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Monday, January 7, 2008

the tease

Last Tuesday, when we returned to Chicagoland, the weather was below freezing. Sitting in our broken down car, waiting for the tow truck, I was lucky to have my ball of fire child warming my lap. We probably had close to one foot of snow on the ground, some of it fresh from the frigid night before.

Fast forward to yesterday, we had 60+ degrees. It was overcast and sprinkled sporadically, but it was such a tease. Later this week, we're supposed to get at least a dusting again.

We took advantage of the nice weather and took our first trip to the Botanical Gardens. It's such a beautiful place. With our membership to the Morton Arboretum, we get in free here as well. I can't wait until Spring to return. We couldn't go until after nap, so we had a very short time with light. They still had all of their holiday lights up. It felt like Arizona again.

Boys being boys:

Starting to get too dark

For some reason, I really love this picture:

One of my new favorites. I wish the people on the left weren't so obvious. I guess I could try to clone them out or something. I hate over Photoshopping though.


pakou said...

i love the angle in that 3rd to last photo! what lens are you shooting with now? altough i love the 50mm, i'm wanting something with a wider angle. suggestions are always welcomed.

Kaohly said...

I love the pictures. Especially the one of us 4 sisters. I looked awesome : ) I love you guys!

pinkpeony said...

hahah kaohly looked great in the sister picture. uhm, my boobs look all big and droopy. whatever! I know, in time...in time. Loved your photos!!! Roan's green jacket looks great on him, in photos too!

I'm really happy and excited for you for 08'. let's keep it going throughout all of 08.

Minna said...

love the pictures!

shoua said...

60 down there...lucky for you. Looks like you guys had a good time on your outing.

Missy said...

These pictures are absolutely stunning. Seriously. Maybe my most favorite ones you've done yet. You are so talented! :)