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Monday, February 19, 2007

Happy 22nd Birthday Kellie!!

Tom's "baby" sister Kellie turned 22 on Friday....good Lord I'm getting old. :) I was at her 10th, with a Winnie the Poo on her cake! :)

We had a family dinner on Sunday to celebrate and we did a little sledding in the front yard. Here are Aunt Kel Kel, Aunt K.K. and Uncle Austin (which Maddie says now!!) taking Maddie for her rides. :) And yes...that is Austin in shorts.


Chicago or Bust

We spent this past weekend with our dear friends Jason and Johanna in the windy city.Maddie spent the weekend with my parents and had a blast. :)
We left on Friday and went straight to Sheds Aquarium, which was amazing. They had everything from small "Nemo's and Dori's" to huge sea turtles, beluga whales, sting rays and so much more. I wish more of my pictures would have turned out, but there was no flash allowed of course and it was quite dark.

From there we checked in to our hotel and then we headed to ESPN Zone or dinner and games. What a cool place that was! Great food and of course great beer. Later that night we had drinks at the Martini bar in our hotel...lets just say $13.00 martinis...good times. :)

On Saturday we indulged in more food at the Cheese Cake Factory, which was out of this world. Totally recommend it if you haven't had the chance to eat there. We stuffed ourselves silly, but had to get cheese cake, which was to die for. It's located in the bottom of the John Hancock building, so we went to the top after lunch. After that we need to work off some calories so we shopped Michigan Ave.

Later that evening we had reservations at Stetson's, an amazing steak house in our hotel. It was just fabulous. The only thing we can complain about there was the fact that apparently in Chicago it's a HUGE deal to split tabs. We asked to have it split per couple and our sever came back with it in half. Like right down the middle. :) It worked out ok...:)

The other little rough part about our weekend was the the fact that our hotel room's air conditioner didn't work. It was up near 75 most of the time and set at 40. It was a tad bit "balmy" lets just say that. ;)

We had a wonderful time and ate like fools. Here are a few pictures.