Monday, May 16, 2016

Beach'n It

We took a quick last minute trip to Sea Grove with Ryan's sweet parents at the end of April. It was SO nice to put our toes in the sand, swim in a heated pool, have a beautiful house to enjoy, and also have an extra set of hands with the girls, as always! Their company is extra nice, too!

We headed down Thursday night and got dinner at one of the Seaside food trucks. The Harbuck's met us the next morning and we enjoyed a day in the sun and sand.

We enjoyed a YUMMY dinner, as always, at the Red Bar. I cant ever pass up the chicken and potatoes there...I always eat too much, but it was, OH, so worth it!

We enjoyed the next day out in the sand and sun again. The girls had a blast!

That night, the Harbuck's took our babes to Seaside for dinner and fun and Daddy and Mommy got to go out on a date for our own little fun! We started off at George's in Alys Beach, then ventured to the Whiskey Bar on 30A for drinks. The atmosphere are both top notch and we had a grand time. Thanks BB and Bup for knowing how much we needed that!

We loaded the car down (in the works for another bigger car soon, we can PACK. IT. DOWN.) and the girls were fast asleep after a very efficient trip to wear them out! 

Thanks BB and Bup! We love you and appreciate all you do for us always!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Chi-Town Lo-Down

We had THE.BEST.TIME. in Chicago for a little getaway for Ryan's 32nd birthday. Excuse the plethora of selfies and food pics...It happens.

We arrived in Chicago on April 14th, before lunch and tackled the train system to get to our hotel.

Our view from our hotel. 

Our first stop for lunch was The Purple Pig. We heard the 'wait time' was awful there, but surprisingly we walked right in and was seated. It was a late lunch, so I guess we got lucky! The roasted cauliflower was to DIE FOR! Yum!

We explored the city, did a little shopping, and headed back to the hotel to freshen up for drinks and then a late dinner. We had a corner room. This is Ryan working while I am getting ready taking in the incredible views. 

My birthday boy!

We had drink's at ______. I am drawing a blank and now kicking myself why I waited to long to blog about this. The atmosphere was cool and the drinks were on point. 

Our friend from Auburn, Andrew, met us for drinks and we went to the Drake Hotel next. Cool vintage type bar. 

We then ventured on to RPM Italian. It was unreal. Ryan got the lobster ravioli, and I got the Chicken Parm. 

They surprised Ryan with cute little mini ice cream cones and the best doughnut type things I have ever had!

The next day we ventured uptown further to Wrigley field. Our first stop was to buy the girls shirts. 

We stopped at one of the local bars to have a quick bite and a few drinks before the game. We did a little bar hopping after that and headed into the game. 

I am not kidding when I say you couldnt PEEL the smiles off of our faces when we walked in. It was like Christmas, but better. The stadium is amazing and has been a dream for both of us. For Ryan, because of his baseball background and for me because I grew up watching Cubs games with my Grammy. She would be so proud. 

Afterwards, we found a hip bar/club and enjoyed watching people making fools of themselves. 

We met our friend Andrew, for more drinks and to see his really cool apartment. Chicago living is amazing. We grabbed a late night pizza and headed home. 

We enjoyed a date of site seeing at the navy pier...

Then headed to Millineal park and to see the famous "bean". 

My favorite spot was the "Charlotte Athletic Club" Rooftop Bar, "Cindy's". The view was unreal, and the atmosphere was so refreshing and fun. 

Had to document him ordering a fruity drink...he never does. 

We had a quick bite we shared...

and then headed to our hotel bar to have a few drinks and watch our buddy who was in 4th place in the PGA tournament. So cool to see him on national TV! Go P-Diddy!

My phone died after this, but we went on the Architectural boat tour. It was so so so so so cool. Ryan enjoyed the construction aspect, and I liked being on a boat, sipping a cocktail, and enjoying the views. 

We freshened up for the night and headed to Gibson's for an unreal steak and way too much food. 

The gave us this yummy apple dessert for Ryan's Birthday! We were already way too full, but poked around and couldn't was fabulous!

Coming in from a full, yummy night. 

The next morning, I left my sleeping hubby, and hit the pavement for a quick run. I loved taking in the views and the city life. I really could move here, if I didnt have kids!

We snagged brunch at Yolk, before packing our bags and heading to the airport. 

Came home to these little nuggets! 

If you have not been to Chicago, book it now! Highly impressed!