Monday, December 31, 2012

Day 366

Happy New Year's Eve!
This is Jack in my very first picture back on January 1, 2011.  Here we are two years later and I'm asking the question I asked last year.  Is anybody out there?  Does anyone care if I keep doing a picture a day?  Let me know in the comments please.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Day 364

Sometimes I get lucky and the shot turns out just like I see it in my head.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Day 363

I know you've heard me say this before, but is he not the cutest little man you have ever seen?  I just can't get enough of him.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Day 362

I think Aunt Cindy liked the birthday present Natalie picked out for her.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Day 361

The loves of my life at Christmas breakfast.  I am truly blessed.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Day 360

Santa and his reindeer at the county park light display.
Merry Christmas my friends!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Day 359

Isn't this pretty?  I can't even imagine  how long it took to do this.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Day 356

Five more sleeps (as the preschoolers would say) until the big guy comes.  I am not in any way ready for his visit.  Anyone know how to freeze time for a few days? 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Day 355

This picture doesn't really do it justice, but the clouds looked just a rainbow the other morning.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day 354

If the computer room looks like this, it must be the week before Christmas.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Day 353

Obviously not a new picture, but somehow, it just seemed like a day for butterflies.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Day 352

This was mom's birthday cake.  She really is our super woman!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Day 351

My mom and step dad celebrating mom's 87th birthday.  Aren't they amazing!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Day 350

Aunt Abby reads a mean "tickle monster" story.  They loved it!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Day 349

This girl has my heart.  I bet Santa brings her everything she wants.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Day 348

The most special ornament on our tree.  Miss you so much,  dad.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Day 347

Our pretty tree and the "soft glow of electric sex" in the window.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Day 346

I made reindeer cookies with the kids on Saturday.  Some of us were very serious about sorting the red M & M's from the green for noses.  Some of us were only concerned with eating the green M & M's, as you can tell by Jack's mouth.  The boy knows how to have fun!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Day 344

I don't understand sculpture.  Why is this cool?  Looks very weird to me.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Day 343

This is our Christmas card picture from last year.  It is tradition that we take it on Thanksgiving.  This
year, we didn't.  Good thing I have something else up my sleeve instead. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Day 342

It seems like ever since we put up the new feeder, there is always a party going on.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Day 341

This might not look like anything special to you, but it is some awesome storage for grammy's playroom.  It definitely needed some organization help.  Thanks for sharing, Nicki!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Day 340

Lizzy doesn't look too happy, but Natalie loved Santa.  Grammy loves him too.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Day 338

Lizzy and Natalie listening to Santa read.  They loved it (and him)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Day 335

Abby and I in front of the big Christmas tree at Hammes Bookstore on the campus of Notre Dame.  It was one of the best days ever.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Day 333

This is what happens when the little people get a hold of my camera.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Day 332

Look who came to town on top of a fire truck.  The big guy himself!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Day 331

This may have been taken on Thanksgiving, but this is just how Dick looked last night after Notre Dame beat USC to remain undefeated and earn the right to go to the BCS championship game.  We are pretty darn happy around here.  I told him he brought them luck by being an usher at the games this year.  Stranger things have happened.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Day 330

Natalie and Emma were frozen, but smiling as they watched the Christmas parade and waited for Santa.  Couldn't the weather have held just one more day?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Day 329

I'm not sure how many times we have to explain the difference between the pool and the hot tub before they really get it? 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Day 326

Here's something you don't see every day.  A lady at Notre Dame told us that bikes are the #1 thing stolen thing on campus.  I think this one was just "misplaced".

Monday, November 19, 2012

Day 325

This was the first time I saw the Golden Dome from the inside. 
Isn't it beautiful?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Day 324

It's Manti Te'o taking the field on Senior Day at the Notre Dame / Wake Forest football game.   Oh, did I mention that I was there?  It was awesome!!!!  38 - 0 win to continue the unbeaten Notre Dame season.  They are 11-0 for the season.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Day 322

We are pretty serious about our bonfires.  Go big or go home!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Day 321

It's kind of hard to believe that this used to be the tallest building in Chicago at one time.  Of course, that was also when I was a kid.  That was a long time ago! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Day 320

This is me standing out on the Skydeck at Willis Tower.  I edited the picture to remove my thighs because they looked like tree trunks at that angle.  I think you get the picture though.  I was standing on a little rectangle of plexiglass 113 floors up in the air.  Scary, but damn cool at the same time.  Dick was out there too, but he didn't take a very good picture.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Day 319

Three little cuties watching the family flag football game in the rain.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Day 317

I thought this only happened in movies, but I was wrong.  It happens in Chicago!