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Holding On (Colorado High Country #6) —
The Colorado High Country series returns with Conrad and Kenzie's story.

A hero barely holding on…

Harrison Conrad returned to Scarlet Springs from Nepal, the sole survivor of a freak accident on Mt. Everest. Shattered and grieving for his friends, he vows never to climb again and retreats into a bottle of whiskey—until Kenzie Morgan shows up at his door with a tiny puppy asking for his help. He’s the last person in the world she should ask to foster this little furball. He’s barely capable of managing his own life right now, let alone caring for a helpless, adorable, fluffy puppy. But Conrad has always had a thing for Kenzie with her bright smile and sweet curves. One look into her pleading blue eyes, and he can’t say no.

The woman who won’t let him fall…

Kenzie Morgan’s life went to the dogs years ago. A successful search dog trainer and kennel owner, she gets her fill of adventure volunteering for the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue Team. The only thing missing from her busy life is love. It’s not easy finding Mr. Right in a small mountain town, especially when she’s unwilling to date climbers. She long ago swore never again to fall for a guy who might one day leave her for a rock. When Conrad returns from a climbing trip haunted by the catastrophe that killed his best friend, Kenzie can see he’s hurting and wants to help. She just might have the perfect way to bring him back to the world of the living. But friendship quickly turns into something more—and now she’s risking her heart to heal his.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

A white Christmas in Colorado

A view of the foothills taken out my car window during my morning commute. The temperature was -8 F/-13 C.

Una vista de las estribaciones tomado la ventana de mi coche durante mi viaje matutino. La temperatura era de -8 F/-13 C.

Green Mountain and Bear Peak with the Flatirons. This is just down the street from the newspaper.

Green Mountain y Bear Peak con el Flatirons. Esto es sólo por la calle del periódico.

I wanted to share a glimpse of what I was seeing this morning. Fortunately, they haven't yet made it illegal to take digital photos while driving. The mountains are so incredibly beautiful with snow on them. When I was a little girl, I always thought it looked like someone had dipped them in powdered sugar.

Quería compartir una visión de lo que estaba viendo esta mañana. Afortunadamente, no han hecho todavía es ilegal tomar fotos digitales durante la conducción. Las montañas son tan increíblemente hermosa con nieve en ellos. Cuando yo era niña, siempre pensé que parecía que alguien había sumergido en azúcar en polvo.

Strangely, Christmas in Colorado is rarely white unless you’re high in the mountains. I remember Christmases where it’s been 60 degrees outside — sunny and warm. But every once in a while, we end up with snow on the ground. It’s snowed for the past two days almost non-stop, so there’s about a foot of freshly fallen snow, and it definitely makes my holiday brighter.

Curiosamente, la Navidad en Colorado es raramente blanca a menos que esté arriba en las montañas. Recuerdo que en Navidades ha sido de 60 grados exterior - soleado y cálido. Pero de vez en cuando, nos encontramos con nieve en el suelo. Es nevado durante los últimos dos días casi sin parar, por lo que hay alrededor de un pie de nieve recién caída, y sin duda hace que mi día de fiesta brillante.

I know some of you will celebrate Christmas tonight. In Europe, most of you are either home making dinner and preparing for a wonderful, magical evening or you’re rushing home from work to do just that. I don’t celebrate until Christmas morning, which is good because I haven't finished Christmas shopping yet.

Sé que algunos de ustedes se celebrará esta noche de Navidad. En Europa, la mayoría de ustedes son su casa haciendo la cena y la preparación para una noche maravillosa, mágica o estás corriendo a casa del trabajo para hacer precisamente eso. Yo no celebro hasta la mañana de Navidad, que es bueno porque no he terminado todavía las compras de Navidad.

My younger son is spending the holiday with his father on the other side of the mountains, while my older son will be coming to my place tomorrow morning. He works full time and can’t get away until late tonight. So it will be just the two of us.

Mi hijo menor es el gasto de las vacaciones con su padre en el otro lado de las montañas, mientras que mi hijo mayor va a venir a mi casa mañana por la mañana. Él trabaja a tiempo completo y no pueden salir hasta tarde esta noche. Así que será sólo el dos de nosotros.

I didn’t put a tree up this year because I haven’t had time. But there’s a wreath on the door. I might hang some lights around the house this afternoon if I get time between baking, shopping and wrapping my son’s gifts. (We work till noon at the paper, then have the rest of the today and tomorrow off.)

Yo no puse un árbol de este año, porque no he tenido tiempo. Pero hay una corona de flores en la puerta. Podría colgar algunas luces alrededor de la casa esta tarde si me da tiempo entre la panadería, de compras y envolver los regalos de mi hijo. (Trabajamos hasta el mediodía en el papel, y luego tener el resto del día de hoy y mañana libre.)

I hope you’re all doing well and that the craziness of the holiday season is settling down to peace and quiet.

Espero que todos están haciendo bien y que la locura de la temporada de vacaciones es de ponerse a la paz y la tranquilidad.

Happy Christmas Eve!

Feliz Navidad!


Linda A. said...

Beautiful pictures, Pamela. Have a happy time, and give yourself a break!

RitaSV said...

Merry Christmas, Pamela! Hope you enjoy your beautiful white Christmas and time with your son.

Christine said...

Thanks for the beautiful pictures! I swear every time I read one of your books, or see a post like this, it helps feed my conviction that I need to live in Colorado

Rachel said...

Merry Christmas! My boyfriend spotted the pictures over my shoulder and it made him nostalgic; he hails from the San Francisco bay area and he misses mountains, which are completely nonexistent in this part of Ohio. Thank you so much for sharing! Good luck getting your last minute Christmas prep done, I know I'm cleaning the house top to bottom today to get ready for my family tomorrow.

Jane said...

I think we might have a white Christmas. It's been several years since the last one. Merry Christmas.

Thanks, Linda. I wish I'd had time to get real photographs, because it really was breathtaking. I have now finished shopping and am going to make fudge (white chocolate) and chill out! Thanks!

Hi, Rita — Thanks! Merry Christmas to you, too! And thank you. I'm sure it's going to be very relaxing — especially when I break out the Riesling. :-)

Hi, Christine — As you can see from the photos, there is plenty of room here. It is a beautiful part of the country. I used to wonder why anyone would live anywhere else, but then I traveled to Europe and visited upstate NY and Oregon and Washington State and Virginia... There are lots of really beautiful places. Still, Colorado is special.

Hi, Rachel — Good luck with the cleaning. I did that last night until late. Today it was grocery shopping and last-minute gift buying. Now for baking and candy-making... I imagine someone from San Francisco would miss the mountains AND the ocean living in Ohio. I've been to Ohio. I've got some good friends who live there. I remember lots of corn fields. I wanted to see Lake Erie, but I never got the chance.

Hi, Jane — I hope you get your white Christmas. Merry Christmas to you!

Debbie H said...

The mountains and snow are beautiful. At least with the snow there are the mountains, not here.
I drove through a blizzard with whiteout conditions from work. We were sent home early and what is normally a 20min drive was 2 1/2hrs with several detours and many prayers.

Merry Christmas!

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