This weekend Matt and I were lucky to score 4 tickets to the Chicago Cubs game. We had been wanting to go to a Cubs game for a while, but with the season ending and ticket prices soaring, we thought we were out of luck. However, one of Matt's coworkers has season tickets and wasn't able to go, so she generously passed her tickets to Matt and I (thanks Megan!) My dear friend Christie was able to join us and we had so much fun!
On our way to the game, we stopped into Goose Island for a pregame beverage. Goose Island is a local brewery in Chicago, and with endless beer options, its a popular hotspot. Unfortunately, I don't like beer (gamedays always make me wish I did) but I discovered a gem of a drink when we were househunting in Chicago in March. Cream soda and rum. Simple, sweet, and oh my gosh, SO good! I haven't recreated it at home for fear that I'd be mixing them everyday (which would be a problem lol.) Don't Matt and I look festive in our Cubbies blue? :)
We had GREAT seats! Its crazy, because the ballpark is so small that there isn't really a bad seat in the place.
Our cheering section :)
Matt's Chicago dog. Think they added enough coloring that relish, lol?
Me, (creeper Christie), and my beloved Kettle Corn. I LOVE kettle corn (its genetic, thanks Dad!) The minute I saw the Kettle Corn guy, I about ripped Matt's arm off I was so excited. It doesn't take much to make me happy at the ballpark :)
The only thing better than watching a Cubs game on a sunny Saturday afternoon is watching them WIN! Hooray for the home team!
After the game, we walked around a bit and then headed to grab some cupcakes at Swirlz for Matty B's birthday party that night. (Note: Both Christie and I's husbands are named Matt, so it can get a little confusing. I refer to her Matt as Matty B, and she refers to my Matt and Dr. Matt, a nickname that stuck when we visited back in January.)
We couldn't leave Swirlz without sampling a little something. We opted for the Key Lime Pie cupcake, yum. And if you're wondering, we did leave happier :)
That night, we celebrated Matty B's birthday with a delightful homemade meal. Christie is such a fabulous little chef, though sometimes I wish she weren't because my Matt gets used to her cooking, and well, lets just say mine is a sad, sad comparison lol. Her treat for the night? Beef bourguignon. Soooo yummy (thanks Christie!)
Me and the birthday boy, Matty B. PS: I have known this guy since middle school, and he is literally one the funniest people I know!
Christie and me (who I have known since THIRD grade, crazy!) Saturday was such a blast, and thanks to a mad Celine Dion and B. Spears sing off between Matty B and myself, I woke up Sunday morning with a bit of a sore throat. But I dominated his version of "Lucky" so it was well worth it :)
Hooray for fabulous weekends, Cubs wins, great weather, happy birthdays, and incredible friends!