Our last days of living in the Midwest!

Image 4In the last week, we’ve driven from Chicago to St. Louis and back,Image 25 and most recently to Appleton, WI to visit family for the holidays.

We celebrated the weekend before Christmas in St. Louis. Image 3  On Christmas Eve, we opened presents at Mr. F’s parents house. Mr. F loves his new Master Chef apron that I won on the Brave Apron blog by Anna Rossi, a season 3 contestant. We also made apple Image and pecan pies Image 24for the annual family dinner. IMG_0105 We had Christmas dinner at Aunt Cammi’s IMG_0096 with wild turkey. IMG_0097 (I love my new Frye boots too.) IMG_0089 The wild turkey is pretty amazing, especially with bacon braided on top. IMG_0119Mr. F’s cousin gave us a great photo of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan for Christmas, in anticipation of our move! IMG_0083We drove back to Chicago Christmas Day to pack up our apartment. The moving truck arrived on the morning of the 26th!Image 2Image 1 Lyra was sad to say goodbye to the Christmas tree.

Image 8 This weekend we drove up to Appleton, Wisconsin to visit my Granny Kay! We went out to dinner along the Fox River. Image 9 It seems all the snow we’ve missed in Chicago was in Image 10 WisconsinImage 11especially near Granny Kay’s house!

Today is my last day of work! We’re celebrating our last night in Chicago and New Year’s Eve with Katy and Rob. I can’t believe this time tomorrow we will start our drive to Seattle!

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