Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Giving Thanks

I decided that today is the perfect time to reflect on this year and some things that I'm thankful about.

Mom, always

Dad...who left us in February but what I'm grateful for was the extra time I got to spend with him.  If I hadn't made the decision to leave work when I did that wouldn't have happened.  Miss you Dad

My wonderful sister Cheryl who got to share her new home with the family this year.  Here she is with Mom on a road trip she, Mom and my brother Bruce took around the Southwest recently.  I was home cuddling the kitties. My wonderful nieces and nephews and extended family. Love you guys!


My fabulous friends Shannon and Mario who introduced me to my favorite place on the planet...Scotland.  My trips with them and as well as our other adventures are always a highlight to any year. Love you guys.

The above two images are from this year's adventure and bring to mind an online community that I'm a member of that enjoys and dives deep into the world Diana Gabaldon created with Outlander.  Here's a shout out to the online community at headed by Alastair Stephens and Lani Diane Rich of The Scot and the Sassenach podcast that help me keep the grey matter firing.

My dear friends that became so much more than just fellow Etsy shop holders.  I've been lucky enough to meet each of the ladies in person and in fact with our powerful magic we are even able to conjure rainbows out of thin air as witnessed here as Janet and I came off the mountain in Jerome AZ this year.  The power of friendships is amazing.

And finally, my near and dear local friends that are always supportive, always willing to go for a ride to see what we can see, talk shop about photography, offer their support online and "like" just one more image from Scotland and the new friends I've made along the way this year on my travels.

It has been a year with highs and lows and I'm so thankful that you all were there to share them with me.

Talk to you again soon,