Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Last weekend was our annual girls weekend get away.   While we were shopping, this santa grabbed us, {literally} and brought us to his fancy chair so we could have our picture taken!  We were kinda taken by surprise, but we were laughing so hard, he was quite the jolly soul, and the real deal, no fake beard or stuffing!  I haven't had my picture taken with santa since I was a little girl!  We weren't sure what we were getting into, but they took our picture, and gave it to us, no strings attached!
 My brother in law Eric also surprised us with tickets to go on a chocolate tour!  We met our tour guide,{the one with her arm up, she held a flag saying "Chicago Chocolate Tour" up the entire time we were walking!} and we went to about 5 or so different little shops and bakeries around town and they gave us a chocolate creation to sample and told us about their store, chocolate and how they make different things.  It was very fun and we found a few new places to visit when we come back next time!  Thank You Eric!!
Our favorite place was Hendrickx.  Oh my, it is on Walton street, I believe, and both the waffles and croissants were AMAZING!
Another place we went, {but I don't think we need to go there again,} is a cupcake shop that sold some really good sounding cupcakes, and some really nasty sounding ones too.  Like, for instance...good= salted caramel, chocolate caramel, the bad= bacon cupcakes!  Say what?  So, of course, we had to try one, I took a small bite, and really it was sweet and salty, but I just got too grossed out to try any more, we all agreed bacon should only be used for breakfast!  Definitely not cupcakes!
Always fun hanging with my mom and sisters!  {and baby Josiah too!}  I didn't get a picture of him this weekend, but here he is in all of his chubby cuteness, he is such a good little guy, and loves to be kissed, which is good since he got lots of lovin this weekend!