I have just come through one of the most lovely holidays in memory.  We started off Thanksgiving in breathtaking Yosemite where we stayed at the Tenaya Lodge.  I have never, in my life, stayed at a more service-oriented property in my life.  Their staff was amazing.  And the lodge is fully self-contained with ice-skating, horse drawn hay rides, spa, pools, jacuzzis and so much more. While we didn’t spend all our time in our suite, one could do so and be very satisfied not going off property.  Yosemite was, as ever, eternal and embraced us in her magic.  I cannot wait to return.

Christmas time brought continued magical moments with my family and enjoying the season with friends.  We are so grateful for having more than we need and thought of creative ways to “give” this year to family and friends.  The economy’s state is forcing folks to get more “real”, in my opinion and this is a good thing.  I look forward to the continued metamorphosis personally and as a society and culture in this regard.

I am spending this week getting geared up for the New Year and new endeavors, including my hope of another record-breaking year in 2009.  I look forward to the new clients who have yet to come into my life, and when they do, will become friends.

Here’s to 2009 and the journey!