Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Tangled roots.

Hi friends!

Sorry I have been gone so long!  I drove to Chicago to pick up Patrick Jr. and Emma on Wednesday and since then it has been time for family and food, long talks and movies.

Here are a few pictures I took in Chicago...

It was warm for the Midwesterners and chilly for our California boy.

The new Maggie Daly park has a ice rink that is called the ribbon.  It reminded me of Hans Brinker.  Apparently I did not read that book to my children because they had no idea what I was talking about.  Ice skating is free if you bring your own skates.  But there can be a long line.

Everybody loves the bean. (Cloud Gate)

We stopped by the Christkindle Market.
Who doesn't want to be a princess?


Love them.
So much.

“Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I'm glad for that.”  ~allie condie

Walk carefully, well loved one,
walk mindfully, well loved one,
walk fearlessly, well loved one.
Return with us, return to us,
be always coming home.




  1. I read your blog daily but never comment. However, today your LeGuin quote brought me to tears. It perfectly describes my heart. I am waiting for my son to come home from Afghanistan. Three more months.


    1. Prayers for your son -- and for you, Elizabeth. God bless him for his service.

    2. Anonymous11:23 AM

      It is a such a good quote. I second what Mary Z said, prayers and thanksgiving for you and your son. love, jep

    3. I have never heard of that quote. It is beautiful. Hoping and praying the next three months pass quickly and safely and with great anticipation. Please thank your son for his service. Enjoy your time together.

    4. Praying, Elizabeth, along with the QLCS folk xxx

    5. I'm praying, too, Elizabeth, for your son to come home. What a glorious reunion that will be.

  2. Anonymous11:24 AM

    And, what fun for you Donna to be with your dearly loved ones! Thanks for sharing the good times with us. love and prayers, jep

  3. Cyndi K G2:51 PM

    What nice pictures, Donna! I can't get over how tall Katie has grown.

    We also have two daughters living in Chicago .. which means frequent visits to The Bean -- and now to Maggie Daley park. What a great city!

  4. Chicago looks like so much fun! I hope to get there someday. Glad you got to spend some time with your family!

  5. Oh! It makes me so happy that you could all be together. What a lovely family. This made me smile from ear to ear.

  6. What a wonderful holiday weekend!!! Thanks for the pics


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