i made it to chicago just in time for the blizzard of 2011. My cousins and I built forts and dug a tunnel under a giant pile of snow in the backyard. sorry for being off the map recently. i’ve never been one for drama, but there’s been quite a bit lately. all i can say is thank goodness for family. my mom is having a big group of her best friends visit her in florida and they’re all going to wear tank tops and have my dad drive them around on the boat. meanwhile i’ll be here celebrating cousin birthdays with homemade cupcakes and making igloos. i’ll try not to leave for so long again. chicago is bound to have some adventures in store.