I am loving life here in the biggest city in the Midwest.
There is so much going on right now that I don't even know where to begin. I hate that I am behind in my blogging. It bothers me so much. I miss this outlet, and I miss reading other peoples blogs. I just haven't had the time that I thought I would...
Trying to get my priorities straight so that I can actually get back to my blogging ways. For now, I will just post all the pictures from the last two months and hope that they can tell the story for now.
|As I waited to find out where I was going to be based|
I spent some time with family over in Moab.
|My tour guide, Klinton J. York did a wonderful job of showing|
me around his home town.
|In complete shock that this would be my|
form of transportation. My first sighting of
it was nerve wracking...now I'm a pro.
|Came to Chicago on a quick trip to find an apartment.|
The Cubs were playing and we decided - let's
go out to the ball game!
|As we were out looking for apartments my two friends|
saw "my peeps." I yelled down the Elders...
we chatted it up, and found out that my now church
was right around the corner. It was meant to be!
|Small in size, but big in stature. Not your typical Mormon Church.|
|Had a BBQ with our dear friend Alvin.|
|Met up with some other friends from class and had dinner|
at a Vietnamese restaurant.
|Two friends from California came through St. George,|
and it just so happened that our schedules matched up.
We went and ate at the fancy Painted Pony.
|Had a lovely going away party thrown by my awesome cousin|
Anisa. Had all kinds of good food,
and Chicago style hot dogs.
|A water fight almost got started and poor|
Anisa got hit right in the face...it was supposed
to be that I got hit. Poor thing.
|My first trip as a Flight Attendant sent me to Eugene, OR. |
Beautiful city. I also got to see a friend, Rashelle who lives there.
|Moved to Chicago - started sleeping with a guy...|
|We all had the day off - so it's time to start exploring|
the big city. Gotta eat some deep dish Chicago
style pizza...so sick of the stuff now.
|Enrique and I had the day off and went to spend time in|
city. First thing to happen...bird pooped on him.
I, of course, peed my pants...
|The Bean. Ya gotta see the bean...I've seen the bean|
far too many times already. Still not sick of it!
|Hanging out at the Magnificent Mile like I own the place!|
|The start of hopefully many run ins with friends from afar|
at the Chicago O'Hare airport. Glad I got
to see Erin on her layover home from Italy.
|Free concert in the park. Don't mind if I do. Best part about|
it was the weather, the music, and the new found
love - Goose Island Spicy Ginger Ale.
|I got to work with Dena on an overnight trip to Salt Lake City. |
We were so excited!!!
|Took her on a tour of Temple Square! She loved it!|
|Over nighted in Milwaukee, WI. Beautiful city.|
Had some good tasting cheese!
|Just another night out on the town with these Hoohas!|
|Always have to eat sushi when the four of us our together...|
|That same night the Blackhawks (Chicago Hockey Team)|
won the Stanley Cup. The town turned into a major
riot - a good riot. Things got CRA CRA!
|Took a trip to a free zoo - Lincoln Park Zoo. Was a long trip|
and Enrique fell asleep on the train...
|After exploring the zoo we had to eat. We found|
this awesome Peruvian restaurant a few bus stops
away. My first time eating Peruvian food.
Just before we moved from our hotel there was this
restaurant I had been dying to try almost two miles
walking distance from where we were staying.
The burgers were awesome - dripping in fat! Can't beat that!
|Guess who I happened upon as I sat ready at the airport. |
My dear friend Tara. We spent the whole day just chilling at the
airport. Wish all my days of just "sitting" could be with her!
|Spent the weekend in West Lafayette with family. I am|
so sad they HAVE to move back to Utah.
|No airport in West Lafayette, so I had to take a two hour|
train ride up to Central Station in downtown Chicago.
Would take a train any day!
|My new found love - fried cheese curds! Since I fly to WI|
all the time - this is a staple found just about everywhere!
|Spending the 4th of July in Winnipeg, Canada. Good thing|
I had an awesome crew to spend it with. Also
met a Minneapolis crew too!
|The first officer had me stand by the plane and take pictures.|
Was a little bit odd, but I'm glad we took them.
|Got to spend a little time back in Utah for the remainder|
of the 4th of July weekend. Started off with a bang -
falling out of a chair...
|Missed my summer days in Cedar eating Tiki Shack sno cones!|
|Got to see a few friends: Erin, Lisa, and Auntie Camee.|
|A rare moment with all the Williams kids.|
|Got to meet the new addition to the family - precious little Braylee.|
Even got to be at the blessing - SCORE!
|Also got to see this bugger.|
|Following the 4th of July my dear Aunt Debbie passed away.|
Timing worked in my favor for once, and I was
able to make it home for her funeral. It was also
a huge blessing that I got to see her the previous weekend.
|Just another beautiful day at the O'Hare airport.|
|Birthday lunch at the White Palace Grill - turning the big 33!|
HOLY COW! Getting old!
|Got to play tour guide for Jo Jo's family. |
And, we had to take them to The Bean!
I love Filipinos!
|Had another run in at the O'hare airport. Got to see my dear|
friend Tony from Victoria, Canada. He had a quick layover,
and it just so happened I was picking up my sister.
|The sister decided to come stay the weekend with me.|
I took her on the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier. Rode the
water taxi from the pier to Sears tower, and just walked
all over downtown.
|Cousin Libby Sr. showed up and the three of us spent the day|
exploring the city. Had to go to the free zoo.
|I've been wanting to eat at restaurants found through the|
show "Diners, Drive-inns and Dives." This is one of them -
Glenn's Diner. I will so be coming back to this one.
|Glenn's Diner has a cereal bar - you can't beat that!|
|Had to stop by Goose Island Bar for some awesome drinks|
during happy hour. Cream soda, grape, and spicy ginger ale!
|Of course we had to see The Bean.|