January 10th is an important date for me, for two reasons now.
First, it's the date I took a pretty big step and moved from Hamilton to Vancouver some 4 years ago.
The past 4 years have seen a LOT happen - good and bad. It took me a good while to get settled out here and find my footing. I am happy to say that at this point in my Vancouver life I'm pretty dang pleased. I still miss Hamilton like crazy, and all my family and friends. But I have settled in a neighbourhood that I love and within a group of friends whom I adore.
Back in 2008, Wreck Beach in November (much less nakedness)
Statues and blossoms at English Bay, visiting with Calypso in 2010
Houses in Mount Pleasant, taken summer 2011
The newest significance to January 10th is that it's the date, one year ago today, that this little bundle of joy entered out lives.
Miss Minnie Pearl has grown from a wrinkly ball of crazy into a very sturdy, still wrinkly, lovely little dog. This is a photo from an amazing camping trip in the summer, which I'm pretty positive she absolutely adored. Afterward Adam and I both noticed a definite change in her, in that she was much more receptive to what we said. I think she was pretty grateful for the mini vacation.
And I can speak for both Adam and myself, that we are both extremely grateful for all of the hilarity, cuddles and snorts (sooooo many snorts) that Minnie has added to our lives.
Minnie stealing focus from the always-lovely Caitlin and Tony.