New Year’s this year was another intimate dinner and cocktail party.

The night started out with a great spread of cheeses, olives, etc.

While I prepped the cheese plate Ryan slaved away at the dinner.

On the menu pulled pork, mashed parsnips, and greens gratin.

Dessert was kept simple but elegant with meringues, snowball cookies, and chocolates.  People were able to grab and snack on them through the night.

From there we chatted with friends and I brought in 2013 with some of my favorite people!

And I know I’m a little behind on this but goals for 2013 include:

-3 unassisted pullups

-Dance at a salsa social

-publish 3 papers

-keep dessert to 1-2 times a week