our friends andrea and jamie just recently closed on their beautiful house in chicago. andrea had contacted me about seeing the baby and i told her i wanted to see her new house, so to kill two birds with one stone, we settled on us coming out there with the girls. we get to see their new house and they get to see ellie! win win!
we pulled up and easily found a parking spot right in front of their house. we rang the door bell and andrea answered & greeted us. we walked into such a gorgeous home! oh my! it is so lovely, spacious, and fabulous! i was obsessed! the dark wood, the crown moulding…swoon! it’s so darn big! the house boasts 5 bedrooms and, i am probably wrong with this number, but it something like 4300 square feet in size. wow! plus, their backyard is amazing as well. they have a small back patio and an additional patio up above their garage. loooooove it!
they invited us over with jamie’s intention to cook. um, i never knew jamie was such a fantastic cook! he made the most delicious shrimp, risotto, salad, pulled pork, so many good eats and everything was so darn savory and good! i ate so much…i couldn’t stop because it was so tasty! they had also the most perfect cheese plate as an appetizer and plenty of libations to go around.
andrea and jamie’s neighbor stopped by, their real estate agent, kathryn, rebecca and her son julian, beth and patrik with their cute little baby boy, and few other folks stopped by to hang out. i loved meeting some new faces and catching up with the familiar ones. it was a great, great evening. olive had a blast playing downstairs in the play room and ellie pretty much slept most of the time there.
we ate, drank, and really enjoyed each other’s company. it was cozy, relaxing, and always so fun visiting with some really good people. i absolutely enjoyed my time there but alas, we had to get going. it was getting a bit late and olive didn’t have a nap that day and that, typical, resulted in a meltdown. poor girl. she didn’t want to leave all the wonderful toys downstairs in the playroom. she was soooooo stinkin’ upset. a bit hysterical, delirious, and in toddler fashion, made no sense in her rage whatsoever. hahaha! we finally pried her away, not without a lot of screaming, and got her to the car. whew!
anyhoo, thank you jamie and andrea for being the hostess with the mostess! it was fabulous to see you both and annabelle, and all your wonderful friends. we love, love your beautiful house and again, congrats on the new home!
[cutest little baby gift for ellie]
[delicious cheese plate]
[love these babes]
[beth and her babe colin]
[look at that drool!]
[the happy toddler moments before her meltdown due to not napping. eep!]
[hanging out with miss ellie]