Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We drove down to DC to meet my sister and her husband and then we all drove down to Williamsburg to celebrate turkey day with true colonials. Should I tell you what I'm grateful for?
My husband
Our great family
Car making it to Virginia and back (phew)
and the list could go on and on, you get it though, I'm feel very thankful for all of my many blessings.So from one colonial to another, Happy Thanksgiving to all and to all a good night.
Here is my sister and her husband. You know who she is, she looks just like me, only 5 inches taller. In fact, while looking through some of the pictures, I had to think about who was who.
We had a rousing game of pre-turkey football. I think they were planning the play "turkey stop drop and roll"
Here we are in retaliation. Play was called "the Miracle Whip". Can you see that Bill was kind of laughing at my play? Don't mock, it threw the other team for a turkey stupor.
My don't we look festive in fall colors?
Here was the meal, it was delicious, especially for being made in our hotel kitchen. We also had some mighty fine turkey day bowling, you know, to burn off dinner. After which, everyone but me hit the midnight sales at the outlet malls. I made up for it in the morning. Christmas shopping.....done!
Since we were in Williamsburg, he headed over to Jamestown, the first successful English colony, settled in 1607, 13 years before the Mayflower touched down in Plymouth. The actual Jamestown settlement is quite small, and a corner of it has been consumed by the James river. But here is a church that stood in the fort. It isn't original (it burned down multiple times), but the tower in the back is the oldest part, dating back to the 18th century.

Here we have Pocahontas. Don't worry, the John Smith statue wasn't too far from her. He was a murderer, did you know that?
Here is a portion of the fort, with a replica of the barracks built for the first colonials.
We also hit up Colonial Williamsburg (tourist attraction in Williamsburg), which is where many of the Jamestown colonist spread out to in order to start farms etc. Here we found a million tourist, the college of William and Mary, a drum and fife band and of course, colonials everywhere.
We came, we saw, and we conquered our colonial past.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 20, 2009


You are leaving Chicago? How could you?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Seen & Heard

Seen: Box on the counter is open and contents have been rifled through. Upon closer inspection: some items are missing.
Cat on the floor in a catnip stupor. Apparently he discovered where his toys were hidden. Common, you know you like these ridiculous updates.

Heard: An adult said the word "pimpslap" in primary the children. It wasn't a slip of the tongue. Good luck parents in explaining that to your child.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Official Illinois Resident

I had to get an Illinois drivers license. Talk about disappointment, having to get a new license in the last 6 months of our time here in Chicago. Anyway, I took the test. I passed with flying colors. But I think I am the only person who didn't know the legal limit of alcohol consumption for the state. It wasn't in the hand book. I guessed right though. Hallelujah.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Photo Friday/Saturday

Bill sent me some pictures to post since I'm lacking material. So I'm posting a picture from this summer. Remember our trip out to Annapolis with my sister and brother in law? Well, down by the water of the restaurant we were eating at, there were tubs of crabs that were too small to eat, and other such things. This little girl was fearless, and grabbed this crab that I can't identify. Who am I kidding, she grabbed all sorts of crazy crap out of those tubs. But oh do I want to eat some crab right now. Yummy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I'm all shook up

This is my nephew. He wanted to be Elv!s for Halloween, and I think I have to say this is probably the best costume I've ever seen. My sister made this puppy for him, and it is perfect. And word on the street was that he was a mighty fine Elv!s, "Thank you, Thank you very much". Don't you just want to squeeze him?