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Welcome Home Tilde...

We were finally able to go pick up our newest family member and Christmas surprise today. Matilda, better known as Tilde, is a 7 week old Cocker Spaniel/Jack Russell mix we adopted from the Lucas County Humane Society in Chariton, Iowa. So far, so good. Introductions have went well and even Jasper seems tolerant thus far. We have yet to make it through our first night (and I'm sure lots of poop and potty accidents) and by the little amount of time she spent in her kennel on the drive home, it could be a noisy night. But how can you resist that cute little face?





Huge a pet you love today!


peace

A Christmas Surprise...

There's nothing that brighten the spirits like a Christmas Surprise! This year we've had our share of disappointments and stresses, and wonder as we head into 2008 what the new year will bring. After much deliberation, Scott and I came up with a brilliant plan for a Christmas surprise that we hoped would help our current day to day stress just melt away. Something we've been talking about for a while, but hadn't actually made happen. We've been bursting at the seams for the past week trying to keep our surprise a secret. We hope you enjoy sharing this bright moment from our Christmas morning festivities.



peace

In a world of glass...

Early each morning we wake to find the trees etched white from the night's frost.

Frost gives way to glass sculptures as the sun travels west in the clear blue ocean of the sky. Light dances and plays like happy fairies through the many icy branches.

The sun sets. The street lights illuminate. Our glass sculptures stand glistening against the black of night.

Strong

Calm

Beautiful


peace

Weight...

I am a Biggest Loser junkie. I'll admit it. Not a lot of TV is "appointment TV" for me, but I eagerly await each episode. First, as a trainer/fitness professional, I love to watch for tips/comparrison/validation. Second, as someone who has always struggled with her weight and body image, I find the journey the participants take to be an extremely motivating and inspirational story. I think if you've ever struggled with your weight, for whatever reason, there's always someone to whom you can relate. I would love to go live on The Biggest Loser campus and let Bob put me through the paces for a week. I feel like even with all my education/knowledge, I have so much to learn about my own struggle with weight and body image. I often feel like an imposter in my job because I struggle modeling what I teach...whether it's stress, or fatigue, or just laziness...I too have a hard time putting it all together. At the same time, it just goes to show, it's not an easy …

Things I learned while looking through my high school year book with my 6-year-old...

15-years (how long it's been since I was a senior) is a hard concept for a 6-year-old to grasp being as it's more than twice her age!The absence of "Daddy" in photos is abnormal because in her world, we've always been together.Who are all these other people with whom I'm pictured and why doesn't she know any of them?Ironic? This retired (at least for now) assistant basketball coach wasn't even pictured in her high school varsity team photo.Is it bad when you look through the pictures of your classmates and you're surprised that "that guy" was in your class and not a year younger?Yes, even though we didn't think so at the time, we had bad hair too!Senior quotes are stupid, but apparently continue to be a right of passage.High school is like child birth...after a while, even though you know it was painful, all you can remember are the fun times.Even though many of us haven't kept in touch over the years, and even though many of us …