"Some people do not have to search, for they find their niche easily in life and rest there seemingly contented and resigned. At times, I envy them, but usually I do not understnad..and seldom do they understnad me. I am on of the searches. There are, I believe, millionsof us. We are not unhappy, but n neither are we completely content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power and unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty. We like forests, mountains, deserts, hiddern rivers, and lovely cities as well. Our sadness is as much a part of our lives as our laughter; to share our sadness with the ones we love is perhaps as great a joy as we know. Unless it is to share our laughter. We searchers are ambitious but only for life itself and anything beautiful it can provide. Most of all, we want to love and be loved, to live in a relationship that will not impede our wanderings and prevail our search. We do not want to prove ourselves to others or compete for love. This passage is for wanderers, dreamers, and lovers who dare to ask of life, everything which is good and beautiful." ~Found in the door of a deserted store in Colorado

Monday, March 23, 2009

Family in Jackson

First, I enjoyed a week with my parents and then my sisters came for a long weekend. Having my family here is so incredible that I wish they would never leave! This was my parent's third visit and my mom's fourth visit! I was thrilled to have them here again and we had a truly amazing time. We enjoyed a little skiing, snowmobiling, eating, eating, some more eating, and a little spa action too :) My sister's made their first trip out here since I moved to Jackson. This was very special for me to have them here...ALL to myself :) We had a nice and relaxing long weekend of girl time, shopping, eating, drinking and a little spa as well! I am truly blessed to have my family come visit me and to be able to spend some time with them. Let's just say, their timing couldn't have been better. Below are some pictures from both of their visits...ENJOY :)


Dad and I at the Grannery for dinner

Mom and I getting ready to go out to dinner

Mom and Dad at Burke's Chop House

Mom, Dad, and I snowmobiling

It was snowing so much and such a wonderful day!

In the Aspen's

Hand feeding the little deer they rescued

Joe the deer that the people at the Box Y Ranch rescued

Throwing snowballs into the river

Grey's River...so beautiful!


Dad and Mom took a day to drive around...entering Idaho



Coming back to Wyoming

Playing in the snow

A great view from the top of Teton Pass


Beautiful day to explore :)

The Tram

The antler shot with Mom and Dad

Jenny and Mary at the top of the mountain at Corbet's Cabin

Jenny and Mary at the top of Rendezvous Bowl

Tram ride down

Jenny, Me, and Mary outside the Snake River Lodge and Spa where they stayed

Jenny and Mary outside of Dornan's inside the Grand Teton National Park

I don't think there are enough words to describe how wonderful the time I had with my family was. I am so blessed they all took the time to break away from their lives at home to come visit me in Jackson. I really, really, really, loved seeing them and the great times and adventures we shared. I love and miss them more than anyone will ever know. Thanks for such a grand time!!! I love you :) I think that is all for now...hope all is well with everyone!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Our Beloved Dot

Last Thursday evening my family's dog, Dot, passed away. She had not been feeling well for the past couple weeks and then suddenly on the night of March 5th, she became very ill. Mom and Dad took her to the emergency animal hospital and they discovered she had a cancerous tumor the size of a football in her abdomen. The tumor was bleeding out...and Dot was dying. They had to put her down. Dot was 11 years old and had been a part of our family since she was a puppy. She was the second addition to the family after Syd who is 15 years old. Dot was so very sweet, modest, loving, and protective. She let Syd be "top dog" and rule the house. She was the spry, younger dog who we didn't imagine would be the first to go. This is something we didn't see coming and for my Mom and Dad...they have lost a best friend. The dogs are such a part of their lives and getting use to things without Dot around are very hard for them. Dot will be missed greatly by our entire family. We loved her dearly. The video below is something my Mom put together to honor our sweet Dot.

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