Saturday, January 25, 2014

And hope for tomorrow...

The cold dreary of winter always warms my heart and fills me with excitement and anticipation for spring. It is the only time of year when I feel I can act with purpose and not just respond to the next most important thing. I start planning our vegetable garden and ordering seeds. I have time to catch up with old friends and meet up for coffee.

I make time to go to the gym. I read books curled up by the fireplace. I love to take pictures of the winter landscapes. And I am a great fan (albeit fair-weather) of the Seahawks!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Reflections for the New Year…..

When I reflect on the past year, it is interesting that the things which ultimately brought me the most joy were sometimes the most challenging at the time. Jeff and I both agree that our efforts at the 2013 NW Flower and Garden show were more than fulfilled when we won a gold medal. Our son deciding to join the company while a surprise provided a great opportunity for emotional growth. Finding that work/life balance continues to elude us and our goal for 2014 is to laugh more often, share more sunrises and play more golf!

Picture below taken in January 2007 when at the Getty Center in Los Angeles