November 17th started out with waking up to this beautiful smile. :)
After breakfast we got ready and left to visit The Haven Network, which was the purpose of our trip to Chicago. The meeting with them was absolutely wonderful. We actually went over on how long we were supposed to be there and we honestly could have stayed there all day if they didn’t have to leave because of prior commitments.
We were able to gather a lot of helpful information from the ladies we met with (Kathy and Jean). It was so great to see a place just how Kelly & I envision SGM being. And we are getting there!!
Outside the building where The Haven Network is located there is an Angel of Hope statue.
After our meeting we met up with my cousin Kate to eat lunch. She brought her girls, Molly and Lucy along. It was so great to see them all since it had been a year since I had seen them last and even longer than that before.
In the evening we went to a shopping center called Crimson Ridge. It was like a bunch of little stores all in one big store. It was pretty neat. I got the toy below for Evanee and we were given it for free by the owner since it didn’t have a price tag on it. How nice! I also got some really yummy cheese and a warm hat.
After shopping we went back and packed up to catch our train back to Ohio. It left late at night so we got in really late in Ohio. And it was super foggy when we got back so we had to drive careful. Anthony was waiting for me when we got back to Deshler to drive me and Evanee the rest of the way home.
Overall, we had a really great trip!!!