Cheesecake Factory – Chicago

Since our little trip to Chicago was for Molly’s birthday (coming up next week), we needed to get a “little” birthday cake.  Since Cheesecake Factory was right across the street from “American Girl” we settled for just a small piece of cake . . . well a few small pieces of cake.  A couple chocolate…

All Chocolate Should Be This Size

For those of you who know me, even a little, probably know that I love chocolate.  It’s the sweet nectar of all that is good.  When we had the opportunity to drop into the Hershey’s store in Chicago, it seemed inappropriate to not take the opportunity.  But, when we realized the candy bars were $40.00…

American Girl vs. All American Boys

Molly has her golden birthday this year–she will be 8 years old on April 8th.  For several months we have been talking about having a special birthday party for her.  After our trip to the American Girl Place in Chicago while we were there for Mom’s birthday, we knew that Molly would love to visit…

Refrigerators . . . The Premiere Spot

The tradition that was begun as I was growing up and has continued to be practiced in our home is that of using the refrigerator as a photo gallery.  Due to this tradition, I have found it necessary to cover my office door with various pictures from a number of young people . . .…

I Get the Coolest Gifts

Nicely wrapped in a Meijer’s bag, I found a drawing from Dakota on the back of one of Molly’s homework sheets.  I found this gift as I pulled my “fru fru” pillows (those are the pillows that no one has any intention of using and are simply there to make the bed look pretty) off…