January 11, 2012

New Year's Dinner/Last Night's Dinner

 New Years 2011:  Surf and Turf goes best with french fries and the "Champagne of Beers", eaten in our pj's and at the senior citizen dinner hour of 5pm.  We were watching movies by 6.  
Every year a group hikes to the top of Pike's Peak to do a fireworks show that starts at 12am.  Managed to stay up long enough (without an alarm!) to see it.  We are too close to the mountains to get the full view, so we watched out of the big corner windows in the back room.

 Last night: Spicy Peanut Stir Fry- two thumbs up! 
I'm actually cooking at home most night's of the week.  All by myself.  So proud :)

Had to pan out so you could get the full view of what I'm working with...

January 3, 2012

Summer Flashback 2011- Roses

 I'm not sure how I haven't killed these yet...

 Check out the awesome "soil".  

 Two new Forsythia (need to move one of them to a new spot with more space).  
So excited to see the BRIGHT blooms!

 Love the bright orange!

 This bush doubled in size this year.  Need to set up some lattice so I can train them to grow over the house. You can see the vines growing around the front in the winter photos.
Nice shot of my neighbor's house...he painted it this summer.  I forgot how special it looked BEFORE :)  You rock Harvey!