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Day to Day Life: Weeks 51 + 52

We are at the last week of December and 2014! How can that be? Here is a glimpse at the last couple weeks:

My husband played at the Applegate Lodge one night. This guy was carved into one of the lamps in the room we stayed in. So jolly! ;)

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Christmas Boy, sleeping under the Christmas tree.

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Homemade pizza with veggie chicken, herbed ricotta, goat cheese and mozzarella.

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Silas’s class had a Solstice party before going on winter break. Craig played “Here Comes the Sun” along with the kids.

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We had a dessert party with our new neighbors. I brought these whoopie pies as per request.

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A winter vacation tradition – water polo pick up game with alumni players.

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Our friends Janet and Ray gave us this piece of this Oregon-caught king salmon. Craig and I finally got to enjoy it, pan seared then topped with a little homemade barbeque sauce, and cabbage with microgreens tossed in a lemon garlic vinaigrette. SO DAMN GOOD!

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Silas is playing in a more competitive basketball league this year. He had his first pre-season game recently.

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Swoosh!

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This was a busy baking Cookie Monster kind of day…

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Crazy beautiful winter skies around here lately…

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Cuddle party of two while trying to figure out the kids’ early Christmas present — an XBox I and new TV to go with it.

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Family sugar cookie decorating can get a little iffy around here…

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For Christmas Eve-Eve, Silas asked if I would make pigs in a blanket… So that’s what we had, with veggie dogs and cheese stuffed in the crescent rolls. Baked beans and potato salad on the side. Classy. :)

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Christmas Eve featured homemade pizza. Green and red.

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We went with Nana and the kids to look at Christmas lights around Southern Oregon after dinner that night.

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There were forecasts for snow on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day… but alas, all we got was cold and rain. (That’s not a real complaint; I love cold and rain.)

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First one up on Christmas morning… enjoying the quiet.

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Of course I don’t wake up early unless there’s a reason. My reason was to make these from start to finish… A seven year tradition now.

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Apparently I forgot/simply didn’t take any pictures on Christmas day. Sometimes I think that’s a good sign. I did get this photo of the veggie shepherd’s pie and veggie chick’n pot pie we ate for Christmas dinner…

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My mother-in-law’s birthday is the day after Christmas. We took her out for brunch at Morning Glory here in Ashland, which was incredibly delicious!

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A Christmas Chicken!

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A second water polo pick up game…

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Yesterday we did a little bit of exploring up near Mt. Ashland. The view is breathtaking, always.

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It took approximately 15 tries before Silas and I got a “selfie” with both of us in the picture frame.

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Snow boys.

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Homemade Indian food tonight! Palak paneer, veggie chicken tikka masala with potatoes, cauliflower pakoras, homemade naan, and matar pulao (rice with peas).

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A boy and his dog.

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