i feel blessed and fortunate to have such great friends. We just came back from our second weekend in whistler and had a wonderful time again. this weekend was possible because we have such great friends. friends like dave and patti or carl and louise who share the things they have. they shared their appartments in whistler with us and gave us great times and lots of fun.

the weather was cloudy and it snowed a lot which meant we didn’t have the best visibility, but we had wonderful snow and fun, fun, fun. up on the slope i thought there was no bad run in whistler. it doesn’t matter which way you go, there is always something for everybody. every run is different from the last one even if you just went twice down the same one. pam went with wendy cross country skiing and from what they told us after we met again for dinner they very much enjoyed their day. (for pictues click here)

the great thing on this traditional GNP-(good news players) weekend is that even though different people have different interests we all meet up after an exciting day and look forward to each others stories. what kind of a day would it be if everybody would do the same thing and we all would stick together all the time. we would not have anything to talk about. it is nothing like that at the GNP weekend. sometimes we don’t see each other for weeks or even months and as soon as we meet again the stream of stories and interesting happenings are told and come together with laughter, friendship and of course good food and drinks.

all in all… it was a great time again and i am glad i could be part of it. i can’t wait to see what’s coming next.


i love whistler!!  i don’t know how often i have been in whistler but everytime it feels like i am falling in love with this place agian.  unfortunately we didn’t have sunshine this past weekend, but 6″ new snow, yeahhhh !!!

our great friends carolyn and gerard with their most beautiful baby michele came from los angeles for a visit.  we went to whistler and enjoyed every minute we had together. ahhhhhhh i love trips with people who feel and think the same way we do. there was no stress just great times and lots of fun. i think it’s much easier to just look at the pictures and judge for yourself. be careful …. extreme cuteness ahead!    (click here)




christmas is a time to relax and enjoy. that’s at least what it should be. this year i made a conscious effort to do just that and i think i was pretty successful. it’s not always easy but what is these days? at work this time of year is always a little bit stressier, because we work with a bit of time pressure and need to get certain things done before christmas time and before everybody next in line goes on a break. but, as ususal everything was done in time and now i am enjoying the christmas holidays. i think the only thing that i am really missing is my family. they are just too far away for days like this and talking to them on the phone is just not the same. even though i love talking to them on the phone but …..you know what i mean.

anyhow, christmas is going great, the music is running in our cd player, the candles are burning and the food goes into our mouths faster than it should. oh what the heck…. it’s the season to be jolly and there is so much time afterwards to watch your weight and only eat healthy food. there is just no good way of saying :  “no thanks” to pam’s self-made ulra-super-fabulous cookies.

i hope everybody has a lot of time to enjoy this holiday season with friends and family.

merry christmas!