Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Shopping Weekend




Thanksgiving in Chicago was wonderful, as always. I enjoy my holiday tradition of spending the day after Thanksgiving hitting the streets of downtown Chicago with my friend Jackie. The weather was absolutely gorgeous--as you can see I didn't even need my coat! We just enjoyed window shopping and browsing...the new thing this year was that Macy's bought out Marshall Field's so that store is now Macy's. There were people with signs boycotting the change, but I didn't really notice any change. In fact, I thought the window display (Mary Poppins) was exceptionally good this year. We got out the door nice and early so the streets didn't seem as crowded, but by mid-afternoon the crowds were starting to pick up and the Salvation Army bands were out in full force.

I was also able to enjoy some good relaxing time and watch a couple of fun movies, which I would recommend: The Shaggy Dog (the new one with Tim Allen) and Sky High, if you're in the mood for some family-friendly films!

The weather has been beautiful lately, but they say a change is in the air. The weathermen say there's a possibility of snow accumulation on Friday!

4 comments:

G-Knee said...

Beth - LOVE THE PIC - you look like a starlit! Can't WAIT TO SEE YOU on Sunday...wahoo - TWO episodes of Amazing Race...COUNT EM! and the MONDAY Night with the Christmas readings - Can't WAIT TO Show off the new PJs....watch now..they'll probably get ripped or something, because I'm so giddy about them...

jonhaynie said...

Sounds like tons of fun!!! Yeah, the movie Sky High was really great, I saw it once.

I also must say, if those people cared enough about Macy's to notice any change, you'd think they'd get over it and shop there anyway instead of boycotting it. Silly people...

Also, I must say I love that version of Carol of the Bells/We Three Kings that you and Bethany played for the offeratory today. I love the Carol of the Bells, but it's the first time I've heard it mixed with We Three Kings. I loved it. Thanks for the blessing.

Joy Inez said...

You're so cute!! :)

kiwi said...

yay for shopping in the windy city! sounds like you had a fun time! it's definately coat weather now though... i'll see you in two weeks!!!