While I was back in the UK over the Christmas break, I met my little nephew for the first time (he was 3 weeks old when this picture was taken), and managed to squeeze in 24 hours with my gorgeous nieces.
Tim’s parents came to stay with us over Thanksgiving in Chicago, which was really lovely.
We managed to all fit into our little apartment for the long weekend, and it was great to be able to show them the sights of Chicago. We did lots of walking, playing Fluxx (my new favourite card game!), football watching in Tim’s Dad’s case, eating yummy healthy food, oh and the odd Chicago deep dish pizza at Unos!
Tim’s Mum and I even braved the shops on Michigan Avenue on Black Friday!
We spent a fair bit of time in the Christkindlmarket, which is a German Christmas market in downtown Chicago. The place is awesome. You should go! I was more than happy to introduce Tim’s family to Gluhwein!
We also put up the Christmas tree. A little ahead of schedule even by my standards but it was fun having Tim’s Mum help me with it as we won’t all be together for actual Christmas.
Here are some of the pictures from the weekend. Enjoy!