Friday, August 29, 2008

the sniders (all four of us)

chris' parents came out to IN for a week last week. we celebrated chris' 21st birthday, then on friday we went to Chicago. we ate at Giordano's Pizza - delicious! then we found an old italian restaurant to get some canollis - again, delicious - although not as good as the one's in Boston in Little Italy. on saturday we hit the Magnificient Mile - a huge strip of shops and restaurants. being that it was a saturday, it was quite busy and more than a little overwhelming. Chris and i went into the Apple store. it was HUGE! it had two stories, with a really cool glass staircase. then we went into the 4 story Gap. Cheryl and i went into a store that only had bags and purses. i was very excited about this store. but i was not so excited when i saw a bag ON SALE for $70 and another for $80. needless to say, we didn't get anything. :D

we then headed for IKEA. chris and i bought a couple of dressers and a couple other fun things for our house. we were there until almost 10pm. we were intending to go home, but we would have gotten home at about 2am. so we decided to go to dinner and then only drive half way and stay in a hotel. ironically, because dinner was so long, we didn't get to our hotel until 2am. oh well. :D

kevin and chris worked on the house throughout the week. they put in a vent in our bathroom, a spicket outside the house for a hose, installed a fan in the kitchen and rewired it so it would actually work -*breath* - fixed things on chris' bronco, potted plants, cleaned the gutters, got a propain tank for the grill, and went to Lowe's so many times that i'm pretty sure they knew them by name. :D

it was a spectacular week. we really miss them being here, but while they were here, we had the realization that this house was definately built for two people. :D our poor parents had to sleep in the living room and didn't really even have a place to put their luggage. :D *note to self* buy a bigger house that is NOT a fixer-upper.*

that's all for now. enjoy the pics of our week.

COMING SOON: pictures of our BEAUTIFUL house! :D

chris and i at his birthday dinner at Los Nopalas


Giordano's - mmm, deep dish pizza!


waiting to go SHOPPING!


CHICAGO. obviously.


cool buildings in the Mag Mile


the awesome Apple Store


the sweet two-story apple store
with the glass staircase


we were very excited about the apple store
(apparently, every album needs one of these
poses) :D


on the Mag Mile some organization dressed up
manicans and put them in the bushes...


this one was made out
of coke cans - it was named
the "Sexy Can-Can Girl"

2 comments:

Jerolyn Bogear said...

I don't think the Drurys new what they got when they took you on as renters. Wow, that's not a "fix-up" week. That's a major overhaul. That's my son-in-law! Can you please come home? I have some things that need done around the house;-) Love, Mom

lauren said...

no, i don't think they knew. they'll have to charge a higher rent to the next renters. :D heck, they should be paying us for the work.