It's always a treat when we get to see the Chicago relatives. We just don't do that enough. Bill had a conference in the city and came to visit us -- and yes I think they are even better when there is no long flight with the kids to make it happen ;-).
What was especially nice this year is that Christina and her girlfriend Ashley came out too. The girls were thrilled to see cousins. In our household cousins are celebrity material for sure.
We didn't do much, had a few nice meals, walked around the downtown art fair and just caught up. Christina and Ashley are off to college next year -- how the heck did *that* happen so quickly?