Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Day 365

We woke up to snow, reflections and dozens of geese on the 
lake.  It was beautiful.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Day 361

54 degrees on December 26 took me right out to Lake Michigan for a lovely walk with my hubby.  It was perfect!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Day 360

I'm not sure who had more fun with Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, Jack or Uncle Myles?

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Day 357

I know I'm probably in the minority, but this is what I would love to wake up to on Christmas morning.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Day 355

I borrowed my picture today from my daughter Katie.  This is our sweet Haley sitting in her mommy's old rocker listening to poppa read the story of the Night Before Christmas.  This picture melts my heart on so many levels.  Old memories, new memories!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Day 351

I love Chicago.  You couldn't get me to live there in a million years, but I do love to visit.  
p.s.  I wonder what it takes to be able to go to the top of Trump Tower?  Maybe I can figure that out for my 61st birthday.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Day 350

Here I am.  25 floors up over the city of Chicago taking a picture of my feet.  Maybe I'm getting a little weird in my advanced age.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Day 349

Our daughter Sarah meeting us at the train yesterday. 
She's so silly.  Can you read that her sign says Collins?

Saturday, December 13, 2014


The view from our hotel room last night.

Day 347

Heading into Chicago today for a fun overnight.  It's a birthday gift from some of the best friends ever.  Theatre tickets, a nice hotel and dinner at one of our favorite places and if the fog holds off, we are heading up to the Sky Deck.  We're excited.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Day 344

Look who's coming to school tomorrow.  I was taking a half day off and leaving at lunch.  Now, I'm not leaving till 1:00.  I am not missing the big guy!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Day 343

I saw this guy on my walk the other day.  This picture doesn't do him justice.  He was huge and his wing span was at least three feet.  Not something you see around town every day.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Day 342

With the help of the grandkids and a couple daughters, the Christmas tree is back up and beautiful.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Day 340

God blessed me beyond measure when he gave me the honor and privilege of being the mother of these four beautiful ladies.  They are taking me on a 60th birthday adventure today.  No idea what it is, but I can't wait to find out.  I love my girls!!  

Friday, December 5, 2014

Day 339

As I begin the countdown to turning 60 next week, I can't help but think about how it all started with this little girl with the chubby thighs.  I still have those thighs, but boy have I come a long way.  I honestly don't think I have ever been as excited for a birthday as I am for this one.  It has been an amazing year and I have loved it.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Day 338

One week from today I turn 60 and this is exactly how I am feeling about it!  I couldn't be happier.  What a gift!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Day 337

Do you think that if I wish really hard, a little Christmas magic will put this back in my living room for me?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Day 335

Once again, he has beaten me to the punch and decorated outside before I could decorate on the inside.