Thursday, March 20, 2008


Chicago is one of my all-time favorite cities. I discovered it when we first went in 2005 and have been back about 7 times already. I especially love tagging along with Rick when he goes on business...any excuse and I take it!

When I go with Rick, I love to wander the city on my own and visit the art museums and shop while he is working. Then when he gets done with his meetings, we always go and eat at their yummy restaurants.

We visited Chicago a couple of years ago with our friends, Scott & Melissa Robertson, to attend a BYU Notre Dame football game. We had a great time with them for the weekend. We attended the Blue Man Group and walked all over the city.

My sister Karen and I were able to visit Chicago twice in the fall of 2006 to be on the Oprah show! We were a part of a special episode she did (her version that year of "My Favorite Things") where we got $1000 to go home with and spend on someone or something, video tape it, and then come back to report. It was a wonderful time with my sister before she went to Italy for 3 years. I feel blessed to have spent time in Chicago with just the two of us.

So, I do have a special place in my heart for Chicago. It is a beautiful city and I love to visit every opportunity I have. That's why I jumped at the chance to take Harrison and Nathan to see the big city. We had a fantastic time, despite the fact that I didn't get to have the peaceful trips to the art museum...and the shopping was mainly to stores like the Lego store!