Saturday my baby girl turned 19.How is that possible??? Well, she did. This is the first year we weren't going to be having our usual family get-together to celebrate. And that just didn't feel right. How could we not be with our girl on her birthday??? Uh, the short answer is: We couldn't. So, Brian and I took on Nick (a.k.a. "Beau") as an accomplice, and we planned a surprise visit to see Elizabeth (a.k.a. "Beauty") on her birthday weekend. Friday morning Brian, Nick, Josh, Matthew, and I all piled in the van and road-tripped it out to Chicago. The five of us visited Shedd's Aquarium and then walked around town before going to meet Elizabeth at the train station. (Nick was already planning to visit her, so he told her to meet him in Chicago for a "surprise" adventure. She had no idea WE were the surprise!) Along the way, we stopped by this great big silver "thing" in Millennium Park to pose for a picture. Egglectic Cafe. You're welcome.) And then it was time to come home. It was a fun, fun weekend.