Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy New Year

Since our current abode is in Palo Alto (Spanish for "tall tree") and the tree symbolizes growth, this seems an appropriate icon to bring us into the new year. The tree also happens to be one of only two cookie cutters that sit in my catch-all of kitchen gadgets drawer. I own a whole slew of cutters, but Scott only sanctioned the journey of two (the other being a flower) until we move into bigger digs. Very smart boy.

The real Palo Alto is a Coastal Redwood (Sequoia Sempervirens) that's about 1000 years old. Check out the picture from the early 1900's, when it was a mere 900 years old. Hmph. We enjoyed the visit of Scott's family for the holidays, and further enjoyed a tasty batch of his mom's favorite gingerbread cookies with a buttercream frosting. Wishing all a very happy 2006!


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