Happy New Year dear friends! 2013 is over and so is our 3 month hiatus from the blog-o-sphere. Even though we haven’t connected on our little internet space here, life has been good and 2014 is off to a fantastic start as well.To give you a glimps of what we’re talking about, here’s how we ended 2013 and welcomed the New Year. And to reassure you that we’re still committed to this internet friendship, we have some mouth-watering recipes that will make your friends say, “so good! what the heck is in thaaaat?!”
We spent a wonderful Thanksgiving with the whole fam at the cabin, Loon Lodge.
Cousins, say cheeeese!
And now say, Turkey! Look at that big guy. Cooked to perfection on Mom’s Weber grill. Yum.
The happy Zimmerman clan.
All the cousins cozy on the couch.
Merry Christmas! We celebrated our first Christmas in our new home, the Blue Door. We decorated the tree with ornaments that we had received as gifts over the years and for a creative touch we added pheasant feathers, real ones from Dad the hunter.
We loved how cozy the living room felt with all the lights.
This ornament was a gift this year. The Blue Door! Every year growing up our grandma would give us ornaments that her neighbor had hand painted. We’ve received surfing santas, basketballs, Swedish horses, but this one is our favorite. It’s so special and a great way to remember our first Christmas at the Blue Door!
God Jul to all!
We enjoyed festive snacks…
and sweet holiday treats.
The cousins again! Merry Christmas!
And as a respite from all the parties, we enjoyed peaceful sister winter walk in our neighborhood.
And made snow angels in the front yard (after shoveling 6 inches!).
We reveled in the beauty of winter. You have to take in the scenery when the temperature is -20 below zero!
We ended 2013 by celebrating the marriage of two close friends from college. It was a beautiful wedding and we couldn’t have thought of a better way to bring in the New Year than with friends, laughter, dancing, and love. Cheers to 2014!