Lately I APPARENTLY have not had time for blogging! AH! I must stay committed! We have had a LOT going on here in Wichita and I keep debating on whether or not to split all the happenings up into many blogs or just get it all in one. WELL...verdict=one huge blog. So go grab some coffee cuz I have a lot of updates in the Chance/Katie department.
To start off with, a new and ghetto habit of Chance and mine is to bring the spa home! We have just been wanting to relax at night and well, my feet get cold easy...So I decided that homemade foot bath was a great solution. And by homemade, I mean I found a big storage container, added some bubble bath, and poured in hot water by the cup til it was full enough for us to soak in front of the tv....Impressed? You should be.
Every now and then I would request for hotter water to be added, and Chance was a great hot-water-adder to our little arrangement:) Love you babe! Even when we are oh so classy;)
You also may remember that Chance and I both ride motorcycles, well...mine is a 250 and Chance's is 650 (i think!) and mine is obviously a bit slower. I have been riding about a year and half so I decided I wanted to try his bigger bike out for size. It was really fun! I know I would want to practice around for awhile before committing to a bigger bike, but we had fun swapping bikes for the afternoon. Mine is lowered, so Chance looks pretty funny on mine!
Ok a real quick update on the cuteness of my puppy and my spoilage from Chance. I know these are not the largest issues to address, but I'm sneaking them into the big burrito-size blog here.
How fluffy and cute is Harley?!
And yes, Chance got me a pedicure a few weeks ago...I am so lucky! Thanks, Chance Haddon...you know how to spoil a girl!
We also hosted a little sushi party one night when Ben and Anna came over...well...it was a good first experience! haha. It actually wasn't awful, but you can see that although our rolls have all the right makings, they are ...um...monstrous! We are still learning how to roll. But we had all the fixins for the night and I attempted to cook the rice the special sushi way without a rice cooker! It was fun, and will be attempted again for sure:)
Well, we went to Chicago this last weekend and I AM DYING WITHOUT MY NIECES AND NEPHEW right now! I can't even show you in pictures how precious these kiddos are, but I wish they lived closer! Chance and I decided to torture ourselves and drive up there through the night for 12 hrs there on thursday night and then back last night (sunday). Well, all I can say is that I'd leave and do it all again right now for one more kiss on my new niece's cheeks! Luella is SOO cute and I can't believe my sister has 3 kids! She is so grown up and fancy with a family! I am so jealous of her classy Chicago home and cute cute cute kids! She somehow balances all of that madness on top of a new baby! I love her so much and I can't wait to see them all again at Christmas. I totally forgot how special it is to hold a new little baby...especially one that is my family! We spent Friday doing the downtown shopping and I pretty much spent my entire paycheck on H&M clothes for Chance and me. We went crazy. Chance, me, and the whole Harris fam got bundled up to go downtown for some Michigan Ave shopping and train riding...it was so cold! Thanks, Suze, for braving it for us! For some reason Chicago makes me go into shopping spree mode where I believe that I only have like 30 minutes to grab whatever I can and buy it before the world implodes. This was Chance's first city experience! He had never been to Chicago so it was a whirlwind for him running around behind me holding clothes that I wasn't even trying on...just assuming it would work, and answering questions about his size and would he wear this sweater or this coat...etc. Poor thing! He handled it great though!
We spent Saturday being with the family and going to watch Sammy play soccer. Man he is such a ball of energy! He was after that ball and super excited that we came to watch. I can't wait to see him be a super awesome athlete like his dad:) I also got to go to the Container Store....one of favorite places EVER and had to document it with a few pictures:) I told Chance that someday I will have a container for all my containers.
Saturday night, Chance took me on a SUPER fancy special date to downtown Chicago for dinner. We ate on the 95th floor of the Hancock building in the Signature Room! We got a window table, and spent the entire meal looking down 95 floors to the view of Navy Pier and off the other direction, the Chicago skyline and the Sears tower! It was gorgeous. Super fancy and of course, Chance couldn't say no to steak. We got two huge steaks and took in the view. I can't believe my boyfriend likes doing fun things like that! I never thought I'd find a boy who wants to be as adventurous as I like to be. Chance has been keeping up with, if not a step ahead of me, the entire way:) We had a special night of dinner and then went out on the town after our meal. We attempted to go dancing but after about an hour of it, we were so full and tired we had to head back haha. Is that a bad sign?....
Sunday was a relaxing day with the family. Susan and the fam went to church and left little Wella with Chance and me. We soaked her in all weekend. She is such a relaxed and snuggly baby!
An old friend of mine is photographer and he had taken some pictures of me a LONG time ago back when he lived in Wichita. Well he has since moved to Chicago and he saw on my facebook that I was in town so we caught up and decided to take some pictures with Chance and me for fun since we had a couple hours while the kids napped. We ended up having to drive pretty far south of the city but it was so much fun! We went to an old abandoned farm area and took some shots for just an hour or so. It was so fun! He is really sarcastic so I'm pretty sure half the shots are us laughing or me making a face back at him for something he said. He hasn't sent all the shots yet, but I will post them when he does:) Hopefully there will be a few keepers.
Here are some pics of the Chicago trip, you will have to attempt to put them in order of happenings:) Feel free to be jealous that I got to kiss on those chunky baby cheeks all weekend!
Stay tuned for more updates!