Sorry for the radio silence the last little bit, I have been out of town for the last 2 weeks. First I was in London with Cricut, and then 3 days later Court and I left for Chicago.
Let me tell you a little story, a story about a wife who always seems to fail when it comes to the gift giving department. I try really hard, and usually over think it and end up completely to the left or right of my target. Remember this? Awesome example.
This year I was DETERMINED to not let that happen again. I thought and thought and thought about something that he would love, I saved my pennies, and I closed my eyes when I hit the purchase button.
Christmas morning Court opened a series of seemingly unrelated stuff. A jar of peanuts, a bag of Cracker Jacks, some gum, and a toy bat. (Can you see where this is going!?)
Then he opened a present that had this little note inside:
This is a story of Christmas redemption
Of one wife, who has hid this secret, without exception.
So it begins, and here is how we’ll stort*
Let me start off my saying how much I love you dear Court.
I know that this life isn’t what you want at all times,
but I am SO VERY grateful that you are forever mine.
Though you may not have noticed all presents until now,
have one simple gift in common, something I’ve always wished could be yours,
So please look at your gifts and let’s make a quick list:
A huge jar of Peanuts, a bat and a ball with a twist.
Newfangled Cracker Jacks (old ones are impossible to find)
Wrigley’s Mint Gum brings up the behind.
So have you guessed yet? Do you know what this means?
How about if I throw in a giant silver bean?
I know that you said you didn’t want to go on a trip.
But just between you and I, you don’t need another rifle grip.
So, coming this May we are headed to Chicago
To watch your beloved Cubbies play the St. Louis Cardinals!
Tickets to the game are not the end of my trick…
We will be cheering them on from Third Baseline row 6.
The stress of this gift has been causing much strife,
And if you don’t love it, well then, you’ll just have to find a new wife.
And because I don’t want your Christmas to end without toys,
I also got you a pair of guns with exploding balls,
Perfect for my Christmas Boy.
Court has loved the Cubs his entire life and a trip to Wrigley was just what I had in mind. He wont admit it but I am pretty sure that I saw a tear in his eye when he saw the field.
So that is where we have been. Soaking up all that the windy city has to offer.
We have eaten EVERTYHING in sight.
Our favorite was The Purple Pig, it was amazing!
We also went to Kuma’s Corner for burgers. Again absolutely amazing, the environment was a little “we’re not in Utah anymore Toto” but the food was so good.
There was a donut shop right by our hotel that we went to every morning called Do-Rite Donuts. Our favorite was the chocolate glazed and the bacon maple crueler.
Other than eating (which was our main activity obvs) we went to a lot of the recommended spots.
The Bean (aka Cloud Gate) at Millennium Park was so cool! I mean, HOW did the artist even make it? Why is it so shiny? Did anyone else almost hit their head on it because the objects in the Bean are closer than they appear?
We took the rivers and lakes boat tour, it was freeeeeezing. And totally worth it.
We also enjoyed a few museums and a musical.
What post of selfies would be complete with out my favorite kind? You guys know that nothing in this world makes me happier than hilarious pictures, this one is my fave.
Needless to say, I have missed you my internet besties. Real life VR starts back up tomorrow! Man, I am glad to be home!!
Is there anything that we missed doing that you would recommend for next time?