Sunday Night Small Group

Tonight marked my last Sunday night small group. I’ve been a part of this group since November 2014 (what?!) and it’s been one of the constants during my time in Chicago during a season of transitions: apartments, neighborhoods, jobs, friends. I joined the group after a few months in Chicago, still feeling a little unsteady […]


One month ago, our family took our first international trip in over ten years. On the original itinerary was Germany and Austria, and we ended up squeezing in a quick trip to Venice when my dad found some inexpensive flights. A lot of people asked “Why Germany?”. My dad spent a few years living overseas […]

Go Cubs Go

I got a text early in the afternoon: “Hey! Any chance you’re free tonight and want to go to the Cubs game? I have an extra ticket!” My answer to this question is, predictably, always the same: heck. yes. I ran home straight after work to let Webster out, grabbed my World Series Cubs hat, […]

Happy Father’s Day

I love a good grill-out in the summer. This past weekend I grilled out three times in a row: on Melanie’s Gold Coast pool deck, Laurel’s cozy Lincoln Square patio, and back home in my parent’s suburban backyard. Three very different settings, all delicious (and the company was alright, too). Sunday was the day spent […]