|This was a CASE from on of Carol Sutters scenes.|
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Here are my efforts for this Christmas. As you card maker's know, it sometimes takes awhile to come up with an idea and then dig out what you are looking for. Next year I have made a New Years pledge to start this project earlier so I am not rushing at the last minute trying to get them done. It is fun to make them and each one is made with love and care.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Take a magical adventure to a winter wonderland of twinkling lights and holiday beauty at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Miniature trains winds over bridges, under trestles, past waterfalls, and through more than 80 mini-replicas of Chicago's favorite landmarks. This unique blend of artistic wizardry, fanciful design, magnificent horticulture, and of course, the whizzing, whistling miniature trains. Paul Busse, designer of the Model Railroad Garden, created this amazing exhibition exclusively for the Garden's holiday celebration. What a fantasic display of Chicago history, buildings and attractions. It only runs from Thanksgiving to New Years and well worth the time to go see this. Train enthusiasts will love it! There is a train in every display and several running overhead on thissel branch bridges. Its amazing to see!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
If you ever have a problem seeing the good or beauty in something, try to view it thru the eyes of a child. Their innocence, wonder and joy makes everything right in the world. These are our grandsons, Hayden and Jaxson and I think says it all about the wonder of the Holiday Season.
As has become our tradition now, we had dinner at Traci and Tim's house. Traci is a wonderful cook and sure knows how to set a table and host any dinner. We had a great time with them, the boys and Tim's mom, Joann and his uncle, Tom, brother John and his wife Amanda. The boys beat me in several card games and it was a fun day.
On Novemeber 20th, Hayden tested for his red belt in karate. He did a great job and his form is really starting to look very good. Master Nelson presented him with his new red belt. Congrats Hayden!
|Master Nelson putting on his red belt|
|Hayden and Mr. Kook|
|Two very proud boys!|