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Back to Work

February 18th, 2014 · No Comments

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This was my beautiful view of the monument at Logan Square this morning. I would not normally walk this way, but it is my first day back at work and Dallas and I dropped Makai off at his new day care this morning. The center is a bit closer to the Logan Square train station so after we got him settled in, I headed for that stop for the train to work.

I won’t really get into whether or not I’m ready to be back in the office working or how much I’m going to miss hanging out with my little family, but I think you can draw your own conclusions. Today, the actual day, hasn’t been too bad so far.. not as bad as the anticipation of today. That said, Makai’s new teacher said that she’d send me daily updates so I’ve been refreshing my email about twice a minute.

I know everything will be fine. Makai will be great – learn new things, make new friends – and I will enjoy getting a paycheck again. It’s just another transition phase that’s throwing everything on it’s head just when we thought we had it all worked out.

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Makai Visits Roundarch Isobar

February 10th, 2014 · No Comments

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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!

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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!

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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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Fun Weekend With Friends and Family

January 13th, 2014 · No Comments

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Becky, Chris, Rachelle

Friday: Amanda came down to watch Makai while Dallas and I went out for the night. First we had some happy hour drinks downtown with Jessica, Todd, Adam, Brian and Damien. Then we headed to the Roundarch Isobar holiday party at Siena Tavern. After 11 weeks, it was so nice to see all of my work friends, but it really did drive home the fact that I only have a few weeks left until I go back to work! Still a fun night. As per usual with the Isobar holiday parties: great food, endless open bar, lots of fun. This was the most drinks I’ve had in one night in literally a year. And the longest I stayed up forever (not counting New Years, when Makai was with us). Paired with the fact that I’d been sick the two previous days, I lost my voice for the whole weekend. So worth it, though!

Saturday: Amanda decided to stay over one more night instead of driving home and driving back on Sunday. We ate bacon all day and went to brunch at Revolution Brewing where she met her new favorite beer: Gravedigger Billy, a barrel-aged scotch ale.

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Makai & Jessica & a bunch of beer & a grape soda.

Sunday: Richard, Stephanie and Jessica came down. We had lunch/brunch at the Goose Island Brewpub on Clybourn. Amanda met another new favorite beer: Extremely Naughty Goose, an imperial brown ale with a chocolate and whiskey flavor. I had the London Fog, a milk stout with chocolate and Earl Grey tea, and really liked that. We also both had more bacon in the form of bacon jam! This trip to Goose Island was Makai’s second restaurant outing (not counting Starbucks). I don’t think he even knew he went, though. He slept the whole time!

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After lunch, Jess, Steph, Amanda and Makai went home and Richard and I went and saw The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. We have seen all of the Hobbit and LOTR movies together.

Update: More photos from the holiday party (via the official photographer).

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