Dec 26, 2010

Christmas Photos

I wanted to get more photos of the family during the holiday. However I was often met with these facial reactions
Why the camera? faces

Dec 22, 2010

Holiday break is ...

Naps on the couches
Holiday baking and holiday dish cleaning

Candy. Lots and lots of candy

Bouncing around the kitchen with the very old dog underneath your feet.

Dec 16, 2010

Seasons Greetings from the Burrow

Just some shots from life back at the Burrow.
Made about 20 so oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Took the photo, went to put the camera away and only two were still on the pan. Three months away and I've forgotten how quickly food goes in the Burrow.
(Read: the boys snatched up about 18 cookies between them in under five minutes)
At some point, when we, the kids, got old enough that mom trusted we wouldn't smash nice decorations, she bought a bunch of nice glass ornaments.
Some of those ornaments happen to be Santa heads. Which strikes me as odd.

Dad at work. I think he's a cool guy.

Non-Santa head ornaments, just to prove not all of them are Santa heads.

Happy Holidays

Dec 13, 2010

Macro of a Good Time

Bought a little macro lens accessory.
LOVE it.
Don't really know what I'm doing yet. But this is awesome.

Flying home

On the way home today, saw this business man put down his blackberry
and set aside the Tribune,
to watch the plane take off, pull away from the the ground.

It's nice to take a break,
remember what its like to be amazed by the ordinary again.

Dec 12, 2010

While the boys are away ...

the girls watch the game in the comfort of a warm house.

Sandy and Gee enjoying the Patriots dominance

Sarbear predicting some post-season amazing from the Patriots

Game Day

The boys are in town for the Bears-Pats game.
Wind chill is sitting somewhere below zero.
I'm a girl and wasn't invited to the game.
I'm not complaining.

Dec 9, 2010

Christkindl Market: In the Holiday Spirit

Snuck out today for a quick visit to the Christkindl Market.
Going back for some more tomorrow.
Mostly for the mulled wine.
Sheababay's story about the Market.

From the news desk today

We're cramming to get everything done before the close of the quarter.
The newsroom hasn't been this quiet since mid-September.
Deadlines galore.

Dec 6, 2010

Nerd off

We got together to work on the final project for our interactive.
And Shealagh brought out her Microsoft. And Kevin Sue went full on tech help.
It was glorious.
Thumbs up for wifi at coffee places in Evanston.

Dec 3, 2010

Where the gold at?

Our portfolio for seminar earned the most over the quarter.
Hell yes.
Our trophy. Coasties with the Mosties, ftw.
Thank you, Josh.

The final week

Barrett was not excited about the final this morning.
Second time he's made a blog appearence. Both related to studying. Both times he was less than thrilled.
Is it December 10th yet?

Dec 1, 2010

First Snow

A few days behind the first snow back east, Chicago got its first decent amount of snow today.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Ms. Hall is excited about the winter weather.