I can’t believe we’ve been here two and a half weeks already! Time sure flies when you’re having fun (and eating nonstop). Really, when the kids and I were making lists of places and people we wanted to see here in Chicagoland, we must have come up with a dozen different restaurants. I think we’ve hit them all! That’s a big reason why I’m so ready to get back home – I think I’ve gained twenty pounds since we got here!
Although I didn’t get to see everyone on my list and I surely didn’t get to spend enough time with those friends I did see, it’s time for us to return home. It’s so hard saying goodbye to everyone yet again. My whole family is so very blessed with the most amazing friends in the world. The lengths they went to in order to make our visit here comfortable and care-free are immeasurable. The time, effort, and expense they put into it is appreciated more than they know. I don’t know why God has blessed me with such friends and family, but I’m sure thankful. I’m certain I don’t deserve them.
Now it’s time to begin our trek back home, but before the neighbors can start rejoicing that “those noisy Meehans are leaving”, I’ll present you with a few more pictures of my beloved Chicago. I’m so glad I took so many pictures and video while we were here. I don’t know what people ever did before video! I used my Sony Handycam to record EVERYTHING while we’ve been on vacation. I’ll edit it down and cut out some of Clay being goofy because really, how many times can you listen to your kids talk about poop in one video? But I’m so glad we’ll be able to look back on this vacation and relive all the good times we’ve had.
I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
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