Monday, January 5, 2009

So Long, 2008

A few of my favorite bits from the holiday season...

Making peppermint soap with daughter Jessica, gifts for her co-workers. Another "good thing" from Martha Stewart. These were a lot of fun to make and a big hit at the office.

The delicious kolaches made by new daughter-in-law Jenn on Christmas morning, with savory sausage, cheese, and jalapeno fillings. Kolaches are a specialty in Jenn's hometown, Houston, but apparently nowhere to be found in the Northwest. Lucky for all of us that Jenn has learned to make her own. Yum!

White Christmas at the Newlywed's with the whole family.

Finishing the little cardboard cottages I started making last year. They need a few more little details...



The appearance of four young deer on the dunes across from our beach house on New Year's Day; I managed to catch a couple of them with my camera.

I'm excited about the New Year and looking forward to all that unfolds! Hope you are, too.

4 comments:

Paula McNamee said...

Happy New Year, Suzanne! Your cardboard village looks inviting. Paula

edina said...

Happy New Year!! I love the cottages you made - just darling. :)

Egads - I can't believe the winter you're having up there! Hope you're finding ways to stay warm and dry.

Robin Olsen said...

I love your little houses and the peppermint soap! And I'm so glad you put a link to a kolache recipe--they look delicious.

Alicia P. said...

Oh, the cottages are darling -- and the deeeeeeer! All so sweet. xo