Thursday, November 14, 2013

30 Days of Thanksgiving, Days 11 and 12: Snow and reunions

I was in Chicago over the weekend. I got to catch up with so many loved ones and play in a concert with the Onyx trio from my summer at Grant Park! It was such a fun time, and it made me thankful to be able to enjoy seeing people I haven't seen in months or years.

I stayed with my college roommate Amanda, and her fiance Scott, who are both now in med/grad school, and it was great to spend the evenings quietly working over a cup of tea/coffee. Made me think of our undergraduate days :)  Also, they were the best hosts ever, because after my audition on Saturday, they had warm brownies waiting!!

The Onyx trio was able to pick up right where we left off. We always have a blast together and were instantly laughing and chatting like we did all summer.

It was wonderful to have coffee with my mentor from the summer. Then I had deep dish pizza with Amy, my friend from Banff.

The next day I met Amy again closer to her place and also got to catch up with Liz, my friend from Madeline Island, summer 2010. We hadn't seen each other since then! Unfortunately I have no picture to document this, but I found a picture of us from then:

Also, here's a picture of Amy and I with our friend Katie from the summer (we're on the outside):

And during this reunion... it snowed!! For a girl who's lived in Houston for a while, snow is always a welcome sight... especially when I don't have to drive in it. Amy's also from Houston too, so we were taking pictures... I'm sure the native Chicagoans probably thought we were nuts!

Though it was great to see and experience snow, I was also thankful for a warm apartment to go back to and hot tea waiting!

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