Friday, August 24, 2012


Last Tuesday we headed north for our first family vacation! We decided to go to Chicago and see the big city and visit with my Uncle who lives in Aurora about an hour train ride away. Jaxxi did so good on the 15 hour trip there and the 15 hour trip back! I would have to say she did better than her daddy that's for sure! :)

We stopped at bass pro on the way there, She loved looking at the fish!

This is the sky deck at the Willis tower the tallest building in the western hemisphere! this is 103 stories high!

Jaxxi loved the tall buildings! She didn't seemed scared at all about this. It's a mind trick!

Here it is from the outside!

Chicago art institute

This is the bean it was something I really wanted to see and it was a sight!

our reflection

Family pic!

Jaxxi wanted those birds so bad! She wanted every pigeon we seen also!

All three of us in front of lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline in the background!

Dark pic but that's us up in the John Hancock building. You can see three states up there!

There was a lot of this going on in the train!

On Saturday we were all pretty tired so we decided to stay around Aurora and they had  a little free zoo you can go through and Jaxxi really liked the turtles!

Shane and I in front of Union Station

the skyline from a speed boat tour

the last day we spent our time on the navy pier. It was a lot of fun and we got to see the boat and air show! It's pretty awesome to see the blue angels fly so close!

We had a great time and are so thankful for Curtis and David to show us around and let us have a free place to stay! I think we are vacationed out until next year! :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Can Not Wait!!

We leave for vacation next week!!! We haven't went on real vacation since 2007! It's going to be our first family vacation also so I hope we get to make lots of fun memories! We are headed north to Chicago! One major plus is the weather. in Oklahoma we have been dealing with 100+ temps so the mid 80's to high 70's will be sooooo nice! Has anyone been, and have some must see places we should go? The biggest thing is Jaxxi riding in the car for 12 hours or so praying it goes as smooth as it can with a toddler, any traveling tips with a small child are welcome also .:)

hopefully next week I'll have some pics to share!