Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Family is together

love all around

place cards made

menu set

turkey in the oven

other goodies too

table set

We are ready to go!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
What does your prep include?
I love holidays and tradition.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

a little of this

....a little of that.......who are we kidding it is a LOT of this and that.
We are officially in full swing. The Chinos arrived today and we will have a fun filled 24 hours before our 17 drops to 16. Pete will be heading back to LR tomorrow afternoon for Starbucks post-Thanksgiving duties. The rest of us will enjoy a few more days of fun which includes, but is not limited to, lots of eating. I might have mentioned that we are staying with a pastry chef. Did I mention freshly made dessert every day since we have been here? Did I mention that my husband would like to come live with his sister? If food were a love language she would be speaking his. And did I mention that tonight alone there were 4 (FOUR) dessert choices after dinner. It is not even thanksgiving!

pumpkin chocolate chip bars

glazed sugar cookies

pumpkin cookies with maple icing

and cinnamon crisps

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

family pics and popcorn shop

We enjoyed the beautiful weekend we had her in Chicago. On Sunday afternoon I had a chance to spend some time taking pictures of the Davidsons and then we met my guys at the popcorn shop, a Wheaton fav of mine.

This was the first time for the boys to visit the popcorn shop. My first time was 12 years ago, the 1st time I came to Chicago. It is a tiny shop with candy lining one wall and you pay and buy popcorn at the end and then shimmy out past the candy-LOVE IT!

and so did my little guys.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

in Chicago

We arrived in Chicago in the wee hours of yesterday morning. We are excited about a week with of who might be a pastry chef.....I'm just say'n.
Hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving week!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


We bought a new house this week! In fact as i type Peter and some very wonderful helpers are over there working on demolition. I plan to keep you up to date on our adventures in stay tuned.