Category Archives: The Bean


This is a severely late post but I’m trying to play catch up right now.

Over Thanksgiving my mother and 2 sisters and I all went up to Chicago. There was really no particular reason behind it, we just wanted to kind of get away from it all and have a little change. On the trip my Sister-in-law and her husband came and met up with us, bringing my AMAZINGLY funny niece and nephew. Talk about 2 people I could never love any more just because I don’t think it’s humanly possible.

We went and saw The Bean! It was was pretty big highlight of the trip.

The girls

View from inside The Bean

Michigan Ave Thanksgiving eve

Water Tower

Water Tower

Jeremiah Scott

Payton Nichole

Mason Joshua


Running in the rain

Also on this trip, my nephew turned 4. His big gift from Grandma was to get to go to the Lego Store. I think the best part for the rest of us was we now had an excuse to go to the Lego Store. We all were playing with the pieces, building things, and OOOOing and AWWWing over the “Architecture Series” that Lego has now come out with.

Lego Store

The Chicago skyline made out of LEGOS!


It was a trip that I will never forget. I loved spending all this time with my family. I count myself very blessed.