Andrew, Sharon, and Eve arrived in the evening on September 1st and were able to visit and relax with us for awhile before we sent the kiddos off to bed in preparation for a long day of travel the next morning. Then on Friday morning they took off for Nauvoo for a little site seeing before returning to our house for a good night's sleep!
After we finished our little boat tour, we hauled our strollers up a couple dozen stairs and onto Michigan Ave where we began taking in the sites and sounds of Chicago.
And it was a beautiful day (although a bit warm for the time of year) to see Chicago!
It was also super nice to have another couple around to take pictures!
Kevin and I usually end up taking pictures of ourselves everywhere we go... kind of like this one of us at the Willis Tower (AKA Sears Tower).
But with the Smith's hangin' out, we were able to get a shot with the whole family! (Of course, that didn't mean Brooklyn and Lily were actually looking at the camera!)
Amidst all the camera sharing, we even got a great shot of Kevin and Andrew (and a random lady in the background) at The Bean!
And then we grabbed some Popsicles for good measure... and I don't think the girls minded one bit!
That night we all slept like babies and were able to wake up the next day refreshed for some Sunday chillaxin! We tried multiple times to get pictures of all the girls in their Sunday attire the next morning, but this is the best shot I could get. They were just so distracted by each other! :)
When we got home from church later that day, we enjoyed a fantastic dinner and some more good conversation before bedtime. The Smith's drove back home the next morning packing with them much love from us and our girls. We had a great time with all three of them and can't wait until our next visit!