Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Crazy Busy Goings On

December was indeed a wild and crazy month!  Chock full of SPECIAL events!

The Future Chef, who now is back on the East Coast and the cold, was invited to attend the winter Cattle Round Up at her good friends ranch and took the photographer along.  This series of pictures are more action packed

perhaps not as "stylized" as from in the last event. Here is a little sample.

He came home pretty mucked up...

clothes going straight in to the washing machine

as some of the shooting angels were pretty dramatic and fun.

Nice results and both a happy photographer and a happy Future Chef returned home.. Satisfied!

Then Garbo got to go on her first hill hiking adventure in late December.  The photographer and I got part of the day off.... busy putting Christmas away we were,

before a VERY tired Garbo came home.

She had an eventful day hiking for eight miles with lots of other dog friends and friends with dogs.

This is how she looked when we picked her up!

Yes, December was busy!  Garbo arrived first of all!  We had waited for what seemed to be an eternity.  Then less than a week later friends from my Minnesota days came for a visit.  I had not seen them for an eternity either!  It was GREAT to have them here, it seemed as if time had stood still!  I would like more of that.  We were laughing about the fact that the only visible  physical changes we noticed were the color of our hair!  Yea, sure!  A trip to Seattle was next.  A celebration, a surprise Birthday Party for our number one sons wife, who turned a big round Five O!  What a party!  As customary I put a snag in the travel plans, leaving my purse behind and not discovering that little detail until I got out of the car at the airport!  Yikes!!  Those kids are not gonna travel with me at all, pretty soon!
There was Christmas for which I was not at all prepared.  But it came and it went and it was wonderful to have almost the entire gang gathered.

The New Year started with a Bang Up Fabulous dinner at the Future Chefs and the Current Whale Counters house........ a beautiful spread at a beautiful table with friends and family.
One of our sweet neighbors delivered a bagful of lovely fragrant perfect lemons for us to enjoy....  Love this hood,  this life and the family

we share, not only with Mister Kitty but also with wild, funny, energetic, silly and adorable Garbo.

Happy New Year to ALL of you out there.
2014 is going to be GREAT!

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