Ed Sheeran

I remember seeing the movie The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug 5 years ago and hearing this great song that played through the end credits. It had a mesmerizing lilt that was both haunting and poetic. I waited with my family until that song ended before daring to step out of the theater. Who was … Continue reading Ed Sheeran

8 Years Ago…

8 years ago today my husband and I got the wind knocked out of us simultaneously. 8 years ago today our life-view was forever changed. 8 years ago today I thought I would have to live without my daughter. 8 years ago today I learned what it was really like to live with hope. 8 … Continue reading 8 Years Ago…

Fried Alligator and Fuzzy Cows

My kids and I head to the Illinois State Fair annually with my parents. Man-Farmer always has to work the week of the fair because it's always scheduled the week before the university he works at starts classes.  He's busy that final week fine-tuning his employee schedules, making sure everything needed has been ordered.  Stuff … Continue reading Fried Alligator and Fuzzy Cows

Up and Down The Chicago River

The water taxi from Chinatown to Michigan Avenue takes about 40 minutes. Chinatown in located on the near south side of Chicago and the river divides the city between north and south addresses.  We were heading towards north Michigan Ave.  The boat stops at a few different locations along the way, so you get to … Continue reading Up and Down The Chicago River