Here are the pics we SHOULD have put on our Christmas card!
The first thing we did was go to every coast of the country and scan the horizon for the navy vessel our son has been assigned to. Here is what we found:
Then we started with family members closer to home… at least the ones that are around!!
Cute pic of Daddy/Daughter love….
Now for the fun from Dec. 21st. Seth, Natalie and I went downtown, picked up Brett, Bonnie, and Kiwi and got some exercise.
First to Lake Michigan, which looked super cool. Click to make it bigger.
Looked like a good place for either a: a monster to rise up out of the deep or b: a jump into the cloud-like water (brrr).
Our walk included sand, water, mud, climbing, running, throwing stuff but NO SNOW!! sad.
After the hike to tire the four-legged monster, (whose owners, BTW, have a doggy-cam so they can see what the potential monster is doing while they’re away – and she was a perfect angel all six hours!) we went to Millenium Park for some skating!! a smidge of a wait made our minds (and the picture) kind of blurry, between the cold and the boredom.
Since B & B own their skates, no wait for them!
So then, Brett, the weekly hockey player, does some of his fast skating and super-fast stopping. No-one was in any danger ever, but some people got a little scared! Kinda funny! He would skate super-fast toward the railing and stop right in front of us while we waited – never even touching the rail, but people backed up! I think they didn’t want to have to catch him when he flew over the railing since he is not a tiny guy! Of course, who WOULD you want to catch when they come at you at skate+ice speed!!
It was easier to get a pic of Nat since she was moving a tad slower than the others!
We fully utilized time between Zamboni duties and then turned in our skates.
Then onto the Bean – a Chicago original!
We went to Lincoln Park zoo next, to see the ZooLights which are fantastic! But since I can’t even take a clear picture of EASY stuff, I wasn’t about to
fail test my photog skills on a bunch of Christmas lights!
We will get pics of Kari, Kurt, and their “child” Marshall on Christmas Day! and Sean will be here from the 30th to Jan 6th, so if you are really bored, check back for more pics after that!
#LoveMyFamily #ChristmasIsTheBest #You’reStillReadingThis? #EnjoyTheChristmasSeason!
From the Rickerts