Sunday, January 04, 2015

Hello 2015!

Happy New Year!
Guess who is embracing her legomaniac?  Well, really I've been playing with legos for a long time, but this is my own first set... I put it together myself and have loved playing with it (and the rock-star stage... not pictured but pretty awesome too!).  
and, of course still (always) a legomaniac, Owen is also working hard on his robotics and is pretty excited to finish up his remote controlled picture taking robot (cell phone not included).  

We said farewell to 2014
with a fun celebration with our friends
and rang (honked) in 2015!  This year is going to be great!  We haven't made our resolutions yet, maybe the first should be to not procrastinate!
We did celebrate our first day of 2015, which was crisp and clear with a chilly hike up on Powell Butte.  
 You could see all of the mountains and even the city from the top!
 It is nice to start a new year with a broad view.
and hot cocoa.  
aaand black-eye peas!   
They were pretty yummy this year (actually we really like our recipe from our cypriot friends... great black eye peas every time!)
 Even though we were on vacation (more or less... Owen had to go in with  Mom and Dad a few days and I had to go to daycare as well), we have had a lot of play time and even a few visits from friends!  Don't let the almost 9yo camera face fool you, we had a lovely lunch with our friends Matt, Cascade, Caden and Finn who were passing through town on their way home from vacation.
 It was nice to see them, catch up a little bit, eat pizza and meet this guy!
 We followed our lunch date up with an afternoon at the park.  The sun was out and weather all in all was lovely so we jumped on the opportunity to spend the day outside.

 We spent the afternoon climbing all over the structures, but mostly manning the huge branch fort.
And to top off a fantastic day, we hung out with Esme, Joaquin and Val for a dinner/play-date.  
For much of the rest of the new year, we cleaned up our Christmas decorations, played a lot with all of our new toys, games and activities!

and even got a little bit of work done... we reinforced the nursery chicken coop outside and put the chicks (now pullets) outside.  I don't think they are terribly pleased about the arangements... the garage is undoubtedly a bit more cosy, but they will get used to it!

Owen actually did most of the repair job.  Nice work bro!  Happy New Year everyone.  Wishing you a wonderful, healthy, happy, productive 2015!

1 comment:

Matthew Bracken said...

Great to see you guys!