We had a great time on our annual Christmas trip to Chi-town. The windows were a little weird this year. But, we got to see other great things. It was sooooooooo cold. Even the birds tried to get warm. I love walking around when its snowing which it was doing plenty of. The view of Michigan Ave. from our Hotel was nice.

Isn't Eight Great?!?!?!

Daniel is 8 today!!!! Wow where did that time go? I can remember like it was yesterday. We spent Christmas in the Hospital. He was an awesome awesome Christmas gift. Many more happy ones to you, Daniel.


Ice Skating Anyone?????

Here is our first ice storm of the season. Woo Hoo! EXCEPT, we were the only school still in session. That's ok...we have two weeks break for Christmas. YES YES YES!!!

Feeing the Reindeer

Sam thought it was of dire importance to feed the reindeer immediately when he came home from school yesterday. His teacher gave each class member a bag of "Reindeer Food" that consisted of oatmeal and glitter. The glitter is so they can see the food from the sky. So sweet. That's my sweet Sam! Love it. More memories.


Making Christmas Memories

This is what I just Love so much about Christmas... Making memories and starting traditions. Last year I can home from a shopping trip to see three beautiful Gingerbread houses. This year the kids could not wait to repeat the memory. Good job boys. It is so neat to see how each one intently works on their masterpiece. LOVE IT!


J & K....Really, Just Beautiful

Thanks so much for asking me to take your pictures. I am so excited for you two. This is beautiful. Hey "little brother", can't wait 'til Feb. 14th.


New Look

So kind of the big thing going on in our house (besides the bathroom...lol) is that Danny had to get glasses. He looks so grown up. He has to wear them all the time. When he found out he had to get them, he couldn't wait. Now, he can't wait to take them off. He is getting used to them now though.


YAY!!!!! LET IT SNOW!!!!!

YAY! Let it snow. It really feels like Christmas now. I love snow. Skiing......here we come!
Could we have a snow day tomorrow?????? Time will tell. It is so beautiful!


Favorite Time Of Year

So.....Here is our annual trip to pick out the perfect tree to place in our basement for Christmas. We always have a ball riding the tractor out to the millions of trees to choose from. I really think that riding the tractor is what the boys look forward to most. The tree... eh that's ok too.

Daniel never passes up an opportunity to pose for the camera. He's my handsome boy!


'Tis The Season

I had a blast. These images are so fun. Great ideas "S"! Can not wait to show you the tons of other great images too. Merry Christmas ;-)


I know it was cold. But, we manged to get a few good ones. And, "T" you asked to post a goofy one of "B", I have tons more. HEH HEH!



Now today truly felt like November. This is just a perfect image of fall, harvest, and Illinois.:-)


November????? Really????

I just can't believe how amazing our weather has been. Beautiful!


Family Session Quick Look

That was probably the quickest session I have ever done. We got some really good shots "J". Looking forward to showing you the rest.