Thursday, February 26, 2009

Our Disney World Trip - Post #1 - Amazing Food

So much to remember from our recent family trip to Walt Disney World, so much to cherish and talk about. Many posts on this beautiful trip to follow...the theme of this post...the food.

Again, public thank yous to Christopher and Melissa for all that you gave us on this trip. I will never forget this.

At Chefs de France in Epcot....
Profiterolles au Chocolat
Profiterolles au Chocolat at Chefs de France

Lemon Tart....
Lemon Tart at Chefs de France Epcot

Assiette de Sorbets du jour et son palmier....
Assiette de Sorbets du jour et son palmier-Chefs de France

Dole Whip at Magic Kingdom....
Dole Whip at Magic Kingdom

Gigantic Cinnamon Roll at Animal Kingdom....
Cinnamon Roll at Animal Kingdom

Rainbow Cheesecake at Pop Century, our fabulous hotel....
Rainbow Cheesecake at Pop Century

Teppan Edo at Epcot-Japan.... as theater....
Nihonbashi - Teppan Edo at Epcot

Green Tea Pudding....
Green Tea Pudding at Epcot

Ice Station Cool at Epcot, one of Disney's best kept secrets. Cool, refreshing, FREE, sodas available all day long....
Ice Station Cool-Epcot

Mickey Mouse Ice Cream at Epcot, a must-have while at Disney World....
Mickey Mouse Ice Cream

And on our last night at Disney, a wonderful dinner at Epcot's Coral Reef, the perfect ending to a perfect journey....
Blue Glow-tini....
Blue Glow-tini Coral Reef Epcot

Speciality Drinks....
Drinks at Epcot's Coral Reef

Catch-of-the-day, Giant Grouper....
Grouper Catch of the Day at Coral Reef

Chocolate Wave....
Chocolate Wave at Coral Reef

Baileys and Jack Daniel's Mousse....
Baileys and Jack Daniel's Mousse at Coral Reef

And lastly, Citrus Creme Brulee, Bill's favorite....
Citrus Creme Brulee - Epcot-Coral Reef

Still to come, many more posts chronicling seven days of family, food and fun. Love to all....

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Christmas Day with Melissa

Christmas and New Years were something of a blur this past year, as we were all excitedly getting ready for our long awaited family trip to Disney World (much, much more about that in the weeks to come) and many things were postponed and put aside.

Our wonderful trip is history, life returns to normal, time to get back in the swing.

Melissa spend Christmas Eve and Christmas day with her own family in Lake County, finishing the day with our family here. A few photos of that day.....

Three Friends
Tess & Melissa
Bill & Melissa
Mollie & Melissa

Monday, February 23, 2009

Project: Photo Monday

Simply chronicling our day...specifically Monday....

Coffee & the Paper
Book Drop
Library Books
Tess Driving
Tess & Andrew
Tess & Fergal

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Falconaire's - A Valentine's Day Concert

Bill and I celebrated Valentine's Day at a concert at Forest View School featuring the Falconaires, a big band orchestra. They were absolutely incredible, one the best I have ever seen.

Also featured were singers reminiscent of Patti Page, Frank Sinatra and Rosemary Clooney.

Topping off the venue were the Three Tenors....totally unexpected and completely amazing.
Three Tenors

Bill was still under the weather with a lingering respiratory situation so we decided to postpone our planned late lunch for another day. And our kitchen table was overflowing with candy and chocolate cupcakes....a wonderful Valentine's Day for all.

Valentine's Goodies

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mary Todd the Library...

Recently, Tess and I were lucky enough to attend a library program featuring the thoughts, memories and musings of Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's First Lady. The woman who portrayed Mary was wonderful. I only wish she had spoken longer, I could have listened for hours.

Mary Lincoln
Lincoln Program
Lincoln Artifacts

Unfortunately, we do NOT have photos of the delicious Petit Fours and strawberries served at the tea which followed the program....they were so delicious that we forgot to photography them!

Another stellar program thanks to our Arlington Heights Memorial Library.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Sixties Were a Strange, Strange Time....

....even in something as simple as knitting.....words fail....

Knitting Bonanza