Thursday, December 30, 2010

goodbyes are hard

Sometimes people pass away.
It happens all the time.
Christmas eve a friend lost her
husband to a long hard battle with cancer.
We spent part of yesterday at his memorial service.
It was really beautiful.
But also really sad.
Today everything looks different.
Rest in Peace SB.

winter sports begin

Today we skied. All of us. It was a little tricky but
a good start. I have decided that it is time to embrace the
winter snow activities. I mean we have been here nearly 
4 years! I also know that with Christmas behind 
us it is a very long time between now and summer.
This, if we can continue to afford it, will hopefully
give us a fun winter activity to look forward to.
I sadly did not get any pics of Ruby skiing but I must say
that both kids did amazing for their first try.
And, while I was talking to the boy renting me my skis,
I realized that it has been about 10 years since I was on
skis! I think I did okay too :)
And sweet Greg-Mr. double black diamond-
stayed on the bunny hill with us the whole time.

Friday, December 24, 2010


Leaf boats are sent in the Krathong winter solstice ceremony in Thailand. Ruby learned about this at school, and wanted to make one at home. This is her interpretation.

Holly (Holee): The Book Cover