"Dear Santa Clause,
Come down the Chimney at Grandma's House."
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Lots happening lately, finishing up crafts, buying and wrapping presents, awhile trying to keep the kids fed, played with a Daddy Studying. Sizemore Party, Spencer was soooo excited to open his present. He kept running over to the tree and saying "I just have to go check on them" and "Do you think it is CANDY!!!!"
Marianne and Levi playing at church
My little trouble makers
Trimming the Tree with our Friends, Lilly, Clair Tahlia and Jeff
Devin won the "Most Obnoxious Christmas Sweater Award" :) Uof U sweater
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Here's a great picture from Chicago's most iconic piece of art--the bean. Actually, the full title is the Cloud Gate, but most everyone calls it the Bean because of its shape. We are taking our own picture here with the beautiful Chicago skyline in the background.
We were so close, we could get pictures like this during the game. I've never been so close to the action. It was awesome.
Here we are at the Bears v. Vikings Game. We lucked into some sweet tickets and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.
Here's the best shot of us at the game. We had a good time for the most part. I probably enjoyed the game the most though.
As you can see, the score was not too pretty for the Utes.
It rained through 3 quarters of the game. We were wet, but not too cold. Unfortunately (for my brothers and dad) Utah didn't show up to play, and gave a very poor showing for all the fans that traveled out to see the game.
The stadium was a sellout as usual (80,000+) You can see all the red Utah fans on the top right side of the stadium.
Here is a view of the "magnificent mile" from the top of the John Hancock Building. It is the 4th tallest building in Chicago at 1,100 ft. (The Willis Tower "aka Sears" is over 1,400 ft. and is the tallest.) It was a beautiful view.
We took a boat cruise of the city and saw some great views of the skyline. Our tour guide was quite amusing, and kept us entertained despite the chilly weather.
Here we are at Chicago's famous Giordano's pizzeria. The pizza did not disappoint. It was everything we hoped it would be. I highly recommend stopping here if you get a chance.
We went to the Museum of Contemporary Art to see this exhibit. My brother Jerrin teaches an art class and uses several of Luc Tuyman's pictures for one part of his class. It was a very interesting exhibit.
Here is my brother Chad at the edge of Lake Michigan with the skyline extending behind him. It really was a gorgeous day in Chicago.
Here we are at Wrigley Field, Home of the Chicago Cubs. (They were hosting a college football game the next week, so the pictures on the side of the stadium are of Northwestern, instead of the Cubs.)
The Twin Trouble Makers
Dressing as an Indian
Lisa, Whitlee, Derek
Nana, Uncle Kyle, Devin, Zoom, Grandma Hensen, Aunt Judy
Marianne with Grandma Hensen
Jess reading to the kids
Mario Cart was a big winner this year.
The Homemade Pies,