Angels among us

The Redhead’s daughter finished her first term of college. To celebrate, we met in Bend for a bit of girl togetherness.

We did the usual sort of things. Shopped. Ate. Talked. Laughed. And laughed some more.

And when we tired of that, we took to the slope for a bit of an adventure. Miz B. pretends she’s a cowgirl.

While The Redhead’s daughter heads straight for the jump.

Miz Konnie who just come home from balmy Las Vegas makes easy work of the slope.

We weren’t smart enough to take lights with us but fortunately there was a full moon to help us find our footing.

The lightweight among us, Miz Shelby zipped down that slope and would have kept going straight across the street, had she not put the brakes on with her feet.

Some of us came down without benefit of the sled. Some quite by accident.

And some on purpose.

But lest you think I let all the younguns have all the fun

I got my fair of share of whooping and hollering in.

Wherever you are this week I hope you are making your fair share of memories.

And I hope you are ever aware of the angels in your midst.

About Karen Spears Zacharias

Author. Speaker. Journalism Instructor. Four kids. Three dogs. One grandson.

  • Debbie

    Awesome fun! As I sit here in hot and humid Australia in my shorts and t-shirt. My littlest is three tomorrow – I have some balloons to blow up. Merry Christmas to you Karen.

    • Karen Spears Zacharias

      Oh, Debbie, give the little one hugs from me. Christmas isn’t nearly so much fun without little ones around. Merry Christmas to all of you.

  • http://www.garynelson.wordpress.com Gary

    Very fun and cute pics.! My son can’t hardly even watch sledding videos since his accident. He’s only been sledding once since and he said he had a hard time with it but did it to face his fear. We used to love it so much!

    • Karen Spears Zacharias

      Believe it or not, Gary, I used to make the kids wear bike helmets to go sledding. They thought I was crazy but the truth is I’d covered one too many sledding stories as a reporter.

  • John in PDX

    Hello Deb,
    Sent a picture of my wife and the Redhead in Australia to Karen. Congrats on the 3 year old. They only get better.
    Merry Christmas,
    John

    • Karen Spears Zacharias

      Well mostly they get better but 3-year olds have their own charm.

      • Debbie

        Her name is Claire and she had a terrific birthday and then by Christmas she was running a fever – she opened her pressies and went straight back to sleep – she picked up again by dinner time. As sick as she was, when I woke her in the morning and said, ‘Merry Christmas’ I swear she grew wings and flew out of bed with her eyes as wide as the full moon. So cute! Even my 17 year old was excited :) I hope your chrissy was great and not too cold.


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