Yesterday, July 8th, marked one year since we brought Donut home from the shelter. You can read that post here if you’re interested and keep reading to see how it’s been! It’s been a year of adventures, and an incredible year at that. We had a bit of a rough start with her as she decided that I was apparently a chew toy for the first month or two. I was constantly covered in bruises, but we were finally able to break her of that habit and I could enjoy normal time with my dog. She has been such a… View Post

Happy July, happy Monday, and happy day in general. 🙂 Man, I want to be able to say that June was so amazing and regale you with wonderful stories, but honestly it was pretty low key. We are getting ready for a big anniversary party at the end of this month, so a lot of time was dedicated to that and really just taking things easy last month. Here’s a look at some of the highlights. Home You may remember that we had a couple statement walls in our condo — an orange one in our living room and a… View Post

Just like that, another month has flown by! Here’s a look at what went on in the month of May. I’m always amazed at how many pictures I take when looking back through them for this post, but also amazed at how so many of them are useless. HA. I think I got enough to give you a good representation though, so I hope you enjoy! Personally Neil, Donut, and I were invited to spend a night at the Courtyard Marriott Magnificent Mile, which excited me mainly because I wanted to see Donut’s reaction to a new place. She was… View Post

How is it May already? The only reason I believe it is because the temperatures in Chicago finally hit 70+ the past two days. They’re supposed to dip back into the 60’s over the week, but it’s far warmer than it’s been here in MANY months. With the start of a new month comes a recap of the previous, so here’s a look at what’s been going on here. Italy As you probably saw, Neil and I were in Italy for 9 days at the beginning of the month. I’d never been to Europe and Italy was #1 on my… View Post

Welcome to April where here in Chicago we still have some upcoming snow in the forecast. I think everyone in the city is getting a little antsy for winter to be over and to be able to finally shed those coats we’ve been wearing for what feels like forever. Luckily, Neil and I will be heading to Italy in 9 days where temperatures are already in the 60s. SO SOON. This month was actually pretty busy in terms of travel and events, but it all happened at the beginning. First, I visited my friend Jess in Charlottesville, VA so we… View Post