Sunday, June 23, 2013

Goodbye Chicago

This is such a bittersweet post! Wow, I seriously cannot believe that 2 years have gone by in a flash!!!! I so vividly remember driving here and crying 1/3 of the way from Texas to Chicago. I was so sad to leave Dallas! BUT, while I was sad I knew that it was going to be a great opportunity for us to do something different. We always said that we never wanted to be that couple that went through life, looking back and saying, "Man, I wish we would have done something different, like live in a different place..." Well, now that won't ever happen;)

Being here taught us so much about ourselves, our marriage, who we are and who we want to be, and lastly how to be parents (we still have a long way to go, but we can say we got our start in Chicago).  When we moved here, it was just us....over time we met so many great friends through school, work and church. We were pushed out of our comfort zones in so many areas, but it was so worth it; and I believe made us better for it in the long run. Chicago has given us SO many great memories, but one will forever stick out in our heads. We will ALWAYS ALWAYS remember that this is where we were when I got pregnant and where we had Grayson. We always say how cool it is going to be for Grayson to say he was born in Chicago. We know he will be a Texas boy...but how cool that he can say he has lived outside of Texas before.

While I am definitely ready to get back to family and friends and our new house, I will definitely miss aspects of Chicago. I LOVE that I can walk to the local market around the corner or any restaurant. I really do like public transportation, it is so easy and makes me feel like I live in a "city." I am going to miss the thousands of parks, our 28th floor view, great museums, awesome restaurants (I could name literally like 15 that I am going to miss...), Navy Pier fireworks, Lake Shore, the beach at our back door, free concerts, the "local" feel of all the neighborhoods and lots of fun shopping!



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