Sunday, December 27, 2009

Shaelin's first Christmas Concert

The other night we had a chance to see and hear Shaelin sing in his very first Christmas concert held at his school. Because we were not allowed to take photos or video, I did manage to SNEEK these shots...

He is the cutie wearing the white shirt and suspenders in the front row. He and his class were singing Away in the Manger.

He spotted us in this photo so I tried to act like I didn't see him.

After his performance was over, we had a tour of his classroom.

He wanted Grandpa to sit down at his table.

Shaelin and his teacher, Mrs. Sass. What a fun time it was to hear Shaelin and his entire school singing and reciting the Christmas story..all by memory!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Girls day out in the Windy City!

Last Sunday, my friends, Judy, Kathi, and I decided to take Diane out on the town to do a little shopping and Holiday Lights viewing in Chicago. Despite the low temps, it was quite enjoyable.
Because Diane will be moving to Florida next week, we wanted to give her one last taste of cold weather.

Here we are dressed in many layers of clothing posing in Macy's.

One of the many many Christmas trees in the Museum of Science and Industry.

A quartet of German fellows entertaining the passers-by.

Macy's indoor tree reaching over 9 floors high!

The lights on Michigan Ave. were quite spectacular. It was a fun day in the Big City.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Beautiful SanFrancisco

Clear skies and light breezes stayed with us all the while we visited Kim.

St. Patrick church with a magnificent backdrop.

Walking down a street we took in these lovely flowers.

Macy's at night.

We stayed at the Hilton and this was the view from our room.

Kim made use of all our manpower and quickly put them to "use." Her new condo looked great.

Let's Party!

After months of planning, Kim finally had her 40th birthday celebration..and it was truly a success!

Here Kim & BZ are soaking in the sounds of the band...Mississippi Cactus. She flew the band members in just for her party.

A guest friend of the band, now living in San Francisco, sat in on a set playing a mellow sax.

Mike, sporting a great smile, having a blast.

Monica showing her talents on her accordian.

Heidi , Margaret, and their hubbies hamming it up for the cameras.