The End of a Fun Week

Posted by on Aug 31, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

The End of a Fun Week

Week #35 of 52- August 31st We celebrated Matthew Neal’s 11th birthday a little early before we left.  The boys were thrilled to get to be there for the celebration.! Matthew has a tradition of having a Father/Son Baseball game for his birthday each year and everyone looks forward to it.  This year, the dads beat the boys.  A few shots of the game… Once the party was over, it was time for goodbyes.  Our boys had been dreading this moment.  Goodbyes are always tough.  We had such a blast this past week reliving some of our favorite things about Chicago and seeing some of...

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DuPage Children’s Museum

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

DuPage Children’s Museum

Week #35 of 52- August 27th We headed to the Children’s Museum on Tuesday with a little friend of ours, Miss Jayda.  She was with us for the afternoon and we had a blast!  We never visited this museum during our time in Chicago so everything was new to us.  Without a doubt, the most popular exhibit for all 4 of the kids was the bubbles!  We could have stayed in this area the whole day! Jayda and Caleb showing their handmade cars from the woodworking shop. (I was very grateful to have Sumner and Jonah’s help in here! :)) Nothing like a maze of mirrors! Oh, Jonah.  He had...

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A Trip to Chicago!

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

A Trip to Chicago!

Week #34 of 52- August 24th-26th Adam was selected to help in an assessment at the plant in Chicago and the boys and I were able to tag along with him.  The boys have been counting down the days until they would get to see their friends again ever since we told them about the trip a month and a half ago!  They were beyond excited.  Adam would be working Monday-Friday while there and we were fortunate to be able to add on the weekend before and the weekend after to have a good amount of time up in our old stomping grounds.  We miss Chicago deeply.  It was such a blessing to be there...

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Chicago- Last Day

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Chicago- Last Day

Week 1 of 52, cont’d. We had a fun day of Portillo’s (cheese fries and philly cheese steaks!), Laser Tag, pizza, and friends on Friday.  The day was full and we enjoyed every second! We had to get some group shots!  (Missing Jeremy, though.) The “Silly” shot. So thankful for each of these friendships.   Adam joined the boys and some of their friends for a couple rounds of laser tag.  Judging by the smiles on their faces as they came out of the course, I would say they loved it! Part of the fun was this CRAZY course!  They know how to make it fun! In...

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Chicago!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Blog | 4 comments

Chicago!

Week 1 of 52 We headed out for a three day trip in Chicago on January 2nd.  The boys had no clue we had planned it until the night before we left.  To say that they were excited on our drive up the next morning would be a huge understatement!  They could not wait to see their friends again.   The boys picked up right where they left off with their friends upon our arrival.  It was so good to see how the friendships were still strong.  Adam and I feel the same way about their friends’ parents.  Priceless, God-given friendships. We had a fabulous Wednesday evening and a great...

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