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Family time is good.

We have some family in town. Specifically members of my family that I haven't seen in almost 20 years. It's a bit weird to be around them, but it's been nice. I do realize how different we are though. I tend to not get super loud and they do. I mean, people would think that I am a loud person, but in comparison two particular family members I am not. 
The biggest disadvantage to being around this many family members at once is that I find myself getting a little irritated because their jokes are typically made at my expense. The worst part is moments like tonight where my aunt, uncle, and Mom all make fun of me in the car on the way home from the store. Oh yeah! Forgot to include my older brother too. Let's just say it hasn't been the most enjoyable experience at every moment.7 Come honest I'm kind of dreading my Grandpa's birthday celebration a little because my other older brother and his wife will also be here and that just includes more people to be in…

Oh Chicago, How I love you!

I absolutely loved Chicago!!! We stayed in Pinegree Grove which is a suburb about an hour outside of the city, but we spent most of our time in the downtown area. We arrived on Sunday night and relaxed with dinner and some games. Allee even got some of the girls to play Barbies with her





I finally got to watch Rouge One with our host which was right up my alley! Monday went on the Big Bus Tours and got to see every single building in the city!  Listening to our tour guides describe different key points about the city made it so much more exciting than just driving by the buildings would have been. We also wandered through Millenium Park and I got to have a Chicago Style hot dog! I visited The Bean, Crown Fountain, Lurie Garden, Jay Pritzker Pavillion and walked through a bit more of Grant Park.

















I also got to visit The Field Museum of Natural History and it was awesome! We were going to go to the Art Institute of Chicago, but we changed our minds once we walked into the lobby and saw th…