Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! It's this time of year when I always get really nostalgic and start to realize just how lucky I am in my life. I have a wonderful husband, family, friends, a great career and live in a connected, caring community. Thanks to everyone for adding so many positive things in my life. I hope everyone has a joyous holiday!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Emily's Red Hat

One of the hardest things for Grant and I to come to terms with is living so far away from our families, especially during the holidays. He's from Minnesota and I grew up in Georgia. Both of our families are far away, with the closest one for him being his sister in Texas. This photo is of our niece, Emily. We recently sent her this book with a matching red hat. It's a sweet story of a little animal who gave away his only present to a friend, only to have that same love returned to him. I would have given anything to read this to Emily, but I'm glad that she liked it. To all of our friends and family that live far away...we miss you and think about you every day!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Puppies and snow...

This weekend brought our first snow of the year! The peaks were magnificent and Grant and I couldn't resist taking the dogs out for a hike. It was a nice reprieve from my otherwise hectic life. However, Snowbowl Ski closed the road up the mountain so we hiked down near the Ft. Valley trail. We had at least 4 inches there, which was plenty for the puppy's first time out. Speaking of Molly the puppy, my friend, Cameron, recommended a book "The Art of Raising a Puppy" since this is my first experience with one. You can tell by the shredded cover just how impressed Molly is with the concept! Ha! Oh well, at least it was only the cover.