The boys are up skiing at Black Mountain and by now they should be with my niece Rylee (we spent Christmas Eve with her family). I worked all morning on a manuscript and my beloved email and just returned from a hike on the mountain behind our home. The boys enjoyed a good new year's night with many friends and most of "the Foreigns" at a classmate's home in South Rumford. Now, I'm waiting for the phone call to go pick them up at Black Mountain while Bailey devours a Kong smeared with peanut butter and filled with treats. Life's good! Happy 2016!