Sunday, November 30, 2008

Home Again, Home Again

I'm back from a lovely trip to Chicago for Thanksgiving. Shawn and I spent five days at his mom's house and enjoyed our time with his family. It was a pretty low key trip and I got lots of much needed rest and relaxation. We spent a lot of time hanging out. I watched several movies, knitted 2 and a half Christmas gifts, read a few magazines and spent most of our trip indoors. It was cold for us AZ kids, but really wasn't too bad and the sun was out almost the whole time.

Thanksgiving was nice and mellow. We had a wonderful dinner and I indulged a little too much! Here are some Thanksgiving photos. Ellen in her new cute apron:

Uncle Bruce carving the turkey in his lovely floral apron...he borrowed Ellen's other apron, but I think flowers suit him!

Shawn's Grandma finishing up her famous green jello mold:

The beautiful Thanksgiving table:

On Friday, Ellen took me into the city to be a tourist and to see the Christmas decorations. We didn't really do any shopping, just lots of walking and looking. It was fun to be a tourist and take pictures like this one:

Here's the Chicago Bean in Millineneum Park. I love the reflection of the city.

Some city shots:

Ice skating in the fun would that be?

The Christmas tree in Daley Plaza:


Princess Jessie Pants November 30, 2008 at 10:29 PM  

Looks like a super fun trip! I love the pics. Glad you got to rest & relax while you were there too!! Can't wait to chat with you...maybe tomorrow? Loves!!

Diana December 1, 2008 at 10:06 AM  

Sounds like a great trip-
I want to visit Chicago someday-

Ally December 2, 2008 at 7:23 AM  

Ok - see, I love your photos, and yet - I do not miss that city at all! Lived there for seven years - miserable, yuck. Sorry to all you Chicagoans. But it was just too much winter - I used to say that Chicago's seasons were different than the rest of the country - 9 months of winter, 3 months of spring and summer never found its way there (and neither did fall for that matter).

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