2013, Right On!!!!!
Happy New Year, y’all!!!! Here’s a brief recap of 2012 + an amazing start to 2013 with a traditional Japanese meal!!!
This morning I made Ozoni soup for the first time with the fresh mochi I bought at the Nikkei Place Mochitsuki Day! I would have loved to have learned to make it with my mom but unfortunately my family is in Los Angeles + Jeff + I are in Vancouver. Sniff, sniff.
I like to start the new year with ozoni as it reminds me of my family + it can’t hurt to wish that eating this auspicious meal will bring health, family, fertility, wealth, long life, luck + riches!!!!!!! HAI!!!!!!
Here’s some highlights of a most radical 2012! Click on the links – they will direct to you to some of last year’s posts!
My sister-in-law Deb + Karen visiting me in Los Angeles in January!
Working + spending time in gorgeous Bishop!
Sweltering, hallucinating + feeling like I was on another planet while working in Moab!
Living out one of my dreams by spending a day with beautiful, majestic, magical wolves!
Having major kitsch filled adventures while driving from Los Angeles to Calgary during the summer with Jeff.
Spending the summer in Alberta + paddling around Banff National Park!
My first Calgary Stampede!!!
Meeting my new buddy Michelle, who I met through this blog + had a hoot of a time gallivanting around Calgary!
Taking cheesy pictures + celebrating our one year anniversary!!!
Our first (rental) home together!!!! No more traveling back + forth + back + forth from Los Angeles to Vancouver! Jeff + Shelli = together forever!
Spending A LOT of time painting + fixing our little rental abode (+ we are still working on it!)!
Having Jeff’s dad Brian visit from Ontario!
Throwing da kine luau + having a tubular night with new friends!
My mom + big sis Ashley spontaneously flying up to Vancouver to spend time with Jeff + I before Christmas!!!!
Whatta year, people. Whatta year.
I hope everyone’s 2012 passed them by with happiness + not too much heartache!!! Here’s to a 2013 full of adventure, new friends, family, love + a lot of wackiness!!!! I love you all!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXO