A Picture An Hour (Chicago Saturday)

I tweeted publicly, told Susannah to remind me, and set my alarm Saturday morning as "A picture an hour!"... I had every intention on really pulling through this time! Last time we were on vacation with Chris & Susannah I really meant to do one, but alas I forgot. This time though, I stuck it out! Until the last 2 or so hours, that is. We didn't wake up until 11am but that was because we had a long and very eventful Friday night. It may or may not have included darts, new old ladies at a little dive bar, awkward run-ins with a drunk lady, 3am bike rides (and subsequent 3am bike wrecks...). I still have a doozy of a bruise on my knee to prove it. (Thank goodness the people whose front yard I face-planted in weren't awake! Yikes!) I'm not the most graceful person and the bike I was on didn't have any hand-brakes so I was at a loss for how to stop the darn thing. Alas, I just went (down) with it.

Anyway, here you go!

11am - coffee and lounge time. trying to wake our bodies up for the day ahead.

12pm - finishing the "getting ready" portion. makeup, nails, etc.

1pm - saying "so long" to mr. little jeans and making our way out the door. mine & susannah's cars. & sweet susannah!

2pm - in the car. on our way to nom on some sushi station. being silly in the backseat.

3pm - finally! we have arrived. sushi time. the veggie rolls were delicious! mine and susannah's iphones. aren't they cuteeee?!

4pm - leaving sushi station. heading to target to pick up things for the cookout.

6pm - the boys play a handful of games on the wii while we kill time.

7pm - bottles are open and the chit chat begins.

8pm - burgers are ready and corn on the cob is awkward to eat. 

10pm - the conversation moves indoors as a result of the overwhelming amount of mosquitos.

11pm - mike is already pooped, but we start to get our second wind.

12am - chris plays his guitar and topher entertains us with his antics. twitter tweets, too! 

Not pictured: the many breaks taken outside on the front porch, run-ins with strange people, disappearing guests down the road, being entirely too loud for a small neighborhood, walking to the bonner road inn bar at 1am, subsequent new old ladies and fantastic conversation, walking back home at 2am and proceeding to grill out (again) and the intensely epic business convo that i got into with susannah and mike... then feeling inspired and heading to bed around 3:30am. All in all: a very good/needed vacation!

31 comments:

  1. i am so incredibly jealous of your hair kaelah!! it's so pretty!!

    allister bee blog

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  2. both you and susannah's dresses are amazing, where are they from?!

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  3. Looks like such a fun day! I have been meaning to do a picture an hour, but haven't found an exciting enough day to photograph yet! lol

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  4. I want an I phone just so i can get one of them covers....so cute! looks like you had a great time :) xx

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  5. Super CUTE phone covers! Love them!

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  6. Looks like you had a fun time! Really loving the blonde hair on you :)

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  7. @joanne: mine is from topshop and susannah's is from akira :)

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  8. This is so fun! Glad you had a good time. I might need to do this on my vacation. We are leaving at 4 today and driving 13 hours...it might be a good way to keep me awake. I'll take a picture an hour for each hour that I'm on the road! haha.

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  9. The blonde hair is a good look for you, the clothing is stunningly adorable as always, and it looks like you had a REALLY great time! =)

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  10. Where did you get those sunglasses? I have been looking for a pair just like that everywhere!!!

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  11. @Nicole: at a little boutique in Wilmington, NC called planet something or other. they don't have a brand name or anything sadly or i'd gladly share

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  12. Eeek! Mr. Little Jeans looks just like my evil Benny cat! If it so happens that Mr. Little Jeans is a sweet heart then he must be Benny's Doppelgänger.

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  13. I might be the only one who thinks this, but I think that you and Susannah could be siblings!

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  14. Adorable dresses! I've been following your blog for a while, and started my own today actually haha:)

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  15. Love love both your dresses! and the picture an hour concept :D

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  16. this is such an awesome post! i love getting a peek into your life! i may have to do a similar post soon...you've inspired me :)

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  17. Love this post! Also loving Susannah's dress! :) x

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  18. hi hun!

    I've awarded you the versatile blogger award!

    Lots of love xxx

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  19. It looks like a great time! Love the dresses & the iphone cases. Cute!

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  20. what a fun post! love your hair and love susannah's dress. :)

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  21. I know I have said it before, but the color of your hair right now suits you SO. WELL!! Also? The picture with the corn cob made me laugh out loud! :D

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  22. what a great post! think i'm a little bit in love with the iPhone cases, might have to order one myself x

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  23. I enjoyed this post a lot! the photos are amazing, and I agree, the iphone cases are superb!

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  24. I should definitely try to make it over to Chicago more often. I live too close not to take an adventure over there once and awhile. The sushi looks delish!

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  25. 1. i've been seeing those iphone cases around and i LOVE them!

    2. posts like these are my favorite! i'm glad you did one :)

    3. lovelovelove OPI and super cute dress in that mirror picture!

    4. what is on top of that sushi roll? looks like egg yolk, ha, but it can't be...

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  26. Oh Kaelah! I so want that Top Shop dress! Please tell me you are doing a outfit post in it soon. I am kicking myself for not buying it online & now it's sold out :(

    Kelly xo
    Elegantly Academic

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  27. First of all, i love this idea of taking a pic an hour and secondly I WISH MY TARGET SOLD ALCOHOL! Damn you state run liquor store Washington. I need to move.

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  28. yay! you did it! I really want sushi and to grill out now

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  29. Loving your iphone cases! And may I add that I had no idea that there were Target stores that sold alcohol!? If only the ones by me did!

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  30. Such a gorgeous collection of photos, it looks like a fabulously fun day! And I think you will really enjoy looking back on this post in a few years time and remembering things you would have otherwise forgotten :) x

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  31. Looks like a fun time. What is the yellow topping on your sushi? Egg yolk??? Just curious. I love trying new types of sushi.

    Alison :)

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB