Sunday, January 27, 2008

“She’s got diamonds on the soles of her shoes” – Paul Simon

Jesse had to leave Susan and Lucky behind and head to South Africa on business for ten days. This is the beginning of a monthly shuttle between Switzerland and South Africa. Maybe Susan can get some South African diamonds for her shoes. Below are photos of temporary home away from home for the next six months.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

"Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine." W. Goldberg

We’re back to “normal” here in Zurich. Or as I often refer to it … “my other normal”. After being back in the States for two months, enjoying the luxury of much time spent with family and long-time friends, I wondered how it was going to feel to be back in Switzerland. Well, I miss the folks back home very much, but I am happy to be here, enjoying this unique time in our lives, and all the pleasures it affords. And I think Lucky is too! He missed the long walks we enjoy together here; yet he made himself right at home on his old couch in South Elgin. Jesse joined us in mid-December, and spent as much time as possible in his darkroom, naturally. Below you’ll find a few snapshots of Anchorage, Alaska (my original home) and my family there; as well as photos from Illinois and our immediate family. Which is growing, by the way! Toby and Melissa shared the happy news with us that our first grandbaby is coming in June! Thanks for looking at our blog, and Happy New Year.
Pizza before Susan returns to Switzerland
Susan and Luck shovel the snow in Illinois
Allison and her rice paper painting. Jesse brought it back from Hong Kong.

The entire family in the same place at the same time.

Amberly and Nate love "The Office"

Melissa, Toby and baby on the way

View from Jesse's office, Zug Switzerland

Nancy and daughter Katelin, Bellingham Washington

Susan and Katelin, Bellingham Washington
Katelin's dog, Bellingham Washington
Moose playing in the snow, Anchorage Alaska
Susan, Amberly and Allison playing in the snow, Anchorage Alaska
Mt. Susitna across the Cook Inlet, Anchorage Alaska
Alaska's equivalent to squirrels
Nate getting a shot of a moose, Anchorage Alaska
Susan's parents, Dick and Carol, at the Arctic Roadrunner Restaurant, Anchorage Alaska
Famous Alaska Banquet Burger from the Arctic Roadrunner
Now that is a regular customer
Just a light snack of tree, Anchorage Alaska