FEB 7 2017: Kevin and I took a trip to Mexico in December. I was barefoot for 2 weeks! That was wonderful. Then we had our annual Christmas gathering with my girls and their families. The New Year has been a LOT of dog sitting for me! It's near the beach, so I am not complaining. I have a beautiful view of the Puget Sound. Tomorrow, I go back for another 2 weeks while they go to China. It has been and is a very sad February. My niece's Cindy's husband Steve died after a hard battle with cancer. They have 2 little girls. He was the sweetest guy ever and loved Cindy and his girls so much. He would have turned 40 in 12 days.