Happy New Year from Chicago! I had the pleasure of attending a jewelry show at Navy Pier several years ago, and staying downtown, but I hadn't been able to really get out and SEE Chicago.
This time, I went to visit relatives, take in art galleries, eat, tour around on the nice days, feast with family, get a view from Sears Tower, and attend a Bulls game. Although the snow was thin, the boys did get to go sledding and to walk on an iced over lake for the first time. We were impressed at how fast the younger family members could get their snow gear on. Not something we in Oregon face often.
It's lovely to travel, feel inspired and then get a long weekend at home before Winter break ends. Love to you all and best wishes for the new year.