July 30, 2018

Jam Packed Summer

**Blogging while watching Very Cavallari. I like the show, I still hate Jay Cutler**

When I just first got this blog, Kyle made me promise I would post once a month so the $12/year payment was worth it. Well I have not help up my end of the bargain and I hear about it almost everyday. So here I am - back to blogging so Kyle will shut up.

I cannot believe tomorrow is August. This summer FLEW by - but we sure did make the most of our first Chicago Summer.

My sister and her boyfriend, Justin, came into the city to celebrate their birthdays with us.



I got to spend some quality time with the other Judge sister when Juliette came into town for Chicago Pride Parade. I was on the committee that created the Google float so we got to actually walk in the parade - it was incredible. So.Much.Love. ❤💙💚💛💜




 I traveled to California for work but made it into a longer trip to see my friend, Allie. It was so great to see her and catch up.  👭


The reason I was in California for work was for my 20% project. For those of you who don't know what that is: Google allows us to spend 20% of our time dedicated to something we are passionate about that isn't necessarily part of our core role. It's a pretty cool perk. 

#IamRemarkable is initiative, started by two Googlers in London, which helps empower women and underrepresented groups speak about their accomplishments. I'm helping the program scale in the US. Find out more about #IamRemarkable here





Women from all over the country wrote on this wall behind me about why they are Remarkable. It was so empowering and thrilling to see months of work come to life. 

The day I arrived for the conference, they surprised us with a John Legend concert! #onlyatGoogle


Best part of the summer: seeing these adorable babies!!





Kyle and I attended the "Keep Families Together" march in Chicago. It was incredible to see so many families come together, inspiring posters and democracy in action. 


We made the trip twice to Indiana to float the river. Granted, it was no Texas river, but it did the job. 



We also celebrated this girl's (and sister's) birthday with sun, beers, pizza and soft kisses.


I got two Cub's games in this summer: One with Kyle and another one on Google's tab. 



Whoa! What a summer. 

I'll leave you with a cute picture of Bran - just because. :)

(we call this Branrito)

oxox, 

JJ