Saturday, December 31, 2011


This year has past so quickly, it is nice to look back and share some of the highlights.  First off the renovation of our downstairs. I was without a kitchen for 5 months. That was intense, but once everything was done I was really happy with the way it turned out. High fives to Jonathan's brother Jason! There are a few things that we still need to do, but its a work in progress.

new kitchen

I also discovered I was pregnant around the same time I was without a kitchen. Let's just say I am super happy I don't have to wash dishes in the bathtub anymore! That sucked :P We went to the beach quiet a bit in the summer, I also was a vendor at the Farmers Market again this year. I love getting to participate in such a wonderful community.

9 months

beach sessions 2011

farmers market 2011

My mom and dad came to visit in June, we went to New Brunswick for a getaway. I miss my mom and dad  so much, I wish they lived closer.  When they do come and visit they always help out around the house, this year they came and helped finish off the down stairs bathroom. Thanks M&D!

mom and me at the Hopewell Rocks, NB

Ocean started her last year of Jr.High...its hard to believe that she will be driving next year!!! Leeluu also started school, preschool. She is starting to warm up to the idea :P

Ocean and Leeluu

We welcomed our newest member of the family in October, Simone Kali. It was a wonderful birth experience, thanks to my doula Amy! She was my rock. The birth went quickly, 3 1/2 hours and I did it au'natural. Something I am very proud of :)

Simone Kali

On to the food!! Some of my highlights of what I have been creating in my kitchen this year were during Vegan MOFO. It was a lot of fun to try and blog about vegan food every day during the month of October. I think I missed a few days here and there, but that's okay, during the time I was introduced to new vegan food blogs that made my tummy grumble :P

Chickpea frittata was a hit with the family!

as were the veggie pot pies

One of my most favorite desserts that I made this year was the strawberry shortcake that I made when my parents were visiting! It was DE-licious :)

strawberry shortcake
 I hope everyone the best in 2012.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. 
The important thing is not to stop questioning.

-Albert Einstein


  1. Congratulations on your birth! I'm a birth doula, so I'm very proud of you, great job. Your baby is precious.

    I love the snapshots of the food highlights. Yum! Have fun in the new year.

  2. What a great year! Happy New Year to you :)

  3. was the best birth experience by far. Every women should have a doula when they give birth!! All the best to you and your family in 2012.

  4. What beautiful way to recap your year! Thanks for sharing, and a very happy new year to you and your family.


    P.S. I'm drooling over your strawberry shortcake! Wow, does that look tasty :)

  5. What a wonderful year you had. Beautiful recap.