I have to say that being in a state that actually has a real "fall" was pretty cool. Walking around with the beautiful brick buildings and fall colors was really fun. It was cold but not, "I can't be outside for more than 2 minutes" cold. :)
The actual wedding was sooo fun! I made Jen proud by getting out on the dance floor quite a bit.The food was awesome and I had the BEST most tasty cupcake (let's be honest, cupcake should be plural!) I've ever had. It was a browned butter cupcake with browned butter frosting. Holy cow. Wow.
A highlight for both of us was just relaxing in our room, reading, watching TV, and NOT HAVING TO GET OUT OF BED RIGHT AWAY in the mornings!!! :)
The day after the wedding was awesome! We walked a couple miles to downtown Chicago. We shopped around and then ate at a super cool foodie restaurant called The Purple Pig. It was here that we had the best dish I've had in a long time, Eggplant Coponata with Goat Cheese. Know what it is? Yes, we didn't either, but after the waiter said it was the best thing on the menu, we took a risk and were very glad we did. :)
While we had a blast, both of us were soooo excited to get back home to our kiddos. We actually both cried a little a midst the clapping of the entire plane when we landed. In summary, passing over LAX upon our supposed arrival time + an announcement from the captain that the flaps on the wings weren't working + informing us that emergency vehicles would be accompanying our runway landing + observing the stewardesses talking to those seated on the emergency aisles + a dead silent airplane due to people on edge = a honestly frightening landing. Jen and I were holding hands (quite tightly I might add) as we landed and were incredibly thankful to be home. Very, very thankful. I'm good on flying for a while.