Friday, November 28, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sleeping over in the city is always a treat, especially when our hosts are Diann and Larry! My Pink has grown very fond of their place, too. It's important to get a night of good rest due to the day to come in downtown Chicago.
We recommend stopping by John's office on Michigan Avenue for a good time in his company! Please see him for all your Scandinavian travel plans!
Though we invited John's office to join us at the Walnut Room and for shopping afterwards, they politely declined.
King Lear was a delight to meet in the courtyard by the Chicago Tribune building.
And I think I only truly embarassed my sister and niece only ONE time when I asked them to pose with my suitcase in the Chicago section of a city CVS store.There are worse ways to be embarrassed, right?
All this revolving door activity and it isn't even Thanksgiving yet! Whew!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Until January 18, 2009, about 100 of his children's book illustrations from nearly 50 different books are on display in this FREE musuem. It's worth the trip.
Wisconsin is not all that far from the Illinois border. And the rest of the musuem is worth a look-see as well. There's a wooly mammoth skeleton, ivory carvings from China, life-sized dwellings of Native Americans, a fabulous hands-on work area for kids...we wished this would have been around when our own kids were younger! Next door is a Civil War Museum that warrants a future visit.
Catwings by Ursula K. LeGuin
Every Living Thing by Cynthia Rylant
How Many Fish by Caren Lee Cohen
Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler
Whittington by Alan W. Armstrong
Betcha! by Stuart J. Murphy
If You Should Hear a Honey Guide by April Pulley Sayre
Johnny Appleseed by Stephen Benet
Boy, Were We Wrong About the Dinosaurs by Kathleen V. Kadlinski
I Love My Buzzard by Tres Seymour
Bat in the Dinig Room by Crescent Dragonwagon
How Santa Got His Job by Stephen Krensky
To further whet your appetite, here are a few photos taken at the exhibit. There was a sign up that photos could be taken, just no use of flash, please.Has there been an artist who has inspired you?
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Our whole family was able to get together for a wonderful concert at Northwestern University yesterday evening. What was especially special was to have John and Kari as alumni singers with the North Park University Gospel Choir as a part of the concert! There were so many in attendance that the concert couldn't be held on the North Park campus and was moved to NU as a result!
Richard Smallwood was the guest conductor and singer during the second portion of the concert. I wanted to give you a little taste of what was seen and heard. Kari and John are singing from the upper balcony...can you find them? It was a fabulous concert!!
During a couple of numbers, these dancers performed with the choir. Chris, your S-I-L, liked them very much, too. (We ate lunch with them today.)
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I suppose I should also thank the woman who took our picture in front of the store while mananging to smoke her cigarette at the same time. Now, that takes talent!
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
These fun visitors practiced reverse Trick or Treating and brought us goodie bags with yummy candy and treats including these fangs!!!!!! Yeeee-owllllll! (I didn't doctor my red eyes with our computer program red eye elimination feature, so I could appear more scary.)