Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Opening of 2016

2016. It's gonna take a little bit of time to get used to that number. We opened it with anticipation, planning, a relaxed day, some fun traditions, family, and a few friends.

Kitten the epitome of relaxed elegance. 

Currant Buns for breakfast.. not much in the world can beat warm soft, melt in your mouth currant buns, covered and soaked with plenty of butter!!

This is what happens when your brother gets tired of you trying out your new lens on him while he's setting out the food. Cracker portrait anyone?? :)

My Ducky board "Cheese and Quackers" comes out once a year..

The scrumptious spread. 

For us?? All three of the animals were very excited to get to be inside around all the food that might be dropped. :) Our three ladies: Miss Shine, her Royal Highness Pumpkin Spice Lottie (aka Kitten), and the best dog ever, Sadie Rose!

It was so wonderful to have Aunt Carmen and Uncle Tim join us for our annual New Years day celebrations for the first time!!

We actually had quite a full house that day! Grace came up with a friend, Josh and Theresa and Gabe came over, and a couple other friends as well!

Good conversations and great food. What more could you ask for!
Oh..a dog to pet. That's what! :)

Later on in the afternoon we went outside and on a walk. "Squishy" was quite the adventurer! So much fun!

 We even visited the pigs, and with some help from friends, moved them to a new section. 

This little guy was such a great sport! And wanted to hike with us all the way to the back! We all came back re-energized, cold and ready for Hot Chocolate, Hot Cider, and more snacks!!

Mr. Reiche stayed later and enjoyed showing us photos from his recent Alaska adventure and teaching us a new game. 

All in all, it was a great day and a wonderful start to the new year! May each consecutive day be more and more to God's glory!