Tuesday, December 29, 2009


We had a mega-gift exchange yesterday!

It was post-Chanukah. It was post-Christmas. It has been like holding your breath while the world celebrates its various winter holidays.

We were waiting for Adam and Laura to arrive.

We picked them up at the airport yesterday and brought them home to the mountain of gifts heaped on the coffee table in the living room.

What we did in the the order we did it in:
1. "Oohed" and "ahhhed" over Laura's engagement ring.
2. Took their suitcases up to their room.
3. Opened presents. And then opened more presents.
4. Toasted the engagement with champagne.
5. Drank eggnog.
6. Stayed up late and talked. And then talked some more.

Today we all went to the Richard Avedon exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Afterwards, the kids drove to Ann Arbor for dinner and a movie. (It's gorgeous in downtown Ann Arbor with the twinkly lights on Main Street but a bit cold -- in the teens -- to do too much outdoor wandering and window shopping.)

Tomorrow we're going to look at wedding venues in Ann Arbor in case the kids choose to get married here in Michigan. They will also be looking for places to get married in LA when they get back.

Marika and Evan are driving to Chicago tomorrow or Wednesday to ring in the new year with a friend of Evan's from Stanford days of yore.

Fashion photographs.
Avedon had a talent
For capturing Dior style!

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