What a year this has been! There have been ups and downs, highs and lows, smiles and tears. However, is there ever a year without all of those things? Probably not. So here we go!
How to do a year in review? I will take you through each season.
Last winter had me trying my hand at wintery, comforting foods. This girl totes needed comfort last winter. Instead of the usual single lady pancake, I gave this browned butter citrus pancake a try…
I roasted things all the time…usually veggies and chicken sausage. Easy, comforting, and delicious.
I wanted to kick it old school and make pasta from scratch. Thus, the great pasta project was born.
Feeling resourceful I used up homemade cranberry sauce for muffins. Not my favorite…
Snow days had me rummaging through cupboards making cherry cakes from a can of cherries I had…again, not my fave
Another snow day?! Ok…make some soup!
The snow finally started melting…it was 45 degrees on the porch, and the sun was shining. What to do? Grab a blanket, a few snacks, and a drink and have a picnic on the porch for yourself…duh.
The flowers started to bloom.
I took a trip out to Kentucky….where I had all sorts of fun, laughs and shenanigans with CincyBff.
I came home…and still feeling adventurous went on more adventures with Circus C.
Spring turned to summer. First up: a trip to the beach….everything was righted around and straightened out.
After a wonderful week at the beach, it seemed that more wonderful things were in store for me…
Bring on the summer adventures! From picnics…
To traveling and picking blueberries…
A trip to the fair…
This summer also brought about a sensational summer party (if I do say so myself).
Summer ended. School began. Fall had arrived.
There were explorations within the lands up north.
Once I was back home there were more dinner parties to be thrown.
A quick trip to New York City to bring out the pirate in me.
And just like that fall turned to winter. New experiences were had…
What is the point of a tree without a party? Hmm….
And finally…Christmas was here. Family gathered. I taught my nephew that a trombone says, “Wah, wah”. That is a win in my book!
May we all raise a glass of happiness and cheer tonight to welcome in the year ahead. Up next: part of my list of 35 things I shall accomplish during my 35th year shall be revealed. Thanks for reading and have a great start to the new year!