Saturday, January 3, 2009

and so it begins......

I'm back in Seattle.....visiting my favorite coffee shop...enjoying my favorite Chamomile tea........under dark grey skies. And so it begins........ winter! From now until oh I don't know will be grey, rainy and cloudy. It is such a double edged sword when I go home to AZ to visit.......I get to soak up the sun and on this trip the 72 degree weather ( yes pure heaven) but I have to come back and take in the adjustment of the Seattle winter weather. It always takes me a couple of days......... to get use to it but I always do.

This year traveling for the holidays took on a new meaning as Seattle got blasted with 10 inches of snow and brought the city to a complete stop. What it meant for me was spending my first Christmas away from home. It was really hard and lots of tears were shed.......but my wonderful friend Joanne rescued me and I was blessed to spend Christmas with her and her husband and their family. It was really wonderful of them to allow me to share such a special day with them. I did finally make it to AZ but not until the 26th. We had Christmas on the 27th ( thank you family for waiting for me!). Here are a few pics.....none of the girls....sister's rule no kid photo's on the blog!

My dad and Dalene

Ryan and Jennie

Ryan got Zoey and Charlyse a tattoo kit for xmas...... Charlyse was so excited she got right to work on applying them all over her body. She found this tattoo that matched her "Uncle Ryan's" she came up and whispered in my ear....."Can you take a picture of our matching tattoo's".......oh it was just too cute!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Holiday Season...........I am looking forward to a wonderful 2009!


velvet brick said...

Oh dear friend! Look at these past couple of weeks as merely a new chapter in your book of life!! It's not fair that I get to have all the new chapters!!! : ) Glad you were able to come down! Is your scarf done yet??

azlori said...

So bummed that I didn't get to see you when you were here! Glad you enjoyed the weather while you were here! I would have never left...I'd have faxed my resignation in and called it good! Enjoy your second semester! I'll call you soon!