Wednesday, January 13

Help for Haiti...

Many of you may be familiar with artist Rebecca Sower. She is a talented artist, and a wonderfully generous, kind woman. Last year she introduced me to Haiti in a way I'd never known it. I followed Rebecca's as she spoke of her daughters trip to Haiti last year, and Rebecca herself just returned home from her own life changing trip there. With the recent devastation that has befallen Haiti, my thoughts immediately went to the Haitian people, as well as Rebecca.
Rebecca has generously supported the people of Haiti with the proceeds of selling her own art, but she's just set up an Etsy shoppe featuring the art of the Haitian people. Though she was doing this before yesterdays tragedy, the timing is even more perfect now. If you'd like to read more about the people of Haiti please visit Rebecca's blog here. And if you'd like to help support the people of Haiti, please check our their Etsy shoppe here.
God bless the people of Haiti, and God bless Rebecca for introducing us to these wonderful people!

Sunday, January 3

Happy New Year...

With the welcomed slower pace of the week after Christmas, it was fitting that my husband and I rang in the New Year in Big Bear Lake. 
The calm and stillness of the fresh fallen snow, the quite of the mountains, and being surrounded by white was refreshing and peaceful. It the was the perfect way to end last year and begin this one. 
It was also nice to spend time alone with my brother and sister-in-law at their cabin, something we never do. My bother-in-law is a wonderful cook, and on New Year's Eve he made us a fabulous dinner. After eating he disappeared outside...
When we went out a bit later to see what he was doing, we found him building us a sledding run! We had talked about sledding all day, and thanks to Craig this group of 40 and 50 something's spend New Year's Eve sledding in the dark, with our laughter echoing into the night!
I haven't had so much fun in a long time! We fell off our sleds, crashed into the house, slid off our track, and had a blast! I haven't laughed so hard in a long time... I hope it's  sign of the good things 2010 has in store for us!
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