I know I sound just like my Mom when I say "What happened to my sweet little
boy brother?" It's hard to believe that cute little guy up there is now married and well on his way to starting a life and family of his own. Yep, I've swapped giving nuggies (spelling, anyone?) and harmless teasing for marriage advice and praise. (Ahhhh, I'm growing up TOO!!)
These two rolled into town for a short road trip/honeymoon celebration/meet the family. I really already LOVE this girl like she's my sister. She's beautiful and intelligent and super talented in the photography department (yeah free lessons!). The best of all is seeing her with my brother and how well they compliment each other. She brings out an even better and brighter him, which is how marriage is supposed to go down. Watching them interact reminded me so much of me and Alex when we were young and in love. (Well, we're still young AND still in love, but you get the gist). I tried schooling them with my best marriage wisdom: number one key is learn to compromise cuz you'll be doing lots of that, apologize quickly, and try to be up when the other person is down. This, I have learned from own marriage, are truly important! And when all else fails: take a day off from everything, sit in your underwear together, watching movie re-runs and eating popcorn and ice cream! (haha!)
As a marriage gift, Chicago offered them lots of beautiful weather and adventures. One of them, a boat ride on Lake Michigan, we got to tag along for. If you ever come to Chicago, THE BEST way to see Chicago is on a boat ride through the Chicago River into Lake Michigan. DO IT! You'll get the best view of this beautiful city EVER! Every day they were in town the weather was beautiful. Even this day, it was supposed to rain like crazy and cleared up! Of course, when they left, they took the wonderful weather with them and it poured like crazy most of the day yesterday.
Now that it's back to normal life, it's major catch up time! I will be posting my Just Two Midwest Girls project on Tuesday, but if you want a preview, check out this video I shared on my Instagram. Heather has also been AMAZING with keeping up with our blog while I've been away. Check out her project for our challenge and some journaling card inspiration to get you to play along! I'll also be revealing this month's prize, so stay tuned and make sure you follow our the Just Two Midwest Girls blog!