i almost made the title of this post: "they made me do it". not the staying awake part, but the posting about it. and no, we're not crazy. there's this thing called younglife, a christian organization for high schoolers, and every year they have this event called 7 to 7. you stay awake all night and drive around chicago stopping at sites like bowling alleys or pizza places.  the twelve hours plus the hours you've stayed awake during the day results in anywhere between 18-25 (!) the night consists of movies, trampolines, bowling, skating, pizza, god, and lots of tired friends. 

 giordano's is always the best. 

 this crew was the "they" i referred to earlier. they're ok i guess. 

 lots of instax photos were taken throughout the night. 

 kids these days. 

 oh, we also played bubble soccer. we'll say it was a new experience. 

 some of us fell asleep on the turf at about 3 a.m.

 this sunrise was the finale to a pretty tiring night. we came home. and we went to sleep. the end. -m

Field Trip // 02

last weekend, some friends and their kids and i headed downtown Chicago for a little field trip. we visited the Green City Market in Lincoln Park and Sweet Mandy B's. one of my friends was dying for the chance to take me down and show me around her favorite city spots, so we made a day out of it.


there was a cute music man that the kids loved. ^^
pink pants for the win ^^
the pies and pastries that vendors sell are amazing. i had a crepe. so good. 
we also went to Sweet Mandy B's, a local Chicago bakery. their desserts are amazing. 
thanks for checking out our field trip! make sure you check out the Green City Market and Sweet Mandy B's  if you live/ever find yourself in Chicago. it's pretty great. for the first Field Trip, click here.  xo. Molly