Saturday, December 08, 2007

Christmas in Chicago

Ben and I rode the train down to the city last night and spent about 3 hours shopping, walking, and dining. We didn't have any set plans, but knew we wanted to walk the State Street area and see this year's Macy's windows displays. The theme in the windows this year was the Nutcracker. Last year's story was Mary Poppins.

On our way, we walked past the ABC studios during the evening news so we were able to watch the live taping. Our friend, Tiana, loves ABC's weatherman so we snapped a quick pic of him.

Since we were starving right away, we decided to eat at the first appetizing looking place we could find. It took a little while, but we came across this classy little pub called Elephant & Castle. I ordered the meatloaf while Ben had some sort of stew. Our meals were delicious!

An update on our lives besides trips to the city? Well, we have our membership interview tomorrow for church and this weekend we'll be traveling. We're spending Christmas in Michigan with my family and Ben's parents are going to be there too!

Ben's applying for jobs at this point for next Fall. It's funny thinking about how we don't even know where we will be living in less than a year! He defends his dissertation February 15 and graduates in May. Have 4 years already almost gone by!? We almost can't believe it...

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