Back From Another Vacation!

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend and are enjoying all that fall has brought us so far! Jeremy and I just got back from vacation! We were visiting my family in the suburbs of Chicago, IL and we had a blast, like always! Living in Florida we have basically two seasons. Summer and Fall. With the weather like it has been lately I still consider it summer here, unfortunately. We are lucky if we hit 79 degrees. So, getting a break from all the heat was long over due! Here is a short recap in pictures from our trip!

Fall Colors in Chicago ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Here is a picture from my Aunt’s home.

We stayed with my beautiful Aunt and got to experience the changing colors first hand. This is a picture from her yard. We don’t get to see many change in colors so this was a treat! She lives in the suburbs of Chicago (one of the most desirable cities, I might add!) about an hour outside of the downtown. Some of my fondest childhood memories took place at her house. I always feel like a kid again when I visit.

Fall Colors ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Another picture from my Aunt’s yard. I love how Jeremy was able to capture the little swing on the tree, so cute!

While visiting we were able to go check out my cousins new home. She lives about an hour from where we were staying. The town is Woodstock, IL and it is where one of my favorite movies, Groundhog’s Day was filmed. We drove through the downtown area when we were on our way back, and I was sad to report back that I didn’t catch any glimpses of Bill Murray, tee hee (Hey, I thought it was funny!).

Woodstock, IL backyard ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

This was taken outside my cousins home, showing part of her backyard!

It was game day for the Packers so Jeremy had to support his team! He got plenty of smack talk wearing it in front of a bunch of us Chicago-ins, don’t worry! We had so much fun being able to spend time with two of my cousins who I hardly get to see and their family. We ate smoked ribs and a bunch of fixins, we were stuffed! So yummy!

Naperville, IL ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

We also visited Naperville, IL.

Another day while there we took a road trip to Naperville, IL. There we were able to walk around and check out some cute little shops. We also ate at Lou Malnati’s and had the deep dish pizza, of course! Unfortunately it started raining so we had to leave earlier than we liked but we still got some nice pictures from around town.

Naperville, IL ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Naperville, IL ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Naperville, IL Mural ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

This was a pretty mural on the side of a building! Jeremy got a great shot of it.

We also got to spend a lot of time with my Grandma on the trip. She is 92 years old and still gets around great! She wanted to go out to eat at Portillo’s which has a Barnelli’s pasta restaurant in it as well. I can honestly say they had the BEST raviolis I’ve ever had! Here is a picture from there, it was also our last night. )-:

Portillo's ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Go Cubbies!

Well, it flew by as it always does but we had so much fun. We can’t wait until we get to visit again!

 

–Dana

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4 Comments at Back From Another Vacation!

  1. LOVE the colors on those trees. I see that you’re in Florida. I’ll be visiting my working husband at Eglin AFB during Thanksgiving. Can’t wait to see the ocean, however cool it might be!
    Hugs,
    Janet

  2. I had randomly stumbled upon your blog a few weeks ago (Pride and Prejudice). I had no idea you had ties to Chicagoland. I went to school in Schaumburg and have lived all around the ‘burbs. I met my husband in Great Lakes. I live on the East coast now and one thing I miss about the Midwest is seeing the trees change colors. Gorgeous pictures! I was also born in Wisconsin, so GO PACK GO! 🙂

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