Wednesday, October 19, 2011

getting engaged and tooting in chicago.

so we went to chicago last weekend. to see one of our best friends propose to his best friend. and it was great. she had no clue it was coming because we entangled her in a web of lies constantly...all of us should win acting awards.

here are the 2 lovebirds.
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so we tooted around town for a couple of days. and i mean that literally and figuratively. if this deep dish pizza doesn't give you gas, i don't know what will. but man it was good.
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nato was a fart factory after this. but the good thing about being in the city, is no one can hear you tooting, it's so loud. but before you consider moving there just for this reason alone, you must consider the horrific traffic. gag-ola.
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we did spend a lot of time in the city...which was amaze-balls (who says that?). we were your typical sightseers, lugging around a big camera, and acting stupid in a major city. the whir and buzz of the city just gave us so much energy. or something.
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so here we are being stupid.
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and here we are being stupid again. hello double chin action. but who cares...we're about to eat pizza!(said in a chris farley, LAY OFF ME, I'M STARVING voice)
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all that's missing from these pics is a fanny pack. leather patchwork, of course. actually, i think i may have owned one when they were awesome. i'm waiting for them to come back, but i haven't seen them at forever21 or target(the hubs of all things fashionable...LOL...probs not), so i'm thinking they are out.

we became really stupid when we thought it would be funny to act like nato was running from something. apparently, this is not funny in a large city because people do really get chased. and mugged. so we got a few death stares after nato dodged through people. sorry! we're from the midwest...we do things like this because we think everywhere is perfectly safe! 

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i chose to simply jump for joy. no one was offended by this. probs because jumping like this is universal language for, i'm in a mentos commercial! fun! doo doo doo doo doooo dooooo dewwwww waaaaa.

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we visited the magical whole foods there which was giant. it had a full bar in it. like alcohol, people. everyone's walking around with a beer and a granola bar. i think it might be the secret to happiness and world peace, but i'm not sure.
this pic is from the rooftop of whole foods.
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and we visited sprinkles cupcakes. it was really tasty. and even when nato dropped half the cupcake on the chicago cement, i still ate it. because i wanted to really get a feel for the city. and also because i paid almost $4 for the cupcake. so i had no choice.

the best part of the trip was hanging with these guys. but seriously, look at my face in that  one picture. wow.


we laugh so hard with these people. we have good, deep conversations. we cry together. we lie to them all weekend and pretend like they're going to get engaged in a couple months...not this weekend. oh, well that was just you courtney. surprise, you're getting married!

what a fun trip.
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these pictures lead us to many more questions than answers. for instance:
why was jeremy not able to put his bagel down for pictures?
why am i making that ugly face in the last picture?
why is nato eating courtney's ring? or is she punching him?
why does ashley's finger look weird?
why are jon lemmon's arms so long?

to many more trips and laughs and tooting in a big city. cheers.

you can see the ACTUAL PROPOSAL(shriek with delight!) on the parson's photog blog. stunning pictures.


* also, thanks guys for the sweet words on the last post. it was good to just get it off my chest and move forward.

20 comments:

  1. ummmmm, yah. when is nato NOT a fart factory? i've yet to see the day.

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  2. You guys are weirdos.

    And you were only 2 hours and 45 minutes away from ME..

    I also think I have the same sweater as Nato.

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  3. I want to toot in Chicago! What a fun fun trip.

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  4. Lol'ing at this post. For reals. Glad you had such a good time! :)

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  5. I seriously laughed out loud at Nato's running pics. So much fun!

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  6. oh my goodness, this got a lot of laughs from me. thank you :)

    i just found your blog last week and i LOVE. nice to meet you!

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  7. You guys are so much Fun... ! You seriously look like you're 21 in these pics.
    Glad you had a blast.

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  8. I love the photo assessment. Hilarious as always. I love that rooftop pic of you two. dreamy.

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  9. You crack me UP. Love your honesty.

    I can SO RELATE to being from the Midwest and thinking that it's always safe. I honestly get made fun of all the time because I'm always trying to connect myself to people. It's like I think I'm from Mayberry or something and that I know everyone. It's a Midwestern Mentality - I've been told. :)

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  10. That is awesome about the pizza and gas. Perfect timing for this post - do you watch the new show suburgatory? Oh it's hilarious, and last night on it they had pizza for dinner, and the Mom was talking about how it gave her daughter terrible gas. Haha, oh the things we do for pizza!

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  11. Yay! I got engaged in Chicago too! And it was totally a surprise. AND I got pictures of the moment too! Though they weren't as good/close-up as those. How fun!

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  12. ha--i love you! this look like such a fun trip--and yes, i have always wanted to visit Chicago and dig into some deep dish--bring on the gas!
    what a fun group of friends~ love these picts!

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  13. Looks like a rootin' tootin' good time. In the Windy City. Heh.

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  14. Still dying at the words "Fart Factory"... hope you guys had fun in Chicago! Next time bring the Nato kids and come visit us at our office!

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  15. I love the silly fun you guys have, it's grossly underestimated and severely lacking in many lives!

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  16. you are seriously amazing. I love your honesty.

    You and Nato look so happy. And that makes me happy :)

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  17. did you feel like me and a big jet setter when you were in chicago? so big city. i'm jealous

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  18. I love your brown boots! Where did you get them??

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  19. Your blog always makes me smile. :) You are so funny. You and your hubby are so cute! Looks like you had lotsa fun.

    And I totally wish I lived in the Kansas City area so I could get some pics taken! Love your photography!

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