Sunday, January 3, 2016

First Adventure of 2016

Happy New Year!  We had a party at our house on New Year's Eve with some friends to bring in the New Year with New York (9pm) - complete with sparkling cider and fireworks!  Then the kids went to bed :)

On New Years day we decided to go for a hike at Portola Redwoods State Park.  We had visited here about a year and a half ago when tiptoe falls was only a few drops of water.  Thanks to our recent rains, here's what it looks like now:

Unknown to us, they remove the bridges that cross the creek at this park during the winter, so we had to do some sketchy rock hoping to get across.  Thankfully we all made it with dry feet.

To round out the first weekend of 2016 we had a great time at church and then went and bought a new-to-us car, a 2013 Jeep Patriot!

Both kids have rearranged their rooms this weekend (it's fun to have a new look) and we're having dinner with friends tonight.  So far 2016 is great!

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