Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
About a month ago I went to Chicago with my dad and two brothers and we had an absolute blast. It was the first time I had seen James since he returned from his mission, and he is still James, but that is why we love him. Chicago, also known as the 2nd city, is a real treat. Many people think it is called the 2nd city because it is 2nd to New York, which it is. But interestingly enough, it is because they rebuilt the city after it burned down many years ago, thus the 2nd Chicago. But to ensure that there is not a 3rd city they installed these 75ft fire hydrants all over the city and disguised them as huge people spitting on little kids, Chicagoins are silly smart.
We posed in front of the Cloud Gate. Chicago has really cool architecture and art all over the city that gives it some real charm. I think more cities should put some thought into charm and architecture.
You would think that we took a guys trip to Chicago to check out the architecture and art, but the real reason we went to Chicago was for the sports. Here we are at the Cubs game at old Wrigley Field. I loved how small and intimate it was, unlike Yankee and Shea that are like big boring warehouses. You could say that NY stadiums are like Staples and Wrigley is like Dunder Mifflin.
Then we finally arrived at Solider Stadium for the big Bears-Cowboys game. Here we are standing outside Solider Field. (Unfortunately due to stupid ticket brokers we stood outside the stadium for 4 hrs compared to 3hrs inside)
But we did make it in for the big game. The game started out exciting, but then the bears started letting their offense have the ball and things just came apart for them. We which made the guy on the right happier than the guy on the left.
But the real reason we went was to celebrate this my dad's 60th bday!!!!
Mr Sinatra said it right when he said "My kind of town, Chicago is!!!"
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I'm not sure if you've heard about this new store but it just so happens their first location is opening up right around the corner from my current residence. I've been anxiously awaiting some sign that they were getting ready to open and when I walked past this morning a peek inside showed me they were getting close. Then this little invite popped up in my inbox today!!!Do you think they will have special giveaways for the first customers? I can't wait to see what the folks at Pottery Barn Kids have come up with. Hopefully there will be a website soon! Maybe I will see you at the grand opening!
Remember earlier when I mentioned I was on the hunt for some great christmas card ideas? Well ever since I have spotted the options at tiny prints I have been much less inclined to make my own, and more in the mood to say, point and click and upload a photo! The price is great and the options are adorable! When I calculate in the time this would save me, and probably the money too, I am very tempted!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Going through more old pictures and I had to share a great one of my darling Abby! Boy do we miss this girl!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Get a recipe courtesy of Martha here, and may I recommend adding some raisins?
Monday, October 22, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
In honor of our oldest and wisest little nephew on his 8th birthday I have decided to post 8 reasons why we love him. We are so excited for this sweet little boy to get baptized! We can hardly believe he is already so old!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Last week we had the pleasure of having Eliza Jane come visit for 6 whole days! It was so fun to spend to time sharing the sights and sounds of New York with her and her best friend also named Eliza! Here are just a few snapshots of what we did!
Grease is the word! It was fun to see one of our all all time faves on Broadway since EJ and I used to watch this movie practically every day when we were little!
The view from across the bridge when we went to Grimaldis for pizza. When we got there the line was around the corner.
Sipping our frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity
A couple of other highlights included:
And what was probably my favorite thing, going to see Legally Blonde the musical! The show was awesome, if you have the chance I definitely recommend you go see it, I would put it right up there with Wicked. We were laughing the whole time and I still have the songs stuck in my head.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
p.s. Sorry about the glare, I took these without a flash but it was so sunny there was still a reflection
Monday, October 15, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Happy Birthday Sweet heart! We hope the boys and Nate make it really special for you!