I had a pretty fantastic weekend :)
Backtracking a little bit, on Wednesday I got to go meet my grandpa for breakfast in Glenview while my car was being serviced... yay for 45,000 mile check ups. I had some amazing french toast at Walker Bros. Pancake House and afterwards I tagged along for Tom's choir rehearsal at the senior center. It was so fun to meet some of his friends and I appreciate them welcoming me into their rehearsal. This was one of their last rehearsals before a performance, so I felt like I got my own sneak preview concert! I hope I am as active and social and engaged when I am older :)
My weekend started off with some yummy St. Patrick's day goodies from our class treat exchange. I tried a new recipe and made Rice Krispie treats out of Lucky Charms, and they were pretty good -- I think I even like them better than actual Rice Krispie treats!
Then I spent Friday and Saturday with this guy:
...which was awesome. On Saturday we went on an adventure to downtown Chicago to see the St. Patrick's Day festivities. It was a MADHOUSE, and pretty cold/gross outside, but I'm glad we went. I can now officially say I've seen the St. Patricks' day parade! Because the city was so packed with crazies and it wasn't entirely clear where to see the famous green river, we decided to skip the river and got lunch instead (good decision). Thanks Chris for keeping me warm :)
Then during church this morning someone mentioned that the river would still be green today and possibly even tomorrow... sweet! I kind of assumed it would disappear pretty quickly and was fine with not seeing it. But since the opportunity presented itself and it was way sunnier outside today, I decided to stop by and check it out
Pretty cool huh?
The rest of today is set aside for studying. I have a crazy test-filled week ahead of me -- the final push before Spring Break! I will be back in Texas from March 23rd to the 30th and would love to spend time with as many Texas friends as possible... so let me know if you have time to get together!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!