2015 really was such an amazing year. From running a 4k and a 5k, paddle boarding for the first time, walking a 5k with Matt, joining the Y, trying new foods and continuing to evolve my cooking, securing a new job, Matt and I finally moving in together, and last but not least getting engaged (!), it’s going to be a hard year to beat. But 2016 already looks incredibly promising.
Unfortunately, I was lucky to catch a mild cold that set it on Wednesday. Even still we had a nice New Year’s Eve. We made Bob’s Red Mill’s 13-bean soup with leftover Christmas ham, sautéed onion and celery, spices, and chicken broth. We enjoyed it with mixed cooked greens and homemade cornbread dressing that we froze from Thanksgiving.
Black-eyed peas and greens for good luck and prosperity!
For dessert, we each made hot tea and a smoothie. We curled up on the couch and watched Trainwreck. It had its funny parts but wasn’t the best.
Mason loves a good smoothie!
On the morning of New Year’s Day, we took our time getting ready. I enjoyed a banana with Wild Friends Sugar Cookie Peanut Butter while Matt had a small smoothie and coffee. We then got ourselves all cleaned up for brunch.
I had to sport my new tee by Eat Healthy Designs – it’s so cute and comfortable!
Attempting to use our selfie stick. We need to get in plenty of practice so we’ll be pros while on our honeymoon. 😉
We decided to enjoy OliBea as we did this past New Year’s, and again they did not disappoint.
Black Stumptown Coffee for me / hot tea for Matt
A very pretty piece of artwork.
I love spotting owls!
Matt ordered their Carnita Tostada, which is confit cheshire pork shoulder, frijoles, queso fresco, eggs, and salsa roja.
He added a side of squared potatoes.
I chose their buttermilk lemon pancakes, which are made with Cruze Farm buttermilk. I only ate one, so have two more breakfasts! I added a poached egg to my order. It hit the spot.
We ran a few errands and then came home to relax. He helped me choose two new nail polishes, so I had to try them out already.
I love them!
I hope you all had a wonderful time ringing in 2016, and here’s to wishing you a great weekend!