I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas! I know that we did. We are so fortunate to have the things we have and to live the lives that we live. We are also fortunate enough to have love, one another and our wonderful family and friends.
These past few weeks have been very busy for us. We were in Jamaica, went to Nashville, brought home a puppy and had Christmas. Jamaica was amazing and a much needed vacation. It was beautiful and I didn't want to leave. I will definitely return. Nashville was fun because we got to go to the ICE exhibit and we went to see the Rockettes. I know it wasn't Fred's "cup of tea", but he was nice enough to indulge me for a night. And bringing home Knox has been one of the greatest joys in my life. I also can't believe that Christmas is already behind us. Perhaps this 77 degree weather has something to do with that.
We've been working on potty training and trying to get Willie, my parents' dog, used to having Knox around. Neither have been easy tasks and we're not even close to being complete. But, you do what you can and you keep working at it.
Knox has been such a joy to be around. He has this presence about him. I love watching him learn new things and it's really made me enjoy more of the simple things in life. And that is always a blessing!
I hope that 2009 is as good to us as 2008 was. I look forward to what the future holds. My new year's resolution will be to count my blessings daily. Sometimes we take them for granted, but I want to make sure that I realize just how fortunate I am.