Thursday, March 20, 2014

a st patty's day green river

right before we moved to chicago we kept seeing pictures of the green river. apparently that year the weather was around 70 degrees (um say what?). we made big plans to see the river dyed green for st pattys day the next year. well that was last year and st pattys day came around....the mr. was studying for a busy test and i chickened was too cold.

this year the weather looked to be a little bit better (in the 40's...yay). saturday was a busy day for both of us (a relief society activity for me and studying for the mr) but as we were on our way home from the relief society activity we decided to head back down to the river. the weather was nice and who knows where we'll be this time next year...maybe baby won't like being outside? 

so we rushed downtown to check out the beautiful green river! we missed the parade which was a bummer but it was fun to walk around and see all the people decked out in green. we made a quick pit stop for lunch and were home before we knew it. 

and yes the river really was that green. i was shocked. i pictured it a more mossy green. love it! 

i love living the city life and being able to take quick 1 hour breaks from our busy lives to do mini adventures. also i love the fact that the weather decided to hold out. we may still be wearing coats but to us it was WARM!!!! 

maybe next year the mr won't be studying and i won't plan a relief society activity during the parade ( bad) and we can see the real fun. 


  1. I'm glad you guys got to check out the river! We went down on Monday, and by that time it just looked really gross. Haha. Next year we'll have to go down on the first day they dye it - it looks awesome in your pictures!


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