Family joy ….

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A cold front blew into the desert these past few weeks, dropping temps into the mid teens … Celsius that is šŸ™‚ … shivered my way through some brisk morning walks! Nonetheless, MIckey, Gordon and I managed to find an appreciation for the clear blue skies and crisp air, as we tootled about together, researching places to hang our hats for a few months next winter …. lots of inventory to weed through in this valley …. my dear friend Linda arrived the following week …. have enjoyed some quiet spa time together, or listening and chanting along to our favourite Deva Premal music …. good peaceful days of simply ‘being in the moment’. We have been friends for so long, Linda is really extended family … a sixth sister!

However, nothing quite compares to being around Aliana, for bringing one into the moment! Sarah and Rob arrived a few days ago with that little travel trooper in tow! Aliana is such a happy little bundle of joy …. my heart literally sings when she is around! She is like a gift from God … a gift that just keeps on giving. Thankfully, the weather cooperated, resuming its typical desert temps, allowing for leisurely swim days at the pool, and watching Aliana splash around in her plastic boat šŸ™‚ … many beautiful moments to savour. Wishing Brian and Tim could have joined us … Tim, as I type, is on his way home, undoubtedly squirming around in one of those tiny seats, counting the hours until he can get off that long long flight from Brisbane, stretch out his lanky limbs, and crawl into his own comfy bed …. an amazing two month Australian adventure comes to an end. Looking forward to a Sunday family reunion in Calgary … and Tim’s inevitable interesting travel stories. In the meantime, back to the present and the beauty of a morning sunrise in the Santa Rosa Mountains!

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