Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mom and Dad's Chicago Trip Pt. 4

Here is a picture from Thursday of us by Lake Michigan. The lake is so big you feel like you are on the ocean, especially with the waves we were seeing.

On the lake with the city behind us

Friday we went and visited Memorial Park. There was some really neat architecture

This is what we refer to as the Chicago Bean (I have no idea what it is really called)
We took the pictures looking into the bean

From the bridge over the riverwalk
And today, we are coming home to see all of you! Love you lots!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Mom and Dad's Chicago Trip Pt. 3

Here is a picture from the ground up of our hotel. Cait wanted to see how tall it was!

Across the road from us is an apartment building with parking underneath. It has some interesting architecture
On Thursday after the conference we took a long walk (4-5 miles). First we walked down the Magnificent Mile, which is all shopping.
We saw some men building a new high rise apartment building (they start at $1.4 mill.)

Here is a picture of the crane they were using to lift the steel beams up with
We then walked over to Old Town Chicago. It was very interesting to see the difference between it and the high end shopping district we were just in. We got you all a fun treat while we were there.
This is one of the many old churches we saw

A little closer up so you can actually see daddy in the picture
Hope you are having a good day and that the jog-a-thon was a lot of fun! We miss you all very much and can't wait to see you and hug you tight!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mom and Dad's Chicago Trip Pt. 2

Here's the second update on the Chicago trip.

First, as we walked to breakfast this morning we saw some men washing some windows. Anyone want this job?

Here we are at the conference.

Here are a couple of pictures of the main meeting room- there's something like 5,500 people here for the conference.

We love you Caitlin, Grace, Carson and Makaylee- and Grandma too!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mom and Dad's Chicago Trip Pt. 1

Nicole and I are in Chicago for the Gospel Coalition Conference this week. Here's our first post of pictures of Chicago (mainly intended to give the kids an idea of where we're at).

These are all from our hotel room.

At night...

During the day...