My weekend started a little bit early with a birthday dinner for my mom on Thursday evening. Rob, Henry, and I met her and my cousin Abbie halfway between our houses. Mom very happily agreed to watch Henry for us while Rob and I were traveling for the weekend. I am so thankful Mom is such a willing babysitter---and that Henry loves her so much!
Friday morning Rob and I headed out of town to Chicago! It has been awhile since we have been here, and honestly it was such a great trip. We stopped in Indianapolis for lunch and a little shopping. I bought a pair of Hunter rainboots that I had been lusting over for ages. Rob got a great new wintercoat that is waterproof. Both came in very handy for the second part of our weekend fun!
When we got to Chicago, we went to our friend's condo. I was so excited to see their place and meet up with some other friends for a delicious Italian dinner. It was FREEZING in Chicago, but burning up in this restaurant. I am so thankful I dressed in layers because it was extremely warm, but the food was so delicious it made up for it. :)
After dinner, we headed back to our friend's condo. Rob wasn't feeling great so he went to bed while the rest of us stayed up laughing at youtube videos--especially Jimmy Fallon ones. I love nights like this where you can hang out in your pajamas and laugh your face off. :)
Saturday morning we had to get up a little early to pull ourselves together for our big day! Our friends took us to a FANTASTIC brunch spot in Chicago called Tweet. Their gluten-free selection was just amazing and I had this delicious chilaquiles for breakfast. I couldn't even eat half of it, but it was so flavorful!!
After brunch, we said our goodbyes and got on the road to South Bend, IN for the Louisville/Notre Dame football game!! I have been looking forward to this game for AGES and I couldn't believe the time was actually here. I was such a ball of nerves and honestly couldn't stop holding my breath because I was too nervous!
On our drive to South Bend, my sister sent me the cutest picture of Henry. Evidently he was enamored with the leaf blower and had a blast outside while my mom was doing yardwork. He is such a funny kid. :)
Rob and I got a super close parking spot at Notre Dame--for completely free!! Evidently where we parked is where a lot of the trustees park. They weren't filling up the lot, so the attendant let us park there for free. We only had to walk a couple of blocks to the stadium. I could not believe this as I've never seen free parking somewhere for any sporting event! Other parking lots were filling up around us for $40/car.
We met up with some of my college friends and their significant others. The weather was pretty gross--so rainy and muddy. However, I am thankful we spent some time taking pictures before the game together!
I was also so thankful for my new rainboots and Rob's new coat as it definitely helped us during the game! This is about how much of our faces were showing for the whole game--how hilarious are we? As soon as the rain would stop, we would get all dried off only for the rain to pick up again. The game was SO close, so we didn't mind it too much. I am just thankful we made out with a win!!
After the game, we went out for dinner together and had the best meal. Of course, the dinner was probably extra delicious because of our win. :)
The hotels in South Bend were really expensive, so we drove a few hours towards home and stayed the night. The drive was pretty miserable because it was so dark and raining. Rob and I both kept feeling like we were going to fall asleep! We made it to our hotel around midnight and totally crashed.
When we woke up on Sunday morning, we had about 4 hours of driving before we would be able to meet my mom to get Henry. I was SO anxious to see him, I really just missed him so much! Henry talked to us the whole way home and we could not stop laughing at him. It was like he had to tell us all about his weekend too. :)
When we got home, we hurried to unpack our bags and then went over the hill to Rob's parents house. We ordered pizza and spent the evening together. Since we aren't going to be together for Thanksgiving this year, it was a great chance for them to see Henry and for us to catch up.
Hope you all had a great weekend too--and hurray for the short work week!!