Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Take me back to Chicago!

C and I just got back from a trip to Chicago. We had such a great time; Chicago is a really cool city. Granted, it was super crowded and there were people every where. We stayed in a town called Glenview and took the Metra in to the city every day. The first day we walked around for about 8 hours and my legs were totally shot for the rest of the trip, I could barely walk by the end of each day. It probably didn't help that I only wore flip flops. But, we still had a great time and got to do lots of fun things.

I had to go for work and we decided to make a whole weekend out of it. It's only about an 8 hour drive from where we live and went by quickly. I spent all day Monday and part of Tuesday at the StyleMax show in the Merchandise Mart. Basically, it's where all the retailers go to see the clothes coming out for the next couple of seasons and place orders to merchandise their stores. For someone who loves clothes, it was heaven and torture all at the same time. Thousands of square feet of beautiful clothing that you can't buy and I can't fit in to. But - I did get to help select the new inventory for the fall and holiday season at our store. Very exciting!

Here are some pictures of our trip...

This is C and I at the top of the Sears Tower.

In front of the river in downtown. We took a water taxi - that was fun!

At the Chicago Temple, our Mission President was just serving at the Temple President here.

We were taking a break inside at the Navy Pier and we decided to take a picture of my growing bump at 28 weeks.

We had a really great time in Chicago and I would recommend it to anyone. We are heading out this week to San Diego for one last 'hurrah' before the little one arrives. Can't wait!


Thirdmango said...

Did you get to see Ol' Pres Hansen?

ProudMamaBlogga said...

Love Chicago. Where are you working now?

stretchiute said...

No, we didn't get to see President Hansen. He's actually living in Springville, Utah now. We haven't talked to him in forever, but I'd love to get his e-mail address if you have it.

K. Elizabeth said...

PMB - I am working as a consultant for a local retailer: Pixi Chix. I am just working about 6 hours a week, so nothing major. It has worked out so great and will be perfect for me after the little one comes.

Stark Family said...

I linked from friend to friend to friend and found your blog. Just wondering what took you guys out of Utah and what you're up to? Chicago sounds like a lot of fun!-Tyler Stark

Brian and Erin said...

Cameron you still look amazing even in the windy city!
Karen too!! Now when is that baby due?
We MISS you guys lots
Brian and Erin