Happy Valentine’s Day to this hunk and everyone out there! We generally keep it low key on holidays- especially today. Early on we decided against big extravagant presents, even when it comes to birthdays or Christmas. We keep it simple and usually opt for an experience. We’ll cook dinner, watch a movie, or maybe go to a museum.
Our first Valentine’s Day as husband and wife we actually spent in the ER so our on going joke is that our only plans are to not end up in the ER again.
This being our first Valentine’s Day in Chicago, we’re keeping with tradition! A low key night with dinner at home and entertainment to follow! It’s a surprise so, follow along on my stories later tonight to see all the fun!
What are your plans for today? Do you always make plans or do you just play it by ear?
You can’t even tell its 20 degrees out today! Look at that sunshine! Look at the blue sky! If you need me come lunch time, you’ll find me outside by the river enjoying my lunch in the sunshine ☀️ It’s crazy to think how my perception of cold has changed so drastically since we moved here 🙃
How’s the weather where you are today?
Well, we’ve officially been Chicago residents for 3 weeks! We love that we can walk everywhere or take a train, the mutts are growing fond of the snow, and we’re on the search for the best Chicago dogs in town!
It slowly feels like we’re getting into the swing of things...
If we were still living in Tennessee, @wanderingwrangler
and I would probably be out hiking this weekend. It was one of our favorite things to do and we went pretty much every weekend. 🌲🌲🌲🌲
Living in a new city means we’ve got to find new things to do on the weekends so we’re slowly exploring our new town one weekend at a time. And we’re super excited to find new favorites and go to’s. 🚊🏙🏢
So, we’ll be out on the town today and tomorrow, that’s for sure! What are you up to this weekend? PS: make sure you check out my stories! I’m going to start doing weekly giveaways and everything you need to know is there 🥰
When it’s not quite sunny but it also isn’t cold AF outside. Hello, Chicago! You’re look swell today.
Cuando no hace sol pero tampoco hace un frío el HP. Buenas tarde Chicago, te ves bella!
Hello, warm weather! After the polar vortex kept us cooped up for a few days this feels like a summer day!
What’s everyone doing this weekend?
This polar vortex has me day dreaming of warmer days in Asheville with a side of good beers and murals.
We’re long over due for a life update, I know. So here goes:
•We made it safely to Chicago!
•The mutts are getting use to the snow. Kona is a big fan of her parka do keep her warm but Rocky hates it though he knows it’s for his own good.
•I started taking the L to work, like a total local bad ass
•We’re like 80% unpacked, so apartment tour coming soon!
•Today we had vegan deep dish pizza and it was glorious.
Hope everyone has a happy Monday! We’re suppose to get some super cold weather (like a Hugh of -9F for the day) this week 🥶 so I don’t think we will be leaving our apartment unless strictly necessary 🤣
Chicago, you’re a dreamboat! Quick update? We love the city! The mutts hate their winter boots. And our building is thebomb.com.
We’re T-minus 3 days from our move and though I’ve been calm as a cucumber, the anxiety and stress of moving is starting to sink in....
The stress of moving comes for me comes from all the things on the to do list. I seriously have what feels a million things to do before we leave and quite a few things to wrap up for work too! 😩
But I’m so excited for our new apartment that I just keep reminding myself that it’s the cutest building ever 🥰 in the end it’s allll worth it!
Right? 🤣 When’s the last time you moved? Did it drive you crazy? What would you do differently?
By this time next week, Tim and I will be Chicago residents 😮 It certainly feels like a whirlwind of excitement and nerves but I’m really looking forward to a new city with opportunity for growth, creativity, new ideas, and some pretty stellar adventures. 🥰
In less than 2 years, @wanderingwrangler
and I have moved 3 times. First from Florida to Tennessee, then from one apartment to another in our complex, and now were moving to Chicago! 💥 I've got this thing down to a science, guys! No stress here! 🤗
We're excited for this new chapter in our lives (even if it does mean we are moving mid-winter 🥶) but are sad to leave the Smokies. 😢
So, 2019, you're already off to a great start! Here's to pizza cake (Chicago style pizza), hanging out with one of my favorite people from a press trip ever (@inspiringkitchen
), exploring a new city, a new adventure, and being in a major metropolitan area.
2019 is sure to be full of surprises and great adventures. We’re planning our trips for the year and would love to hear your favorite US destinations. We want to spend some time exploring the USA this year!
Merry Christmas, from our home to yours!
May 2019 bring you love, joy, adventure, and happiness.
One of the best things about Christmas is having a little one that believes in Santa. I seriously am so excited that my little sister is here with us this year for Christmas! Maybe it’s time @wanderingwrangler
we have a little Baby McKenna ❤️🎄🎁
Everywhere you look, there’s lights and trees and bows and decorations!
Christmas, come at me! I am so ready for Navidad!!!!