Category Archives: Family

Goblins and Snow Storms

But wait, isn’t it May? Do I have my seasons and my holidays seriously mixed up? No, actually we were in Goblin Valley (Utah) last weekend, home of some amazing rock formations (the “goblins”) and did, indeed, drive through a … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung

I almost feel bad saying so—since so many of our friends around the country are still neck deep in snow!—but it definitely feels like spring has arrived here.  I used to laugh all our years in Maine when the official … Continue reading

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Tis December

Yes, it’s December which means Christmas trees, snow, Santa Claus, and surprises — all wonderful things as far as we’re concerned.  Interestingly, we’re not finding the snow to be particularly bothersome.  In fact, after a surprisingly deep snowfall the other … Continue reading

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Being Bumped and Braving Bison

Yes, we braved the bison on Friday as we (David and I, Chris and Louise, and Avila) drove out to Antelope Island to watch the annual bison round-up.  Okay, maybe not too much bravery was required, although Louise did tell … Continue reading

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Nineteen is pretty old for a cat!

Years ago my business partner thought we should get Domino on the David Letterman show.  I didn’t watch Letterman, but his “Stupid Pet Tricks” segment sounded pretty self-explanatory and I agreed that Domino qualified.  She had suddenly developed this habit … Continue reading

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Quasi-camping and hints of fall

With our new-found “freedom” after no longer being 24/7 caregivers for Mom, you’d think we’d be all over the place traveling and doing exotic things, but between my working, taking care of that wonderful little granddaughter several days a week, … Continue reading

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Beginnings and Endings

These past few weeks have brought us a pretty large dose of both.  Beginnings are cheerful, let’s start there. David had his aortic valve in his heart replaced yesterday, in a remarkable process where they literally thread the new valve, … Continue reading

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Costa Rican Weather

Yep.  That’s what we’ve got at the moment in Utah.  Around 65 when we get up in the morning, around 85 mid-afternoon.  Clear blue skies all day, gentle breeze.  Of course, that all makes sense given that Costa Rica’s central … Continue reading

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Winter came, winter went

I know… more than three months without a post — what’s up with that?!?    Sorry, I continue to “experience” much of our lives with the thought, “that would make an interesting blog post” but somehow a significant gap has … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Okay, yes, I know that Thanksgiving was a week ago.  No one can ever accuse me of being overly prompt with my postings!  But despite being a week late, I didn’t want to let the occasion go by without at … Continue reading

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