Let’s Celebrate! Cruz and Levi Turn 2

Happy 2nd birthday to my twin babies - Cruz and Levi! I can't believe they are already 2 years old!! (Cruz and Levi turned two in July....but I'm just getting around to blogging about it). We had a small celebration at home and the theme for the twins' second birthday was "Two Wild" because they … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Cruz and Levi Turn 2

How We Are Navigating Remote Learning This Time Around

Luke is officially a third grader! Where did time go? I remember sharing his kindergarten post like it was yesterday. He's officially a big kid now...or so he says. But he'll always be a baby to me. The start of third grade was not the typical start when you're in the middle of a pandemic … Continue reading How We Are Navigating Remote Learning This Time Around

Let’s Explore! An Afternoon in a Flower Field Picking Zinnias at Thompson Strawberry Farm

I recently made a fun discovery....there are flower fields near Chicago for you to pick your own flowers!!! But what's also great about this? They also look great in photos! What??? And the bonus is that it can be a fun family activity! I'm going to be honest. I don't know about the many varieties … Continue reading Let’s Explore! An Afternoon in a Flower Field Picking Zinnias at Thompson Strawberry Farm

Let’s Eat! Where We Have Been Eating Out in Chicago During the Pandemic

I'll be honest, it felt weird/strange not to eat out for three straight months. In fact, I missed eating out. It's one of the reasons why I love living in the city. You can always find a restaurant to dine in/out at in Chicago. We've had our fair share of take out and deliveries during … Continue reading Let’s Eat! Where We Have Been Eating Out in Chicago During the Pandemic

Let’s Celebrate! A Sweet Birthday Treat for a Francophile

I turned another year older last week. I'm not going to mention how old I am. You can do the math if you go back to my previous years' birthday post. With Illinois being in Phase 4 of the reopening (well, maybe Chicago is back at Phase 3), I will consider this a pandemic birthday. … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! A Sweet Birthday Treat for a Francophile

Let’s Explore! Sunflowers at Matthiessen State Park (and other sunflower fields near Chicago)

Sunday was probably one of the hottest days this summer. With the heat index it felt like 100 degrees. We were crazy to spend part of the day outside - looking for a sunflower field in or near Chicago. And guess what? We found a sunflower field at Matthiessen State Park about 1.5 hour drive … Continue reading Let’s Explore! Sunflowers at Matthiessen State Park (and other sunflower fields near Chicago)