Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Presents, Lights and Chicago

We received a gift in the mail from Doggybloggy! Some popcorn and chile! We put the chile to use immediately.
Veggie fajitas with coleslaw
Meanwhile, we'd been informed by our neighbors that we should think about putting up some lights. (we were the only house on our street that didn't have any up!) So, the brave Tavo clambered up on our very high, very steep roof and we kept up with the Jones's

I went to Chicago this weekend for my friend's birthday. Once we got to the airport, I realized I'd forgotten my driver's license. Tavo quickly drove home, grabbed it for me, and drove back. Thanks babe! I made the flight with time to spare.
Blurry Chicago!
The view from our hotel was amazing...
The inside was cool, too. There were cookies and coffee set out 24 hours a day in the lobby. Yum.
Lake Michigan and the zoo. Mostly frozen lake!

We went to Stanley's for brunch
and for their bloody mary bar

Then we went to the thrift store to find some hot clothes for the evening
Em and I LOOOOOOOOVED the thrift store! This has been a hobby of ours for more than 10 years.
Went to California Clippers to see a band play--Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders. Good dancing music!
and I'm back home to celebrate Christmas with Tavo and the family. An interesting side note--the homeless man who lives behind my work decorated his tree, too.

Happy Holidays everyone!


Katherine Aucoin said...

Looks a really fun but cold trip. Merry Christmas to both of you!

doggybloggy said...


buffalodick said...

Christmas time in Chicago is usually pretty cool(by Midwest standards!)... Happy Holidays!

Anette said...

Merry Christmas from Anette in Norway!

Urban Vegan said...

How sweet to get that package from Mr, Doggy.

As for the rest of this post: brrrrrr!

tommie said...

That does look like some cold weather!

PS I have those same green plates. Are they from Target?

TavoLini said...

Katherine--It was chilly--but not too bad :) Merry Christmas!

Doggy--Happy Holidays to you, too!! Thank you so much for the gift!

Buffalo--It was cool indeed :D Merry Christmas!

Anette--Merry Christmas from Atlanta!

Urban--it was super nice! Happy Holidays!

Tommie--it was pretty chilly! I did get these plates at Target--they matched some white plates my Grandmother gave me. I also got a green pitcher from the same set :) Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Wow that looks like you are having a great time!

I miss my Texas Christmas...here at hubby's family we have chinese and Italian...I just nibble...those biscuits looked good, and I could go for a bloody mary right now...

Chef E

Beth said...

what great photos!!!!!!!

I LOVE thrift stores!!!!!!! lovelovelove them!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Merry Christmas! Sorry I'm a bit late in wishing it!

jesse said...

Lini your smile is just too sweet for words. It's lighting up my whole screen, I love it!