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Holiday season

xmas tree

With Christmas now over and the end of the year looming, it’s sad to think we spend so much time looking forward to the holiday season only to have it come and go so quickly. I’ve spent the past week exploring the Chirstkindlmarket downtown (where I had the best soft pretzel of my life), visiting the Peanuts exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry (which was amazing), reuniting with friends and spending time with family.

charlie brown tree

peanuts gang

snoopy

snoopy 2

charles

charles 2

nativity

xmas bandana

xmas dress

chick and me

sleeping chick

**And today I was made rudely aware of the fact that the holidays are over when my car was towed (although I initially thought it was stolen). Thank goodness Chick was not in the car. And everyone else who lives in Chicago: don’t park your car in the Jewel parking lot at Division and Ashland. Even if you’re shopping at a store in that shopping center, they have spotters patrolling the lot and if they see you take one step off the “property,” they will call it in. I learned this one the hard way.

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tree
The tree, looking a little more festive.

zebra

ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo

santa

skyline

gamingchick

Chick just wants to game in peace.

Thanks, Josh for the photos!

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I caved…

tree

…and finally bought a tree! It’s fake (the only kind of tree I have ever known) and while this picture here makes it look rather pitiful, it has since been decorated with gold lights and a few more ornaments. There may even be a present or two underneath. I can’t believe Christmas is only a week away.

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Holiday cards

xmascard
I may or may not have sent this little gem out in the mail to my closest friends and family earlier this week. Thanks, Chick, for looking so happy to be there!

(Original photo c/o Kelly Johnson Photography)

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Chick enjoying the sunshine on a cold morning.

A visit to Gram’s on Thanksgiving morning.

Posing.

Throwback photo I found while doing some organizing the other day.

Teeny tiny dinosaur?

It’s chilly out now and she loves to snuggle up with the rest of ’em.

Chick’s new stocking!

With Thanksgiving now over, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. It’s hard to believe that 2012 is almost ready to come to a close. It feels like the year just began. Chick has been quite the little goof lately, striking funny poses and hogging the bed, which reminds me an awful lot of Frasier* and they haven’t even seen each other in months. I must be a magnet for strange pups.

*Frasier lives with my dad and I don’t get to see him nearly as often as I would like. I miss him dearly.

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