Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Winter's end.....soon

Preston's Valentine date itinerary ♥
It's been a nice start to the beginning of 2012. Already March...time flies!

The winter makes every one kind of slow down a little. Even here in the big city, life slows down. Stores close earlier, outdoor dining is brought in, you don't hear as much Hispanic music blaring around our home, and of course, no smell of cookouts. So, like everyone else, we too have had a simple winter. But we did celebrate Chinese New Years with Preston's intern friends (of course we have no photos of it, but it was authentic Chinese food). It was a fun experience.

Probably have eaten too much pizza this winter. I think Preston wants to eat pizza from every pizza place before we leave here....and there are A LOT of unique pizza places.

Some authentic deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati's.  One piece is about two servings worth.  It is called "The Lou"
We did make it out to Millennium park to ice skate, after we had a nice time at Hancock's Signature lounge on the 96th floor, a beautiful evening view of the city.

We are downtown ice skating in the park.  We never actually fell (a few close calls though)

Snow stayed away for the most part, but it stayed plenty cold for us. Also, we now attend a Spanish church on Sundays, and enjoy that cultural experience. ☺

Preston is working really hard on his dissertation right now. There were a few bumps in the road, but it looks like things are going smoother now.  The goal is to have this beast completed by mid-summer so that he can defend it. Then on to graduation!!!!!!  
Today was the first day that really felt like Spring is on it's way.  I LOVE SPRING!!!! It is my absolute favoritist time of the year. Walking home today was wonderfully beautiful.  I love the sun shining on my way home.....it's no longer dark when I get home. Yippee!

We are looking foward to the warmer weather, which should liven things up around here.  The city is much more fun in the warmth! Plus, we already have some people scheduled to come visit us this summer.  It is always a joy seeing familiar faces.

Preston and Krystal

A couple of days a month I have to drive to work, and I get to see the sun rise over Lake Michigan. Beautiful!


  1. We love to hear and see that life continues to be a blessing to both of you! Spring is on the way and enjoy it! Love always, Father