This weekend Jack and I are celebrating 5 years of marriage. It feels like more...ha, ha...just kidding, honey. No, really.
It seemed only fitting to take a brief pause and acknowledge that without him I wouldn't be a mom, a wife and a better person, overall. I don't want to give him too much credit though...I was pretty awesome before we met. Totally kidding, again. Hey, come on...it's Friday!
He is Olivia's best friend. My soul mate. Lola's favorite tickle monster. And probably the only one who still gives Lucy extra pets amidst an insane schedule.
Happy Anniversary to one phenomenal dad and husband. A constant supporter of everything I pursue: starting a company, working for a start up, a new fitness regime, planning parties, standing on my head...you name it. I could tell him I want to join the circus and he'd be game.
I can only hope our girls are just as lucky to find a guy like their dad. And I hope they meet him at the young age of 19 but hold out to experience life just to realize he was the one all along.
All right, that's enough. Happy Friday!
Friday marked the kiddos' Second Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance. AKA: a chance for mom to get her nails done and order in sushi. Magic!
I just returned from another Mexican adventure. Let me start with the simple fact that Mexico is always a good idea. Always. Two back to back trips further cemented my love for this country. That said, with any travel comes tiny moments of clarity. Some are welcome and some are just a drag to face. So let's start with the good stuff...
I've partnered with Woodfield Mall again but this time the focus has slightly shifted...we're talking all things DAD! Yes...even dear old dad deserves a day to himself. <don't we all?> The girls and I headed out last weekend to get our shop on and shopping we did, indeed, accomplish. Might I add that we took several 100 breaks for various reasons ranging from the bathroom to snacks to toy stores and beyond BUT we completed our mission.
Note to self: Train daughters to build some shopping stamina!
If you know me at all...you know that I am a huge October advocate. Everything about the month is perfect from food to weather to activities to the clothing! This is the last hurrah before Chicago turns into the frozen tundra. I'm not kidding and I hear we are in for a doozy this year.
What you see here is not reality. It's a moment in time captured by a very talented photographer. But that's what family pictures are, right?
I've been getting the same question pretty frequently lately. I must be giving off this vibe like I've got it all handled..and I don't. So when people comment:
"I don't know how you do it all."
I often interview entrepreneurs and industry pioneers on Fridays but today is going to be a bit different. Today I'm sharing some details about me that you may not have known. Is that possible after blogging so darn long? You be the judge!
I wrote what Lucy taught me about life here. Today I'm writing about what she's taught me about business. Think I'm kidding? P/S That's my Lucy and my husband. I adore that picture of her. Still think about her every day...
You may recall my New Year's resolutions but if not...check 'em out here. I'll hit fast forward...one of them was to incorporate date night into our monthly routine more regularly. Which is not entirely hard to do when your starting from 0.
If June flew by, July was no longer than a minute. I swear.
Everyone should take a weekend to be a tourist in their own city. We often take our backyards for granted and it's something I realize I am guilty of every summer. Taking in the sites and sounds of even the most heavily trafficked destinations has always helped me uncover little gems and hidden nooks all over Chicago.