Since being engaged and planning a wedding back home in Illinois, it feels like we are weekend commuters.  So many Fridays, D and I roll out of Madison and into Chicago late at night and make the return Sunday.  Most of those trips are spent in the suburbs, which don’t get us wrong, we love. […]

This summer has just flown.  Maybe it’s wedding planning, maybe it is just the post college life.  But, the fourth just seemed to pop up this year.  We had a busy start to our summer months, and I think now we have some relaxing weekends ahead of us.  I’m hoping to crank out some more […]

Our final day in Portland.  How bittersweet.  We had some fun things to look forward to, but ultimately we knew we were headed home that day.  There is always a small sense of relief when you get to go home from a trip, but I could have stayed quite a few more days.  There was […]

Things were just meant to be when we started planning our trip back out west.  With free airline miles, hotel points, and rental car credit, this trip was an easy one to get on the books.  We knew we wanted to go someplace new, so we decided on Portland, Oregon.  The plan for the trip? […]