Friday, September 30, 2005

The best pizza in Chicago ... Giordano's! I love the sign as well. Posted by Picasa

View from Adler Planetarium ... it was GORGEOUS! Posted by Picasa

This was the birthday gift for a soon-to-be birthday girl ... SHOPPING! Posted by Picasa

What more can I say? This is evidently the ultimate thing to do in Chicago (I'm not a huge sports fan - LOL). Posted by Picasa

My son's birthday present ... a trip to Wrigley Field! Posted by Picasa

"Can I roll down the window?" is the question of the weekend. Posted by Picasa

Chicago is so cool ... I love the new and the old. Posted by Picasa

Her favorite place and mine ... a horse barn! Posted by Picasa

Sleepy kids. Posted by Picasa

Sleepy cats. Posted by Picasa

Challenge: Retrieve your little sister from a very cool climbing thing. Posted by Picasa

One of my favorite things? Watching a polar bear swim! Posted by Picasa

Who can forget the monkey who liked to suck his thumb? Posted by Picasa

Thanks to a couple of construction workers, a lost hairband was rescued from the middle of the street. Posted by Picasa

First view of the water in Chicago ... when I was here in February, all the boats were gone. This was an amazing sight - boats everywhere! Posted by Picasa

Sunset on the way to Chicago ... I wish this view had been out our window (this was across the aisle)! The kids flipped a coin to sit by the window and my son won. The intent was to switch on the way back and we didn't get a window seat! I had one very unhappy camper then. Posted by Picasa

What a treat ... dinner waiting and ready? Thanks to a dear friend, my son is getting an occasional cooking lesson. How cool is that? Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Two little competitors ... mine said before we left, "I want to wear something cuter than M-----!" Posted by Picasa

I think my little one takes after me ... she does love to tease. I was ruthless when I was little! Posted by Picasa

My little one was sure there was a fish in the river by the shore. She and her friend named it ... and drove my older one up a wall! He was sure it was the tip of a stick. Let the debates begin! Posted by Picasa

We went to the science museum - not for the exhibits this time but for some auditions! Unfortunately, the website gave me a choice of Saturday or Sunday signups and 2:00/6:00 time slots ... so I chose Sunday at 6:00. Guess what? Auditions were Saturday and Callbacks were Sunday!!! BUT - if we're interested in their program, we can come the first day of class and the director will do a brief audition before class starts. I have a feeling it's more like ... anyone who wants to pay can come! LOL Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Feeling thankful tonight. I started going to a support group a few weeks ago ... Many of the women there live in a shelter. Many have a challenge just in finding a job or getting transportation. Some have no idea of the riches inside. Others have a fighting spirit I admire. These women are amazing on many levels ... they fight things on a daily basis that are easily within my grasp. Not only do I admire their strength, but it makes me want to do something to help. It revives my sense of purpose and ministry. For that I am truly thankful. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Weekend swim! I'm glad we can still have pool time before the weather starts getting cold. Lately there is a crisp bite in the morning breeze, which I personally find very refreshing! I guess it's my northern roots getting a breath of fresh air. Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 09, 2005

How slow do you want the fire to burn?

  Just a little over a year ago, I had an urge to set up my special writing place. One person I wanted to tell was my aunt because I had bee...