Seems like only yesterday that I was celebrating New Years Eve & pondering resolutions. Well - it was only yesterday - but you know what I mean ;) Where does the time go?!
Christmas was fun! Loved havin' our whole family all together for a few days. My husband has had the whole week off & we really didn't have much of anything planned & we haven't had to do much of anything that we normally do - so it's been really nice. Low key. Just been comin' & goin' as we please. Restful. Had a big snow & windstorm right after Christmas. Hunkered down & enjoyed it from the inside out. Sat by the fire a lot. Read whenever I felt like it. Had a house full of kids over for fun & games one day. That certainly livened things up & we enjoyed their company.
We welcomed in the new year w/ friends, food & fun. I tried out a new recipe....Baked Brie encrusted in phyllo dough & topped w/ apricot preserves. Served it w/ sliced apples, grapes & crackers. Definitely worth making again & so simple. Slept in late this morning. Watched the Rose Bowl Parade. Went for a hike in the snow with my husband & the girls. If ever I was a treehugger, it was today! The trail was slick but we had a lot of fun. The weather was beautiful. I overdressed & worked up a sweat but it felt so good to get outdoors & to get some exercise & fresh air. Just finished a book too. Perhaps more on that later. My husband's cookin' dinner. It's not even 6:00pm & I'm goin' to put on my pjs & enjoy a quiet evening at home as I ease into this new year.