This year has been a wild one. Moving, crafting, learning new skills, creating new habits, and making some wonderful friends.We moved from the desert to the mountains, leaving Arizona on a windy, 86 degree F day and driving to our new home in Wyoming through the snow. In March, we fostered a fantastic, loving giant of a cat that we still miss. He found a great home a few weeks after we moved. My mama came to visit before we moved, and I had fun showing her around. I also finished the first of three baby blankets.Our first few months in the Tetons were filled with discovery and wonder. Summer was filled with guests and trips to Yellowstone.Mr. Gecko’s parents came to visit, and we had a long, amazing day in Yellowstone, capped by a large herd of bison that we watched for at least an hour.Among the visitors to our house was this little guy who dropped in for a swim.I finished baby blankets two and three, and was really pleased with both. Mr. Gecko and I went to California and Tennessee, before settling in for the winter. In between, I had my 100th blog post.We have better internet at the house now (I’m using it now), but it took a long time to decide what we wanted. For most posts, I’ll be going into town, especially if I have lots of pictures to upload. Almost all of these pictures are from earlier posts. I have found that having to drive an hour into town to use internet makes me more likely to post. It is somewhat like having a deadline, and I’m more likely to write them at home and have several ready when I head into town. Which has been great, except for the weeks when I’ve forgotten to bring my laptop…The critters have adjusted really well to the changes that this past year has brought. Sugar loves the snow, and Cricket is much happier in this house. Her little kingdom- food, water, cat tree, snuggle cube, windowsill- is in the living room, much closer to us than in the house in Arizona, and she comes every day for (brief) snuggles. Christmas Eve and day brought more snow to our house, and this past week has brought frigid temperatures. This is the thermometer on my car at 11:42 in the morning. We didn’t see positive numbers that day, and that night it got down to -27. 2014 was crazy, and stressful, and uncertain, but it was also filled with wonder. I miss the friends and family that we were so close to in Arizona, but I love that we have made so many new friends here, and that we live in a small community where people do nice things for each other all the time. Though there were parts of the year that were tough and frustrating, I wouldn’t have traded a single moment of it. I feel blessed every day here.