A full year of blogging. Wow! We made it. It has been fun, creative, and very rewarding. We didn't realize how connected we would become to our regulars. Thanks so much for caring and commenting and sharing your own lives with us. We look forward to 2009 with all of you. On a side and might we add sad note, Eric's elderly dog, Jasmine- his childhood companion, his first and only canine-will not be sharing the new year with us. She died peacefully in her sleep curled up in a bed of ferns. Sweet dreams Jasmine. May there always be squirrels to chase.