One January Morning

I used to DREAD January, but this year it has conveniently become my favorite month (I'm sure moving to Arizona has absolutely nothing to do with my change of heart). I can't ask for anything more than seventy degree weather and palm trees outside my screen door.

The only day that Chris and I both have work off is Sunday, and with 2:00 church, our mornings tend to be very active. My new favorite Sunday morning activity--bike rides through our neighborhood. (Check out my desert cruiser... the breaks don't work but I love it regardless.)

Todays bike ride proved to be fruitful. Thank you dear neighbors!


Mega Post

Dear Blogging Followers (All 5 of You),

I am embarrassingly behind on updating my blog and have probably not given you much reason to continue following it, but I’M BACK! The following is to blame on my lack of continuity…

Picking ripe pomegranates from the six fruit trees in our back yard.

I have decided that pomegranates are a complicated fruit. There is no common sense way to open them and really no common sense way to eat them.

Making my Grandma Hop proud by putting her pie-making lessons to good use just in time for Thanksgiving.

Hand making all of my Christmas ornaments out of paper in an attempt to save money, then realizing that I got ripped off by the guy at the tree lot.

Making a gingerbread temple with Chris.

Visiting the non-gingerbread temple to view the stunning lights.

Enjoying Christmas in frosty Wyoming.

Showing up my husband and brother at target shooting.

Trying to get my dogs life back on track (he's been running with a rough crowd). Apparently it didn't work--he got popped this week after stepping in the wrong hood.

Visiting our favorite resort--Chico Hot Springs.

Enjoying our favorite Chico dessert, Orange Flambe.

Watching the Suns roll over Detroit into the new year.