Saturday, October 11, 2008

Chicago highlights

I'm back from Chicago! It was an AWESOME trip! Here are pictures of the highlights. . . . .



OPRAH! It was sooo cool to get attend a taping of the Oprah Show! I can't believe Kim was able to get us tickets. The show we were at will air on October 16. Maria Shriver was the main guest. Maybe you'll see me in the audience:)

We took Kims ADORABLE kids to the park one morning. Here is sweet little Avery.


And cutie pie Trey. These were two big highlights from my trip! They are the sweetest.

Kim & I before we headed out to Chicago for our Girls Night Out

First stop: Giordano's for some authentic Chicago style stuffed pizza. It was the best pizza I've ever had! Look at that crust!

Next stop: Wicked! Kim surprised me with tickets. I had been wanting to see this SOOO BAD! It was AMAZING! I loved it! Thanks Kim!!!

I had to get a picture in front of the sparkly Chicago sign.


On our way to the airport today, we stopped by the Chicago temple to check it out. I loved the water fountains.

Friends forever! This is the two of us this morning before we had to say goodbye. Thanks for everything Kim. It was so fun and I'm so glad we got to see each other again after 4 years! Love ya!

22 comments:

Emily said...

HOW FUN! I love girls trips. They just make life so fun and unexpected! It looks like you had a great time! I have never been to Chicago, and that pizza looks too amazing to stay away for too long!

Mindi said...

holly! that looks AWESOME! so jealous--you deserved a great trip like this. nothing like a girl's trip to put things in perspective.

Marie said...

OH, it so looks like you had a fabulous time Holly!!! I have always been a big fan of Oprah's since she first started on telly and we could get her up in Canada. My kids were so small then and now here they are all grown up! Wow that's a long time!!! I have not seen wicked but have heard it's pretty wonderful too! Lucky you!

Champion Family said...

Holly, you are the best and I'm so glad you could come and share this weekend with me!!!!

Cindy said...

I'm so glad you had the opportunity to go. It looks like it was a great, once in a lifetime trip. And Wicked, too? That's awesome!!! What a great friend you have!!

Tara D said...

Wow! I'm so jealous. Kim really went all out, what a great friend she is. I'm glad you got to go visit her in Chicago, you lucky girl you. :)

The Bright Family said...

when are you flying to see ME!! :)

Nicole/ Family said...

I am glad you had such a good time! It looked like a lot of fun. I will be watching Oprah on the 16th to see if I see you two in the audience.

-Melissa- said...

Glad you had a great time! That is cool you were able to see Wicked while you were there. Looks like a fun trip.

Patty said...

So how was Oprah in person? Did she look the same? We'll be taping the show just in case they got you on when they scanned the audience. What fun!

Patty said...

Wow, what a pizza!! It looks really yummy!!

Patty said...

I'm excited to hear that "Wicked" might be coming to San Antonio. Hopefully we can all meet there and go together!!

mamapickle said...

What a fun trip!!!!

ACDC2005 said...

Looks like you had a fun time. I haven't been to Chicago in a long time...You got to see Wicked, I'm so jealous! :)

The Zookeeper said...

You are such a lucky girl. I mean, seriously, could there be a more perfect weekend?

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Ok, can I just say I'm so "Wickedly" jealous. However, still very happy you got to go sooo looking forward to go in the future I'm so there. Thanks again Kim for the great time you showed Holly.

Cindy Ben said...

What a fun trip!! That is so awesome you got to go!!! I want a weekend like that!

Erica and Orlando said...

Looks like you guys had a really good time. That was so cool that you were able to spend time with Kim.

Giles Family said...

Kim was so excited to have you come to Chicago. That was all she talked about for days.... and she could hardly keep the "Wicked" surprise! I am so glad you two had a great time! Thanks for always being a great friend even though miles apart. Friends really are treasures to be kept. And, thanks for checking out my blog!

Tiburon said...

Wowsa! That looks like a great trip! Will for sure be watching Oprah to see if I see you :)

Josh and Libby said...

Okay, I was able to watch a few minutes of Oprah today! How funny you made for feminist day! I don't know how you were able to sit still during the whole thing! But it looks like you had a great time!!!!

HIRSCHI FAMILY said...

That pizza looks delicious and not at all fattening! I am glad you had so much fun!