Our Chicago Trip

Two weeks ago Adam and I, along with two other couples from our church, went to Chicago for The Gospel Coalition Conference. The conference was Tuesday-Thursday, but Adam and I went down Monday and came home Friday, so we could have a little extra time for some sightseeing around the city. This is also the first time we have gone away together somewhere ALONE since we had kids! 🙂 We really enjoyed getting away together and being with eachother. But of course by the last day we were missing the boys terribly!

We really enjoyed the conference. The theme was “Preaching Christ and the Gospel from the Old Testament”. Each of the main speakers spoke from an Old Testament Passage and showed how we can see Jesus Christ in all things. The two sermons that really blew me away were Tim Keller’s message on the parting of the Red Sea from Exodus 14, and Don Carson’s message on Melchizedek from Psalm 110. Wow, I will never look at those two passages the same again. We learned alot, and were really blessed.

We also enjoyed having Jon and Heather Hunt, and my sister Katie and my brother-in-law Aaron there with us. On Friday after the conference the six of us spent the day together checking out  Millenium Park, Navy Pier, and Gino’s Pizza. It was a long, but fun day. The not so fun part was the nine hour trip home…which is supposed to take about 4 or 5 hours. Yeah, the traffic was pretty horrible due to an accident. But we made it home safe and sound at 1:00 in the morning. And we decided we are not big city people. The hustle and bustle, the paying for parking (or not being able to find parking!), the traffic and time it took to get anywhere, well, we were happy to leave that behind. We are thankful God has put us in a town like Wausau. 🙂

These are a few pictures from our trip:

At the Field Museum

Outside Soldier Field

Outside the McCormick Place where the conference was held

Under “the bean”

All six of us in “the bean”

Taking public transportation

Navy Pier

Navy Pier

Outside Gino’s East Pizzeria

And yes, we added our names to the walls 🙂



  1. Jessica Cusano said,

    April 26, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Wow, it looks like you had a GREAT time!!! 🙂 We went to Millennium park as well, and stood under “the bean”! 🙂 I’m glad you all had a nice trip away and that you made it home safe and sound!! 🙂

  2. April 26, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Okay, I’m currently downloading the message on Melchizedek as I find him a fascinating and also puzzling character in the Bible. I’m so glad you had such a large group from Harvest attend. Sounds like you all had fun!

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