Sunday, January 01, 2012

Sledding into the New Year

Sledding Hill by Teckelcar
Sledding Hill, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
Happy New Year!

I figure I'll make a return with the New Year. We had a wonderful vacation, visiting friends and family.

It was a bittersweet trip this year as my mom will be moving and it will be the last Christmas/winter break at her house. The new place will be smaller and much easier for her to manage. We will be able to still visit, my cousin has a house not too far away. There is an epic sledding hill there that enabled us to have one good afternoon of sledding before we headed south. The snow was pretty much nonexistent at my mother's home, just a dusting across here yard and nothing on the hill down the street at the park.

As for New Year's eve, we spent it at home with some good friends that came down from DC for the evening. We ate far too much food- flank steak, roasted potatoes, cheese, more cheese, and two desserts (one after dinner and one before midnight) and drank lots of lovely wine. We never did get to the bubbly, we had switched to coffee so our guests could drive home safely. It was a perfect way to spend the evening.

I hope all are well and that you all had a good winter's break!

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