I thought I'd set a blogging goal this year of sharing monthly highlights. A little bit of everything from new projects and weekend adventures to the more mundane scenes of everyday life around the house.
So here is our January in review:
We celebrated the anniversary of bringing Hoku home, backpacked San Bernardino, hiked up a snowy Mount Baden-Powell, started cooking more veggie-based meals, ate pancakes at midnight twice, made three batches of European-style yogurt in the instant pot, hosted our first brunch with friends...and I finally learned how to knit! In the garden, the camellias are in bloom and the mandarin orange tree has more fruit than we know what to do with. We harvested some surprise yellow bell peppers that survived the winter, picked our first Valencia orange, and cleared out the wild basil growing in our garden bed to make room for some winter greens.
On the less charming side of life, we did find ourselves perched on a ladder in the pouring rain at 6:30am because forgetting that there is a gutter full of leaves is what happens when you live in a place that receives a whopping 0.1" of rain all December.
January hasn't been without it's downs, but I'd say it's been a pretty good start to the year so far.