Tag Archives: Sports

The Chicago Auto Show…

2020 Corvette
Chicago Bears Ford truck — Trubisky or Foles?? That is the question!

We went to the Chicago Auto Show on a Sunday in February BC (before Coronavirus) and it was a crazy, crowded, busy day where we got in about 6,000 steps! I know because my phone was tracking.

I was actually looking to replace my 11 year old SUV and even though I still love my SRX, it was really bigger than I need anymore. So I wanted to look at what was out there without going to a bunch of dealerships.

There were tons of fun vehicles to look at and a bunch of fun people, too. They had the new totally cool Corvette and a bunch of sport themed vehicles. Lots of food and snacks. Seems like it was years ago rather than a month! But found all these photos on my phone and thought I’d share.

Chicago White Sox — remember baseball?
Chicago Cubs — remember when they won the World Series 😉
My favorite shirt! He said I could take his picture…

And what I ended up buying after all that fun looking around? A cute little bronze colored Buick Encore GX. We’ve decided she’s one of the Spice Girls. Maybe Cinnamon?

As my brother pointed out, the car is nice but the sales guy looks a little shady!

#atozchallenge, C is for Cake…


This would have been my boys’ idea of the best birthday cake ever!

After I was married and had my boys, I didn’t have my own birthday cake for a long time.  I mean, we had our three birthdays in four days. There’s only so much cake you can eat.  And when they were little, of course the boys wanted their own cakes on their own days.

Since my birthday is in the middle, I very graciously agreed to give up my day so we could celebrate on April 26th and April 29th with first Mickey Mouse and truck cakes, then He-Man and Ninja Turtle cakes, and later baseball, hockey, basketball, football, soccer, even bowling-themed cakes.  (We live near Chicago, so the pictured dream cake includes Bulls basketball, Bears football, Cubs baseball and Blackhawks hockey.  But we still would have needed two separate cakes 🙂 )

Then one year my dear neighbor, Evelyn, took pity on me and got me my very own little chocolate cake with flowers on it.  Pure bliss…


~Diane D.                                   Cake by Amy Beck Cake Design
                                                      Photo by Melissa Marie Photography


(My theme for the AtoZChallenge is birthdays)