Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Chi Town Bloggy Meet Up!

Good morning friends!! I hope your Monday was just fabulous! I have been a busy, busy girl the last few days and I am just now getting a chance to catch my breath! Work has been insane. I am in need of a serious vacation! Like one of those week long vacations you spend with your hubby on the beach somewhere with no cell phone reception? Yeah. One of those.

Anyway...

Oh what a weekend I had! As you may remember, I hit the streets of Chicago with Shaina, Jenn, and Lisa on Saturday. Shaina and Lisa were darling enough to pick me up from the train station in the morning and then we headed out for brunch. I had some seriously delicious french toast. Followed by a cupcake. German Chocolate to be exact. Yep. It was that kind of weekend.

We stopped over at Lisa's apartment, picked up Jenn, and headed out for more cupcakes! I had White Velvet this time...which was basically vanilla with white chocolate shavings on top...in case you didn't know....which I did not...but it looked awesome so I went with it. We wandered around different sections of the city and did some shopping. But let's be honest. We were really just wasting time until we could eat again.

We had dinner at a place called Hot Chocolate. Don't worry. They served actual food. I didn't just have chocolate for dinner. We scarfed down the garlic monkey bread for an appetizer and then I split a lamb sausage wrap and mac and cheese with Jenn. It was my first experience with lamb and it was so good! The brussel sprouts, however, were not my favorite. Ha! But I washed them down with some sort of chocolate dessert so all was right with the world.

By the way, I totally janked all of these pictures from this post by Shaina. For some reason I didn't take any pictures? Yeah. Stupid. But I think my camera was self conscious of the beauty of Shaina's pink camera so it wanted to stay hidden.




HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAINA!!


This was us at nearly every meal. Why did we not just get separate checks? Lesson learned.



Jenn was generous enough to drive me back to my sister's house and I took the Megabus back home Sunday morning. It was a simply fabulous weekend with some lovely, lovely ladies that I wish everyday lived across the street from me.

Up next...Valentine's Day with my hubby!

15 comments:

Heather said...

I LOVE Hot Chocolate!! It's close to my house actually. Yummy food and dessert!

Dollface said...

how fun! Im totally jealous of the blogger meetup, xxxoo

Adorably Distracted... said...

aww thats fun!! that dog is the cutest!

Brittany Ann said...

Awww! So much fun!

The Shabby Princess said...

How fun! And um, white velvet cupcakes? Yes please.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

A weekend involving food and friends sounds like the perfect time to me!! I'm jealous you got to eat cupcakes twice in one day!

Lucy Marie said...

Each time I read one of your posts about the weekend, my envy strikes again.

d.a.r. said...

Ughhhh so jealous!!!!

Glad yall had a blast :)

Tasha said...

What a perfect weekend! I love that you wander around until it's time to eat again! That's always my philosophy in life! :-) Glad you had fun!

Newlywed in the Suburbs said...

All of that food sounds amazing! I am so hungry now :)

Jenn said...

yay! again - it was so good to meet you finally!! xxoo

Llama said...

Sounds like a fabulous time!!

Llama said...

Sounds like a fabulous time!!

jlc said...

Oh what fun!! Glad you all got to meet up!! And in ChiTown no less! :)

Shaina said...

Such a fantastic weekend!!!! And great photos. Hehehe. I miss all that tasty food ... but my body probably doesn't!!!