The Book Stall Storytime

I spent a fantastic Saturday morning at The Book Stall in Winnetka, a wonderful independent book store with 75 years in the community. Author events and book clubs fill their calendar. It was a dream-come-true feeling, reading ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON and answering questions from the crowd which included babes in arms, engaged childrenContinue reading “The Book Stall Storytime”

Second Star to the Right ๐ŸŒŸ

Independent Bookstores are the best way to celebrate a book launch! Yesterday I was the featured author at a wonderful new location of a beloved Denver bookstore, Second Star to the Right. If that name sounds familiar but you have never been to Denver, Colorado, it’s probably because of the song from Peter Pan. TheseContinue reading “Second Star to the Right ๐ŸŒŸ”

Three dogs and a trail

Friday morning, before the 70 degree weekend melted most of the snow, Charlie and I joined 2 canine and 1 human friend for a snowy hike. It was a fun challenge with sunny skies and new dog in the mix. Charlie and Laine, the Springer Spaniel, ran and chased their usual dance, tiring each otherContinue reading “Three dogs and a trail”

Charlie – six months of fun

Charlie at six months In the months we’ve had Charlie he has filled my heart on a continuous basis. A few examples of ways he spreads joy: Watching him run and romp with his canine friends – full of joy and endless energy. Complete strangers turn to jello in his presence. Just the other day,Continue reading “Charlie – six months of fun”

Charlie – the good and the bad

Charlie, 10 days away from turning 6 months old, has filled our days and hearts since he arrived here in April. As you can see from these pictures and clips, is adorable and quite an athlete. He’s able to jump, run, and turn on a dime. He’s made friends with many dogs including Sydney, theContinue reading “Charlie – the good and the bad”

Creekside hiking with Charlie

Charlie and I enjoy exploring trails and hiking along a creek is fun for both of us. Charlie loves being able to get a drink along the way. Sometimes he cools his paws in the shallow edges but when his friends go for a swim, he won’t jump in. Today there was a log thatContinue reading “Creekside hiking with Charlie”

Reenactment of Lady and the Tramp

Charlie and his friend Lane enjoy running and chasing each other and it’s a never ending source of amusement for me. She happily goes in the water and Charlie is learning to navigate the creek. They both love sticks. Today, on our hike they managed to share several different sticks and even tried to walkContinue reading “Reenactment of Lady and the Tramp”