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January 2017 in Review

I can’t believe I’m actually writing this post. ONE MONTH (almost) of 2017 in the books. I’m happy and sad – happy because we are thisclose to being settled in Chicago. Sad because I hope I didn’t wish the days away – I really try to make the most of each day but at the same time hate living in limbo. I’m going to savor every minute of February 🙂

As many of you know, this month was consumed with moving from Minneapolis to Chicago. We made the drive down in a blizzard on Wednesday, spent 3 nights at Hotel Lincoln and are now staying in our new apartment – slowly organizing what little stuff we did bring. Our truck with all of our stuff comes TOMORROW! At first, we were told it wasn’t going to be here until February 2 (the last day of our delivery window) but that was just way too long for two people who work from home, so we made it happen. And the best part is that my parents are coming for a week – starting Tuesday!!

On our drive to Chicago, we met my cousin Christopher for lunch at Graze – super delicious. Since arriving “home,” both Grant and I have been working like crazy, but also trying to find time to explore. I feel so grateful for our amazing community of friends we already have here – and how inclusive they’ve been!

I shared a few updates here, here, and here throughout the month – I kind of like writing shorter updates than really long ones 🙂

Travel: Phoenix and Cincinnati + moving to Chicago

Books: Behold the Dreamers, The Dollhouse, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Restaurants: Tilia (MN) | Birchwood Cafe (MN) | Original ChopShop (AZ) | Freshii (IL) | Nookies (IL) | Athenian Room (IL) | Homeslice (IL) | Latinicity (IL) | Joyride (AZ) | LGO (AZ) | Trio Bistro (OH) | Graze (WI) | Agra Culture Kitchen & Press (MN) | The J. Parker (IL)

Miscellaneous: It’s been so nice to connect with “insta friends” in real life! I had the pleasure of meeting Jen in AZ and Ally here in Chicago 🙂

Happy last 2 days of January!


PS: Lots has changed since last January! January 2016 in Review here.

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