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Holiday highlights

December 31st, 2009

I just got back last night from visiting my in-laws in Calgary, feeling very fortunate (and overfed). Here is a collection of shots from a jam-packed last few days.

My parents asked all the kids for Christmas wish lists. One of the things I asked for was “fun bright socks”. Don’t these ones rock? (Yes, those are sparkly x’s and o’s on the toes.)

John caught this shot of his sister and brother-in-law’s two new puppies. Sunday is a 7-month-old rescued Border Collie / Blue Heeler, and Sophie is a 13-week-old Black Lab. They are too cute for words.

Calgary skies are unlike anything we get here. I took these on a stroll around the block, near my in-laws’ place.

John and I did a day trip to Banff. It’s always a surreal drive — I feel like we’re in the midst of a model train set every time. The Rockies are breathtaking, even through a mud-splattered windshield… and photos never do them justice.

I’ve never seen frost atop snow like we saw in Banff…

I really liked walking atop a frozen Minnewanka Lake.

So did John.

We realized it was our one-month wedding anniversary that day. My pathetic attempt at a snow-track greeting… just in case you can’t tell (ha!), it’s supposed to say “Happy 1 mo.”

We saw lots of deer and elk during the week…(though, sadly, no giant Mini Wheats)

A terrific way to wind down 2009, I gotta say.

I hope you’re having a terrific holiday too. Here’s to a happy, healthy 2010. See you on the other side!

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