Tuesday, December 31, 2013

End of the Year: Loving the So Cal Life

Shiloh, and Crystal Cove

Monday, December 30, 2013

Dog Collages

Collages made by: Sam (Collage #1), Mina (#2), Steve (#3)

Saturday, December 28, 2013

A New Family Member

The weeks and weeks after Michi passed away was very hard on the family. Especially when we'd see a dog, which was pretty much everywhere. Our family knew we would eventually get another dog, but didn't know when. Steve and I looked at a couple of animal shelters, a few months after Michi passed away, just to see what was out there. When we saw Shiloh, we knew. We heard her back story, of her getting back surgery recently for an unknown injury. Being a bit older, possibly 7 or 8, Shiloh had an extensive history that we knew nothing about, and which might have kept her from getting adopted earlier. But we knew that Shiloh was a sweet mellow dog who was kenneled up with some of the more active dogs because she would be the counterbalance. That she was doted on by the workers at the animal shelter. She had a beautiful coat and deep feeling eyes. We knew we wanted to bring her home. After an extensive interview and meeting with the family, we "passed the test", and brought Shiloh home.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Movie "Frozen" and Pizza with a Princess

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

December Candids

Friday, December 20, 2013

Scenes from my school

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, Holiday Party, Run with Teachers

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cross Country National Champions

Monday, December 16, 2013

San Antonio, Texas Part 5

Our 3-night stay in San Antonio quickly came to an end. On the way to the airport, we stopped by the Alamo. My first impression was, this mission is a lot smaller than I thought it would be! And very well maintained. Then, at the airport we had our picture taken with the circle of books, and off we went on our flight. I will never forget the excitement of the Cross Country National Championships, the excellent San Antonio hospitality, and the quality family time.