A peek at the snow we've had recently, as seen from the front porch

A peek at the snow we’ve had recently, as seen from the front porch

It’s funny how the holidays, which I believe were intended to be a time set aside for slowing down and reflection, can actually be a crazy busy time. I know our holidays were like that. They were also wonderful, though.

We were very lucky to have family come out and visit us for Christmas. My parents were here for almost a week, and it was so nice to have them here. Mindy’s sister Katie and her boyfriend Mark were also here for Christmas — I wish we could have spent more time with them. Considering that it snowed so heavily that they closed Snoqualmie Pass on Christmas Eve, it’s a miracle that everyone made it over (for those of you not familiar with Washington state geography, Snoqualmie Pass is the main east-west corridor  through the Cascades, and one of the only ways for people in Seattle to get east of the mountains.) Christmas was a very packed house (at Mindy’s mom’s, thankfully — we never would have fit everyone in the Cabbage at once.) It was so great seeing everyone, though!

The past two weeks have gone by in a merry blur. I spent New Year’s Eve working, but luckily Mindy was able to come into town with me, and after I got out of work, we took in some of First Night Spokane. I highly recommend it! Anything with bonfires in the middle of the street is worth checking out.

Last pic of 2015!

Last pic of 2015!

But now the New Year has come and gone, and inexplicably, it is 2016. This means launching into the year with gusto. I’m working a lot more this year, which probably means fewer posts from me. My plan for this year is to produce less content, but have that content be a little bit more meaty.

In the meantime, there is so much to do. We have the shower ordered, and I can’t tell you how excited we are to be able to bathe in our own house (provided that our septic system is okay.) We need to do something about the kitchen counter, and there’s a lot of KonMari-ing to do. As Mindy noted in her last post, since moving in, we are acutely aware of everything we still need to do.

But we can do it! I’m excited about it. 2016 is shaping up to be one of the best years we’ve had yet. I can’t wait to share it with you all.

Happy New Year!

New Year, New Goals

One thought on “New Year, New Goals

  • January 5, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    You CAN do it! In reality, it is 3/4 finished. Just think where you were this time LAST year! Looks like you did a lot now doesn’t it? And you have! Your home is lovely, and as the weather warms up and your bulbs come pushing through the snow, it will feel like a real, honest to God, HOME!
    We enjoyed seeing you and Mindy, and Nick seemed quite content! Is he still playing with his toy? It was lovely to come to your HOUSE and have a meal! I enjoyed the game we played too, I will have to pick up a copy. I must admit, I am not so very happy that we are back home, I thoroughly enjoyed our time spent with you and Mindy’s family.
    I hope you enjoyed your Christmas gifts, I enjoyed getting them for you, and I am SO GLAD that the slippers were the right size! They will keep your tootsies nice and warm.
    I miss you both! I enjoyed having breakfast with you, oh and before I forget. WE took the tree down and I found another gift for you and Mindy that was overlooked. LOL! I will either mail it or save it for the next time we see each other.
    Love from,
    Mum and Dad


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