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Chicago visit!

At the very end of October, I flew to Chicago for my friend Julie’s wedding. Chicago is so fun to visit because so many Notre Dame friends live there, and in a weird way, the abundance of familiar faces make the city feel like home.

It was a whirlwind weekend, as wedding weekends tend to be, but I tried to squeeze as much catching up and city life into 36-hours as I possibly could.

I arrived Friday evening and went to a vinyasa class at Yoga Loft (relaxing!), followed by dinner with friends at Hubbard Inn (I ate my weight in bacon-wrapped figs, delish!).

On Saturday morning, I woke up early and squeezed in a 9-mile run along Chicago’s Lakefront.



I met up with an ND friend for coffee at Beatrix (adorable!), followed by brunch with a few others at 25 Degrees. Then, to tame my wild hair, I even snuck in a blowout at Blowtique.

The wedding was beautiful, and it was such a treat to catch up with so many Notre Dame friends, many whom I’ve known since freshman year of college. My college days would have not had nearly as much laughter if these girls hadn’t been there to share the experience with me.

Thanks for the photo, Beth!

Thanks for the photo, Beth!



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The busiest summer of my life has come to an end.

Well, July was a complete blur and the month practically vaporized from the calendar. Here is a very brief summary:

I returned to Shreveport mid-July for about a week.

Ernest’s of Orleans restaurant in Shreveport.

And I started to assemble and organize my classroom.

A work in progress.

But then I flew to Chicago for a professional development course.

The L Train.

The Bean.

The River.

The best part about this trip was the mini-college reunion that took place.

Miss these girls : )

And then I flew to Jersey for my friend Meg’s wedding.


The bride and some Jersey Girls.

Then I finally returned to Shreveport and it’s been work, work, work, for the last week.

July just flew by. I can’t believe school starts this week! Where did the time go this summer?

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