happy new year!

Posted on January 1st, 2017 by mountain girl  |  12 Comments »

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Just a few pics from the turn of the year. We bid farewell to 2016 with a beautiful 62-degree day in Boulder that was so, so wonderful. This week brings more snow, the beginning of school again, and the end of David’s work vacation. No pics of him, and too many of the rest of us here, I know. That’s what happens when you and the kids are running down to the river and sliding and swinging crazily around the playground, with actual sun on your skin. You forget all about the man on the hill with the cigar. Sorry, babe.

Zia has learned to knit and made some beautiful scarves and accessories over Christmas break, including that turquoise-blue scarf I’m wearing above. She surprised me with it. :) The banana bread on the red plate is gluten-free, sweetened with stevia, and loaded with Kerrygold grass fed butter. We are doing our best to ditch sugar as we move toward healthier teeth for the kids.

Today we ran across a flock of bighorn sheep on the mountainside and a herd of elk grazing roadside. I’ll post a few more pics of those creatures later.

Happy, happy, happy 2017!!!

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12 Responses to “happy new year!”

  1. Mimi says on :

    What great photos!!! Love all the scarves and can’t help but say it again – “Zia = Rahab”! Wow! Big smile on Papa like he can hardly believe it. She did a great job on the matching headband and scarf! Love Cash’s boots on him….he’s getting taller! Nice blues in your scarf and an especially nice pic of you and Cash together. Love, Mimi

  2. mountain girl says on :

    Those boots Cash wears used to be Zia’s–he has his own “boy boots” but rarely wears them, ha. The more I think of it, the more Zia does look like Rahab as a kid!

  3. Jamie says on :

    That banana bread looks yummy! Do you mind the taste of stevia? I find that it gives food a ‘fake’ aftertaste in my mouth. I am a huge fan of baking with dates as a sweetener, either as a paste (blended with some water) or diced up in chunks mixed throughout the batter.

  4. mountain girl says on :

    Jamie,
    Sometimes stevia definitely tastes fake to me, but not in this recipe. It also helps to use a good brand–we like NuNaturals liquid stevia. I love dates, too, and they sound like they would be great in banana bread! Unfortunately, I’m trying to avoid all sugar right now–even natural–in an effort to help rescue my kids’ teeth. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeeeeee…these pix are great! Those lil ones sure are getting big! The scarves and colors in them are really nice. Our nephew Jason brought over some biscochitos – he bakes like Dad’s mom, Marian and one of his little ones, Desiree looks like Zia – she has blonde hair, though and one of his boys has Cashey’s eyes. Who is playing the piano/ organ ? Way to go!!!! DL plays one song. :) luv u/mom

  6. mountain girl says on :

    The biscochitos sound good–David was jealous! Cash likes to play on the piano, and once in a while David graces us with Pachelbel’s Canon. It’s snowy here today and 10 degrees–hope it’s warmer where you live!

  7. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeee….it’s just cold here..35…. the only song DL used to know was Fur Elise….:)

  8. mountain girl says on :

    He just informed me he plays both…smarty pants. :)

  9. Mom & Dad says on :

    Uh huh I bet it’s the same song with 2 names :) !!!!!

  10. Your Lion says on :

    So funny I forgot to laff

  11. Mom & Dad says on :

    Here hee gotcha!!!!!!!

  12. Granny says on :

    The photos are AWESOME!! Zia is getting just as creative as her mum(almost)ha. It is so refreshing to see children doing crafts instead of playing with phones, Mia you ROCK. That blue looks great on you. When I saw the pic of Cash my mother instinct said “dont fall in” lol. Love to you all.

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