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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

My Kind of Town.

Anyone who knows me, knows just how special Chicago is to me.

It's a place where I hold many dear memories.

I can recall many funny moments and multiple adventures.

And the people and friendships that have started, bloomed and blossomed, only add to the fun of the city.

I have so many thoughts about how different my life is now. Perhaps there will be a time where my thoughts are clear and I can tell you the thoughts and feelings I have about that city because I have many, especially when I have time to reflect.

I love getting to share my special city with my family and I love that over the years they too are learning to love it as well.

While we were especially in town for Abbie's wedding, we also made sure to have plenty of time to enjoy the city.

Here are some highlights of our days besides the wedding and the race:
On Friday morning along with Abbie we headed to American Girl Place with Miss. M, who would rather buy the stuffed dogs and animals instead of the dolls. But loves it all the same. Riding the el downtown on Sunday. Though both T and M have been on it before every time is still fun and exciting for them. And it was officially H's first time! It made Miss. M's day that our stop was called "Madison"Visiting Millenium Park was probably close to the best part of our day on Sunday. The kids had a blast.
Looking into the "bean" as we call it.

And of course, the fountains.

Navy Pier was our last stop of the day. The kids found a fun house maze that we went through before we headed back to the el and to the hotel. Exhausted.

And a couple things I don't have pictures for but want to mention anyway....

Wishing Sarah and family farewell as they embark on new life in Oregon.

Welcoming the closest thing to a brother I've ever had, back to Chicago and introducing him to M and H. Chatting over dinner like no time has passed. We grew up together, went to college together and have gone our seperate ways but every once in awhile we come full circle.


This is my kind of town, Chicago is my kind of town,
Chicago is my kind of people too. People who, smile at you
And each time I roam, Chicago is calling me home,
Chicago is One town that won't let you down.
It's my kind of town
-From Chicago, My Kind of Town by Cahn/van Heusen

3 Comments:

Blogger The Lindahl News said...

When I think that we could literally have bumped into you on the train, at Millennium Park and Navy Pier, it boggles my mind! How fun would that have been?

However, we did NOT go to American Girl Place!

You all looked like you had a grand time. I do so love the city of Chicago and all that it offers to all ages, shapes, sizes,colors and backgrounds!

Next time, we have to get together...your city or mine!

September 5, 2007 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger melissa said...

love that you had so much fun. love that miss m. is wearing pink at american girl place. love that you and your family are so close. sad that i didn't get to see you sunday. :(

September 5, 2007 at 11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Samara! I just love these pictures! They are just so much fun! I'm so glad that you had a wonderful and special time in a city that means so much to you!
Laura

September 5, 2007 at 1:16 PM  

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