Monday, June 23, 2008

Happy 15th Birthday Tess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tess in her at hand....her intensity and talent never cease to amaze me....what an incredibly cool person she has love always....

Tess at Recital
Tess at Recital2
Clicker Tess

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

I Read The News Today, Oh Boy.......

Such sad, sad news about this brilliant, kind man....

Tim Russert

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hot Dog Summer Returns!!!

Once again we are undertaking our quest for the perfect Chicago Hot Dog. This year our first stop is Poochie's in Skokie....

Poochie's is a cool place in a strip mall, staffed by wonderful people, with nice shaded outside seating provided as shelter from the hot midday sun....
Poochie's Lunch

We ordered hot dogs, char dogs....
Hot Dog

....and delicious, delicious french fries....

Our rating for this excursion?
Hot Dog Summer

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Buddy Foundation Rummage Sale

Has it been a year already??? The annual Buddy Foundation Rummage Sale is upon us once again!

The sale is run by terrific people who work for Chicagoland's not-for-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of homeless & abandoned animals.
Buddy Foundation Workers
Here you can also see our finds of the day, a nice Melmac platter, a few crochet hooks, a handful of vintage cookbooks, as well as a few old/new shirts for the girls.

So we have a chance to find 2 for $1 shirts for the girls....
Buddy Foundation Sale

....and in the process, help out those animals in need of a little love. Winners on both fronts....

Friday, June 6, 2008

Happy National Doughnut Day!

The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day. To celebrate this annual event Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts!!!!

Enjoy this delicious day!!!!
National Doughnut Day

Thursday, June 5, 2008

A Beautiful , Historic Moment....

I am so lucky to have witnessed this most historic moment in American history. Who could have conceived this happening? I am beyond words.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Promenade of Art in Town

Another Arlington Heights summertime tradition took place this past Saturday. The Promenade of Art, spanning three blocks downtown, was filled with artists and artisans....
Glass & Metal Art Piece
Harpist at Art Show

....a car painting tent for charity....
Car Painting for Charity

....a yet another chance to take a walk into town and enjoy the beautiful weather that is finally here....
Bill & Tess at Art Show
Max & Christopher at Art Show

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Max and the Prom,,,,

Just a few photographs of the million taken of Max and Nora, off to her prom....

Max & Nora on Porch
Prom Guys on Porch
Happy Prom Group
Max with Flower
Max and Nora

Monday, June 2, 2008

Our One Year Blogoversary....

No bells and whistles needed here. I was reminded last evening that today, Monday, June 2nd, 2008 marks one year since the creation of this, our blog. What began as a summer blog, has carried on through three, and now four, more seasons.

It is something I am glad that we have done. We have kept no counters, no numbers of hits, no scores of those who have stopped by to share our blog, we just don't need it.

This blog is for our family. It is our own chronicle of the everyday events that make up our lives together. I think we will go forward for another year, and see how we feel about it at years end. So far, it's been great fun.

Big Pants

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Public Works Open House

We have looked forward to our Public Works Open House each year since the kids were little tiny smidges. Now that they are grown...we still look forward to walking down to the newly redesigned Public Works....
Max and Tess
Christopher and Bill see the big, and not so big, machines....
Public Works
Fire Engines are Fun
Public Works2 chat with local workers, old friends, as well as new friends....
Joe from the Teen Center
Helper Dogs2
Helper Dogs4 brush up on safety and good gardening practices....
Office Friendly
Mulcing Done Right
Banners stroll down memory lane where face painting and balloon animals once were cherished moments....
Face Painting
Clowns grab Frisbees, chip clips, pens and pencils, and to partake of delicious snacks provided each year....
Happy Max
Public Works Cake

Finally, filled with cake, popcorn, soda and enormous bags of goodies, the walk home begins....
On the Way Home
Walking Home
Public Works Tess

More than anything, it is just one more opportunity to carry on traditions begun long ago, and to spend more time together. Is there anything better than this?