Thursday, January 29, 2009


Some photos are timeless. This one of Tristan will bring out the cutest comments from all of us for years and years to come. What a charmer!

And ain’t that the coolest hat? Tristan’s mom took this photo on an unusually warm Thanksgiving day, not long before the turkey was served. Do you suppose that's where Tristan was headed with all that cute determination?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Lanigans—Chicago (for a wedding)

Heather is my Great Niece. Her daughter Zoe is, she’s my other great niece. That tall dude in the back is the great husband/dad, Brian. They were all in Chicago with us recently when my sister got married. When the rehearsal was over, they packed themselves in appropriate winter clothing—including cool hats—before heading for the hotel swimming pool.

Okay. Now can you guess who Zoe looks like? And can you guess who has the coolest hat? Hint: the hat is red. Shall we vote Zoe into the "Junior Red Hat Society?"

Friday, January 2, 2009

Our Conductor--Amtrak from Chicago

We recently took a delightful train trip to Chicago and back.

What's a train trip without a Conductor? What's a Conductor without a really cool hat? I'd like one of those.