Friday, March 13, 2009

The Windy City.



Spring Break is next week and my whole family is heading out to The Windy City for a last big shebang before baby Levi comes in to flip our worlds upside down.

I can't wait!

I have only been to Chicago once and it was only for a day because we were just passing through. I'm excited to soak in the sounds and smells of a brand new City.

And I'm beyond ready to get away for a while.

I need to break free from the monotony of my days!

So. Next week I will not be blogging. I will be vacationing!

And eating this:



And taking my picture in this:



HAPPY SPRING BREAK! :)

I will return 3/23.

51 comments:

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  2. I have been reading your blog for awhile now --- and I live in the Windy City, so I thought I'd actually leave a comment :) Enjoy your trip up here - the weekend will be a bit crazy with all the St Pattys day festivities, but its always a lot of fun. Any other plans besides deep dish and the bean?? :)

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  3. Have fun. I lived in Chicago for 5 years while hubby was in med. school. You must have Lou Malnati's pizza, simply the best in the city. Enjoy your trip. It is a wonderful city!

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  4. I'm so jealous!!! I SO want to go there! Let us know how it goes!

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  5. Have fun! I'm out in the Windy City too and I am fairly certain the weather will be cooperating next week. I hope you have a great time!

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  6. Chicago is a cool place to visit- my sister and I went there for a weekend once to see a Chicago-only circus. Hope you have a safe and awesome trip!

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  7. I've only spent one night there too and can't wait to go back this summer for a conference with husband!

    Eat enough pizza for me!

    Have fun!

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  8. Ooh, I was going to tell you to be sure and go to Giordano's, but it looks like you already know. I love that stuff! We will be in Chicago for several weeks this year for training, so you will have to let us know some of the fun places you find!

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  9. You are going to have so much fun!!! I love Chicago. Can't wait to hear all about your trip.

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  10. Have so much fun girl!! :) Hugs!

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  11. have a great time! we've been to chicago SEVERAL times, so let me know if you need any suggestions :) make sure you check out the art museum, the science musem, and MICHIGAN AVENUE! its a shoppers heaven :)

    and if you like chocolate, go to the hershey chocolate factory! its really a store, but its fun!

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  12. !! i live in a suburb right outside of chicago!!! i had a handful of wedding photos in front of 'the bean' as we chi town folks call it. (chi pronounced shy) i hope you have tons of fun!!! i would be lying if i said i wouldn't miss reading your blog :) hope the windy city treats you well and remember, WARM COAT WARM SHOES WARM SCARF!!!!!!!!! oh and lots of pizza and OF COURSE italian beef!!!!! mmmmmmmmmm ;)

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  13. Is that a giant silver bedpan?

    Good luck with the pizza. That's quite a task to accomplish, even for a preggo lady! :)

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  14. I love Chicago! Be sure to go to Marshall's. :)

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  15. Make sure you do plenty of shopping on the Magnificent Mile! Oh, and the Navy Pier is really neat too! :) Have a great time with your family!!

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  16. Oh I am so jealous!! I've always wanted to see Chicago but have yet to make it.. Boo!

    But have so much fun and take tons of pictures!! Look forward to hearing from you when you get back!

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  17. SO FUN!!! Have the absolute time of your life!

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  18. Have a great time in Chicago!!! And eat some yummy pizza for me - that looked SO great!! (o: HOpe spring break is relaxing and enjoyable. You will be missed next week in blog-land!

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  19. Hope you have a great time! Me and my sweethubby went there this time last year for our anniversary. It was really cold, windy (duh) and snowed. We did the bean pic, sears tower, pizza and went to see Wicked @ the oriental theatre. I'd recommend seeing Wicked if you haven't seen it. FAB U LOUS!

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  20. I'm going in September! I used to live there so we're visiting my friends and D's aunt. Everyone thinks a different Chicago style pizza is the best. I think Girodano's has the best pizza - and I know it sounds weird but try their spinach pizza...they're famous for it. Last May when we visited Chicago we went to Girodano's and Steve Harvey was at the table next to us with his entourage.

    - Ed Debevic's is a REALLY fun place to go. I had my 21st birthday dinner there.

    - If you haven't seen Blue Man Group - go see it. It's an awesome show.

    - Wendella's architecture boat tour ROCKS...it's a really interesting tour that goes through the river and out onto the lake for some really great shots of the Chicago skyline.

    - Of course the museums are neat.

    - D & I took a tour of Wrigley field while we were there and it was SO NEAT! Since the Cubs are still at Spring Training you'll probably be able to get in to a tour no problem. It really is unbeatable.

    Have fun!!

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  21. OOOO I'm jealous! I LOVE Chicago! It is so much fun! Can't wait to hear of your adventures!

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  22. have soo much fun whitney:) yeah:) we will miss you while you are gone.. enjoy lots of pizza for me and lil neu:)

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  23. Chicago! Yay! I went there last year around this time to buy my car. I was only there like less than one day, but we ate at Uno's and the pizza was WONDERFUL and all the tall buildings, it was crazy and pretty, lots of interesting folks. Oh, you'll be there for St. patrick's day, so some weirdo's will come out. Get excited. We were there then. Lots of people wearing green stuff. I hope you guys have so much fun!

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  24. I love Chicago. If you're looking for a great view of the city, go to the John Hancock Center, I think it's called. There's a restaurant on the 95th or 96th floor. We went and just had drinks by the windows. It's awesome! Have fun and be safe!

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  25. How exciting!

    I'm sure you take extra time to savor evryhting since you won't get to go for a while after Levi comes.

    Have fun!

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  26. Be safe and have so so so much fun! Baby Levi, I'm sure, will give you a run for your money in just a few short weeks, so enjoy this final hurrah as a family of 2!

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  27. Wait I'm still mistified by that picture, is that pizza? some sort of cheesecake? pot pie? I can't figure it out. Whatever it is I think I'd like it!

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  28. Ooooooo Whitney...I wish we could meet. I'll be so close to you. I work about 1/2 hour from downtown. Please let me know if you have any open time slots (I know you'll be really busy with that pizza...yummmo, I love Chicago style!).

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  29. Darn, I'm like, 90 minutes from Chi-town, but my Spring Break is the NEXT week! I'm taking my Miss Muffin to the Lincoln Park Zoo and to Build-A-Bear at Navy Pier where our friend is the manager. Have a wonderful trip; hopefully you got all these wonderful suggestions before you left! I'll add one more...Water Tower Place on Michigan has a Lush store on the ground floor...go treat yourself to some bathtime yummies. :)

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  30. We LOVE Chicago and their pizza is to die for...have lots of pizza for me!

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  31. Have fun up here! There is so much to do, and the suggestions that people are giving are great! I second portillo's and uno's. If you like plants, Garfield Park Conservatory is amazing, and free. Hope you guys have good weather!

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  32. Be sure to wear good walking shoes. You must window shop all the great stores on Michigan Ave..of course you will also BUY in those shops..

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  33. Hey miss! I finally made a blog. We'll see how it goes. Have fun in the Windy City!

    Shyla

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  34. I tagged you on my blog - then I saw you were going to be gone for a while! My timing is horrible!

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  35. Those pics are amazing! I left you an award on my page! :) Have fun on Spring Break!

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  36. Oh, have fun! I take the Amtrak to Chicago a couple times a year - I LOVE that city! Take lots of pictures!

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  37. Have lots of fun! I'm excited to "meet" your new baby!

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  38. Hope you had a super time! I haven't been there in years but would like to soon.

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  39. then you should stop by and say "hello".
    xo

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  40. p.s. I meant Marshall Fields. :) Although I do love Marshall's too.

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  41. Whitney! Come back! I need an updated belly picture of you!!! ASAP! :)

    Hope the vacay is going great!

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  42. I love your blog!! The name especially, that is my dream also. I am so happy for you as you go through your pregnancy. I love all your updates. I hope you have a great vacation.

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May the Lord bless you and keep you safe today! Thanks for the comment, friends! :)

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