Weekend Recap: A Sleepy NYE in Chicago

Happy New Year, friends! I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and rang in the New Year in whatever style works for you.

Ben and I got home from our road trip (recaps of that coming the rest of this week!) late on Friday night, so we slept in a bit on Saturday which was AMAZING. Once we finally got up, we headed out to the suburbs to pick up Ben’s car from his parents’ house and then headed back into the city where we didn’t move from the couch the rest of the day. SO lazy.

After some Thai takeout (yum), we got ready to head out to Ben’s cousin’s place for a fun night of hanging out with lots of fun people. We had a couple of drinks, stuck around for the NYE countdown at midnight and then headed up to the rooftop of the building. Got a picture with my man … 🙂

chicago NYE

And then we headed back to Ben’s place to go to bed because we’re old and tired.

Now it’s Sunday and I’m currently sitting at Starbucks with Ben, writing this post while he gets some work done. My gym job and social media job are officially done (woo!) so I’m just focusing on the last few days of work this week at the college and then back to Chicago next weekend except PERMANENTLY. I’ll head back to Green Bay later this evening and then I’ll be figuring stuff out this week. I can’t believe 2017 is here – time for some BIG changes, friends!

I’ll have 3-4 posts about my road trip with Ben coming up this week as well as a requested story of how Ben and I met (thanks, Liz!) soon, too. I’ll also keep you all updated on the move and all the craziness (good and bad!) that come with it. I’m so excited to get back into blogging and vlogging – the things I’m passionate about have taken the backseat the past few months due to so much craziness with my three jobs. I hope you’ll stick around for the ride. 🙂

How was your NYE? Did you do anything fun or were you pretty low-key?  

Linking up with Katie!


  1. Amy says:

    Love reading about your getaway and you two look and sound so cute!!! Congrats on everything–the new job, moving to Chicago=Wow!

    • Jessie says:

      Ben and I are going to write a really cool post TOGETHER about it. It’ll be out soon – we were brainstorming last night. 🙂 Sounds like a good NYE, minus not being able to leave early!

  2. Megan says:

    NYE in Chicago sounds like it would be pretty awesome. I love that picture of you guys! Looking forward to all of your road trip posts which looked amazing from all of your Snaps!

  3. Liz says:

    I just ready your first recap tonight too and I had breakfast at Eli’s Table the other week! We walked right by Hominy Grill and talked about going there. I think Jon went by himself before, but Ben’s biscuit looked AMAZING and I need to go try it now! I am so excited to read about your new life in Chicago! I’m going to live vicariously through you 🙂 Also can’t wait for the post about you guys meeting, haha.
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    • Jessie says:

      HOW CRAZY! We wanted to try Eli’s Table for breakfast, but were so busy that we could only fit it in for a later dinner. Did you like their breakfast food? Definitely recommend Hominy Grill – we waited about 20-minutes, but it was worth it. Thanksssss! It’s going to be fun. We’re brainstorming a fun idea with the post – he’s gonna help me write it, so it’ll be a good one.

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