Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
Snow on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
Icicles on a church in my neighborhood.
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
Where did the cars go?!
Marilyn looks cold.
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
My neighborhood under snow.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
I took this picture for Mom. This bar isn't far from my apartment, and we ate several dinners there in September when I moved out. It sure looked different five months later!
I saw this cheap trunk at Home Goods and wanted it for a coffee table, but couldn't transport it home. The next day, after work, I went back to measure it and see about shipping. And I decided just to strongarm it back on the bus. When Mom called to ask if I'd found out about the cost, I said, "Oh, yeah, shipping is free." Just a little sweat!
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
The amphitheater at Millennium Park. Supposedly they have great summer concerts here. It was a little cold in January to imagine summer!