Merry Christmas to all!
I am sorry that I have been MIA. I have been seriously under the weather with a horrible case of the flu - I had a fever that peaked at 102.7 and lasted for days.
Luckily the fever broke and I began to feel better just in time. We had a quiet Christmas Eve and hosted dinner for 25 today, Christmas Day. Our guests have gone home and I just wanted to share a bit Christmas from Chicago.
A few weeks back, we attended the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade.
We were excited to see and hear Wilson Philips (above) and Crystal Bowersox (American Idol) perform in the parade.
I love those big balloons and would love to be a balloon handler some time...
I also visited the Christkindlmarket several times.
It always puts me in a happy holiday mood!
I'm always mesmerized by these paper stars, but have never bought one...
These gingerbread cookies are almost too pretty to eat :)
I did buy a new ornament for our tree - a dachshund of course, to celebrate Orion joining our family!
Please keep the reason for the season in your heart :)
"The shepherds went back to their fields and flocks, glorifying and
praising God for what the angels had told them, and because they had seen the
child, just as the angel had said."