January - Bear and I visit the San Diego Zoo and Animal Park. I get some of my favorite animal shots ever...
I also attend an evening photo shoot at Balboa Park. I learn lots about my camera, and find that I have TONS more to learn.March - Pops turns 80 on the 4th. We enjoy a nice family dinner together. AJ gets his wisdom teeth out. He's a great sport, and a total hoot when he is on the laughing gas. This kid should be a comedian! The weather begins to warm up, and the pups have blast in the pool.
February - This month gets off on a rough start. My Mom falls and breaks her arm. No fun! We do manage to have some fun later in the month as I go on a weekend cruise with Norm and my friend Lisa. It's a time to cut loose, and relax... The weather is nice for most of the month, and the dogs have fun at Fiesta Island, among other places. February also marks the time when I start my attempt to loose some weight. I'm tired of being fat. I've got a long, long way to go until I am at my goal. I've got to start somewhere though.
April - another visit to the zoo, to see Frankie, the newborn baby lowland gorilla. April also brings Easter and my nephew Harrison to San Diego for a visit. We enjoy brunch together, and some sight seeing. The dogs also enjoy the Easter festivities - ha ha!
May - Early in the month Pops winds up in the hospital. After a couple of nerve wracking days, the doctors decide a pace maker is needed. Surgery goes well, and we are all relieved. May is a busy month for the dog group. We participate in a Memorial Day Parade, and also go on a cruise on San Diego Bay in honor of "Pet Day on the Bay." After the Memorial Day parade we find out that Harley will need to come to stay with us for a while. We go and pick her up, and welcome her back into our family. I'm sticking with the diet, and have lost 10 lbs. since February. Slow but sure.
June - more warm weather and fun. My Mom celebrates her 71st birthday. Her arm is fully healed and she is feeling good. We are busy with outdoor fun. Hubby and AJ take the dogs kayaking with the group, and Jill participates in a surf competition that gains national attention. Hubby and Jill appear on the NBC Nightly news for just a blip, but it's exciting nonetheless.