Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hello!!!! This wraps up 2010's bloggin' posts! I took a week off to hang out with family, hubs, and pups. We got some major todo's done- all without thinking about snapping photos of eats or worrying about how many calories were burned.  2010 was bittersweet with the loss of a dearly loved dog, but adoption of 2 sweet pittie girls- we couldn't imagine our house without their puppy paws running around!  We took a couple trips to Portsmouth Island- our own deserted paradise.  The first trip was windy- beyond windy.  The second trip brought on a torrential downpour of rain and lightning show that rivaled any fireworks production to date- and destroyed our beloved North Face tent! We spent September- November working on home improvement and had a custom deck put on- the perfect spot for Spring gatherings galore! To ponder the past, and look to the present, we spent a day this week hiking up Crabtree Falls! Now that the holidays are about done it is time to put efforts into continuing the things that made 2010 great- and adding goals to 2011!  We have house decorating aspirations-i.e. paint, tile projects, and finding the perfect art for the dining room-, race goals + fitness goals, and financial plans!!   2011 will be busy from jump! To ring in the New Year we celebrated at home with a holiday dinner of our dreams. Everything was grilled- lightly seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, and lemon.  All was enjoyed alongside a bottle of Cooper Vineyards Norton Reserve- my fave!!

                                                                                                                                                                   tomato + fresh Mozz + balsamic glaze 
 clams getting ready for the grill
 wine on the deck admist the last evening of Christmas lights
 all done and ready for some hot sauce
New York Strip- post grillin' 

Happy New Year! 

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