New Years 2012: The Last Coast Adventure

Just like the last few years, I spent New Year’s on the Oregon coast with some friends.  We headed back to Bandon for the second year in a row since it worked out so well the year before.  I landed in Eugene late on December 28th and ZK and I drove to Bandon the next morning in Sheep the eep.  I think Chantal and I are probably the only ones that call ZK’s jeep that…but it’s white and the J is missing from the front hood so what do you expect?  It was a great trip involving chocolate milk from Off the Waffle and cheez-its. 

As usual, there was a significant focus on food and drink for this trip.  It all started that first night with ZK and Ester making a delicious Chinese feast.  It really, really made me miss China!

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ZK hard at work frying the potstickers

 

 

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Ester making the potstickers

 

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Ed, Brooke and Maggie eagerly awaiting the potstickers

 

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I was very interested in how Ester was making the potstickers.  It seemed pretty easy and they were so good, I want to try to make these sometime!

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Mmmmm…spicy sauce to dip them in

 

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The rest of the Chinese feast!

 

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The group the first night: ZK, Eric, Brooke, Ed, Ester and Maggie  🙂

 

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Anyone have a guess about what my favorite part was?

       

The green beans.  Definitely the green beans.

 

 

 

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After dinner we retired to the living room.  Luke did not want to miss out on the couch fun.

 

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This is probably one of my favorite pictures from the long weekend.  First, how did ZK actually fall sleep like that??   Second, look at how adorable Luke is!!

 

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The next morning Ed started right up with his famous Irish coffees.  Seriously, he makes them the best.

 

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Why stop with the Irish coffee though?  Let’s add a mimosa for good measure!  Obviously this also required me to add the water.  Maintain.

 

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As usual, Chantal was on breakfast duty.

 

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Crepes!

 

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This photo is too funny not to share.  What happened??

 

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He looks so happy being on dishes duty.

 

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Brooke, Maggie, Ed and Chantal enjoying the sunshine

 

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Our view

 

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Why wouldn’t we play Dominion outside?

 

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ZK and Chantal ready for a bike ride

 

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Brooke’s Mom sent an entire tupperware of amazing cookies.  Here is Eric eating the last one…we managed to finish them by the second day!  Oops.

 

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Chantal preparing a nacho snack

 

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Meanwhile, the sun was setting.

 

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The pulled pork nachos look beautiful!

 

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Brooke and Eric were in charge of dinner the second night.

 

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Chicken, mashed potatoes and salad.  Classic and delicious

 

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Rick, Tabby and Daniel made it for New Year’s Eve!  I loved Daniel’s turtle blanket.  🙂

 

 

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Our New Year’s Eve feast

 

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The group: Ed, ZK, Chantal, Tabby, Rick, Eric, Brooke, Ester and Maggie

 

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Daniel got a little serenading

 

 

 

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The weather was amazing on New Year’s Day.

 

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Luke and Leia goofing around

 

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Chantal found a jellyfish.

 

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Happy New Year!

 

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This marked the first day of Chantal’s push up challenge.  She decided she wanted to add one push up a day all year.  We pointed out that it might be difficult for her to say do 75 pushups in a row.  She amended the rules so that she just had to do the total number throughout the day, not all at one time.  This entertained us for awhile throughout the year…

 

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Leia!

 

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Haha.  Look at that hairdo!

 

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Chantal and I made lamb, falafel and pitas for our last night in Bandon.

 

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It was my first time making falafel.  I got the recipe from Patrick and it was amazing.

 

I will miss these New Year’s trips so so so so so much.  This year Ed and Maggie are going on a family trip and Chantal and I have both graduated and moved away.  😦  I know we’ll all find something fun to do instead but it will be very hard to compete with our coast trips!   

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