Quick Chicago trip

(the view from our hotel room)

I just got back last night (morning) at around 1am from one of my favorites cities in the world, Chicago!  I miss walking around the city... hearing the sounds, the colors, the flowers on The Magnificent Mile, the shops, the fast pace life... It's so funny how everyone is walking somewhere...and fast!  AND, with their coffee cups in hand! 

We took two of our youth group girls to a Moody campus visit.  Joel got to walk around his old stomping grounds, and Joshua was able to "experience" Moody and Chicago for the first time.  He didn't do too well on the car ride, let me just tell you... He slept for the first 2 hours, then struggled for the rest of the trip.  I felt bad for the girls sitting in the backseat with him.  Sorry, girls! 

Moody is a neat place.  Even though I didn't go to school there, I feel a slight connection to that place, probably because of Joel.  These are some of my favorite spots on campus...

The clock tower...

and these inspiring Scriptures on their walls...

I should've taken more pictures of the city, but since I don't usually think about taking out my camera when walking around, I completely negelected it.  I did, however, manage to get a shot of the "water tower"...

and of the infamous Chicago-style Giordanos pizza (with Hallie in the background, yay!!).  So yummy!

But now that I'm back home, I have tons of catching up to do:  laundry, housecleaning, dishes, grocery shopping, couponing, phone calls, and emails...  is tomorrow already Sunday??  I'm planning on posting my GIVEAWAY tomorrow. 

And stay tuned, everyone!!!  Helen's Corner will be featured at another giveway this coming Monday!!  Seriously!  Stay tuned!

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  1. It sounds like you had a great time.

    I have not had CHicago pizza in a long time!

  2. I would love to taste that Chicago pizza. :o)

  3. Sounds like you had a lovely time!! Great pics!!

  4. You took great pictures and it looks like you had a great time too! Traveling with little ones is always a challenge!

  5. You have made me so homesick! Tho I am from the suburbs, Chicago is my hometown area. And there is no where else for such great selections of food!!