One of these days I’m going to get ahead, but in the meanwhile let’s backup. After our jaunt to Memphis I headed north to Chicago. I have a precious godson there that I had not yet met. He is a delicious little man.
Clearly I could have used a little make-up or a nap, but look at that little nugget in my arms. Pure joy, that little miracle is. He was baptized on Sunday morning and after the baptism the church congregation sang (acapella) Jesus Loves Me as the little man was carried to the back of the church and then back up to the front. Goosebumps and maybe a few tears too.
Here I am with Katie’s brother, the godfather. We were sad Darby wasn’t there, I should photoshop her into this picture.
So in addition to precious memories and time spent with these family friends we also got to see DaddyBoy. We ventured to a few new antique stores and lunched on Friday.
Sometimes I see things that blow my mind. Like these sewing machines on display in this storefront. Can you imagine how much work this was to create? It sort of overwhelmed me. Never having heard of Allsaints Spitalfields, I decided to go in. I figured they sold vintage sewing machines. Kidding. But I went in, felt like I was 80 years old because the music was so loud I couldn’t take it and left immediately.
I stayed an extra day so I could hit the Merchandise Mart… if the folks in the Kohler showroom ever decide to get rid of these gray Eames chairs I hope they will call me.
I know a couple of terriers who would love that wallpaper! Speaking of the terriers, Penelope wanted to make a blog appearance, here she is grinning.
It was an inspiring day at the Merchandise Mart!