2016 is here, and for most of us the new year comes with lots of plans and goals … and unfortunately, a few extra pounds.
This year, instead of backing away from the table and ending up hungry (and not a very happy person to be around), I’ve decided to simply fill the table with healthier foods. I am not going to make the same mistake as last year by beginning a rigorous exercise routine with a hungry belly.
My New Year’s Eve celebrations are usually spent at home with my husband and children and maybe a few close friends and family.
But just because its spent here on the farm, playing board games, drinking sparkling grape juice and trying to stay awake till 12:01 a.m. doesn’t mean that I don’t put a lot of effort in to what snacks I will serve. Since both of my kids really like to help out in the kitchen, I need to make sure this is something they want to help prepare and eat.
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Our names are Avery and Harper Monroe. We are 4 months old. We are new at this so our big sister Caitlyn is helping us write you. She says we have to be good all year. Mommy and daddy say we have been good girls so far.
Will you bring us walkers and some fun toys you think we will like. We will leave milk and cookies for you and food for your reindeer too. Be safe as you fly around the world.
Over the years I have found that Santa isn’t very picky when it comes to the cookies we leave him.
I know that because there have been times that I’ve gone to great detail to make him the cutest sugar cookies with decorations and sprinkles all over them and then to the other extreme when I had my son just a week before Christmas and had no time for baking cookies so I ran to the store and got some that I thought he’d like.
Scott and Linda Osborn of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Caty Osborn of Lawenceburg, to Stephen Mitchell Jr. of Frankfort, a son of Stephen and Nancy Mitchell of Frankfort.
The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Roselyn Brandeberry and is a personal health coach for Humana.
The groom-to-be is a sales coordinator for Lowe’s in the Louisville market.
The wedding is planned for May 28, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. at Shiloh Christian Church, which is located on Willisburg Road.