04 November 2012

a weekend away (and on growing up)

So this weekend I drove to Chicago. You guys, do you even know how hard that is for the world's most terrible driver?! Five lane highways are pretty daunting for a girl who's used to the good old two lane highway deal. Also, the tolls! Oh, those stupid tolls! I try to come off like the girl who totally takes toll roads all the time, attempting to casually but very quickly get my change out and be on my merry way. But you know how things don't work like that. It's those darn out-of-staters that hold the stupid tollways up, and so the paper plate award for slowest toll goer-througher goes to me on that one, thank you very much.

Driving woes aside, oh the time I had! Visiting one of my very best friends and her husband, and their new baby! Oh, that baby! She's that kind of cute where your heart melts into a huge puddle of love every time you see her. And the things we do to get a baby to smile really are amazing, aren't they? I think her dad singing "No Diggity" by Blackstreet just may have been the icing on the cake {but oh, how that girl smiled!} We shopped {til we dropped}, gladly smiled as all the women passing by cooed at baby girl, ate leftover Halloween candy, watched some movies and just relaxed. We also had several moments of whoa, we are grown ups now! You know those moments? Where you have flashbacks to your college days and then life immediately fast-forwards in time with all the great memories you had and cuts to the present, where you are rocking a little baby? A sweet, adorable little baby that your friend grew inside of her {!!!} You think of how you used to drive down the main street of your college town late at night, blasting music as loud as you could and now you are driving five miles under the speed limit with the music at a baby-acceptable level, yelling at what terrible, inconsiderate drivers everyone else is, because how DARE they not know how precious your cargo is!

That's when you know you've grown up. But when you look at that sweet little baby you think that growing up is actually pretty great, you know?


  1. None of my friends are married/having kids yet, but some are heading that direction. It's a huge (but exciting change!).

    The Glossy Life

  2. Oh gosh, I am right there with you girl! Driving in new areas is so scary. And 5 lane highways are ridiculous! In Utah I came across 6 lanes and I thought I was going to die!
    xo TJ

  3. Sounds like you had an amazing time, I'm sure the drive and 5 lane highways were all worth it in the end. Oh and No Diggity? I had forgotten all about that song until now lol.

    xo erica