Saturday, September 17, 2011

Welcome to the Windy City!

Welcome to the new blog! My new email address (with my new last name!) didn’t coincide with my old blog, so here we are at a fresh beginning! After getting married, graduating from UW-Madison, and moving to a Chicago, I really feel like I am becoming an artist and designer.

Natalie Seib: Wife, Designer, Chicagoan.

Wow! That’s me! I would never have guessed that I would be all of these things in the year 2011.

There will be plenty of posts coming about all of the exciting projects I’ve been working on, but for now I’ll just show what the newlyweds have been up to in this Windy City.

The first weekend we were here, we went to watch the Chicago Air & Water Show. The show was centered around the North Shore Beach House, but the stunt planes, jets, and parachuters could be seen from Navy Pier to Belmont Harbor.

Our favorite part was certainly the F-16s. I think we both had a little bit of Navy envy as we watched six fighter jets maneuver so precisely and gracefully in tight packs of four or five, or dueling each other. Those pilots have so much control over their jets.
It was a beautiful afternoon in downtown Chicago!

Later that day, we took a walk toward Wrigleyville. Ryan had a sports bar type restaurant in mind that he wanted to take me to for my birthday. There was a game going on that evening, so we joined the crowds shuffling toward Wrigley Field and found our restaurant just kitty-corner from the stadium. It was such an exciting place to be! The food was soooo delicious - the best fries I can remember having to date, and the juiciest burger too.

After dinner, we stepped out onto the sidewalk surrounding Wrigley Field just in time to hear the National Anthem being sung. We took a walk around the stadium to see what all was going on and Ryan surprised me by asking if I wanted to try to find some cheap tickets to the game. Yeah!

Ryan found some tickets for the right price and we stepped into Wrigley Field to find our seat among our fellow Chicagoans! We found them at the very furthest back row.

They turned out to be the best seats in the house! The view behind us was of a gorgeous sunset reflecting off of the downtown skyscrapers.
Do you see those bleachers on the roofs of the buildings across the street?! 
The Windy City really is windy! So much so that the chill sent us home before the end of the game. What a great day it was! 

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