For the first time in our adult lives, Mom, Shannon, and I met up for a girls' weekend! We all converged in Chicago, which was the perfect time to see Shannon's new home.
Mom and I both had rough landings and cab rides (note to self: never land during rush hour), so we ditched our dinner reservation and settled into Shannon's place for Chicago deep dish. It was a great way to start the rest of our very glittery weekend.
After a lovely breakfast at the hotel, we went to a studio to try our hand at glass blowing:
We had brunch at a really cute non-profit that provides job training and placements for some of the homeless in Chicago. The food was incredible, and it was nice to support a great cause in the process.
From there, we explored the conservatory, which was also hosting a glass exhibit:
It was the perfect mix of doing and being, and it was so good to have a little grown-up time with two of my favorite people.