Thursday, December 31, 2009


For as long as I can remember, we have had a New Years Eve with just me and the littles. Don always works New Years and 4th of July. It is just part of the job. And Alex is always in FL on New Years, and so it is just me and the two little ones. I think they could actually stay up until midnight tonight... but I won't let them. We always celebrate with Alex on the East Coast, which means that my kids call their brother and wish him a Super Happy New Year at 9pm... and we all get to bed at a reasonable hour.

This year I let the kids pick what we were going to do. So they said they wanted homemade pizza for dinner, with sparkling juice (blueberry was Cyan's pick when we were at Trader Joes), and s'mores for dessert. I added in the last of the farm veggies with organic ranch dip and we were off! (I am so going to miss those carrots and cabbage!)

We ate dinner, then sat around the fire and sang songs as loud as we could (I have good blackmail video should I ever need it later. ;) ) and then we made bunches of ooey, gooey goodness and got thoroughly bouncing off the walls to some tunes.

Very happy, and now VERY hyper kids are ready to ring in a new year (on the East coast).

(And please attempt to ignore the fact that my 2 year old screams "Happy birthday!" right here... thanks.)

From 2009-12-31

Wishing you all a safe, happy and abundant New Year!!!

Many blessings and love from us in the Rose Garden.




Ricki said...

Your pizza looks divine! Do you have a special crust recipe?

Anna said...

A very happy new year to you and your family. Your dinner looks wonderful.

Sara said...

It's been really fun and (can I use this cheesy term? yes!) even life-affirming keeping up with your blog this year. I found it completely by accident, but I've loved all the farmer's market posts and homemade goodness you've shared. Thanks a bunch, and have a happy 2010!


Petit Design Co. said...

LOL too cute!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Ricki: Yes I do have a favorite crust recipe... here it is:

This time I used half spelt flour and then dumped in a half pack of organic ranch dip powder into it when I added the second batch of flour. It was delicious! I will totally be doing that again.

Thank you all and hope you had a happy New Years Eve!



Ricki said...

Thank you thank you for the link and recipe!

When we lived in Wisconsin I would buy spelt flour buy the 25 lb bag. I haven't dug around enough to find a good source out here on the coast yet. Must do!

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