|My love in the city where we met|
|View from our hotel room balcony|
The next morning, we met our dear friends Kirra and Taylor for breakfast at Elly's. It was so refreshing to reconnect with them in person (Kirra and I talk all the time, but it's nice being face to face!). It always seems to happen this way, but we start out catching up all four of us, then later, Kirra and I have lots to say about blogging, antiques, Anthro, friendships, etc. etc. and Taylor and Shawn chat about theology. I love it. And love them. And I'm thriiiillllled that Kirra is coming for a visit in just a few weeks!!!
PS - Later in the day, we met up with Kirra again but we saw her on the street before she saw us and so we ran right toward her and scared her a lot. Sorry, friend. :)
We also got to see our newlywed friends, Josiah & Jamie Lee.
I seriously can't believe this is the only picture I took while we were with them and it's blurry! (This was Josiah asking, "How do you get one of these cookies out if someone buys it?" Haha.)
We got a tour of their new adorable apartment, ate yummy Japanese food, walked around the city along with hundreds of Halloween-costumed people, and visited Vosges for some spicy drinking chocolate.
While in the city, we also stopped at Argo three times. I miss it that much.
Shawn likes it too, but nowhere near as much as he loves Intelligentsia. In fact, I might just have to frame the picture below: his beloved espresso. For Shawn, there's just nothing like it.
We did lots more and saw other friends and I just simply forgot to take pictures. That can sometimes be a good thing, I think, to just take in the moment without having to snap a picture every few minutes.
All in all, our dear Chicago welcomed us well and we returned to a much warmer Tennessee so grateful for the weekend and a little exhausted. And even though we know we're supposed to be right where we are and doing the things we do in this season, we picture a day that we'll be in Chicago again.
Until then, we hope she shows a little mercy on all our friends this winter. :)