Thursday, May 27, 2010


With the holiday rolling in I am feeling a bit nastalgic for memorial days past. I'm missing my sisters. Thought I'd share a couple of thoughts of each of them:

Rachel: brought home as our Christmas gift and easy from day one. A favorite memory of her is watching her smile slyly after Amanda shoved her into the closet. I also remember finding her hiding in a closet with her eyes filled with tears. She didn't like crying in front of people. I still can take almost anything but watery Rachel eyes. She's adventurous and has been bringing new things and experiences to us since tennis.

Amanda: driven and focused. She has never not accomplished a task she set out for. She does not tire and researches every decision and move she makes. She was angry at the shows that dealt with highlighted kids, knowing all too young how amazingly talented she is. Road trips with her singing crystal gale make me laugh out loud.

Maren (Aka house cat): I was finally getting the sister thing down. I remember standing in the library with my fingers presses gently on your eyelids trying to induce sleep. You were charming and loved easily from the start. I've never doubted you loved me. You are funny and tough and more laid back to us than you really are. I still have pjs for you.

So to all of you... Come home soon. I miss being an older sister.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Crafty Cranes

Below are some things we make:

Kids: by Rachel
Hats: by Emily

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Chicago...My kind of town

The longer we are here in Chicago, the more we love it. Maybe I am feeling this way because we've just survived a long cold winter and spring seems to have arrived. AND maybe I am trying to persuade some of you to come and visit us! Anyway, here are a few fun things to do in Chicago:

The Dyeing of the Chicago River for St. Patrick's day...yes, it really is that green.

The Lincoln Park Kite flying festival:

Picnics at Lake Michigan:

And, if these fun events are not enough to entice you, then perhaps you would like your own personal Chef named Asher! His specialties are lukewarm milk, (mangled) bananas, grubby quesadillas, and fistfuls of Nutella/butter.

Oh, and he also bakes:

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Front Desk, this is Maren, how may I help you?

How cool am I???

You are looking at a proud Holiday Inn employee! We even get to wear these awesome uniforms. The scarves are my personal favorite.

p.s. don't forget to check out how high waisted my pants are!