Sunday, December 30, 2012
Happy Holidays!!! We just finished our second Christmas and have one more to go. Festivities began on Christmas Eve at my parents house. We had our traditional meal of appetizers and played games. This year Matt and I had an extra special game for the kids. They had to solve dozens of clues using only a map and a computer. Each revealed destinations they would be visiting on a surprise 2 week Europe trip we have planned for spring.
To think we still have another Christmas to go. Oh my! I am already embarrassed to answer when people ask what the kids got for Christmas. Nevertheless, we are very grateful for all the gifts we have received and all the family we have in our lives. We are looking forward to our final Christmas in Chicago with Matt's dad and sisters.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Today, I lost my friend. Aspen was our first child and join our family as a rambunctious 6 week old puppy. Ironically, it was exactly 13 years ago today that we picked him up at the breeder.
Always a retriever, he loved to carry around anything he could find in his mouth; toys, shoes and especially couch throw pillows. We will surely miss his sweet gentle soul.