Law School · Wedding Season · Worldly Adventure

Chicago was awesome!

…Truly awesome.

Dan and I just got back from an amazing 9-day trip to Chicago. I’m not really looking forward to going back to work, but all in all, I’m happy to be home. It was great to visit our friend though, and lots of fun was had!

There is nothing like the city of Chicago. There is always something to do, and it’s so rich in culture and old architecture. I absolutely loved it. We saw just about every major attraction you can including the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower), the Shedd Aquarium, the Field’s Museum, city bars, the famous bean, face fountains, and lots of area restaurants. We even checked out Northwestern and the University of Chicago which are both gorgeous. I think U of C takes the cake with its fabulous campus and location, but I drooled at the sight of these schools.

While the windy city is truly a work of art in itself, Boston  still tops my list while Chicago settles at a nice No. 3 tied with Washington D.C.:

1. Boston

2. Washington D.C. and Chicago

Chicago is definitely a livable city. We felt safe for the most part; however, it can get expensive living there like all other cities. Regardless, I think I would feel right at home if I decided to go to school in or around the area.

In other news my law school cycle is getting close to wrapping up. I have yet to hear anything from 9 schools, but I think it’ll finish up before my deadline of April 1st. So far I’ve been accepted to six schools, wait-listed at six and rejected at one. The wait-lists are killing me because who knows if I’ll hear about any acceptances or rejections before I really need to make a decision. This has truly been a grueling process but I’m excited about the possibilities I have now. I received a full tuition scholarship from one school so for now that one takes the cake, but I’ve also received a $30,000 scholarship plus books at one school for three years and another $30,000 scholarship at another school for all three years. It’s going to be hard deciding; however, going to law school basically free in this economy seems like a pretty smart move. We’ll see what happens over these three weeks.

Wedding planning is chugging along nicely. I have the design of the invitations done so all I have to do is duplicate it for the rest of them. Save-the-dates are done and ready to be ordered next month, photographers, officiant ceremony location and reception location, caterer and cake are all booked (Thank God for all inclusive wedding packages!) All that’s left is to buy the wedding dress, tux, get the girls to order their dresses and the guys to order there tuxes, order flowers, order linens, buy wedding rings and find a hair stylist and possibly make-up artist.

Like I said before: This is going to be a crazy year.

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