Welcome, guests, friends, family! Thanks for visiting our page. Well, we're married now and loving it. We'll use this site now to keep you up to date on our life together. Love, Greg & Noel

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

noel's work...same ol'

I just thought that perhaps it's time for me to just put down sorta what I do in my day, what I've been working on, etc.

Really that just means putting in links so that you can go see for yourself! :)
Now, these aren't all really CG but maybe if you just visit once it won't matter? I don't really know but given the place where I work it's hard to share and for the site to be completely CG ya know?
But maybe the other 2 of you who read this wanna go take a look :P

So, our BGC Archives Annual Report says a lot about what we do and how I spend my time during the year...you can also go to Year in Pics to just see pictures of where I work and how I spent my year on the job. One of the pictures is of a "Survival Guide" page I made for Freshman--there's a link to the actual page at YiP.

I also designed this promotional piece for our 1st ever BGC Archives Lecture which we are continuing this next year as well...so be looking forward to that! But don't hold your breath too much...

It's hard to show all of the other things I do but if you browse around the site you'll be able to find some transcripts and things. I really like the Bulletin Board pages...(my colleagues design those) they give cool stories and info without it being an overwhelming amount of information.

Hope you enjoy the glimpse into my life!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


So, what's new? You probably want to know. Well, since I always feel the need to have pictures I actually took some so I could explain.

On February 5th, Greg had an interview with Starbucks District Managers to see if he was fit for a store yet. 13 months in an 8 month program I would say taught him far more than needed and also needless to say but I'm saying it anyway, he was ready to move up and get his own store. His interview ended at about 11:45 he was called around 12:05 to be told that he's "unofficially" moving up but that his DM had to call everyone else effected and inform them. Around 12:45, he received another call officially offering him Woodfield II! So now he's a big ol' boss man and here's his store!

in the middle of the mall...a very big scary mall

there's the manager!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ring to rule them all...

Here's a pic of Noel's awesome wedding ring,
which finally came on October 8th.

It was sorta weird after the ceremony when the photographer had us take the "stare at the ring" pictures. We mostly were just laughing. Plus, I really thought it was weirder that Greg had a ring because ever since I was 12 and my Dad bought me a ring in Israel and blessed it in Cana (asking for grace in purity and also praying for Greg-only we didn't know it was Greg at the time but you know what I mean), I've basically had a ring on my my "ring finger". The Israel ring was lost in a tragic river intertubing accident, the details of which will not be released at this time.

Anyway. Here are more photos of the symbol of Greg's vow. It's nice to have now. And to know it looks good with or without the engagement ring. PS. --I'm sorry that they are not the best pics. Very difficult to shoot very shiny, tiny things with my poor little lens.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

wedding pictures!

Click here to view our online gallery. There are some really good ones...and many of guests so check it out! And if you couldn't come, now's your chance to check out what was missed. A couple notes: the photos are not in order so don't worry if you see it jump around a lot.

Thanks, hope you enjoy them! More on the Pfeifers soon! We've been busy busy but do promise an update very soon.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

we're ba-ack

Special thanks to all who came to our wedding to show their support! We had a really great time and felt very loved.

Here's a sneak peek (mostly with the help of pictures from my Uncle Brian) of photos from the wedding:

Friday, August 29, 2008

Chicago Transportation

How to get around in Chicago


your ticket to ride between Chicago and suburbs or between suburbs and suburbs.
be sure to watch the schedules. If going between Chicago and Wheaton area, use the Metra Pacific West Line. Chicago-Evanston is the Metra/Union Pacific North line. Be sure to beware the inbound and outbound trains have very different schedules depending on the day. This is an actual train and is more expensive than the El, though it is pretty cheap still and weekend passes are available.

The "El"

You should ride the El at least once while in Chicago, we think it's really fun. Plus it's a good way to see the city. Our advice for El transport is to pick up a schedule with the colored lines on it as soon as possible. Each line is a different color. Most converge in "the Loop" which is what Chicagoans call the inmost downtown area of Chicago. So, if you hear it, now you'll know. And if you use it, you'll be welcomed :) Please note: the El does not travel to Wheaton. It does travel to Evanston. The El is nice because it runs for many more hours than the Metra and so you don't feel as bound by its schedule. You can also find a stop close by nearly anywhere in the city. The Red & Purple lines go north to Evanston area. For the wedding, we recommend taking the Purple all the way to the Noyes St. stop in Evanston. Then it's a straight 3 block walk to Sheridan, go right and less than a block to the chapel. Image of an El ticket:

Bus schedules for Chicago can also be found at the CTA website where the El schedules are.

Chicago part deux

Okay, so other than the first fun thing you should do in Chicago, there are many fun things to do in this toddling town.

Chicago City Pass
-access to 5 of Chicago's attractions: Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Museum of Science & Industry, Adler Planetarium, either Sears SkyDeck or Hancock Observatory. All are great, though, yes, I'm sure you all also have museums and planetariums where you are.

Go Chicago Card
similar to above.

Hancock Observatory
A great view of Chicago. The Signature Room on the 95th floor offers really great views while you eat or there's a lounge/bar on the 96th floor. Reservation are not needed but I think they're recommended especially wanting to go during peak times on a weekend.

Untouchable Tours
Did you know Chicago was home to many of the famous mob bosses and to many great gangster wars? Well, this 2 hour tour gives you a taste of gangster life in Chicago, taking you to all the different territories and famous locations, complete with sound effects and the greatest tour guide ever. A really fun tour, to be sure.

Millenium Park/Grant Park/The Bean/Buckingham Fountain

A nice, free attraction. You can view "the Bean", a new attraction to Chicago but a great place for pictures. A huge park with gardens, spitting fountains and a big open concert section complete with a huge lawn perfect for relaxing or a picnic. The week of the wedding is "blockbuster week" and has a few different music events happening: http://www.millenniumpark.org/documents/BlockbusterWeek.pdf