Someone's Having a Birthday...

Yep, the rumors are true - today Brian turns 22! To celebrate, we are taking a trip into Chicago and will be spending the weekend exploring the "artsy" side of the city. A trip to the Symphony is involved, possibly a visit to the Museum of Art, and lots of good food! We are hoping to get some pictures up after the trip. Apologies for neglecting the blog lately - we've had visitors, illness, and of course Thanksgiving to keep us occupied. Hope you are all doing well and we will try to update soon!


The End of Fall

Just in case you didn't get enough pictures of fall color...here are some more!

Sadly, most of the Fall color is gone - just one week after these pictures were taken! The winter wind has started to blow, and we are getting ready for our first snow flurries within the next week. It will be so fun to see our neighborhood covered in snow - don't worry - we'll be sure to get lots of pictures of that too!


A Visit from my Mom

These past 3 and a half months have marked the longest time I have ever been away from my parents. My mom is my best friend, so to be away for that long is crazy! We still talk on the phone every week, but it was so nice to be face to face - shopping, sewing, cooking, and hanging out. Plus, we were able to show her a taste of what our lives look like in Wheaton, IL. Here are some pictures from her trip out here. (As you can see, we are having a late fall here and my mom couldn't get enough of the beautiful scenery!)

I love you, maw maw!