Sunday, July 27

Sunday Evening UPDATE!

HELLOOO!!!!!!! Here's your Sunday Evening, uh, Night Update, by your news reporter, Nicole Anderson! Ha Ha! Many of you may not have known but I have been MIA! I scheduled Blogger to post for me while I was vacationing!!! YES! ME! I was vacationing with my hubby, A L O N E ! ! ! ! YEP! NO KIDS! ScottyPooPoo surprised me with a late Anniversary (7-4) vacation to CHICAGO! He arranged for his parents to take care of the kids (with my oldest, Josh's help) so we could spend some much needed time together.

I had NO idea whatsoever what Chicago had in store for us! AH, the museums, the architecture, the cruises, the views, the pizza! WOWSERS!!!! We have returned just this evening from a four day adventure in the Windy City and it was wonderful! We took a sunset cruise after going to the Art Insitute of Chicago (fourth pic) where I was totally artistically revitalized after seeing all of the fabulous artwork by Monet, Matisse, Degas, Velasquez, Picasso and more! I cried, yep, seriously! I DID! The artwork is just so incredibly inspiring to me; to see the creativity and talent in these artists makes me just want to keep creating and experimenting with all forms of art. I think I might just have to pick up a paintbrush again soon!

We stayed at a wonderful 5-star hotel right on Lake Michigan just a hop, skip and a jump from the Navy Pier. He really spoiled me, that Scott! We are planning to go back again, but for a longer period of time. We didn't have enough time to see everything we wanted to see, like a Cubbies game, the zoo. If I could afford to drive there every weekend, I would! There is so much to do and see. If I had known that Chicago had all of these wonderful museums and exhibitions, we would have paid them a visit about 6 1/2 years ago! Well, at least I know now, right?! Here's a few pics for ya!

Here's me taking a picture of us, love-birds, during one of the cruises.
This is our plush hotel bed, piled with a down comforter. The opposite side of the room had a desk, minibar, and entertainment center.
Did I do good or what? Is this not the best picture ever of a sunset drenching a boat on Lake Michigan?? The composition is fab!
This oil painting amazed me! The infinite detail in the veining of the leaves, the fuzz on the peaches, the little insects climbing around each fruit; just incredible!
AH, YES, a sailboat coming into the harbor to enjoy the evening's fireworks at the Marina! Can you see all of the people on that boat? Probably well over 50!

I hope you are all ready to see some exciting new creations! I am totally inspired and ready to get moving on some new viciously cool items! OH, and if you are one of the 67 who emailed, I will be returning emails beginning tomorrow, to those who placed their orders FIRST! I am glad everyone enjoyed the update on the artisan items that I can create 'custom-just-for-you'! And I am SUPAH HONORED that some of you asked me to create something OOAK (one-of-a-kind) for you!

THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Tiffany Bauer said...

I am soooo glad you are home but am super glad you had a great time alone with your hubby!!!!! I know that was wwaaayyyy overdue!!!! Can't wait to see ya (hopefully before Kelly and I leave at 4am on Wednesday!!!!