Friday, May 30, 2008

Celebration in the downtown Chicago!

So Tim planned a trip into the city for our 5 year anniversary. Here is a shot of our hotel.

It was so quaint

We had to laugh because the room smelled like Old Spice - it was almost like that was their air freshener :o) It was a gorgeous room though!This was the lobby - I wanted to just hang out and read, but there wasn't time.
That night we went to the Pritzker Pavillion and watched Northwestern University play for us. It was fabulous!

The night was perfect - 60-70 degrees and just so relaxing!

I loved this close up - they have concerts all summer long - we look forward to hitting some more.

After the concert, we headed to Geja's cafe. It was so much fun!
It was so cozy and romantic!
They started with the fruit, bread and cheese
And then went to a small salad
Then came the Meat and veggies! It was actually really good. Although I purposely overcooked every piece - just in case!
We got to roast our marshamallows over the chocolate
Some great fruit!

Mmmmm - chocolate!!!The next morning, we woke up (late) and stopped by "The Original Pancake House" which is well known here. It was pretty amazing!

Tim got the house specialty - the "Apple Pancake" It as massive! He only finished about half. But it sure was good!
That afternoon, we headed to University of Chicago - Beautiful School!
Then we spent time jsut walking the magnificent mile and hanging out in Millenium park.

We had a wonderful time together - we probably walked 5 + miles, but it was worth it. It was nice just to see the parts of the city we hadn't seen before. And of course it was such a blessing just being together and relaxing!


S&s said...

that looked like such a great trip, Julie! So glad you were able to do that!

Danielle said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing it on here. Miss you guys!

LMLogan said...

so fun - love the pictures!! and I love that black and white shirt - new?

Tim & Kristen said...

Happy 5th anniversary!! Glad that you were able to have a special celebration!

Katie Barker said...

Yay - I think it's great that you went locally! B/C it still isn't something you can do every weekend. Next year maybe San Fran though?!? ;)
btw you guys looked so cute all dressed up for dinner, it made me miss you even more. Less than 2 wks and I'll be back!

jeileenbaylor said...

Linds - yea - the black and white shirt is new. I got it for the benefit dinner for my school - and of course I made sure that it was empire waste and stretchy so that I could wear it all summer :o)
Looking forward to seeing you tonight!

Kate- can't wait til you get here ! We'll hand out at the pool :o)

Travis and Becky said...

jules-that looks so fun! i'm glad you had a good time. i like seeing the difference in the pictures between your engagement and now. when i look at me and trav's wedding picture i can't believe how young we's scary! soon you'll have a sweet little baby...can you believe it?? =) love you!!

akhughes said...

what a fun anniversary! great pics and congrats on year #5!

Dawn said...

I love all of the pictures! Your hair is getting so long! You look great!