RIP Mr. Cub

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I walked over to Wrigley on Saturday morning, wanting to see the marquee in person. My grandfather, a die-hard Cubs fan, always said that Ernie Banks was a “damn fine ballplayer and gentleman” so I figured I could pay tribute for the both of us. It was relatively early but the sidewalks were filled with people, young and old, in their blue and red. It was 43 degrees, practically a miracle for Chicago in January, and the day felt so hopeful. Hopeful for Spring…and maybe just hopeful for the Cubs that this is their year. Now that would be a miracle.

RIP Mr. Cub. Let’s play two.

Wrigley Weekend

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The difference of a day at Wrigley Field.

The top photo was Saturday’s storm that had us evacuated from behind the scoreboard (tall metal object? I get it), the bottom photo was Sunday’s gorgeous 80 degree day. 2 days, 2
Cubs wins, 1 with Baltimore friends who came in to root on their Orioles, the other with Chicago friends who, like me, were shocked to see the Cubs sweep all 3 games. It also settled the disagreement over what shirt my sweet husband should have worn to the game(s). It’s safe to say his Baltimore shirts will not be leaving the closet any time soon. Thank god.

It felt like we lived at Wrigley last weekend but I must say…it’s really one of my favorite places to be. 3 hour torrential downpour or not.


The Time the Cubs Won A Game

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The day before our wedding, we took all of our guests to a Cubs game. Part of why we had such an intimate wedding was so we could do things like that- we love our city and giving our guests a full Chicago experience was high on our priority list!

After a some bloody Mary’s and sangria at our condo, our party o’30 walked over to Wrigley and settled in for what turned out to be an awesome game. Home runs! Bases loaded! Actual points being scored! Cubs win!

It’s safe to say that I have not been to many games like that.

I was going through the last bag of wedding things this evening when I found the above newspaper clipping. My parents saved the paper from our wedding day that had the Cubs score on it. Such a momento, for so many reasons.

Sigh. Family love.

Chicago love.

Cubs love.


Throw Back Thursday

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I don’t know how people have such instant access to their childhood pictures (really- where are they getting these?!) but since Throwback Thursday is a thing, I submit this image as being a pretty legit throwback- Cubs players circa 1926.

Love the historical decals on the brick around the field right now- they’re really celebrating their 100th birthday!

(Almost) Ready to Run

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5 days until the Soldier Field 10 Miler.

I signed up for this race in January and am blown away at how quickly it has crept up on me.  If we’re being honest, I haven’t exactly been running 10 miles lately.  More like…less, less than 10.  Thank goodness for the adrenaline of race day…pounding the pavement with thousands of other runners who have the same goal- making it to that finish line.  Which in this race is the freaking 50 yard line of Soldier Field!  Which is all sorts of awesome and will totally get me through those 10 miles.

If that isn’t enough motivation, Ryan and I have a Cubs game to get to at noon!  Soldier Field and Wrigley Field in one day?  Jazz hands, all around!