While most Chicagoans are busy prepping for the Big Game, we’re being crafty and going to dinner! As you can see above, I finally got around to putting some of our wedding goodies in a cute display case. Dale and I both worked on it (he’s quite crafty–and certainly opinionated) and we are very pleased with the results. The shadowbox includes our wedding invitation, program, CD favor, photo, hand-stamped cocktail napkin, bubbles (with custom name & date), a couple of silk leaves that served as part of table centerpieces, and little pieces of sprig from my bouquet. It makes me happy that we have such a keepsake. And thanks to Target for having frames on clearance thsi week! We’re going to hang it in the living room.

What else is going on? We went to Benihana with our friends Rebecca & Pat tonight. It was tasty and it reminded us of all the fun we’ve had at Japanese Steakhouses with friends back in Detroit. We love Chicago–and very much enjoyed our dinner with R&P–but we certainly miss hanging with friends back in D-town!