Posts Tagged "liz"

Happy New Year!

Liz and I, shortly after 2010 arrived. We took it easy this evening, and just ended up staying at home, having some champagne, and playing a few rounds of Yahtzee. Adventurous, I know. But it’s about par for how slow and laid back the week’s been. Related: Happy New Year, 2008New Year’s Day (by Ted Kooser)Happy New Year, 2007May Your…

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Bowling with the Beesons: Annual Christmas Gathering at Frankfort Bowl

An annual tradition of the Beesons is for their family to get together during Christmas… and to bowl. I attended the 2007 gathering, and this year it was held at a place called Frankfort Bowl. Interestingly, the bowling alley was located up on the second floor of a building in downtown Frankfort. Cameron, surveying the five lanes. Everyone setting up…

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Christmas Day in Indianapolis

Amazingly, given the late night we all had last night… everyone slept in on Christmas Day. I figured the kids would be up at the crack of dawn, but it was closer to 11:00 AM before everyone slowly started to rise. I heard some rustling in the hallway, and found Jahnu sitting patiently by the gated-off door between the bedrooms…

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Christmas Eve in Indianapolis

The first night in Indianapolis, Liz and I worked on cooking a big holiday dinner. For several days prior to this, Liz did a ton of work prepping food, as we had a pretty good spread planned. In the kitchen, Liz and Jasmine prepare the green beans. Nesta is also helping out, keeping everyone’s ankles warm. Dinnertime! To eat, we…

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Early Christmas in Georgia, Part 2

One of the staple parts about Christmas day with the Holders is Anne’s monkey bread. When it’s early and you’re still waking up, this paired with a cup of coffee is a little slice of heaven. Napoleon, with a little sad look on his face… but still cute as ever. Gifts spilling out from under the tree. Another shot of…

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Early Christmas in Georgia, Part 1

Flying in to Georgia last night took about 3 times longer than necessary. Our flight was delayed for an hour or two, and after our plane finally landed… we were stuck behind three other planes, waiting for a gate. To top things off, a part of Liz’s luggage didn’t show up. And so we killed about an hour waiting around…

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Thanksgiving in Frankfort, IL

The dinner table, early in the afternoon. The Thanksgiving meal – complete with turkey, gravy, dressing, green beans, potato pie, cranberry sauce, escarole salad and pumpkin soup. Delicious stuff, and a pumpkin pie with coffee followed later in the evening. After dinner, we spent most of our time in the living room, relaxing and… digesting our meal. Earlier in the…

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Everyone… Meet Baby Audrey

Liz’s sister Tricia has been expecting her baby the past week or so, and today was her due date. Liz got the call in the late morning that Tricia and gone in to the hospital (around 11AM)… and within an hour or two, the baby had already arrived! After work, Liz picked me up and we headed over to visit…

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*pop* *pop* *pop* *pop*

After having a balloon-filled apartment for over a week now, Liz and I decided it was time for one last hurrah, and to officially say goodbye to the balloons. All of the helium-filled balloons have gone, but the ones remaining were the green ones… the ones we’ve been kicking around the apartment, in both the dining room and the office….

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Happy Anniversary to Us!

To celebrate our one-year anniversary, Liz and I got all fancied up and went out to a place called Geja’s. It’s a fondue place, which is something she’s been wanting to try for a while. Walking down to the entrance. Quick peek around the interior. A lot of my shots are like this, as the light was super low and…

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Chicago Auto Show

So I’m interested in getting a new car. I’ve never purchased a new car before (always had one that’s been in the family), so this is all a huge new world to me. The Chicago Auto Show is something that Liz has always liked to do (she’s a fan of cars), and so it seemed like a perfect event for…

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Darryl’s Birthday

After work today, Liz and I hopped in my car and headed out to Indiana (to Katie and Dan’s house), where a bunch of her family were gathering to celebrate Darryl’s birthday. After battling the regular outbound Friday traffic, we arrived after about an hour of traffic or so. On walking in, the first thing I see is Dan’s *monstrous*…

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Abstractor

A few day back, I saw a great post on Ektopia. This is as cool as it is simple: Abstractor. I’ve seen other, similar TV-based projects on Ektopia before (Groovetube and TV-Filter), but this one is as cheap and as simple as it gets. Tonight, Liz and I decided to give it a go using a big piece of paper…

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