A Perfect Winter Day

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!


Blondie's Journal said...

Oh goodness...I didn't know you were coming to Chicago. We could have met up. It IS cold here, isn't it. But the snow is fun (unless you are driving in it!!).

It looks like Boo shared some quality time with grandma and vice versa!! I love to see that in pictures.

Stay warm, Lynn, wherever you are now (and I hear it is cold all over!).


Sue said...

Happy New Year, Lynn! I'm glad you had such a nice visit with family in the windy city. brrr... I hate the way snow makes a city look so barren and cold. We are in for more snow here. Today was cold and snowy. The roads were icy and it took forever to get anywhere. When will it be spring? LOL
hugs, Sue

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lynn, your little Boo is absolutely adorable! I am so glad you all had that time with her. Thanks for sharing it wish us, too! And I love your finds...


Sheila :-)

trash talk said...

When I first saw you title I thought to myself "there ain't no such thing", but after reading your post you sure proved me wrong! That is a perfect day! Your g'daughter is gorgeous and I am delighted you got to spend the time doing "girly" things. Love the hat, btw! I gotta tell you thought...there is no way you would have gotten me outside in all that snow or on that slope! Glad you shared!

Kristi said...

Hi there, I am visiting your blog for the first time and loving it here! Your grandaughter is beautiful! I just posted our sled riding adventures on New Years day as well! LOL. My kids call my dad Poppa too and my mom Mema.
Now I'm off to look at your store! I will definately be back!

Ballerina Girl said...

Looks like you had a wonderful visit! Send the recipe for that cake :)


Sandy said...

Looks like you had a great visit with your family. I only got to see my Grandson via Skype, but that was much better than just a phone call!

Those baby shoes are darling. Can't you just picture some well dressed little fellow in them?

Thanks for sharing,

Claudia said...

Hi Lynn - Happy New Year! Sounds like you had a fabulous time with your family. Your granddaughter is adorable!


www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Oh Lynn, that does sound like the perfect winter day. And Boo is so adorable. Grandchildren make everything right with the world (even if one of them does call me Bob;)
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Margaret Cloud said...

Looks like your visit was worth it. Your granddaughter Boo is so cute. Glad to see you have some quality time with Boo, they are so precious. Hope the new year is being good to you and the winter pics look so cold. We have been having freezing rain and today it is in the low 30s. Glad you are back and love the darling baby shoes.

Dana and Daisy said...

Oh Lynn, I'm so glad you are having a great time with your Boo. She's precious! Like a good grandma, you are spoiling her rotten! ha ha! Yes, I like your new hairdo, but even more, I covet your zebra print silk jammies with fuschia trim!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Ms.Boo is just beeyouteeful! I was gonna say that nuttin' and I mean NUTTIN' would get me to go anywhere in this freezin' weather, especially a snowy blowy place, but after seein' Ms.Boo, if she were mine I would do it too.

The Muse said...

so happy that you appear revived ~ refreshed ~ and renewed! those children and grandchildren, certainly keep us young, don't they? LOL
very cute!

brrrr on that snow shot above the city! i want spring!

Unknown said...

Wow! looks so cold Lynn...I have never experienced such coldness before, so I cant really imagine. Happy 2010 and tks for being a pal..love/M

Faded Charm said...

It looks like you had a great time with your grandchildren. And even got to enjoy some of that white stuff!

Take care,


Dee Dee said...

Hi Aunt Lynn,
I'm so glad you're back...I missed you. Looks like you had a wonderful time. We had our first snow of the year today, and Allee just loved getting out and making snow angels. Can't wait to hear all about that blessing!

Much Love,
Dee Dee

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

oh Lynne, she is soooo cute! What a brave grandpa! I'm impressed! I want some of those pink boots and the hat too, but it looks too cute on grandpa for me to try to take it from him. This does look like a perfect day. laurie

Designs on 47th Street said...

What a fun time you had! Have I told you I also have a daughter in Chicago? My grandchildren live in my town, however....where we have more snow than you would want to know about right now. I was thinking what a good grandma you are to go sledding! I let their Papa go sledding with them, but right now it's just tooooo cold. They've been a few times this season though. I enjoyed seeing your pictures and all the fun you had with your pretty granddaughter.

Jules of Whimsicalnotions blog said...

Stopped by for white wednesday and ended up needing my morning coffee whilst staying to visit.Love your blog,Sending you some of our Aussie heatwave to help with the cold.

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