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The Grand Canyon

Abi Enjoying (or squirrel hunting in) the Grand Canyon

If I could even attempt to find words to describe the Grand Canyon, they would be: breathtaking, stunning, gorgeous, extraordinary, magnificent.  And words to describe me: awestruck, dumbfounded, speechless, astounded, stunned.

The Grand Canyon is incredible.  It’s no wonder it’s listed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.  We stopped at a few scenic points on our way in, and all we could do was look around ourselves in awe and say, “Woooooooooooow!”  Abi was interested in seeing the canyon too, much to our amusement and that of other tourists.  Every time we said “Look!” she’d jump up on the railing with her ears perked, searching the canyon for what she probably hoped was a squirrel or rabbit somewhere amongst the rocks!   Continue reading

Man’s Best Friend: Always There for You

Puppy Love
(My youngest sister, Ashley, with one of our dogs, Abigail)

Man’s best friend.  They’re soft and furry, sometimes love to cuddle, and usually provide entertainment.  Whether you’re a cat person, a dog person, a bird person, or any other type of pet person, there’s no question that pets provide some very real therapeutic benefits.

But then there are those of us who are allergic to pets.  Like me.  I used to suffer from horrible cat allergies and then discovered with my family’s two new dogs that, instead of outgrowing my cat allergies, I suddenly became allergic to dogs as well!  (Apparently doctors still don’t know why people develop allergies, so we have yet to figure out how to outgrow them… we just know it’s possible!  There’s hope!)  However, the realization that my puppies made me sneeze constantly, my eyes water, and my lungs start to wheeze made me despair just a little…   Continue reading