as seen in Chicago

I spent some time in Chicago with some of my colleagues today. Here is a bit of what I saw. First, falling presents at Macy’s.


Everyone knows that if you find yourself at Macy’s in Chicago during the Christmas season that a visit to The Walnut Room is not to be missed.


The Bean (Cloud Gate) is like a magnet for photographers. I was unable to resist.


I saw two stars and a bean.


It was a beautiful day with unusually warm weather for December.


The London House (center) and… well…you know.


The Chicago River looking particularly grand today.

Thanks for stopping buy!

mission accomplished

mission accomplished

The day after Thanksgiving is the traditional day that the Garcia family gets the Christmas tree up and begins the decorating joy! Mission accomplished on the tree, but the rain has left our house without Christmas lights. Hopefully this week! With three of our four children married it was a bit quieter, but I am SO EXCITED for my favorite time of the year! What’s your favorite holiday tradition?