Saturday, March 13, 2010

First painting of 2010

Fireworks at midnight in Ouray CO
Katie with her painting
Katie, the sweetest pup
Katie loves her stuffed animals. They are covered in drool and mangled beyond recognition but she loves them just as well.

I spent two relaxing weeks in Ouray CO. I arrived on New Year's Eve in time to celebrate with my sister, brother in law and friends Anne an Pierre. Pierre's band OHB played at Obrien's Pub, Ouray's place to be any day, but the NYE party was like no other. First, it was a huge full moon. The light of the moon reflected off the snowy mountainside lit up everything bright as day.
OHB stands for O'Brien's House Band btw.

Ouray is truly a magical place in the winter. While I was visiting, the Annual Ice Festival and International Ice Climbing Competition were happening so the town was a little more bustling than usual.

Pierre and Anne's dog Katie has cancer and it disintegrated her hip bone causing her to lose use of her right rear leg. The vet gave her just a few weeks to live. She beat the odds and is still kickin' it as of this writing over 3 months later.

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