Every year Keith and I like to take a 'getaway' trip to Chicago. It's only about an hour flight, and we love the energy of the city! So last week we spent the week there.
This year my good friend Kris (Junk Chic Cottage) graciously invited us to stay with her and her hubby Terry for our first night.
Let me tell you, these 2 are definitely the 'hosts with the most'!! (And how cute are they? :)
For 2 FULL days, I don't think we possibly could have packed in more eating, gabbing, shopping, and laughing if we tried!!
Kris picked us up at the airport, then she and I immediately began our shopping extravaganza!!
Our first stop was Tattered 'Tiques. She took us there on our visit last year, and it was fun to go again...love those girls!
Next we went to Lucky Junk where the owner Janet opened just for us! (Kris has star status in this town, I tell ya! ;)
This shop is really fantastic!
Kris then took me to the quaint town of Geneva...
...where we hit more shops, of course!
When we later got to Kris and Terry's home we were greeted by a pretty fall yard...
...a dreamy guest room...
....some thoughtful gifts...
...and even a welcoming committee!! (Just look at that face!)
We had a wonderful dinner out...
...did more shopping that night (here's a fun Pottery Barn display)...
...then started all over again the next day!
Kris spoiled us with a gourmet breakfast!
These sweet little chickens held a delicious egg strata, and she also made a French toast dish that was to die for! (Keith and I kept joking that we were going to cancel our reservations in the city, and just stay with them our entire trip!)
The boys went with us to the charming town of Morris the second day. More fun shops!
Here's Keith using the 'man chair' in one of the shops, joking about something...
They took us to lunch at an adorable Tea Room called Letty Mae's.
The food was scrumptious! I got pumpkin soup and a peach muffin...yum!
Aren't the boys cute surrounded by girly stuff? :)
Another shop that we hit later on (you know I'm LOVING this display!)...
(We did more running around, but I took a break from taking pictures.)
Later that day we also got to meet their daughter, son-in-law, and adorable granddaughter!
It was such a pleasure spending time with Kris and Terry and meeting their lovely family, too!
We had the best time together, made some wonderful memories, and we really appreciate their hospitality!
And of course Kris and I did some GOOD junkin'!
I had a big box full of goodies that we shipped home, so I'll be showing you some of my finds soon.
I'm trying to get back into the 'groove' after being on vacation and taking a break from the computer, so I have lots of catching up to do!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a fantastic week! :)