Friday, January 13, 2012


 This is a dog that loves the snow.  He loves to run and jump and play in the snow. He likes to bury his face in the snow and roll around like a total goofball.  This is why, even after all the trouble he gets into, I still love him because he makes me laugh.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Snow Day!

We had our first snow of the year today and our first official snow day of the school year.  The kids were more than thrilled and employed the wearing pjs inside out and sticking a spoon under their pillows for extra luck the night before.  The snowfall meant they finally got a chance to use the new snow tubes that they got for Christmas.  As you can see they had lots of fun!

Here, Kenzie is actually sitting in the firepit.

 And I am not sure who loves the snow more Tuukka or the kids!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Tuesday, January 03, 2012


What to you get when your dog decides to go swimming when the temperatures are below freezing?
A pupsicle of course!  I don't know how either dog can stand swimming when the temperatures are in the 20's but it doesn't seem to stop them and it only takes minutes before the get covered in frost from the freezing temperatures.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Last Day of Winter Vacaton

The last day of vacation was spent at home.  We took down the tree and all the holiday decorations.  This is one of my least favorite chores.  It's so fun to decorate, but putting it all away is such a bummer. We also put off the healthy eating for one more day and made arancini.  Arancini is a rice ball that you fry.  We also put some mozarella and prosciutto inside ours.  Then we pour on a little homemade sauce and yum!
After watching the Winter Classic on TV, we settled in for a game of Dungeons and Dragons with the kids.  This has become one of our favorite winter pastimes.  Creating characters and role playing games really spark the kids imaginations and I enjoy getting in on the fun too!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

A New Year

We rang in the new year quietly at home, watching the Bruins and cooking what we like to refer to as Fried Bounty.   We make a yummy, bad for you dinner as a last hurrah before cracking down in the new year to eat and be more healthy.  This year indulgence included homemade french fries, chicken tenders and mozarella sticks.
We didn't exactly start new years day out super healthy either.  Breakfast included mimosas and cinnamon rolls.

We did counter the bad stuff with a nice little hike with the Beikmans in the afternoon.  The weather was in the mid forties and sunny perfect for a hike.  We still have no snow but sections of the trails were icy.  We returned home to watch the Patriots score 49 unanswered points to clinch home field advantage for the playoffs.  The day ended with a steak dinner.  Dom and I took a dip in the hot tub while the kids entertained themselves with movies and games.  After the hot tub Dom and I settled in to watch Aliens & Cowboys.  All in all it was a really nice beginning to the new year!