Today I'm dealing with that sad vacation letdown when after a great weekend, you're not ready to get back into the swing of normal life. This weekend, Keli visited and it was seriously a blur of a weekend. Friday, I picked her up at the airport and we drove into the city to meet a whole bunch of lovely people for dinner. Keli was horrified at the rudeness of Chicago drivers and maybe a little afraid for her life when she realized that when you merge in the city, you come very close to playing bumper cars. We had an awesome dinner and it was such a beautiful night to be in the city. I'm only sad that I couldn't take her all the way down Lake Shore Drive, due to parts being closed for Sunday's marathon. I mean, don't you always want your out of town guests to take LSD?
Saturday morning, we got up bright and early, thanks to Tommy trying to bust into Keli's room. It was good, though, because we got to meet Steph and Sarah for a seriously delicious (and fatty, let's not even talk about all that I ate this weekend) breakfast, then we walked around some of the cute boutiques by us. In the afternoon, we took the boys to Taltree to let them run around and to let Keli enjoy our currently gorgeous fall colors. Saturday evening, we met Sarah and Donya for another seriously delicious (and, ahem, high calorie) meal. Sunday morning, we got up early and I got to take Keli to one of my favorite running spots. I ran five miles and probably needed to run fifty-five to make a dent in the previous night's meal! Later, we got to see Beth and meet baby Clara, who is honestly probably the sweetest baby ever. Then because I am a glutton for punishment, we took the boys to a bounce place that happened to be populated by every gross person in the world. Poor Keli! At least Shane had a nice dinner waiting for us after we, thankfully, drug the boys out and liberally applied hand sanitizer.
This morning we left the house before Keli was even awake and can I tell you how badly I just wanted to forget work and take off today? So badly! But I'm pretty excited that Keli gets to head into the city and stay with Sam, because something tells me they're going to get along beautifully.
I wish I had a million pictures to share, but a) Keli's the photographer and b) we were kind of having too much fun to take many pictures. Now if only I could convince Keli to just come live up here.