Reunion, Chicago style

I’d never been to Chicago. I’d never really been anywhere in the mid-west, or middle earth as I like to refer to it. To be honest, I’ve always liked to stick to the coasts in the U.S.. While I still hold that West Coast=Best Coast, Chicago was Lovely. T and I are already planning a visit back to do some more exploring of Chicago and its great surrounding areas.

First things first though, I love my extended family, many of which live in the surrounding areas of Chicago. They very graciously hosted us for a multi day reunion extravaganza. I only see my extended family on my dad’s side every three years or so, and it is a hoot when we all get together. This post is for them.

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Most days we gathered outside, eating, playing volleyball, playing in the grass with the kiddos, and chatting. Perfect summer days.

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The kid’s kept us all entertained, and gave me a good workout chasing after them.

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My Uncle’s sweet cup for the weekend. We are classy folks. End of Story.
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Kiddie pools, not just for kiddies.
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O asked to be painted as fire….

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We young adults managed to sneak away for an evening out. Whiskey shots all around! Proving we are definitely family.family bar

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I miss all these dear faces greatly and I’m counting down the days/years until I see them again.

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