Wednesday, May 26, 2010

View from Here

I often post images of the amazing snow up here at almost 7,500 feet. We had a big snow the last day of summer and the first day of spring--and several since, I might add. We haven't seen any flakes for a couple of weeks now, so we're counting our blessings, and the pollen now. Even seeing a few blossoms here and there. So I thought it was only fair to share the view from my office window that greets me each morning when it isn't covered with snow. Even I have to admit you should be jealous. :) In the evening, I can sit on my deck and look to the east to see twinkling lights in the towns and cities below. It's pretty spectacular.

FYI, the old Queen Anne mansion you see in the photos is utterly gorgeous and it's for sale. If I had a few million lying around, I'd snatch it up. The estate is called Estemere.

Happy reading and writing!

~Deb, writing in the Rockies

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Starting Young

In reviewing Annabella's first birthday party photos, I made an amusing discovery.

Here she is with the piano I bought her doing her honky tonk or Elton John imitation:

Then she's caught foisting a shot glass in her high chair--which she handed me a moment later for a refill.

Then, to top off this day of celebration, she's caught on camera selecting a lottery ticket, of all things. Gambling at the tender age of one! I hope she wins, so she can support her grandma. :)

Her mom's favorite nickname for Annabella is "Treasure." It's easy to see why.

Happy reading, everybody.

~Deb, AKA, Annabella's Grandma

Annabella's First Birthday!

She's toddling around the house, talking to Grandma and her "Dada" on the telephone, even if that telephone is a ball or any other pretend item. On those occasions when she does get her hands on her Mom's Blackberry, she has somehow managed to put me on speed dial and knows just how to call me because I always answer. The one time I didn't, she left me a voice mail expressing her displeasure.

My dad drove out from Kansas for her first birthday party, held Saturday May 22nd, 2010 at my house in Palmer Lake. Annabella's parents brought in the goodies, and one of Bella's playmates came for the fun. Family and friends gathered, presents were opened, we gorged ourselves on good food, two yummy cakes, and a cherry pie. Most of all, we let Annabella provide the entertainment. It's amazing how much fun it is to watch a one-year-old explore the world we take for granted every single day.

I swear, every time she looks at my standard poodle, Maggie Mae, she doesn't see a dog. She sees a pony....

Happy birthday, sweet Annabella. Many, many, many more!