Monday, October 29, 2007


Our hotel room. It was gorgeous!
Charlene and I after we got back from the show. We had already changed into our jeans. Since you can't take cameras to Oprah, we didn't get any pics before the show.

A couple of pics of the ultra hip lounge.
The lobby. That's the check in desk with all of the crystal in the glass case. It was so unique.

The kids at our neighbor's pumpkin carving party. They ALL piled into one wagon. Good thing Little Tikes is made so well!
Carving their pumpkins.

We made Halloween cookies over break. I let them go to town and BOY were they interesting cookies!
Wyatt's "mouth" cookie he made by cutting the ends off candy corn. Pretty creative, I thought.
Jeff was gone all last week and the kids were so excited he was coming home, they made him welcome banners, a great dinner and homemade chocolate chip cookies.
We took an impromptu trip up to Frankenmuth, MI to see the new Ralph Lauren children's store that Jeff spent all last week opening. It was gorgeous! I got the kids' Christmas outfits there. Perfect timing, since Lily is just now out of their 6x size and this store has up to 14.
A big hay bale creature in Frankenmuth.

The weekend before Fall Break, Lily did the show choir clinic. Look how many kids participated. It was great--we'll definitely do it again next year. We're so lucky that our schools have all of these great opportunities for the kids!
The t-shirts are so cute with the High School Musical logo.
Last soccer game. Lily really came a long way and held her own against many much larger girls!
I took the kids to Russell Farms to get pumpkins. There was a ton to do there for $4. We got lost in the 5 acre corn maze for a while.
On the hayride. Don't they look like they love each other? A rare moment!
Well, we had a great Fall Break. It went so fast. We didn't do a ton, but just enough to stay busy but still have lots of down time, which the kids and I both enjoyed. Jeff came home Friday night and Saturday morning we took off to Frankenmuth for the night. Got home Sunday and went to our neighbors pumpkin carving party.
OK, some details on Oprah. It will be on tomorrow. Here's the show. We walked away with about $300 worth of goodies. Cindy Crawford's complete skin care line, $50 gift card to CVS(somehow I got 2 in my bag-don't think I was supposed to), Kissable Couture lipgloss, and, ironically, Ralph Lauren's huge 15 pound book, which Jeff had just gotten from work a week before. We had a great time and I think my favorite part was just relaxing at meals with adult conversation( we had some GREAT food!) and walking around the city. Tune in tomorrow and maybe you'll get a glimpse of us in the audience!


Amy said...

How cool! That hotel looks awesome. How did you end up there? Oh, I have another friend that got to go to Oprah a year or so ago. The show she got to see was Dr. Oz disecting body parts. Definitely gross. No giveaways (thankfully). I'm so glad you had a good time!