Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve Dinner

Homemade gingerbread and vanilla ice cream are on the menu for dessert. What better way to celebrate a cold New Year's Eve than with a baked buttercup squash filled with chili?

Thursday, December 26, 2013

First ski of the season

The snow dance worked! The forecast of a chance of flurries turned into 4+ inches of light fluffy snow.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

We celebrated this Christmas with a simple gift exchange, followed by a vigorous walk to make the most of a bluebird day. Today the simple pleasures of a late lunch in the sunshine, reading by the fire and working the NY Times crossword mixed in with phone calls with our families made for a perfect day. We wish you good cheer this Christmas Day and everyday!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas in Song at the Watch Hill chapel

Last night we enjoyed the annual Christmas in Song event at the Watch Hill chapel with our friends Jen and Mark. It was a warm evening, which was a big change from previous years which had been extremely cold. The music and festivities were excellent, and we relaxed afterwards with a sumptuous meal at the Weekapaug Inn. A very enjoyable way to start off our Christmas vacation week.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Concert

We are gradually getting into the festive mood…

Earlier in the month we spent an enjoyable evening listening to the big band and rockabilly music of Brian Setzer.  The concert was just a few minutes away from home and the tickets were a prize from a Chilli-Cook-Off contest at work.  We had fun and are now almost ready for the 2-4" of snow that is forecast for later today!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

First snow

We arrived home to an inch of wet snow at Hangman Hill. It has stuck to everything and it looks like a winter wonderland outside. Now it's time to light the woodstove and put the kettle on...