HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I hope you all had a great holiday season and got to take a bit of a break. The holidays are so much fun and in my mind, a really important part of building memories with your friends and family. There’s never a better time to get together and enjoy food, wine and lying on the couch!
We were very busy out here in California and a great time was had by all. Everyday I get to spend with my boys, Miles and Hayden, is not only a blessing, but an adventure. From heated head-to-head video game sessions to NBA games (Go Warriors!), there was never a dull moment. Hayden’s got two new teeth coming in so he did a lot of teething, gnawing and making funny noises. I’m not sure he got the whole Santa thing, but I’m sure he will soon enough!
Tolan and I had Christmas dinner over at our house with the whole family and it was fantastic. It is so much fun to get into the kitchen and just go, go, go until everyone is full. Here’s a sampling of our Christmas Day dishes:
Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder
Sweet Potato-Banana Gratin
Slow Braised Brisket
White Asparagus with Black Truffles (A FABULOUS gift from Tolan!)
So, I guess its time for us all to get back to work and into the swing of things again. I’m looking forward to a fantastic 2008 and hope to see a lot of you in the coming year! I’ll leave you with this picture of the family…enjoy!