This is our 100th post–and it just so happens that we started this blog just over a year ago!

It’s been a big year–and we’re very happy we moved to Chicago. There’s been so ups and downs but mostly we’re just so grateful to live near such a beautiful and friendly city and to have all the amenities–a strong economy, a wide variety of inexpensive activities just outside our door, and many new friends–that Chicago has to offer.

For example, Dale took a little walk after work a few weeks back and found a free Symphony Concert in the park! Just another day in the city.

Dale wants us to go next summer and enjoy one of the free symphony performances and perhaps pack a dinner to go. I’m looking forward to it.

Another lovely shot of our adopted city.

They look like odd pine cones. Hee!