Thursday, November 27, 2008

Baby Harrison

I visited Sarah and Harrison in the hospital today. He's beautiful!

I took tons of pictures, but since Sarah should be the first one to "introduce" him via the blogging world, I will only post my favorite of his feet.

You'll have to wait to see his sweet little face!

thank you Sarah for letting me have the honor of bringing my camera and spending some time with your family today!



Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Baby Chuck Chuck is Here!

The highly anticipated birth of baby Chuck Chuck is finally over.

He is here and he has a name!

Harrison Ray Kinkade

weighed 7 lb 1 oz and was 20 inches long.

Mom and baby are both doing good........lots of pictures to follow tomorrow! Im heading to the hospital first thing in the morning!

Congratulations Cliff, Sarah, and Jack!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bears vs Vikings

I can't believe how busy we've been and how I am JUST NOW getting around to blogging about our Chicago Bears "Gameday Experience".

On October 19, Rick and I headed up to Soldier Field for our "gameday" experience.

Nothing beats a game at Soldier Field on a crisp fall afternoon.I forgot my hat, and it was the day that all of the fans were supposed to wear orange, so I got a new stocking cap on the walk up to the field.

Then we headed to will call to pick up our tickets and took a couple pictures of us and our tickets. My hair looks CRAZY in that stocking cap.4 times a year, Soldier Field throws a tailgate party for the fans.....This just happened to be one of the weekends. Hooray. So we headed into the tailgating area.Beer, Food, and GamesAnd I won a T-shirt!We were allowed into the stadium 90 minutes before the game. We headed down to the field and picked up our 'Pregame Guest" passes.And then they ushered us down to the field. I CAN NOT describe how cool it was to go through the tunnel that the players run through each week.Rick and me on the field......Pre-game warmups hadn't even started yet, and there was Charles Tillmann (33). Are you freakin' kidding me? He was kind enough to take a picture with me.He even signed my Bear PawAnd then out of no where there was Matt Forte (22), (who in my opinion should be Rookie of the Year)! Here's a picture of him autographing my Bear Paw.Then Warm-Ups startedWe were so close to the players. We had to stay behind "the line", but here is a picture of the line, an then where the bears feet were.... crazy closeLovie took a few laps around the field to watch the players warm up.Alex Brown came up and gave me a high five. Seriously....touched my hand.Robbie Gould headed over and as he was walking by, I yelled...."You kick ass Robbie!" He TURNS AROUND, WALKS OVER, and points at me and says "Thank You!" Seriously, I had a conversation with our kicker.After warms ups, we headed to our seats to watch the Bears defeat the Vikings 48-41. It was such an exciting game!With 2 minutes left, we headed to the media room and picked up our press passes. They were personalized with our names.After we watched the final minutes of the game, we headed to the press room and watched Lovie Smith and Kyle Orton give their post game conferences. It was amazing. The room was so small and there were only 25 people in the entire room. 25 people, and 10 TV cameras. I can't imagine how intimidating it must be to be up there speaking.

They wouldn't let us take pictures during the interviews, but they did let us take a quick one before Lovie came in.It was such a great day. The weather was fantastic, as was the game. I can't wait til next year, and hopefully we can do it again.

Here is my bear paw with the autographs on it.And the complimentary picture they took of us when we headed down on the field.

The day was so amazing. I feel so lucky to have been able to experience it!



Monday, November 24, 2008


I love the pictures the kids draw me......

The is a picture that RJ drew of me taking a picture of him.....I love the lights, and the fact that we both have 3 legs....

It's already framed and hanging on the wall at the studio. He also made turkeys yesterday for me, Rick and my mom..... Mom's is so big, mine is so little, and Rick's looks like a dinosaur.

Heidi is working on pictures tonight so I can put one of hers in a frame too.


My Chair

When Photo Graphics relocated over a year ago to the new studio (can you believe it's been that long), I also moved my office sad poor pathetic office chair.

About 6 months ago, the back fell off. The part that sucks the most about that is that I was leaning back in it at the time.

Now granted pieces were slowly falling off, a wheel here, an arm rest there......I knew better than to lean back in it.....thankfully no one was here when it happened.

Just a weeks later, I got my new NFLshop catalog in it and they had a Chicago Bears office chair. I just couldn't justify it at the time, when my sad little "stool" worked just fine.

I think that Rick felt sorry for me.....Since from Oct 1 through 12-24 I sit in my chair 18+ hours a day, my back was starting to bother me.

Thursday night, he looks at me and asks, "If I give you your Christmas present now, will you remember it's for Christmas?"......I told him, that if he gave me it, I would remember but that I fully expect more than 1 gift for Christmas. :)

He leaves to go get it....the whole time, I'm thinking...."please let it be the bears chair, please let it be the bears chair...." HOT DAMN! It's the Bears Chair!

The most wonderful husband ever putting togethr the most wonderful office chair. LOVE IT!SO MUCH BETTER!




Saturday night we headed to see the new Disney movie, BOLT!

RJ and Heidi LOVED it! Once the little hampster appeared on the screen, I don't think I quit laughing.

2 thumbs up from us!We ate supper at the BBQ place next to the theatre first. RJ discovered that his new favorite food is cornbread.The kids still managed to find room for popcorn and lemonade though!And on the way out, Rick didn't disappoint. In 3 tries, he won Heidi a Gremlin, and RJ some little girl toy. :)



Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy 12th Birthday Hannah Banana

Happy 12th Birthday Little Miss Hannah!

We love you!

-aunt amber