Chicago Lakefront Running Path

Chicago Lakefront Running Path

Wow!  Talk about some gorgeous Spring weather here in Chicago!  It has been a loooooong time coming but finally a nice string of really beautiful days and man have we earned it. I kicked off the weekend at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum with Jack. It was the first time for both of us…and we absolutely loved our afternoon there.  The Butterfly room was our favorite. Hundreds of Monarchs fly willy nilly around a humid atrium amidst birds, trees, bushes and other wildlife.  I thought it would be a little frightening for Jack (he’s 16 months old) but he quickly got use to the beautiful creatures fluttering by and became mesmerized by a small pond with a waterfall.  The Nature Museum has SO much to offer including the science of weather exhibit which allows children to become a TV meteorologist and practice on a green screen. Every Thursday is FREE for Illinois residents FYI.

Peggy Notebaert Museum Butterfly Room

Peggy Notebaert Museum Butterfly Room

With all the sunny skies and warm temps, I couldn’t help but think about the countless weekends it has been gray and chilly and less than desirable to venture out.  I have taken a series of photos from the very same spot along my running path all Winter long.  It has been fun to look back and see the changes ever so slightly.  It has also made me realize how slowly a hard season in life can be. The patience that a Chicago Winter creates is substantial. We wait. And wait. And wait some more.  But finally there is a break.  We always know it’s coming. Last time I checked, Spring has never failed to show up completely.  But yet it often seems endless and hopeless. It’s a great reminder for whatever season you are experiencing in life. Change is inevitable.  Summer won’t last forever. And either will Winter.  #thankGod  #Savortheday #CarpeDiem

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Bus Ride Home!

Bus Ride Home!

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