Team Hensley

Team Hensley

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lyddie's Here!!

My delightful, beautiful, giggly sister chose to spend her Thanksgiving break in Chicago with Nate and me! I have her here until Wednesday and have been busy showing her all of the Windy City sights.

Yesterday, we rode the train downtown to Millennium Park. In the winter, they turn one of the plazas into an ice skating rink. We snapped some photos at the Bean, then watched the ice skaters for a long time. There were a couple of teenagers causing mischief, which kept us very entertained as we looked on from above the rink.

I tried to get a nice picture for Mom with the fall foliage. Unfortunately, as Candy describes photographing Owen, it's like shooting a moving target. The difference is she's 24.

Then, she ate her first Chicago hot dog. I realize now that this blog should have been devoted to chronicling people's hot dog eating experiences, since that's what it is actually about.

We then got on the El and headed to Lincoln Park. It's a cute little neighborhood with boutiques and the best cupcake place ever, Sweet Mandy B's (thanks for the recommendation, Rachel!). These cupcakes are french toast, chocolate with chocolate icing, pumpkin, yellow cake with chocolate icing, pumpkin with cream cheese frosting (so good!), and snickerdoodle. Yes, if you come to visit us, I will take you there.

Today, we're visiting some Hyde Park museums, walking around in Wicker Park, and eating deep dish pizza. And luckily, it is 65 degrees today, so our San Antonio gal isn't having to suffer the cold.


  1. yay! are you guys going to cook t-day goodies yourself? you know who to call if you have ANY questions, right?

  2. unfortunately, lydia has to leave on wednesday, but nate and i are hosting thanksgiving with some of his grad school peeps, so you will definitely have to be on standby!

  3. Looks like she's having a great time. I'm so jealous. And I totally understand trying to get a good picture of her. Apparently, only Sarah moves fast enough, even though Lydia is VERY photogenic.
    Love you all,

  4. Awww. That calls for a boo and a Yay! That's super sweet of you guys. Know how to brine, tress, and roast? spice cider? make cran sauce from scratch? need recipes? you name it girl, I can tell you how to do it. :)
    I've kind of set up my own hotline.

  5. Be sure to post pics of your dinner and all the grads. Have fun on your holiday!