Friends, Family and Holidays - 2012

   decemberdenny.jpg Denny won 2nd place again this year at the "Yappy Hour" Halloween Party at the Montelucia Resort and Spa! He was dressed in a bee costume with a big bandaid on his back. He went as "Honey Boo Boo." Clever, huh?!

Denny and his best friend Buddy, and Buddy's mom and I spent an afternoon at the Phoenix Botanical Gardens "Dog Day." We saw dog breeds we had never seen before! Our dogs loved every minute, and so did we!

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    decemberjulie1.jpg Julie's best friend, Larissa, flew in from San Diego to throw a big 35th birthday party for Julie. There were about 20 of her sorority sisters, fellow teachers and friends who attended. 

How ironic that Julie was the big winner of the game we played called, "Left, Right, Center." You can tell, she was having a ball!

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   decemberjulie3.jpg Julie and Carlos.

  Julie, Carlos and Popcorn, Thanksgiving Day.

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decemberxmas.jpgCarlos helped me put the Christmas tree together on Thanksgiving Day. Denny likes Christmas and especially the friends and family who came in to share the holiday cheer.


Cissy was in town with her incredible mother and they stopped by my house for lunch one day. We had the best time. Cissy's mother is so full of energy, spirit and love. She and I both share a love of poetry. decembercissy.jpg