Thursday, October 23, 2008

Chicago Memories

We are home again after ten busy, fun-filled days in the Midwest. The trees this year have been just beautiful everywhere we've gone, and especially so at Sylvan Lake where Jill and Michael live. For most of the time we were there the weather was pleasant and fallish. (These orange trees are for Rian!)
Sylvan Lake
One afternoon we all went to the Botanical Gardens, mainly to see their model train exhibit which would soon close for the season. David loves any and all trains, and we enjoyed this exhibit too, as it recreates some well known tourist spots, including a few from Washington State. Incidentally, all the train scenery is constructed of living materials.
Pike Place Market
The chrysanthemums at the gardens were abundant and spectacular! I've never seen them used in such profusion as they are all throughout the Chicago area.
Purple Mums
The highlight of our visit though was the time spent with our grandchildren, just many precious moments to store atill the next time we see them. We are both very grateful to Jill and Michael for always making us feel so welcome. The days flew by, and here we are doing our usual unpacking routine and savoring our memories.
Reading Time
Miss Blue Eyes


Ele said...

Liebe Judy,
ganz zauberhafte Natur- und Familienbilder von dir und einen reizenden Enkelkindern!

Ich wünsche euch allen ein frohes und schönes Wochenende


Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Judy! Welcome home! Sounds like you had a fantastic visit with your family - especially the grandkids! Just thought I'd pop in to skite that I've finished the October block for Lynette Anderson's BOM, so you're one behind me! Tee! Hee! Hee! Mind you, it's almost time for a new one again - good and bad. I love the blocks and they're so achievable, but I have some deadlines looming and need to be good!! Oh dear - dilemmas!! Enjoy being back home again and I'll look forward to seeing your BOM block soon!! Bear Hugs! KRIS (Tag Along Teddies)

Jane said...

Hi there Judy... Welcome home... Those grand kids are both dolls, how nice to have had such a great time with them doing fun things! The pic of grammy reading is the best !!! Good to see you back..

Cat said...

Looks like a great time - beautiful pictures and cute grandkids!

I love those purple Mums!

You asked about printing on fabric, I use an Epson printer as it uses waterproof ink. I iron my fabric onto fuseable web with paper on one side. You would probably find a tutorial if you google printing on fabric.

Glad you had such a good vacation!
:) C

Cheryl said...

Welcome back Judy! It must be hard to see those precious children just every few months. But it sure looks like you enjoyed every minute of it!

Rian said...

Hey Judy! What beautiful grandchildren you have! And thanks for the picture of yourself with the orange trees--glorious! I showed Jim. xoxo

Larna Ezzy said...

I enjoy looking at your photos of scenery. The grandchildren are so cute. Sounds like you had a great time away.
Regards, Larna

jane said...

Hi Judy, Great photos of the kids. Love the photo of you reading to Sophia and David. Wish we could have joined you in Chicago. Your photos are beautiful. Love from your sister, Jane

Kathy said...

Enjoyed your photos of the leaves and the pretty mums. Of course the beautiful grandchildren too! They are adorable.

Gerry said...

Mornin' Judy! Thanks for stopping by (again), it's good to see you.

I like your blog header. It's fun to visit and see what's new.

Your trip sounds just wonderful. Cute, cute, cute grandkids. They obviously just adore their grandma!

Take care and Happy Halloween :-)

Connie said...

Thank you for your nice impressions !
I like it to visit your blog !
Best wishes


Lapplisor said...

Dear Judy
As beautiful that also you are back.
You show so beautiful pictures again.
Your read hour picture is marvelous.
A beautiful weekend, now again of Germany ♥☼♥ Barbara ♥☼♥

Ich bin ein Fünfzigerjahremädel. said...

That are wonderful pictures of your family-life! My favourite foto is " Reading Time" !!!
Best wishes and a lot of special times with your grandchildren! Ulla