Sunday, November 30, 2008

5 Year Anniversary

Marc and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary yesterday. We enjoyed a beautiful view and great dinner at the Signature Room at the top of the Hancock.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Thanksgiving Commentary

The day began as most Thanksgivings did in my household growing up: with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Suddenly, I realized that Dylan, too, was noticing and enjoying the parade. He was smitten by the big balloons and Sesame Street characters. D is in outfit #1 for the day: his PJ's.

Then we traveled to Papa and Nana's house, where we took pictures for our Christmas card. D is in outfit #2 for the day: his Christmas vest.

We were polite and greeted everyone as they arrived. D is in outfit #3 for the day: his Thanksgiving outfit.

Nana had a special place setting for Dylan, with his own personal placecard and Thanksgiving bib and balloon. The stage was set for the main event, which, for Dylan, was eating REAL sweet potatoes. (As many of you know, Gerber's sweet potatoes are the ONLY kind of food that Dylan seems to enjoy.) We were excited to give him the real thing.

Drum roll please......

Here, you see the "gag reflex" in action:

I will spare you the next few scenes, but let's just say that it let to outfit #4 for the day: his PJ's.

It was an eventful, but very good, day. Isn't it great that we have a holiday that revolves around giving thanks? Such a great reminder that God calls us to have that attitude continually and daily. "I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me." Psalm 13:6

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Pre-Thanksgiving Lunch

Dylan and I met my aunt Kathy and cousins Tonya, Tammy and her son Carter for lunch yesterday in Evanston. So good to be with family!

Catching Up On Emails

Russ and Sharryn's 45th

Russ and Sharryn celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary last Sunday! We took them out to dinner at Lawry's, and as a surprise Marty flew in and met them at the restaurant. They were shocked! It was a very fun night of reminiscing and celebrating.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

First Zit

Check out his chin. Must have been
all that Halloween candy he ate. :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Day At The.....



With friends Amri, Asher and Traci.

First Halloween

Dylan was a cow for his first Halloween. We had so much fun! The Andersonville neighborhood we went trick-or-treating in really gets into it, with house decorations and even the adults dressing up. And the weather was just perfect. Dylan liked shaking the mini-bags of candy he got, and staring at the kids in their costumes.