Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Stunning Autumn Night Tess

Last evening I was standing by the stove, waiting for the water to boil, when I looked up and saw this beautiful, beautiful sky at twilight.

Tess and I grabbed the camera, raced down the block, sans coats or shoes, to capture this amazing pink and purple show of color. It takes my breath away.

Fall Sky #3
Fall Sky #2
Fall Sky

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tuesday at the Movies "Let's Make a Sandwich"

A recipe for "Tuna Rarebit on Rye Toast" what I was looking for. Enjoy!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Christopher's Hosting Debut on Library Vlog...

With all of the good things happening in Christopher's life these days, it was inevitable that he would end up co-hosting the Arlington Heights Library Vlog at least once. This was his week....I think he did a great job!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Happy 23rd Birthday Christopher!!!!!!

What can I say about Christopher? He is one of the very best parts of my life.

He was a delicious newborn...
CDK Newborn

....a delightful little boy...
CDK Builder
CDK Superman
CDK Baker
CDK Ninja
CDK Olive Photo

.....a truly fascinating teenager...
CDK First Autumn Harvest
CDK at Beach
CDK Clown
CDK At Frontier Days
....and now an amazing, and quite spectacular man.

He is sharp, smart, creative, and just a little crazy....a wonderful mix of traits to own.
CDK Fall 07
CDK Photog
CDK Portrait
Wishing that the coming year brings more wonderful moments your way.

Just as the book says....I love you forever.
Love You Forever

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tuesday at the Movies "A Day of Thanksgiving"

An oldie but goodie, as we near Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

An Afternoon with Christopher......

Having the day off from work, Christopher invited me to join him on an adventure. We drove to a me that is...mall and once there, walked around, looking at expensive stores, sampling wonderful blends of teas and sweet candies.

Then to Christopher's true purpose...seems he has had on his to do list, for some time now, "bring Mom to Johnny Rockets"....a guy after my own heart.
Johnny Rockets
Johnny Rockets is a terrific diner like restaurant, a place where I used to bring a much younger Christopher after trips to the movies. Unfortunately, the restaurant eventually moved out of town, but Christopher located another Johnny Rockets a bit of a drive away, and brought me there today. What a treat, I love this place!

A Vanilla Coke and a plate of French Fries just about made my courtesy of Christopher's iPhone.
Vanilla Coke and French Fries
We also made a mandatory stop at his favorite Apple Store, where he worked a bit on his own blog....Foodbloggin.....
CK at Apple Store

Thank you Christopher for a wonderful afternoon. It's always been great fun going out with you.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Sharpening Pencils......

I sharpened the pencils in my office today.
I also took care of the pencils on the piano.
New Photos 003
While in grade school, sharpening a pencil meant a chance to be out of your seat, moving around, walking up and down your classroom aisle with purpose. Taking that walk to the pencil sharpener was a chance to set something free, if only for a moment.

The memory is still empowering.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tuesday at the Movies "Sharing Work at Home"

Sigh....if only sharing the work were this easy... Enjoy!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Black & White Photography by Tess

I have always been a great fan of black and white photography. I like its simplicity. I like how it makes me think. I like what Tess does with this form of photography. These are some of her most recent shots.

Cantigny Tree

Downtown Alley



Stop Sign

Piano Keys



Sunday, November 11, 2007

New Harp Creation by Mollie....

Mollie is in the midst of composing another piece for the harp. This time she is really extending herself by writing a composition for four harps. She hasn't been able to find any other such pieces, so she just might be a forerunner with this new creation!

As if that isn't exciting enough, Robin came through with a loan of a terrific amp and microphone for Mollie to use with her electric harp!
Mike & Amp

I can't wait to hear the finished piece....on which...getting nervous already....both Tess and I will also have harp parts to play!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus!!!

We haven't been to the circus since Max was in Cub Scouts many, many years ago. The time was right, tickets were cheap...$6.25 per person! off we went for a fabulous night of courtesy of Tess.
Beautiful Elephants
Daring Young Men
Balancing Act

Friday, November 9, 2007

Halloween...A Fun Time Was Had By All

Great pumpkin carving....
Jack Outline
Taking Shape
Pumpkin Seeds

Great costumes.....
Halloween 2007
CK aka Steve Jobs
Another Halloween

Great decorations...both day.....
Happy Jack

...and night....
Ghost in the Attic
Halloween Movie
Let Me Out!

Great food....
Halloween Dinner

Together with my family....priceless moments in my life.