Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sweet Home Chicago

We're baaaccckkk....

Touched down in the Chi at 12:35 this afternoon. Speedy trips through customs and on the el with a quick stop for some coffee got us home just after 2. I haven't been so happy to see my house in a long time. Don't get me wrong, we had some awesome adventures (most of which I'll do my best to share in the next few days). But traveling with a toddler is exhausting. Add to that a toddler who didn't exactly take her amazing state-side nighttime sleep patterns with her across the pond... and you get the picture. I'm off to sleep in my own bed (praying for no unwanted wake-up calls from Miss E) and back to our "real world" tomorrow.

Can't wait to share more when I'm a little less sleepy. For now, here are a few of my initial fave shots. I promise, lots more to come (on Picasa).

Rainy-day London exploring (thankfully, the rainy days were few). No, not our best fam photo, but it turns out I'm in very few of our pics (and even fewer where my eyes aren't closed AND E is looking), so happy we at least got this one!

Taking in London from the Tate Modern lookout.

Praising God for a Sunny Sunday in London's Kensington Gardens.

A future Guinness Master Brewer? She now knows the secrets.

Our curious little girl explores Dublin Castle.


april fool said...

with her curly hair & that beer tap setting, she reminds me of Shirly Temple in that movie we would watch where the babies ran the old western saloon!

SheWesty said...

funny, yea, we've actually been getting more & more s. temple references of late. i should try that pic in b&w. maybe we need to find some puffy dresses?! :)

Bonnie said...

Love the preview photos!! So glad you survived the flight home. Here's hoping that everyone catches up on rest this weekend, and that you feel "back to normal" quickly. We loved the visit and miss y'all a ton!

Anonymous said...

you are totally right on katie with the shirley temple recognition!! we could have a child model/double/star on our hands here folks:) when are new photos and trip updates arriving.... i'm getting impatient:)

Rebecca said...

it wasn't anonymous... it was me... becca... i hit the wrong button!!!