Real: I Can’t Wait to Sleep Through the Night, Too!

Let’s Explore! Great Wolf Lodge’s Summer Camp-In Preview

Last Saturday, we drove up to Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee, Illinois for a day to preview their summer camp-in rooms and activities, which also included a fun afternoon at the waterpark. We were at Great Wolf Lodge in the fall but didn't go to the waterpark since Luke had an eye infection from a … Continue reading Let’s Explore! Great Wolf Lodge’s Summer Camp-In Preview

Let’s Celebrate! Our 8 Year Wedding Anniversary

We go together like parmigiano-reggiano! This past week, Charlie and I celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary! Based on my internet search, the traditional gifts for the 8 year anniversary are bronze and pottery. The modern gifts are linen and lace. Not parmigiano-reggiano. Fortunately, we didn't give each other any of those gifts. Although I … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Our 8 Year Wedding Anniversary

Let’s Travel! Our Family Spring Break in Charleston, SC

Charleston has never been on my list of places to visit but after seeing pictures of it on Instagram from various accounts, including the ones I don't follow, I knew I wanted to see all the beauty and southern charm in person. And I have to admit, I binge watched all four seasons of Bravo's … Continue reading Let’s Travel! Our Family Spring Break in Charleston, SC