Friday, January 22, 2016

Winter Shenanigans

Elgin, Illinois. Chicagoland. Not quite Chi-beria, but it's still freaking cold. That's the downside of the midwest. For this Virginian, cold weather never meant anything less than 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Now I applaud the weather if it's anything above a single digit!

So to rebel against the frigidness, the BVSers and friends decided to distract ourselves with fun winter shenanigans!

First and foremost...STAR WARS!!! We geeked out and went to see the Episode VII and it was magical.

One of our favorite ways to forget about the soul-sucking weather is...BRUNCH! Buttermilk in Geneva has become a BVSers' favorite.

Walking around in Geneva also makes us happy.

It was MLK Day this Monday, so no work. After a morning of snuggles by the frost bitten windows, we all went out to lunch! Elizabeth was flying in from a work trip, so we all picked her up and celebrated with food!
It's safe to say that we love food and will make every excuse to go out to eat. :)

So if you're ever wondering if the Elgin BVSers are doing alright, rest assured we're stayin warm and having fun. :) For those of you BVS Alumni, what were some of your favorite house activities to do when you lived in the frigid winter of Elgin?

Peace out, and stay warm,


  1. Favorite activities... knocking the icicles off of the roof through the bathroom window behind the kitchen (careful, you could kill someone doing that!), definitely movies, hot beverages, wax hands (we inherited a wax hand skin treatment thing, it was amazing! is it still there?), trying to keep warm on the couch in the living room after the heat accidentally got turned off (long story)

    Not so favorite... keeping the snow off of the van, nostril hairs freezing on your way out to the van, Illinois running out of salt to treat the roads

  2. Crocheting, hot tea, and playing the piano (but not all at the same time) come to mind. We also had a house membership at the gym when I arrived so we went there most evenings after work in the winter.