The Siberian American: Life Update: Six Months in Chicago

Monday, December 7, 2015

Life Update: Six Months in Chicago

Here we are, halfway through our year in Chicago. It’s hard to believe that six months from now we will be packing up and moving back to Texas. I have been really focusing on living in the moment and enjoying our short time here because I know I will miss this beautiful city when we move back.


November was one of the hardest months we’ve had here so far. Christopher had many long days and very few days off, but we made the most of the time we had together.

On Christopher’s first day off in November, we decided to spend it enjoying the city. We walked all the way to Northerly Island for some gorgeous views of the city. Then, we spent some time chatting and enjoying the fall colors at Millennium Park.


We had our first snowfall in November with almost a foot of snow by O’Hare airport. It was so beautiful, but sadly, it delayed my in-laws’ visit.


Once Christopher’s family got here, we had a great time visiting the Museum of Science and Industry, the Shedd Aquarium, and Chicago 360. We also visited the Christkindlmarket for some spiced wine and German treats. I love exploring new places in the city with family, and I can’t wait to share more about everything we did.


I have been looking forward to December in Chicago all year, and I can’t wait that it’s already here. Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas season!

20 comments:

  1. You have done such an amazing job at rolling with the punches and making the most of things! I admire that so much!

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  2. Beautiful pictures. The snow is so pretty!

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  3. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas in Chicago!

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  4. That has to be so tough when Christopher has to work a lot, but it seems like you made the most of your time! That Christmas market sounds like a blast!

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  5. Such beautiful snaps! Thanks so much for sharing!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad you liked the photos. :)

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  6. Hard to believe it's already been 6 month?! Beautiful views of the city. Chicago is definitely one of my favorite cities.

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  7. Chicago is my absolute favorite city!!! There is so much to see and explore!! I've never been there in the winter probably because I've always been afraid of getting snowed in but I really must make the adventure one year around this time! It must be beautiful! =)

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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  8. Boo for the flight delay! :( I wish snow would just NOT stick to surfaces we need to drive/land on! lol

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  9. All the museums sound fun! I wish we had some around here!!

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  10. I'm sure the holiday's are going to be magical in Chicago for you! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  11. I can't believe you're already halfway through! Hoping the next 6 months are just as magical, especially throughout the holidays <3

    Green Fashionista

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  12. i am so glad you are experiencing this! i can't wait to see more chicago holiday pics!

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  13. wow, 6 months! time is definitely flying. hope you have a fabulous December in Chicago, I bet it's beautiful :)

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  14. Ugh, I am sooo happy for you and jealous of you. Living in Chicago is my dream and someday, I will make it happen!! I've been there three times in December and it's really magical (as Northern cities tend to be in the holidays). Love, love, love, love!!! I'm excited to read about your Christmas there!

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  15. It's amazing to think you're already halfway through your time when this time last year we didn't even know where you were going!

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  16. I bet you had so much fun seeing the city at Christmastime. Yay for 6 months... Isn't it crazy how time flies?

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