Saturday, January 15, 2011

Christmas Part II

We got to Chicago just ahead of the snow.

It was Perfect! Drew and Hunter could play in the snow

and we could watch from the warm living room window.

Meet their new brother

and first snowman Jorge- said in a very Latin accent :)

One night we bundled up and headed to Lincoln Park Zoo- they decorate for Christmas and had great lights. It inspired me until I thought about having to take it all down!

The consequences of snow are probably only fun if you're visiting for a week and know you're headed south to warmer temperatures. Like putting salt on the driveway and sidewalks to melt the snow and

SNOW BLOWING!!!! Can I just say.... if I ever live anywhere close to snow, I'm going to have the biggest most bada** snow blower ever!

and finally Christmas Day!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sweet Home Chicago Part I

We've spent a few Christmas' in Chicago, Joe's hometown. Like the year Drew was born, we were living in Moscow, Russia and had plans to got to Elot, Israel for the holiday when we realized because of a surgery, Joe's dad had NEVER held our precious bundle of joy. So, we hopped a plane and surprised them Christmas Eve.

And 3 years earlier-

It was my first "white" Christmas. Me and my sweet SIL MB blowing in the wind to see our breath.

Fast forward to 2010 the forecast was promising a big snow, with lots of family activities and a car begging for a road trip.

Columbia, Mo at Kat's graduation.

Drew and Hunter's first time in the snow.

hotel fun :)

sweet niece H and her mom-

who scrapped our car clean of snow in freezing temperatures and outfitted our kids for the week so they won't freeze! That's just the beginning, wait until you meet Jorge!