yesterday was one of those days that i just kept thinking i live in the greatest city. today is not one of those days. don’t get me wrong, chicago is a great city, but today is not such a great day.

yesterday was what spring is supposed to be…80+ degrees, bright, and sunny.

pretty walk to the train station
pretty walk to the train station

it’s been a while since i’ve taken the train, but yesterday i headed over to the belmont stop and hopped on. i love living in my neighborhood, but sometimes i miss the hustle and bustle of downtown.

{red, purple, brown}
{red, purple, brown}
when did they change the end of the red line?
when did they change the end of the red line?
great people watching on the el
great people watching on the el

as soon as i hopped off the train i was instantly happy. the city felt alive. people and cars everywhere!

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i love having lunch dates during the week and i was so excited to meet up with a new friend {mayra}. we headed over to macy’s on state to eat at the frontera grill. have you guys been to frontera? it’s one of my favorite restaurants and that rick bayless…he is just too cute! although, this wasn’t the real frontera, it was still really tasty!

these tacos looked so good
these tacos looked so good
i don't know what was better...the salad or the raspberry pear aqua fresco
i don’t know what was better…the salad or the raspberry pear aqua fresco
after lunch drinks
after lunch drinks

after lunch + coffee, i headed back home where i was instantly greeted by a smiling face!

i love when he smiles so hard that his eyes close. melts my heart.
i love when he smiles so hard that his eyes close. melts my heart.

as soon as gruber and i got outside he literally starting running to his favorite dog store {wonder if he was trying to tell me something}.

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i’ll say it again…yesterday was a great day.

today…not.so.much.

i knew it was going to be rough for the both of us when at 8am this is what gruber looked like.

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when we both finally got ourselves moving we headed outside for a quick walk in the rain.

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can you guys see the paper bag? this was the cause of a lot of stress + anxiety for gruber {it was moving in the water}. he barked at this for 5 minutes straight.

gruber and i are both wishing the weather was better and that we could be outside playing, but for now we’ll just have settle with toys in the living room.

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one thing did brighten my afternoon…a sweet gift from my friend brooke!

thanks brooke!
thanks brooke!
isn't it so pretty!
isn’t it so pretty!

hope you guys are having a great day today! i’m starting to see the sun peek through!!

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