2010....My first post for the new year. It seems like I have been gone for ages. :) I thought you might like to see this aerial photo of Chicago as we were coming in for a landing. It's so cold and bleak looking isn't it?
When we left home I was fearful as it was icing and sleeting but things were okay for take off and arriving but man oh man was it cold.......brrrrrrr....like 0 degrees. I think if I can, I will try my darnedest not to do winter travel anymore.....it's a hassle. BUT winter does mean some fun things to do ....... like go sledding with your grand-daughter. Check out this hill.....it's as steep and as long as the first "bunny slope" I learned to ski on.
However there was a "slight" problem with this hill.....a river runs through it! Luckily, it's frozen right now. :)
Be prepared to jump off that sled or whatever means you are using to propel yourself like a mad man down that slope. I was the picture taker....not the sledder. Bobby G. (aka Poppa) was the brave one to take on that hill. I might add it's also a very, very fast ride! The walk back up is a long one, so two or three times down that mini mountain is enough for one day.... hot chocolate is next on the agenda.
A trip to the grocery store on the way home was needed to pick up some necessities, otherwise known as mini marshmallows and baking items for the cake we planned on making. Since my family lives so far away from us, I never get to take the little one shopping. Sometimes I see other grand-mothers in the grocery store having fun with their grand-children while shopping and I get a little teary eyed. So I jumped at the chance to take Ms. Boo to the market. And besides the marshmallows and cake mixins', we had to buy this beautiful gold fringed New Year's Eve hat and store snacks. :)
If your resolutions for the New Year included a new diet ........well, you may as well forget making this cake. The Holy Moly cake, also known as the Devil's cake, is just plain sinful. Ms. Boo and I had a great time making it. She did all the chopping and sprinkling and hole pokin'. Was it good? Yeah boy!!
And we just couldn't let the day go by without playing beauty parlor. I kinda' of like the new style......don't you? :)
A little playtime with Bobby G. ..... Pink cowgirl boots and hat makes a girl just plain wild. Wish those boots had come in my size!
One other thing I got to do this perfect winter day was to go treasure hunting. Boo always ask if it is a "long store"? Meaning is it far way and how long will it take. LOL......Look at this darling vintage book and the baby shoes. The old book is a tourist registry for a campground. It would make such an unusual, unique and great conversation piece. And the old baby shoes......aren't they the sweetest? Love the touch of French blue. I'll get these posted in the boutique tomorrow.
I hope you enjoy your perfect winter day and I'll see you on Pink Saturday for our very special Christmas blessing we received. Can't wait to show you!