Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Chicago Edition -- Death by Gin???

Cousins -- Grace & Maddy!

Maddy and I had so much fun in Chicago with my sister and her daughter, Grace. Before I go in to all of our numerous activities and sightseeing (and beware, photos and long posts will be forthcoming), I thought I would start out on a funny note.
One of those, yeah, it's funny now!! :)

The girls -- Amy, Grace, Maddy and me.

On our first evening there, we met my son, Connor a/k/a Cboo, to go out to dinner with him.
We went to a newish, trendy spot (trendy in my book anyway) called "The Purple Pig" that was close to our hotel.

The menu was a bit different than our usual steak, burgers, chicken strip joints,
it was good and we enjoyed it.

Perhaps I enjoyed it a bit too much!?

Amy, Connor and I decided to have a drink with dinner --
we were on vacation, after all!

I had one gin and tonic -- my fave summer-time drink.
Cross my heart -- I only had one!

Almost immediately, I was loopy from that drink!

Granted, I had not eaten much all day long, so decided that must be the reason it hit me so fast.
Amy and Connor said -- what a lightweight!

The next day when I looked at the receipt, I figured out why that drink was so potent --
it was called "Death by Gin!"

You can tell from the photo above (before I figured I should put some
shades on and hide my loopy look)
that the drink definitely has an appropriate name.

And could somebody (Amy, Grace, Maddy?) have suggested I put on some lipstick?!?!

Note to self: always check on lipstick before photos! :)

Amy & Grace, Maddy and Me!

Later, Amy said, "wow, that was so nice of you to hand Connor your credit card and tell him to go shopping!" WHAT -- I really said that???

It was so much fun to have him meet us in Chicago, visit with him and have dinner together a couple nights - we've missed him so!
It was the start of a very fun trip!
Grace, Connor and Maddy!


Love Letters To China said...

Sounds like your vacation started out wonderfully. Look forward to reading/seeing more about it.

BTW, you look great in your pictures! That's too funny about the "Death by Gin"!

paige said...

connor has now discovered the ticket to his happiness...death by gin for mama & the sky's the limit!
too funny

maddy & grace are such cuties. i love their bags too!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I think I would love a DEATH BY GIN!


Kim K. said...

Super pictures...gin and all!

Laura L. said...

That's a really funny story. :) Sounds like it was quite the evening!

Lindy said...

Oh, what a funny story! Well, I assume you weren't driving, so it sounds like a "Death by Gin" was in order on your vacation. Maddy looks like she had lots of fun, too!

3 Peanuts said...

Got a good laugh out of the g and t story. they are a summer fave of mine too. And you look great. Maddy and Grace are so cute together too.

LOVE you new puppy!!!!!! Congratulations.

S.Wise said...

That's really funny!! What fun you have had!!! :)

Kristin said...

Sounds like an awesome trip so far!! And, by the way, your pics are great. Lipstick and gin don't matter!!

I love g and t too. I'd forgotten how much until recently. =)

Jodee Leader said...

What a hoot! Connor is one smart cookie -- give mama one stiff drink in exchange for the credit card! It looks like you had a great time with the fam! Cute pictures!

Lisa said...

death by gin...I love it!!

Ashton said...

Sounds like your vacation is wonderful!

The Byrd's Nest said...

They both look like they were enjoying each others company!!! I love your new dog:)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

It sounds like you had A GREAT TRIP....I am looking forward to the posts and the pictures describing all of your Chicago adventures!

LOL...I knew we were in for a treat when I read the title of this post. Sounds like whoever made your "death by gin" drink had a heavy hand!!

Depite what you think......I think you look FABULOUS!

Have a great weekend Jan~


Natalie said...

At least it will be a trip to remember and I'm sure the girls will remember it too with memories that bring many giggles!

Glad you got to see your boy.

Kristi said...

It looks like you had a great time in Chicago. Isn't it a wonderful city?

And you don't need lipstick. You look great!