2017. A reread of Brooks’ NYT essay on gratitude, compassion and the Road to Character. I’ve certainly stumbled and taken rough turns on my road, enough to wonder if I deserve or have the capacity to be a better version of myself. But that seems to be Brooks’ point. I’m grateful to have some health, mechanical know-how, an aptitude for risk, appreciation, support, curiosity and aspirations to ride and stumble through roads like this on a bike and in life. May you find gratitude in 2017, and cheers onward in your 2018 path. 🍺✌️ #gratitude#happynewyear#happyholidays
Penny enjoying a sunbathe on the couch. She’s almost 14 human year’s young, and doesn’t move quite like she use to. #bostonterrier#bff
This season, AB was a little more sneaky trying to figure out Santa via our Amazon carts and other things, prompting “if you don’t believe, you don’t receive”. Around 4am on Christmas, AB stormed into our bedroom and said did Santa miss us? There were no presents under our tree except the few we already had under there. Later that morning she hung out in bed later than ever. We got her up and said maybe Santa stopped at the other house (we’re moving). Apparently Santa put the presents on our dining table behind some moving boxes. Which led to this hilarious face. 😠 #merrychristmas2017🎁🎅🎄
@avablu.g doing her Christmas show at the Alameda ice rink.