1. THE VIEW
I enjoy living in Toronto but the view from my sister's back porch
is far superior to the view from mine!
2. ROAD SIGNS.
Maybe it was the high quantity of caffeine in my system or sleep deprivation but I thought this sign was the best! If we had followed the GPS, we would have ended up in the middle of Lake Michigan.
3. MY FAMILY
We saw almost all of our immediate family members. . . including four of our seven nieces/nephews! We only missed seeing my sister Kimberly's family. Hope to see them soon!
We were able to catch up with the Emerson family - our dear friends from Topeka. This photo is from Christmas 2000. We were too busy talking and laughing to take any photos this year!
What can I say? American stores make me smile.
Visiting the Kansas City American Girl store is almost as fun for me as it is for Hannah.
6. THE FOOD
We ate and ate and ate and ate. I gained 5 lbs in two weeks! Yikes!
7. MY HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
Well . . . not exactly. My 20 year high school reunion was in August and I was unable to go.
My friend LeAnn represented my entire class when she (and her family) agreed
to meet us at Crown Center.
8. HANDSOME ALEX
Alex has a new look! Glasses! We think he looks awesome!
Okay . . . so we know that Christmas is not about the gifts . . . but Hannah's reaction was priceless when she opened her gift. She has been asking for an Ipod Touch for as long as I can remember.
We arrived LATE at our hotel (Fairfield Inn) to learn that I had been randomly selected as the guest of the day. The prize? A free soda! Again, it might have been the excessive caffeine and sleep deprivation but I thought it was FANTASTIC!