Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy New Year 2012!

As the first month of 2012 comes to a close, I wanted to make sure to wish you all a Happy New Year! In the first 26 days of this year we've celebrated Lola's 1st birthday and our 3rd anniversary. I think its safe to say that January is kind of a special month for us, full of new beginnings and excitement for the year ahead.

If you know us at all, you know that Ryan and I are a pretty low-key couple. We truly enjoy our nights together and our weekends are full of dinners at home, DIY projects and Austad family craft nights. Our new year's eve was no exception. We headed to downtown Minneapolis this year to take a walk on the Stone Arch bridge and take some picture in the brisk winter air. And then we were off to enjoy an Indian dinner at Dancing Ganesha. We like to try new things, and I think its safe to say, after our first brush with Indian food back in 2009, we wanted to give it a go again.

We ate a pretty early dinner and made our 2012 predictions together. Then we headed home to make some drinks with my new cocktail shaker and hang out by the fire. We also spent a good chunk of the last day of 2011 making a family movie with Lola- I'll have to post that later, its pretty funny stuff. We watched the ball drop in New York, kissed to ring in the new year at 11:00pm, and headed to bed. We're crazy, I know. but it was a New Year's Eve that I loved. No hype, no crazy crowds or loud music. No outrageous cover fees or spending time with friends of friends of friends that we barely knew. Just us, our little family ringing in the new year together.

Here's Ryan on our walk

Waiting for our yummy Indian Food

Indian food always looks better in person- this looks a bit unappetizing, I apologize.

Cheers to 2012!

And a WOO HOO to top it off!

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