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April flew

Where the heck did April go?! I can’t believe we’re already into May! April was such a flash – – first with my Mom’s visit – then to AE College in Chicago with Heather. We got to enjoy Chi-town for a few days with deep-dish pizza, dinner in Lincoln park and a visit to the bean. We survived the thunderstorms with a delayed flight and a smooth flight home {thankfully}. My iPhone 5 got in a car accident a couple weeks ago, and I lost all my other fun pictures from Chicago, or else you’d see more than just the below!


Rob surprised me with dinner and box tickets to Lady Antebellum in April. Felt great to go to a country concert again — I got my country dance on! BTW, Fiesta Del Mar in Mountain View is AMAZING. I highly recommend.


Rob joined a dodge ball team at work. I don’t have any action shots but here are some of the pre-game footage:

And when we weren’t swamped with work, we were spending our free time planning for Hawaii and getting our base tan on the beach. Yes, that is Rob swimming in the Pacific. The cold water somehow doesn’t phase him. Ha.

Happy May, friends!

Chicago, Lately, Travel

What to do when you only have 24 hrs in Chi-town

I went to Chicago last week for work and had only 24 hours to spend in the windy, foggy city.

What to do with so little time you ask? Here is what you do!

 Order Chicago-style deep-dish pizza from Gino’s East of Chicago:
See the bean:
Admire the Art Institute of Chicago from the outside:
See the Crown Fountains:
Grab a truffle coffee and breakfast and watch the city life:

Work a little:

Next time, I’ll make sure I stay longer to do the following:

Hope to return to Chicago someday soon!  Note to self: buy the new iPhone ASAP!