A Holiday House

December 10th, 2010 by matt

Well, we’re back in our home and it’s the holidays, so we decided to have our first tree together. Behold our Christmas tree!

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We had a lovely assist in the decorating by our friends Dave and Melissa and their daughter Leili. Leili did a lot of theย  work:

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I don’t know what we would have done without her. Thanks Leili! ๐Ÿ™‚

Chicago is a Winter Wonderland

December 4th, 2010 by matt

Today winter finally hit for real. We’d had a week of horribly cold weather (yeah, yeah, 20F isn’t cold and I’d best get ready for worse), but we were rewarded this morning to a nice white morning. I walked out of our bedroom (which was nice and toasty and dark) to see nothing but white out our living room window! How nice. We spent a lot of the day walking around doing various things and it was a pleasure to be tramping through the snow. Unlike London, Chicago keeps on doing what Chicago does.

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Here’s Carolyn standing outside our lovely home with lots of pretty snow around us.

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Here’s the view down our street from our front door. I hope for many more of these. Life’s much better if it’s snowy when it’s cold. Cold for colds sake is far less fun. ๐Ÿ™‚