New Years Eve 2016

NYE was pretty chill. The following photo-blog describes are morning, afternoon and evening. Happy New Year – may we all have a safe and prosperous 2017!

Leeks, goat cheese, grape tomato and bacon frittata.

Winter hike in the woods.


Take-out sushi dinner.



christmas eve 2013 – chaeli’s loot

it’s time again to do my post-christmas posts, each sharing some of our loot.

we didn’t have any pre-christmas parties which ended up being ideal for us. we’ve been so busy and with all that’s been going on in my life, i haven’t really felt the christmas spirit as much. we saw some friends, but that’s about it.

christmas eve, i worked in the morning but managed to squeeze in 90 minutes of yoga and 30 minutes of p90x plus kenpo before my parents, aunt and uncle arrived with some sushi and sashimi. my aunt and uncle have had no  power for 48 hours until the night before, the  power came back on while hey were trying to fall asleep. they were lucky – so many people here had to go through christmas without power. some may not get it back until this weekend – that’s one week long and the temperature has really been dropping.

doug was working but chaeli and i managed to host an informal sushi buffet. it was nice to have my aunt and uncle over. since they moved, they don’t often get to come and see our christmas decorations.

here’s a peek at some of what chaeli got this year:

christmas 2013 gifts

chaeli’s 2013 loot

  1. Rainbow Loom
  2. Lego Friends City Park Cafe
  3. Tutti-Frutti Gel Pens
  4. Monster High Draculaura
  5. Bell bike (a gift from hobbes – he coordinated with my parents who bought her a new bike)
  6. Twilight – New Moon
  7. Despicable Me 2
  8. Cloud B Twilight Sea Turtle Nightlight