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December Happenings

We all talk about how busy the summer is.  How we need to squeeze everything in.  And we run around like crazy for three months and almost need the break that fall brings.  (Right, Chicagoans?)  I would almost venture to say December is the busiest month of the year.

so 
much
to
do

Last weekend was crazy fun and super busy!

No better way to start than at Bridgeport Coffee before checking out Renegade.  

Pause:  Scratch that.  We started the day at Walgreens.  I decided I wanted lipstick like the girl wears in Spectre in the dining scene.  And I decided to go where I go for all my make-up needs:  Walgreens.  I searched and searched while referencing a photo on my phone.  I found one I thought was satisfactory.  

Back to Renegade.  So swamped.  We got there right when it started and I am glad we did because as we were leaving it seemed to be even busier!  We did take a photo booth photo which is hilarious.  I love it, but I think we failed a little.  Karen & Molly aren't ready in the first shot.  In the set of 3 photos, we only see Mike's teeth.  Nothing else.  It was fun though!
Too many people for a photo booth?  NEVER!  For the record while I scrolled through photo booth photos looking for this one, many people mastered four people in the booth.  We just need a little more practice...  Thank you mag booth.  Their photo booth is my favorite!

One of Mike's basketball teams, Ceighton, was playing Loyola so we went up to Roger's Park to watch the game.  It was a very exciting game, even if Creighton lost.

And we wrapped up the day at Sheffield's celebrating 30 years of Bells.  And it was lovely.  Especially once we got a table away from the tarp to outside.

 Mango habanero beer ... yum  |  someone turned 30 the same year as Bell's

Sunday I got myself out of bed early to start on Christmas cards (note: Dec. 6 I had not even started...we'll see how this goes) and clean around my place a little.  

We spent the majority of the day at my sister's getting our holiday grove on.  

We purchased our first tree from a parking lot.  If you want a real tree in Chicago, most of them are in parking lots.  One girl drove up and started talking about how sketchy it seemed and really all it said is she's new in town.  Then we carried it home.  Quite different that what we're used to picking out the tree in a forest tree farm, but still exciting to have a real tree!


We set-up the tree and jumped into cookie baking.  Yum!

We started Love Actually, finished the baking, had some pizza and it was amazing.

I went home and kept working on cards...

And December continues...

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