Friday, July 30, 2010

Skyline photos

This one was cool with the cloud deck above and the sun shining across the middle.

Our normal view with the sun shining on the city.
Storming downtown.

So, we are back home finally and I need to catch up on life.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


As if dinner wasn't enough...we ordered dessert.  But it was yummy!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Favorites from Wednesday

Graphic45....need I say more?  This is our favorite paper and our favorite booth too!

Donna Downey teaching a class...I took the class on Tuesday with her but did not take any 
photos....I was too busy and didn't actually have my camera.
Mr. Tim doing a little DEMO at the RANGER booth. He was in every booth I swear!  We saw him every morning at the SIZZIX booth handing out a signed embossing folder set....sweet!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


First day of show and I left the camera in the room.....but not at the restaurant......Laredo's is our favorite Mexican restaurant at the show....we totally overate and had to take a big nap when we got back tot he room.

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Visit to the Zoo

Since we had time before class on Monday we headed downtown to see some sites...this time to the north of the downtown area.  Lincoln Park Zoo is a free zoo with $17 much for FREE.
The entryway to the main park.
Our favorite animal on this visit....the polar bear.  He just swam around and around and around.
No fond of the reptiles, but the building in the zoo were very interesting.

The view of the city at the far end of the park.

The park is along the shores of Lake Michigan but has a busy street between it and the lakeshore.

After our visit to the zoo we headed to Windy City Scrapbooks to check out their store and see what finds we could come across.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Heading to CHA!

A little site seeing along the way on our trip down to Chicago....and we are hungry and tired.  We picked up Lindsay and took her with us to lunch/supper.
Can you say YUM??
Giordanos Pizza is a Chicago must have!!  Deep dish and delish!
Finally, our room at the Double Tree Inn Chicago O'Hare.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Before photos

We are getting a new roof put on the house....the one we put on 15 years ago didn't last as long as it should have, so we are going with a steel roof this time!
We are also fixing the roof on the garage, which is over 25 years old....and the shingles are still great looking!
While the roof is torn apart we are getting a small gable end porch put on above the door for a small sitting area for the grill to be under.  That will be so nice when it rains!!

The guys are supposed to arrive while I am away for the big Scrapbooking trade show in Chicago....we shall see what happens!