Sunday, May 29, 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016

A Trio of Friends...

One of my favorite things about having Emma home for the summer is seeing her with her Oak Park besties!  These three enjoyed a lovely birthday brunch in Wicker Park to celebrate Emma's special day!  How sweet are they?

Our Winged Girl...

It is impossible to imagine our Amazing Emma Grace turned 19 today.
It seems the little lady who wore little more than wings on her 3rd birthday secretly kept them on as she has been flying through life! We cannot imagine our life without her and it has been a distinct honor to help this extraordinary creature find her way in the world.
Happy birthday to our best girl!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Boom!

Clear the roads!  
He passed his road test with flying colors!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Sunday on the Pitch...


Fitz on the Side Lines...

Sprawled out Frenchie style in a little patch of shade.
How adorable is this guy?

An Evening at the Furbeck House...

 Its no secret how much I love cooking in unique settings.  I cherished a few  quiet moments in the Rollin-Furbeck house before cooking a multiple course meal as part of the Ultimate FLW Dinner series on Saturday evening. Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built the home in 1897 and I appreciated the space for its livability and cozy feel. It was such an honor to be selected to prepare one of these prestigious meals (especially considering the  chefs cooking at the Hurtley House and Beechy House) and I was pleased with how it all turned out.  I was especially proud the guests seemed to love their experience from start to finish.




 Forbes magazine did a profile on the event you can check out here:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/megykarydes/2016/05/11/gourmet-dining-at-a-frank-lloyd-wright-home/#73f424ee181c

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Spring Bliss...


Riding Passenger Side...

On a city drive!

Ramen Date...

...with my best girl. 
It doesn't feel like she is "officially" home until we take down of duo of steaming hot bowls 
of shoyu ramen at Stings in Chinatown.  
We both left with full bellies and happy hearts!

 2141 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

Monday, May 16, 2016

Sunday on the Pitch...





Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day...

Looking back on how far I've come in this little journey called motherhood is pretty amazing!
I consider myself lucky I get to be a mom to these two incredible people.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

She's Back...

 This Temple Owl flew home for summer break and I could not be happier to have her back under our roof! We had been home for about 20 minutes when Finn returned from school. Emma raced to the door to meet him and I swear her jaw hit the floor when she saw how much he's grown since March.  Suddenly Finn isn't looking like a "little" brother any more!
 
 We decided to snuggle up on the couch for the evening as Emma starts her summer job tomorrow and we want to get at least a little relaxation in before things get super busy around here.
This is what a happy mom looks like!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Glimpse of a Dancer...

 Emma performing a recent work by fellow student Katie Moore at Conwell Dance Theater.
I am so excited to have her home for the summer, but I can only imagine how difficult it will be for her to leave all of this behind!





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