Chief Chilliniwik wants to wish her Daddy good luck!
Today is the big chili cook off to benefit our favorite charity devoted to individuals with special needs. Although Josie's quarantine prevents her from attending, Grammie Deb made her the most adorable apron and chef's hat for the occasion. Just try not to smile when you look at the above picture - I dare you! It has been blown up and will have prominent placement at our chili booth. Thank you, Grammie Deb - you are an amazing talent and such a loving and thoughtful lady!
Daddy and his family are HUGE University of Illinois Fighting Illini fans (in case you haven't noticed by 99% of his casual attire) so it was a no brainer that his chili would be themed "Fighting Chillini". Catchy, huh? Perhaps it's not the best strategy if you're entering a Chili Cook Off in any Big 10 state besides Illinois, but in our case, team loyalty prevails.
The controversial team name didn't hurt him too much last year - Fighting Chillini won 3rd place. Here we are celebrating:
Last night as we were looking at these photos, Travis said "Can you believe just a year ago we didn't have Josie?" Oh how our lives have changed! Her presence in our family makes our commitment to the cause so much more meaningful and although she cannot attend in person, she is there in spirit. Good Luck Team Fighting Chillini!
OMG..That picture has to be posted next to his Chili Pot..That is absolutely adorable, precious..You so need to enter this with the contest. He would win hands down just for this picture..You are definately blessed with gifted and talented family.ReplyDelete
Adorable! Good luck Travis! Hope you win!ReplyDelete
A darling outfit! How can you not win with Chef Josie on your team?!ReplyDelete
She's adorable, looks like fun!!ReplyDelete
Good luck!!! But with that lucky charm how can he possibly do anything but win!!ReplyDelete
i haven't even read yet but that picture is JUST THE BEST!ReplyDelete
She is hands down the cutest thing, and she kept the hat on, what a little ham she is. I love it...ReplyDelete
FYI we were quarantined last year also at this time, it will get better
OMG, that is too cute. Grammy is so talented!ReplyDelete
I'm thinking that the pic of Josie alone, will guarantee victory. That outfit is ridiculously cute.ReplyDelete
Grammie Deb is showing me up! What an adorable outfit!!! Good luck T!ReplyDelete
AWw she is adorable! I love it! Good Luck Travis! Let us know how the team prevails!ReplyDelete
The caption under that picture should be "Princess Chilliniwek!"ReplyDelete
oh my.. can she get any cuter with that chef hat on?????????? Good luck to Travis!!ReplyDelete