Thanksgiving in Chicago

This Thanksgiving, I drove up to Chicago and finally got to meet my newest nephew, Max! He’s now almost two months old, and he’s a cutie, just like his big brother Jesse!

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I also got to see where my brother and his family live in Hyde Park and my parents were there. We had a fun time playing with the two little boys, eating delicious food, and walking around Chicago. 

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Max took a nap with me after Thanksgiving dinner.

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On Friday, my brother took us to see the University of Chicago, where he’s getting his Ph.D. It was cold!

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Jesse stayed warm in his cute monkey hat.

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Here’s where my brother spends most of his time, in the Divinity School.

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Almost all the buildings on campus are this older style of architecture, which I love.

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We also walked by the Museum of Science & Industry, which was originally built for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, and is one of only two remaining structures from the fair.

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Our walk also took us to the shore of Lake Michigan, which was much too cold for a swim, but still very beautiful.

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We got a good view of downtown Chicago from Promontory Point before heading back to their apartment.

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It was a very relaxing Thanksgiving, and such a blessing to get to see my family, especially now that I live so far from them.

Hopefully Steve and I will get settled into our new house this week and I’ll be able to update you soon on our move!

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Lisa Kieklak

Co-Founder at The Helpmates
Explorer & adventurer - mostly through scratches of ink on a page - I enjoy my husband, our twin boys, our boisterous German shepherd, and strive to live for the glory of God.

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