December 21, 2008

CHICAGO

I had so much fun in Chicago. Thanks Jenna for being such a great host!!! Chicago is so fun. The only problem was it was a little COLD. The best way to describe how cold I felt in Chicago would be it was soul piercing cold. We had so much fun though. The one day that we had a lot of errands to run, was the one day where it was the worst snow storm ever. Sounds stupid of us but we had so much fun.





Snowy Day





Still Snowing...


Still Snowing


A little Shopping




Photo Shoot



Off to the Gym




Pedicures and Manicures a must




I found this so funny. Look Close to what is inside her backpack...




It is her little girl.


Yummy Food for the Snowy Day!!!

The bad part about Traveling

The night I flew home, Garrett flew home from Georgia. That night Salt Lake City had a huge snow storm. Both our flights were delayed. Salt Lake closed their airport down and we both were just circling in the air for about an hour or so until we were cleared to land. Then, my plane didn't even have a gate to unload. So I unloaded in the middle of the road and walked to a door in the freezing cold snow. Then my bags took about an hour (no exaggeration) to find. Finally I have my bags and Garrett flew in a little earlier so the car was all ready. He comes and pick me up, ummm we have a flat tire. Just a reminder it is still snowing outside. We are taking his cousins car home from the airport and he happens not to have any tools to change the tire. He has a spare though. So we pull off and call AAA. They said they will be there in an hour or so. My patience is gone and we are both starving. Then a nice polie car comes up to make sure we are ok. He says he will call a guy at the airport to help. So we call off AAA and wait for this "guy" to come. He takes longer than an hour. Anyways, after all that we start our trek home. We stop off and eat. We then head to Brad and Jaime's house to pick up Duke. As we are leaving their house we get stuck in the snow of their drive way and can't get out. A couple neighbors come out and all the guys have to push us out. That is our first night together after 3 weeks. Priceless!!!

12 comments:

Greg♥Amelia said...

LOL...I'm sorry you had such a hard time getting home from Chicago but your story is pretty hilarious, one thing after the next! We are moving to the western suburbs near Naperville. Neither of us have ever lived in cold weather and after seeing your pictures I feel totally unprepared! I'm going home to Mesa for Christmas and plan to do a lot of shopping for lots of warm clothes. Stay warm in Utah!

Rachel Miller said...

I loved all the pictures of you in Chicago. It seems like you had a blast with Jenna. I'm sorry to hear about your first night back with Garrett...That sucks! I think you'll enjoy the weather here in Arizona...no snow! I can't wait to see you. Love ya!

Camille said...

Cracking up over your story about coming home!! So sorry!!! I love the picture of you going to the gym!! It probably was a small work-out just getting all those clothes on to go!!! LOL!!! Miss you!! Merry Christmas!!!

Kent and Liz said...

Gotta love the snow!!!

Tyler and Andrea said...

Chicago looks beautiful! I can't even imagine being in snow like that! I am a Mesa girl for life!

Sorry about your horrible adventure home! You should have just stayed the night at Brad's house!

shaywoman said...

Holly Update! I am so glad someone had your blog update on their blog!

you are so fun! and cute! and you moved!?!

we're heading up to UT right after christmas. after the snow leaves you will love it! the 50 degrees here is painfull for me!

and Chicago! ii went for the first time this past summer aNd LOVED it! amazing huh!

Beach Mommy said...

That stinks about getting home... Just be grateful you didn't have hungry kids to accompany your hungry husband! Looks like Chicago was fun! Man you guys did some shopping!!

The Hornes said...

hey kristen, i secretly went private ;) email me your email address...christy.horne@yahoo.com!

Brett and Rachel said...

Haha, we were circling in the air at salt lake airport that same night! Our plane was delayed an hour, and then once we got there we circled for about 1/2 an hour. Fortunately, our plane waited a few minutes until a gate opened up so we didn't have to get off outside. Don't you just love traveling in the winter?! :)

Devin, April, and Gavin said...

I'm so jealous of all your travels! Devin and I are really thinking about doing Hawaii this year for our anniversary... you guys up to it?

Jenna said...

COme again! That shopping day was so much fun.xxxx

Jamie said...

I need your address:)