Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Auld Lang Syne

I had so many pictures from our recent escapades...it was extremely hard for me to pick a few to include in my blog. I probably changed my mind at least 5 times!

Anyway, the wedding went well - I saw many, many college friends, and Grant made some new friends. After the wedding, left for St. Joe, home of Mrs. J!

When we arrived, Mrs. J's mom (Mrs. T) had dinner all ready for us (a fantastic wild-rice soup). We met the family, ate, talked, and the boys played Mario Kart.
We eventually went to bed, and got up for church the next morning. After church, another fabulous meal - a bruch prepared by Mrs. T, with ham, eggs, homemade granola, yogurt, peaches...you name it, we had it.

We had a quick picture time, then it was time for us to say good-bye and make our way to Chicago.

Here's Mrs. J's sister, Kendall with her baby boy, Jaxson. Mr. and Mrs. J with Mrs. J's other sister, "Boo."
Thanks to the entire "T" family for making us feel so welcome!

A couple hours later, we arrived in the Windy City! We were very happy to see very little traffic on the roads. We found our hotel, checked in, then off we went to explore Chi-town.

We needed to catch the L, and unlike NYC, you can't use a credit card to buy transit passes. So, here we all are in CVS Pharmacy, breaking our $20's so we can buy tickets.
The J's wanted to us to get some real Chicago pizza during our short visit, so they suggested Gino's East. We got a 4-meat deep-dish that was fantastic! Unfortunately, the J's weren't to thrilled with the salami.
After pizza, we went to the Green Mill Jazz Club to enjoy some great music.
Then it was time to head for the fireworks, which were taking place just a short distance from our hotel. I danced to NSYNC, we had champagne, we lit sparklers, we took some pictures, we had fun!

We were so happy to be able to spend time with great friends, even if it was just a short time. Hopefully, they arrived safely in Albuquerque, where they had just had a crazy snow storm!


  1. Anonymous11:54 AM


    I realized later that I hardly took any pix, so I'm happy to see these!

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  2. Anonymous1:42 PM

    Yay! That was so much fun!

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  3. Anonymous1:43 PM

    To the left, to the left....

  4. Anonymous4:01 PM

    I was thinking about you guys on New Years hoping that you were having a great time visiting with Mr. and Mrs. J. Great pictures!

  5. Anonymous3:51 PM

    Is that Mr. J in first place with Yoshi on Mario Kart? Looks like a rip-rockin' good time had by all.

  6. Anonymous3:52 PM

    Who is that in 1st place on Mario Kart? Looks like everyone had a rip-rockin' good time!

  7. Anonymous9:45 AM

    That was the most fun!

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  8. Anonymous10:09 AM

    Yay! It worked. Yes, the most fun!!

  9. Anonymous7:25 PM

    Who is that controlling Yoshi in Mario Kart... Looks to have a commanding lead...

  10. Anonymous8:10 PM

    It's a shame about the salami on the Chi-town deep dish... It can have such a tough texture and overpowering taste.