Sign of a good wedding weekend: I’m STILL tired!
Dallas was a groomsman in Josh and Liz’s wedding and it all kicked off with rehearsal on Friday night. I didn’t actually go to the rehearsal, but met up a bit later at the top of the Tribune Tower at The Crown for cocktails (many) and appetizers. Though it was chilly outside, everyone braved it to go outside and take a look around. The views are amazing and so is the architecture. I used to work across Michigan Avenue from the Tribune Tower and it was really interesting to see the opposite view and to see the Trib Tower architecture from the inside out.
The wedding was at The Ivy Room. The ceremony was short and beautiful. The bride and the bridesmaids all wore white. The groom and the groomsmen were all tuxed up. I could not get over how adorable Liz’s niece, the flower girl was! And especially later on when all she wanted to do for hours was dance and twirl in her dress. I loved the part of the ceremony where the officiant revealed to Josh some things Liz said and vice versa.
The dinner was good, the dancing was great. After the wedding we kept going and it was quite a late night. I’ll leave it at that! Congratulations to Josh and Liz (and Konrad)!
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A while back a guy in my office emailled everyone in Chicago about some almost free Cubs tickets that were available. Many people in our office travel and have a Starwood Preferred Guest account and they were having a promo offering Cubs-Braves bleacher tickets for a prime “platinum” weekend game this past weekend. The face value of each ticket was $67 but if you used a few of your SPG points, you could get these tickets for about $1 each!. I jumped on it and got the max 4 tickets that I could get. I thought it would be fun to take my dad, since he’d never been to Wrigley Field, and maybe my brother and Amanda or one of the kids. My brother has been to the park twice (first time, second time), but the others haven’t. Anyway, my brother and his family were camping, so Paul and Kate came, but my dad was free so he got to go to Wrigley Field for the first time.
The bleachers were not too rowdy, like they can sometimes be, which was good. I also saw and visited with some other friends from work who hopped on the deal like I did – Chris, Charlie, Waleed. I heard Geoff was there too, but I didn’t see him. We drank a few Shock Top beers, ate a bunch of peanuts, had some hot dogs. The game had a lot of runs and was exciting, even though the Cubs lost. Still a great time!
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I sadly only have about a week or so left of maternity leave ( ) so I decided to take Makai in to the office to meet all of my coworkers. I parked in the Millennium Park garage, which I was a little leery about, but actually wasn’t that hard. At our building’s security desk Makai had to get an official visitor’s pass! Also, while we were in the lobby we got to visit with Kate for a minute before heading upstairs. Kate doesn’t work for Isobar, but she works in the building so that was nice that she could meet up with us!
In the office Makai was on his best behavior. As laid back as ever while he got passed around from person to person, with all of the ladies (and some of the men!) squealing in his face. I planned our visit over the lunch hour so it would not be too disruptive, but we actually ended up staying for almost three hours! Makai only got fussy one time when he was hungry, but otherwise, was so good!
To be honest it was kind of nice to go back to the office for a short, unofficial visit before I go back for real. Maybe it won’t be so weird when I arrive back for my first day now.
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