Because I'm a first year teacher, I'm at work late a lot- and often bring work home. BW Groom is a writer/editor for a videography company during the day, and then pursues comedy & improv at night. That means we don't necessarily come home and eat dinner together every night. Wah wah.
So on the weekends, we try to make at least one day/night all about us. We often end up going to dinner and seeing a movie, but sometimes, you gotta mix it up!
So this past weekend, we went to the Museum of Science and Industry's exposition, "Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives."
We are already pretty knowledgeable about the rough timeline of the Disney company, but it was really cool to see some of these items! Such as -
Also from Mary Poppins -
Another few that made me really excited -
At the end of the tour, we got to sit down and take a ~10 minute animation tutorial on how to draw Donald Duck. We were a little unimpressed with our instructor, but we had fun anyway!
Welllll, it took these Disney geeks almost two and a half hours. That's okay - we had lots of fun, and got to feel like we were in our Disney bubble for a little bit!
We finished around 4:00, and decided we would try Chicago's brand new 'Eataly' - an Italian food marketplace that we'd heard wonderful things about.
THEN, we were PLANNING on going to Crate & Barrel to begin our registry, but apparently they close at 7:00 on Saturdays. Weird.
So instead we went and saw 12 Years a Slave, which was not really like registering for gifts at all, but was excellent all the same.
And while we did talk about wedding-related stuff as it popped into our heads throughout the day, the day just focused on spending quality 'us' time. You know, prepping for this marriage thing, and not necessarily this wedding thing.
On Sunday, BW Groom had to work, and all we kept saying was, "Can't we just rewind to yesterday?" It was such a great all-day date. Best day in a while! I guess a whole day with my future hubby, Disney, and mozzarella cheese will do that, won't it? :)