Thursday, December 18, 2008

Now THAT'S a Christmas Party

We got the message in early December - Aaron's company Christmas party would be held in CHICAGO from a Thursday to Sunday. Well, YEEHAW, and sign me up! Here are pictures from Friday.

This is the restaurant Carnavale (sp?) where we ate dinner in the city before heading out to see a show.

Steve and Anne (thanks to Steve for putting all this together - AWESOME!)

Syna and I getting ready for a night out

After dinner we saw "Wicked" (based on the novel by Gregory MacGuire - all about OZ, primarily the Wicked Witch of the West). I wasn't supposed to take pictures, but I took this blurry one after the show was over. That's a map of OZ on the stage, and notice the dragon on top that they put into action during the show.

I usually rate a vocal performance on how many times I got goosebumps, so this show was definitely a TEN. Amazing talent, amazing performances! Made me want to be in a musical NOW...


  • Going to the Steel Mill with Aaron and finding out all the things I never wanted to know about the Steel industry.
  • Eating lunch at the Cheesecake Factory (oh how I miss you) with friends
  • The Magnificent Mile (and saying "OMni Hotel" like Oprah)
  • Laughing A LOT
  • Playing a scavenger hunt-team building activity and winning!! (My normally dormant competitive side going crazy...)
  • Willow Creek Community Church - amazing (especially when you sit in the 4th row) and hearing an awesome message from Gary Haugen, director of International Justice Mission

1 comment:

Ashley M said...

"I wanna be POP-u-lar". We LOVED Wicked when we saw it.

So glad to hear you had a fantastic time!