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Merry Christmas!

Posted Dec 22 2011 1:31pm

Here are the pics we SHOULD have put on our Christmas card!

The first thing we did was go to every coast of the country and scan the horizon for the navy vessel our son has been assigned to.  Here is what we found:

Then we started with family members closer to home…

Cute pic of Daddy/Daughter love….

Now for the fun stuff. Yesterday Seth, Natalie and I went downtown, picked up Brett, Bonnie, and Kiwi and got some exercise.  First to Lake Michigan, which looked super cool. Click to make it bigger.  Looked like a good place for either a: a monster to rise up out of the deep or b: a jump into the cloud-like water (brrr).

Our walk included sand, water, mud, climbing, running, throwing stuff but NO SNOW!! sad.

After the hike to tire the four-legged monster, (whose owners, BTW, have a doggy-cam so they can see what the potential monster is doing while they’re away – and she was a perfect angel all six hours!) we went to Millenium Park for some skating!! a smidge of a wait made our minds (and the picture) kind of blurry, between the cold and the boredom.

So then, Brett, the weekly hockey player, does some of his fast skating and super-fast stopping.  No-one was in any danger ever, but some people got a little scared!  Kinda funny!  He would skate super-fast toward the railing and stop right in front of us while we waited – never even touching the rail, but people backed up!  I think they didn’t want to have to catch him when he flew over the railing since he is not a tiny guy! Of course, who WOULD you want to catch when they come at you at skate+ice speed!!!

finally we are done waiting and Seth heads out – all I see is the back of him from then on!

A little easier to catch a photo of Nat, since she isn’t too swift on the skates!

We fully utilized the time between Zamboni breaks and then went onto the Bean – a Chicago original!

and just because I don’t want my photog skills to “make you feel inadequate,” here is another blurry one:

and the best bean photo is the last pic:

We will get pics of Kari, Kurt, and their child Marshall on Christmas Day!  and Sean will be here from the 30th to Jan 6th, so if you are really bored, check back for more pics after that!

#LoveMyFamily #ChristmasIsTheBest  #You’reStillReadingThis? #EnjoyTheChristmasSeason!

Love,

From the Rickerts

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