Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

This long weekend
proved to be
pretty excellent overall.

I had a rare Saturday
off from work, so
we took full advantage of a
gorgeous day.

First we biked to the lake
and toured the
Osaka Japanese Gardens.
They are on the Wooded Island
behind the Museum of Science & Industry
in Jackson Park.

Then we rode over to a
small farmer's market.
(City life = smoke stacks and organic produce)

Finally we picked up Adam and
headed up to the Globe Pub
to catch the US victory over Turkey!

No pictures from the rest of the weekend,
but Sunday included church, babysitting
some awesome kids, and an evening trip
to Scoops, our favorite ice cream shop.

Today we got major morning
thunderstorms, but still
made it up to Bucktown
for a "cook-out" with friends.

Oh yeah, and since
Obama is our neighbor,
getting around Hyde Park
has been interesting.
We did enjoy seeing him in his helicopter, though!

Monday, May 17, 2010

After 4 years of marriage...


Z graduates from seminary

This was a
BIG weekend
at our house.

After 4 years of grad school
Z is now has a
Master of Divinity.

Both sets of our parents came
to Chicago
to celebrate.

Much food was consumed.

Walking from The Newberry to Xoco.

Dad in the city.

Yummy food at Xoco

St. Thomas the Apostle

Z in line to graduate

The Parris family

Z with my folks

Z & Adam

Lovely Clemson/North Side friends

The Burks & us

The Graduate

Jumping (hopscotch-style) for joy!

More food (Greek, this time)

Gone crazy by the end of it all

Thanks to our parents for coming up, and to
all who have supported us through
seminary. We love you and appreciate
you more than you can know.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Calumet Fisheries

Z has long wanted to try
Calumet Fisheries.
You may remember it from
Anthony Bourdain's
No Reservations

or from The Blues Brothers.

We met up with some friends
there to grab some
smoked fish
before heading back to watch
the Fire game on TV.

The weather was awful,
but it was definitely a fun,
authentic Chicago

Everyone tells me that the
fish tasted awesome,
but I have to admit that
my nose did not agree.

I'll take their word for it.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Mr. W: Cone-free

After ~ 6 months of
cone wearing,
Mr. W is
cone free!

Everyone is MUCH happier!

*Post Edit: Hopefully I didn't speak too soon.
We've had a bit of paw licking this
week & are determined not to
start the cycle over again.