Happy New Year Everyone!
How did you welcome in 2016?!
Me? Why, thank you for asking…I had the happiest of new years celebrations!
I started December 31st with a run around the indoor track. I finally began Serial Season 2, which kept me engaged as I ran what felt like a million circles around the tiniest of tracks.
When I got home, I made a Nespresso that made me smile…
What a happy accident! Then it was off to work for a crazy, busy day!
After my shortish work day, I came back home and showered. Then the BOY and I got ready to host NYE with my brother, SIL, and their 4 month old puppy, Roscoe.
We were so excited to have them come out and celebrate with us and kick off our weekend ‘staycation’. I can’t say that it was love at first sight for Cooper though : )
We hung out and talked while noshing on aps (and of course decorated glasses for midnight). Roscoe made himself right at home with Cooper’s toys and the BOY’s chair.
We had the most unbelievable dinner and I have to admit that I didn’t do much of anything to help…except pick out a great wine from our Napa trip.
The BOY made braised short ribs in our new pot, while my sister in law made champagne risotto.
And…then the BOY made seared scallops on our new salt block. YUMMY!
It was seriously a five star meal!!!
After that, the new years shenanigans began. We played cards against humanities, Wii tennis, and attempted to get our selfie stick to work with all of us and a puppy as we started the countdown to 2016!
We stayed up WAY too late and New Year’s Day began with a lot of laying around and rehydration. We made a fantastic breakfast casserole for brunch with bacon and fruit.
Around noon, things got serious…
The fryer came out…
Friends came over, mimosas were poured, an apron was donned…and FRYday began!
You name it…we fried it…and dipped it in anything and everything! And that proceeded for hours and hours accompanied by beer and mimosas and plenty of other snacks.
My favorite was the BOY’s homemade chicken strips. They were AMAZING!
And for dessert…more card and Wii games and of course, fried Oreos.
We stayed up too late for the second night in a row and woke Saturday morning with new memories and wonderful stories to share. And I had a bit of a stomach ache : ) The best part…there were still a few days left before it was time to go back to work!
I certainly didn’t start off my year healthy, but I did start it off happy!!! I am still smiling about all of the fun we had hosting this 2 day celebration! I am looking forward to another exciting year ahead!