Monday, October 31, 2011

After Work

After work his & hers Jimmy John's at the park.

Work and life, life and work.
Where we are, what we do.
Fall in the city, the city and fall.
I love it as me and you!
Linking to Much Love, Illy's October fest today (last day of October!), so hop on over for hundreds of links to fall blog posts from around the web.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall Swing

It's in full swing, did you know?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Rest of the Story

Part II of the Chicago River Kayak, otherwise known as The Rest of the Story:

A couple hours or several miles in the kayak, and we had gotten pretty wet.
Any part of our kayak that managed to stay dry was futile, as we were otherwise drenched in city love.

And it was that deluge of city loving that slid my one caramel apple from Apple Holler down a slippery slope, landing it on the precipice of being shared when the Vespa got us home that night.
I can't believe it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chicago River Kayak

Last night we forewent our weekly Monday coffee shop night in favor of a tandem kayak on the Chicago River.

I think it is now easily one of our favorite Chicago scenes.
Night fell quickly on the water, reminding us that mid-October has set the stage, and a full moon hung amidst Chicago's riverfront skyscrapers like a lamp post.

We paddled under the city's iconic bridges, along the base of Merchandise Mart, the Trump, the Willis Tower.
The buildings took on a towering, mystical hue from the moonlit water, and it was absolutely one of the most magical perspectives from which I've ever seen my city.
A Chicago must-do!

Our laughter and paddling caught a rhythm, and even though our voices carried loudly over the water, we talked about everything and more, but mostly about how smitten we are with our life together in Chicago.
Could we talk of anything else?

Sorry for the low-quality phone pictures.
That DSLR was not going in the kayak! 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Apple Holler

Today was a party, as is any day that you visit Apple Holler.
Sunny day, blue sky, our friends Jill & Justin, and our long time favorite apple orchard.

Apple cider donuts.
A caramel apple.
My first fall pumpkin spice latte.
Like I said, party.

We're home now, and well, we just ordered a pizza.
We usually don't behave like this all in one day. 
So, long live this day!
Hope you've had a wonderful weekend, friends.

That long awaited pumpkin spice latte was not quite as good as I remembered it.
Husband will be so proud that I find something slightly amiss with sugar and syrup in my coffee now.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Desktop Style

Every month, my computer desktop gets a lovely new background that I love for being as stylish as it is seasonal.
It's a small detail, but to me, there's so much pleasure to be had in this pretty little detail,
especially if you use your computer as much as I do.

Danni from Oh Hello Friend designs these free desktop calendars, and I thought you might love them as much as I do.
Just save and download the size that fits your screen,
and enjoy the details in your day!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Way with Fall

Chicago has a way with fall.
 The sky takes on a particular shade of blue, and the air takes on a temperature so easy, we almost don't know how to breathe it.

I have so missed using my camera and getting out and about in the city lately.
I feel like we've been all business, business, business around here.
That, and it rained, rained, rained throughout all of Chicago's climate utopia, September.

So here October is, falling all over himself to be sure Chicago gets her fall.
You really are being such a gentleman, October.
I want you to know, I so enjoyed our date at Millennium Park, even if it was for just an hour.
And, a girl's confession: when I say I'm too busy to go out with you, just call my bluff.