There were a number of times over break, when we were together as a family, where I caught myself willing the moment to memory. My favorite evening was a couple days before Christmas when we went down to Fountain Square to go ice skating. It was unseasonably warm and the rink wasn't very busy. Christmas music was playing over the speakers, all the twinkling lights turned on as the sun went down and we all were so happy together. Just as we started what was to be our final lap around the rink a rain shower (think monsoon) came out of nowhere and we got completely drenched as we ran for cover. We laughed
As I've said in past years, I'm not a big resolution maker but the one thing I intend to be more mindful of this year is my screen time, especially with my phone. I took a little hiatus over winter break and it was so freeing. So here's to memory making in 2016, to being present, to being gentler on myself and more forgiving of life's little hiccups! Cheers!
Our NYE Dinner Menu ~ shrimp cocktail (bought pre cooked fresh shrimp and served with lemon wedges and pre-made cocktail sauce - easy) || rosemary & garlic rack of lamb || Gruyere & thyme popovers || basil, Parmesan potato puree || sauteed grape tomatoes || buche de noel, topped with sparklers for dessert