We were part of this amazing small group at our church back in Chicago. We were all young, married couples, from various parts of the Midwest. They became our family away from home and are still some of my favorite people on earth. So, when Labor Day rolled around, we took advantage of the 3-day weekend to go visit the 2 couples that still live in Chi-town.
The Thomas family were our gracious hosts in their townhouse out in the ‘burbs. Their youngest is about a month younger than Alaina so it was fun to watch them interact. We visited the Brookfield Zoo on Saturday, which I hadn’t been to in over 10 years.
Alaina loved it, but the lack of good sleep from the night before (since most of her Friday night sleep was in the car) caught up with her.
On Sunday, we toured our old neighborhood, watched our friend who recently finished seminary preach, and met up with her and her husband for some deep dish for lunch. The craziness of keeping 4 kids entertained and catching up with everyone made me so distracted that I forgot to take any pictures of all of us together. :(
After naps, we enjoyed some time at the park.
It was such a great weekend trip. It was very restorative to get to catch up with friends, watch our kids play together, and to have other people cook delicious food for us. Thank you again, Thomas family, for letting us stay with you!