Happy New Year – thanks for being here

Happy New Year!

There’s snow gently drifting down outdoors and we’re all still in PJ’s even though it’s after noon. I’m frying pancake and eggs and filling everyone up before they tumble out of doors to play in the drifts.

I like this slow start to the day and I hope it’s a sign of the year to come. We certainly would embrace a calmer 2016, but it remains to be seen when the year will hold.

2016 pancakes

I wanted to say thank you for being here. It’s been a slower year for the blog, mostly because I was juggling everything that life sent my way – a book tour, a family reunion, a wedding cake, a backyard wedding party, a car accident, my husband’s kidney donation, and my sister’s surprise preemie. To name a few.

Thanks for sticking by me through it all. You are the most supportive readers, and I truly cherish every response you send my way.

I can’t wait to get back to regular blogging in 2016; I’ve missed it so much. In the next few weeks I’ve have a couple of fun announcements, so stay tuned!


I’m keeping this short but be SURE to read last January’s super popular post 11 Healthy Family Food Habits to Embrace. I’ve reviewing them all over again for 2016 and encourage you to do the same.

Aimee Wimbush-Bourque family photo Holiday 2015

Happy New Year from all of us!

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. I read the email that you sent about all the things you went through in 2015. Sometimes life takes us to unexpected places that can definitely rock you to the core. I appreciate your emails, and I enjoy reading them. Don’t get to come to here very often, but wanted you to know I have a deep respect for you. Thanks for everything you work hard on posting here. It takes my mind off of life for a while. May God bless you and keep you through 2016.

    • Diedra, I was so very touched by your comment and well wishes. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share them.
      Best wishes for 2016 to you and yours.

  2. Can’t wait to hear about your plans for 2016, Aimee. Happy New Year to you and your fam. xo

  3. So nice to catch up with you and your family; I look forward to more posts when you have time. Life can be tough….thanks for sharing with all of us. Wishing you and your family a Blessed 2016.

  4. Ahhh. Slow starts to the day are my absolute favorites too! Sounds like yours is just about right.

    You have had such a FULL year! I’ve enjoyed all the posts and updates when you’ve been able to write them. You remain one of my favorite bloggers. I am looking forward to more posts this year!

    Happy New Year to you and your family! 🙂

    • Lisa, I so appreciate your support. Thank you! Thanks for not giving up on me when things have been so quiet over here. I can’t wait to get back up to speed.

      Happy New Year to you and yours.

  5. Thanks, Aimée. Slow starts to the day are something I will miss immensely when we crank back up on Monday. 😉 hope this year brings a little more stability time to you and yours.

  6. Happy New Year, Aimée! I’m new here and recently got your cookbook. The affiliate links go Amazon.com, of course, and because I now live in the UK I have to go to Amazon.co.uk to purchase things. Usually, I copy and paste a title, but I had a hard time finding your book because, somehow, I got it into my mind it was called Green Eggs and Jam Jars (Dr Seuss, anyone? 😉 I finally got it right, though, and was so pleased when it arrived just before Thanksgiving. Even though it’s not celebrated here, my husband always gives me a turkey crown dinner with stuffing, brussels sprouts, and corn-on-the-cob and we review all the things for which we are especially thankful. This year, I am thankful for bloggers like you, who share their lives and their hard-gained wisdom with us. Thank you and God bless! Hope 2016 is especially good to you and your family. -Michelle G [An American in the UK]

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