Here's my sweet friend Kelly Marie and I getting ready to take off on the Virgin America flight to O'Hare.
I'm a bit skittish about flying so Kelly sat by me with Mike in the row behind. The adventure begins!
Kelly's parents are so wonderful and graciously made the Fawnie team feel right at home.
Sitting down to dinner on the patio: left to right Gloria, Kelly, Raul and Britta.
Once the booth was set up and ready for action, my job was presiding over the Make n Take table.
On Day One we made a pin using the "Sweet Christmas" set.
This sweet little gingerbread house pin was a design collaboration by Chari and me.
See you tomorrow with more photos of my Chicago adventure.