Winter Wonderland or Winter Whirlwind?

  • Life
  • January 5, 2015

IMG_8109Happy New Year Lacquered Lifers! Hope you didn’t miss me too much – whirlwind doesn’t even begin to describe the last couple weeks for the Brock family! We have been absolutely all over the place – so happy to be back home, but honestly feel as though Christmas came and went too quickly this year. Does anyone else feel that way? Anyway, glad the new year is here, the time for new beginnings, resolutions and new opportunities. While I begin the task of reorganizing my desk for the year ahead, here is a little recap of our last few weeks … IMG_8133On Sunday, December 21st, got in the car here in Charleston, SC and drove fourteen hours to East Hampton, to celebrate Christmas with my in-laws for a few days … IMG_8129While we were there, I thought I would attempt (for the first time) the Feast of the Seven Fishes. A Southern Italian/Italian American tradition of a Christmas Eve meal featuring seven courses of fish (seven for the seven sacraments). Above are two of the seven. For a first try, it went pretty well …

IMG_8162Then it was off to my hometown of Darien, CT to visit with my parents for a few days, a visit which included two more Christmases … IMG_8223While I was hoping for some snow to put me in the Christmas spirit while we were up North, I can’t say that I hated the warm winter temperatures and sunset strolls on the beach with Hamish and Mr. B. IMG_8241On Sunday December 28th, we headed back to Charleston (this time it was 15 hours in the car), and on New Year’s Eve Mr. B and I hosted two other couples at our house for a little New Years Eve dinner party … IMG_8274Finally, on Saturday the 3rd of January we got in the car again, this time to drive to Florida, to pick up the newest addition to our family, Hugh Wooster Brock. He is actually Hamish’s nephew! So Hamish now becomes Uncle Hamish to little Huey. We’re very excited (and exhausted), and looking forward to the two pups becoming the best of friends.

So there is our holiday season recap! So glad to be back to Lacquered Life’s regularly scheduled programming.  

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