Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas 2009 in Photos

Asher as a shepherd in his preschool Xmas program. They had to bring a shirt from their dad to school. The teachers tied it around their heads to turn them into shepherds.

Rhy in her Christmas dress.

Asher peeks at the feast.

Yummy Challah bread made by Nathan!

Opening presents!

In sleepy clothes! New robes for the boys!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

The Great Xmas Tree Hunt

We made our trek out to Bredeweg acres to cut down a Christmas tree. It was a beautiful day, with great puffy flakes of snow ... not as much as I would have liked, but I'll take what I can get!

Our family at the tree farm.

The kids stand by the barn.

Rhy tromps through the trees. The reason her little noggin looks misshapen under her super cool hat (that grandma made!) is because she has two side ponytails stuck up inside of it.

Me and my baby girl!

Looking for the perfect tree ...

Daddy asks Asher, "Is this the one?"

Dad cuts down the tree!

Me and my honey!

The boys in front of the tree.

Asher puts some decorations on the tree.

Gabe does too!

I help Rhylah with an ornament. (This is my favorite photo!)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Trip to Chicago!

I had the pleasure of getting out of town for a day this weekend! On Sunday morning, I took the train from Michigan City into Chicago (only $6.50!!) and spent the day with my sister, Gretchen, who was in town for a meeting. We had SUCH a blast! Pizza at Giordano's, walking and shopping in one of my favorite cities, sushi for dinner, and then a fun movie! The best part? No little ones to herd around. No one to keep track of, except myself, for a whole 24 hours! It was a great time!

I look a little lost here, but I'm not!

Me and Gretchen at Giordanos! YUMMY PIZZA!

My beautiful sister!

A strange, yet familiar statue. :)

There is a feature/statue/work of art called "The Bean" in Millenium Park. It reflects the entire city! So very cool!

Here we are by the bean!

Gretchen, reflected in the bean. You can also see me taking the photo.