The Best is Yet to Come

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.

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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.

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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.

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Mason loves a good smoothie!

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*credit given to Zazzle*

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.

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I had to sport my new tee by Eat Healthy Designs – it’s so cute and comfortable!

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Attempting to use our selfie stick. We need to get in plenty of practice so we’ll be pros while on our honeymoon. 😉

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We decided to enjoy OliBea as we did this past New Year’s, and again they did not disappoint.

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Black Stumptown Coffee for me / hot tea for Matt

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A very pretty piece of artwork.

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I love spotting owls!

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Matt ordered their Carnita Tostada, which is confit cheshire pork shoulder, frijoles, queso fresco, eggs, and salsa roja.

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He added a side of squared potatoes.

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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.

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I love them!

I hope you all had a wonderful time ringing in 2016, and here’s to wishing you a great weekend!

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