We started our Christmas break with a lovely Christmas service at church on Friday night.
Saturday morning came early and we hopped on a plane to head to Chicago!
Michael and Rachel showed us around the city while the kids headed back to the house to bake cookies and see Arie.
We stopped at Macy’s to get warm and check out the Christmas tree and beautiful decorations.
Afterwards, we hopped on over to the Christkindlmarket which was packed the moment it opened. I got a cute mug full of warm goodness, then we headed out.
Our next stops included Garrett Popcorn, Ballast Point to taste some beers, and Au Cheval for the best burger in the entire city.
Finally, we met up with the kids at Forge Brewery!
The next two days, we had a wonderful visit with family.
We were hopeful for more snow, but she was thrilled to at least see this much.
Christmas morning was full of coffee and opening presents before we packed our bags to hit the road.
Our first stop was in Lafayette for a short, but sweet, visit with the cousins.
After one more stop in Indy, we were on the road. 14 hours later, we arrived in warm Orlando to continue our Christmas break!
We had such a wonderful time in Chicago and we already can’t wait to plan our next visit. To say that Michael and Rachel were amazing hosts would be an understatement. We had such a very, merry Christmas!