2015 into 2016

Happy New Year! We’re diving back into work and routine after two weeks off enjoying the holidays. Here’s how we spent the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016 …

IMG_20151206_163729We made soft pretzels (using this recipe if you’re interested) and they were AMAZING!IMG_20151209_201448Upstatement hosted its holiday party at Spoke in Davis Square. This is one of our favorite restaurants, so it’s always such a treat to go there. IMG_20151226_115445This is a bit out of order, but it was so warm on December 26 that Mike played golf.thumb_IMG_8488_1024We got to go to the WBUR holiday party because Upstatement is doing their website and that included ice skating at the Agganis Arena, which was so cool.thumb_IMG_8494_1024We went on the Somerville Art Council’s Illuminations Tour, one of the city’s best events of the year. Hot chocolate + cookies + holiday lights = delicious, festive funthumb_IMG_8528_1024We went to New Hampshire for a few days to celebrate Christmas with the family. We had so much fun playing games, doing puzzles, eating great food and exchanging gifts, like our family cookbook!thumb_IMG_8546_1024When we returned to the city, we went to see Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 at the A.R.T. in Harvard Square. It was phenomenal!thumb_IMG_8551_1024We also went to Tatte, AKA heaven.thumb_IMG_8552_1024Cherry trees were blooming in Boston on Christmas Eve.thumb_IMG_8560_1024Somerville does not mess around with holiday lights.thumb_IMG_8567_1024Christmas!thumb_IMG_8616_1024First snow of the season.thumb_IMG_8655_1024We had visitors for New Year’s, which was so much fun. We walked all over Boston and had an amazing dinner at Highland Kitchen (our other favorite restaurant).thumb_IMG_8636_1024And just like that is was 2016 and we were at Gillette Stadium for the Winter Classic. We planned this for so long (like a year) and it was beyond fun.thumb_IMG_8650_1024The Bruins lost but the whole experience was fabulous and I’m so glad we got to experience together.thumb_IMG_8653_1024Black-eyed peas and collard greens with farro) for luck and money in the coming year! This is a Southern tradition we adopted last year and I love it. This meal is delicious, easy and fun to think it may bring you a great year.

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