October 15 08

…i’m currently in Chicago, sitting in a lovely hotel room in Oak Brook, Illinois on the McDonald’s campus. and if i look hard enough, i can almost see Hamburger University from my window. okay, fine, i really can’t. but i just wanted to squeeze Hamburger U in there somehow…because, hello, awesomeness! i’m currently trying to figure out how to upload my pictures but i’m on a swanky new laptop and it doesn’t seem to have a place to plug in my memory card (maybe it’s not all that swanky after all…)

until i do that, and until i’ve got some thoughts together that i’m ready to share…i hereby present you with the world’s most expensive wonderful photographs.

Sneak Peek! by you.

kids4 by you.

kids1 by you.

kids3 by you.

oh…i CAN tell you one thing. i did get to watch and see how an Egg McMuffin is made and i can assure you….they are made from 100% REAL eggs. there was nothing powdered about ‘em.

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  1. Great pictures! I can’t wait to hear more about your McDonald’s experience!

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    Comment by Ashley on October 15, 2008
  2. Yes! I can now continue to eat my favorite breakfast food. Seriously, I was on pins and needles.

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    Comment by Chris on October 15, 2008
  3. The pics are STUNNING!!!
    I’m speechless!
    How did you choose?

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    Comment by Michele on October 15, 2008
  4. Tell me that’s not your back yard. I don’t want to hate you.

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    Comment by Captain Dumbass on October 15, 2008
  5. Those photos are amazing!

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on October 15, 2008
  6. So which one of these did you have made into the $1200 picture? I really like the backgrounds, they turned out great!

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    Comment by Dianna on October 15, 2008
  7. Hey, while you are in Chicago, see if you can get to breakfast at the Bongo Room. They have pancakes made with Oreos…

    Don’t forget to ask them about ‘acid on the apples’!

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    Comment by IrishGumbo on October 15, 2008
  8. Beautiful pictures! How precious are those tots? I never say the word “tot”, but those photos inspired me so.

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    Comment by jenboglass on October 15, 2008
  9. Those pix are precious!

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    Comment by Teena in Toronto on October 15, 2008
  10. Did you see the dudes that juggle and toss the eggs around in the air while they make the Egg McMuffins?

    Awesome pics!

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    Comment by Christine on October 15, 2008
  11. Gorgeous! They look like characters lifted from some wonderful children’s fantasy story!

    differentkindofgirls last blog post..‘a fool could see just how much i adore you…’

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    Comment by differentkindofgirl on October 15, 2008
  12. Those are really beautiful pictures!

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    Comment by Courtney on October 15, 2008
  13. Beautiful kids. You sure they didn’t get that from their dad?

    Oh, and can you ask the fine folks at Mickey D’s why it is optional for McDonalds to install diaper changing tables in their rest rooms (guess how many do it when it’s “optional”)?

    Thanks!

    Matthews last blog post..She’s yellow and he’s a bit sweet

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    Comment by Matthew on October 16, 2008
  14. Soo….are you overdosing on Dunkin Donuts while you’re in town?

    Ask them why they don’t have milk available for coffee. If they’re trying to get market share from Starbucks they should skim milk available. Last time I asked they offered to sell me a milk carton. Come on…..

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    Comment by Enna on October 16, 2008
  15. Yeah, those were expensive. And yeah, it was SOOO worth it.

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    Comment by Mr Lady on October 16, 2008
  16. The pictures are beautiful! I want to take the worlds most expensive pictures of my children!

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    Comment by Arica Saltzman on October 16, 2008
  17. Gorgeous pictures! Kudos to the photographer for capturing the natural beauty of your kids, what a fantastic treasure to keep!
    Enjoy Hamburger land LOL

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    Comment by Sarah on October 16, 2008
  18. Totally worth it, your kids are gorgeous!

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    Comment by Elizabeth Felderhoff on October 16, 2008
  19. Beware of the Hamburglar!

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    Comment by cristan on October 16, 2008
  20. Let me know when you get confirmation on the special sauce though, I’m hungry right now.

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    Comment by Anissa@Hope4peyton on October 16, 2008
  21. Shoot, I meant to add that the pictures are marvelous! But, really? Those kids couldn’t take bad pictures.

    Anissa@Hope4peytons last blog post..The one where I admit I have seriously bad mom moments.

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    Comment by Anissa@Hope4peyton on October 16, 2008
  22. Your kids are adorable!!

    And I’m kind of excited about getting the inside McD’s scoop!

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    Comment by Kyla on October 16, 2008
  23. Beautiful photos!

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    Comment by Erica Ortiz on October 16, 2008
  24. what beautiful pics of your children Ali.

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on October 16, 2008
  25. Lovely children! And mmmmm…Egg McMuffins.

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    Comment by TrenchesofMommyhood on October 16, 2008
  26. My husband would kill to be you right now!!
    Also, money well spent on the photos…they’re gorgeous!

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    Comment by La Petite Chic on October 16, 2008
  27. Gorgeous photos – your website hasn’t been showing up in my blog reader! What’s up with that?
    I am very glad to hear that my very favorite thing to order at McDonalds is in fact made from real eggs. Hooray!

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    Comment by Beck on October 16, 2008
  28. Those pictures are absolutely BREATHTAKING. I love them!

    And nope – nothing powdered about those eggs. I can attest to that!

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    Comment by mamatulip on October 16, 2008
  29. I turn my back for one second…and POOF! You are in my town!
    Are you going to make it into the city? Drinks?

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    Comment by Nap Warden on October 16, 2008
  30. I am so glad to hear that, because my kids have egg McMuffins more than I’m willing to say.

    Love those pics. Expensive or not, they are so worth it.

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    Comment by Issa on October 16, 2008
  31. Beautiful photos! Enjoy Chicago! I love that city. :)

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    Comment by Haley-O on October 16, 2008
  32. Oh, I love the picture with the toes! I’m a sucker for little kid toes! :)

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    Comment by Karly on October 17, 2008
  33. Awesome pics. Have fun at Hamburger U.

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    Comment by Chris Cactus on October 17, 2008
  34. Your kids are ADORABLE. I love kids with no shoes outside photos. way too cute.

    Enjoy your getaway!

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    Comment by Rhea on October 17, 2008
  35. Oh crap those are freakin’ gorgeous! expensive but fabulously beautiful.

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    Comment by monstergirlee on October 17, 2008
  36. Those photos are amazing!

    so if the eggs are real why do they look so plasticky?

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    Comment by lisa b on October 18, 2008
  37. Those photos are fabulous! Worth every penny, or whatever Canada’s pennies are called!

    Kristabellas last blog post..Why Isn’t Toronto Closer To Chicago?

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    Comment by Kristabella on October 19, 2008
  38. SUPER CUTE PICS Ali! :-D
    It also helps when the subjects are ADORABLE! It makes our jobs that much more fun! haha
    I liked hearing about your McDonalds trip, I can’t wait to hear more bc the part about the egg mcmuffin put me at ease. I had one this morning lol

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    Comment by Melinda Ann on October 21, 2008
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