Friends! I’m happy to report that the huarache sandals are JUST as fabulous as I’d hoped. I was a little nervous, only because there isn’t a J.Crew Factory very close to us, and I don’t love paying for return shipping. I know. It’s just $5. But there’s just something about paying for a return that irks me…
Before we get to outfit details, though, I should mention that these photos were snapped on Father’s Day. :) We kept things low-key and went on a long walk to Buck Town; had lunch at Northside, which has such a pretty outside space; and then walked back to Lincoln Park and got treats at Sweet Many B’s. Emma had a chocolate-dipped pretzel. Verdict? Likes pretzels. Hates chocolate. Come on, Emma! You’re a Larkin.
Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great Father’s Day Weekend. The Larkins spent it cruising around Buck Town and the Southport Corridor since the weather was perfect. Though funny story: Right after Mitch snapped these photos, the skies opened up and we got completely drenched, haha. That’s Chicago in the summer for ya!
It’s the weekend! We’re celebrating Mitch’s first Father’s Day. (Like you didn’t know, haha. We’ve written quite a few Father’s Day-related posts, huh? 😂) It’s been a super long time since we had a no-plans, family-only weekend, and I think we’re all itching for one. We’re also not working, since Mitch’s summer break starts on Tuesday at 4 p.m. — but who’s counting down the hours? ;) And #omg, I think I forgot to tell you: we’re going to a Cubs game next Wednesday to celebrate!
As Father’s Day is a few days away, it’s time for me to get real with you about something: Dads need coffee. Need. That’s why I’m teaming up with today’s sponsor, Keurig Green Mountain®, to promote quality coffee for all the dads out there in desperate need of caffeination.
Summer break starts on Tuesday at 4 p.m., so I’m feeling pretty upbeat right now. There’s sleep on the horizon! But as I type this, pre-break, I’m in rough shape. I’m working full-time, juggling two small businesses, attempting to help around the house, and trying to be a good husband and father. I’m having a lot of fun, but I’m still just as tired as I was the last time I complained to you in a Mitch post.
Oh, sheesh. I kind of can’t believe I’m typing this out, but I had yet another technological failure yesterday, and I spent the vast majority of my day trying to get my laptop back up and running. Thankfully I didn’t lose any additional photos, but let’s just say I’m extremely grateful for my mother-in-law, who paraded Emma to every Chicago park within walking distance of our home while I frantically tried to get the stupid thing in working order. Many, many hours later, and one magical (three-hour-long) screen share session with an Apple technician, we’re back! When it rains, it pours, huh?!
It’s been a while since we did a bullet point-style blog post, so can we do one today?! I have a lot of randomness on my mind. ;)
Anyway, it’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for a motherhood column! And because Emily and I really enjoyed writing about the lessons we’ve learned from our moms, we thought we’d dedicate this week’s posts to the lessons we’ve learned from our dads… because these men have shaped the women and mothers we’ve become. :) Before you read any further, though, be sure to check out Emily’s post!
Okay. Back to @wellroundedchris. (That’s not actually his handle; everyone just kids him that it should be since he works in the city and lives in the country, haha, and my mom is @cathyinthecountry and I’m @kellyinthecity.)