• Christmas 2010

    December 25, 2010

    ‘Twas a very merry Christmas! :mrgreen:

    A lot happened in the past 24 hours, so here are just some of the highlights. I hope that you had a very merry Christmas!

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    Christmas Eve

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    Kielbasa with honey + grainy mustard = so delicious!

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    My sister and her husband, Pat.

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    Our family! :-D

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    Our hosts.

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    A fierce game of Yankee Swap.

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    Grammie kicks it off!

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    Mal and I both did well in the Yankee Swap this year.

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    Starbucks coffee and pistachios!!! :mrgreen:

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    But, my favorite gift of the night was a bottle of “en fuego” wine in a holiday pug bag! Thanks, Joanne!

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    Christmas Day

    Santa came! :-D

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    Mom’s house for breakfast.

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    Homemade cranberry bread and coffee.

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    Stockings.

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    Santa brought Murphy lots of doggie presents!

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    Pugs love Christmas.

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    Same gift!

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    Lots of the same gifts!

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    Holy stocking stuffers!

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    Egg casserole.

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    Cinnamon buns!

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    Frostinggggg!

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    Christmas morning at the in-laws.

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    More presents.

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    Yesssss! :mrgreen:

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    And to all a good night!

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    { 41 comments… read them below or add one }

    MelanieF December 25, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Wow, what a great Christmas day! That picture of Murphy is too cute! I’m the first commenter…that must be because I’m at work and not celebrating Christmas with my family. I will celebrate on New Year’s. :-)

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    Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks December 25, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Looks like a very Merry Christmas! :)

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    Meagan December 25, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Love the Pug bag!!

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    Liz @ BLog is the New Black December 25, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Love the mantel/jingle bells in the first few pics- were they from your new house?!?

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    Lauren December 25, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    That was a marathon!!!!! Looks like you had a wonderful day. Merry Christmas.

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    VeggieGirl December 25, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Merry Christmas, dear Tina!

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    mel December 25, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Looks like you had a good day.
    I am feeling unspirited now.
    I have overindulged. Much too much. Binged really. And its nearly every night.
    Unfortunately, I have a chronic inflammatory condition that prevents me from exercising. So I feel doubly guilty.

    I wish I could get my head on straight like you so admirably have Tina. Best wishes on Christmas.

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    Alaina December 25, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Wow, looks like a wonderful Christmas Tina!!! :-)

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    Erika @ FoodFitnessFun December 25, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    I’m glad you had an awesome Christmas! Looks like you got to enjoy lots of time with family and friends, which is what the holidays are all about. :-)

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 25, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    It looks to me like someone had a great Christmas!

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    Annette December 25, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Merry CHRISTmas!! Looks like you had a great holiday with the fam….the best way to celebrate :)

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    Hannah December 25, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Looks like you had a wonderful day! Must’ve been very different weather to the hot Christmas we had here in Australia, but I bet yours was filled with the same love and happiness I experienced. Merry Christmas!

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    Rach December 25, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    I LOVE your jingle bell mantle theme! What a creative and beautiful idea! :) Merry Christmas!

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    Eve December 25, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Oh my goodness, did you put the melting pug picture after the melting icing picture on purpose!? Murphy is so ridiculously cute! :) Merry Christmas!

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    Christin@purplebirdblog December 25, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Oh my goodness, that pug hug picture is the cuuuuuuutest! Merry Christmas!

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    Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life December 26, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Looks like a great couple days! Merry Christmas, Tina! :)

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    Lacey @ Lake Life December 26, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Murphy looks just like a little baby on Mal’s shoulder! How. Freaking. Adorable!

    Merry Christmas Tina :-)

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    Justeen @ Blissful Baking December 26, 2010 at 1:00 am

    that picture of murphy and mal is sooo cute!
    hope you had a very merry christmas!

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    shannon December 26, 2010 at 1:26 am

    omg- yankee sawp reminds me of the xmas episode of the office
    hope you had a merry xmas

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    stacey-healthylife December 26, 2010 at 1:26 am

    How fun.

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    Joanna December 26, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Merry Christmas! It’s been a fun year of reading your blog. Sending you well wishes for the new year and looking forward to reading about your adventures in food, fitness and anything else you take on.

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    Nadine December 26, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Love the picture of Murphy on Mal’s shoulder. Awwww. I thought of you yesterday AM when I put eggnog in my coffee…holy yum! (I don’t like eggnog otherwise) — your Christmas was beautiful and so is your family…thanks for sharing!

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet December 26, 2010 at 7:50 am

    looks like a wonderful christmas! so nice spending time with all of that family:-)

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    Michele @ Healthy Cultivations December 26, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Looks like lots of fun, food, and laughter. Just what one hopes Christmas will be!

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    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 26, 2010 at 8:27 am

    That looks like such a jam-packed Christmas! I’m glad you had such a good one. :)

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 26, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Cinnamon buns, frosting, wine, pug bag, time with friends and family..wonderful!

    Merry Xmas!

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    Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) December 26, 2010 at 9:19 am

    That last picture of Murphy is adorable. I need a dog in my life. :D

    Merry Christmas! I’m so glad you had fun with family. It looks like an absolute blast! :D

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    Katy (The Singing Runner) December 26, 2010 at 9:31 am

    What a great Christmas! :)

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    notyet100 December 26, 2010 at 9:50 am

    beautiful pics

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    sassy molassy December 26, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Looks like a fun Christmas, tina! Frans sea salt caramels are THE BEST. I bought some for the manfriend’s mother. They are spendy, but totally worth it.

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite December 26, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Looks like a wonderful Christmas!

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    Brittney December 26, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Love the picture of Mal’s eyes bugging out of his head during the Yankee Swap!!! So funny! Also love the “I chase tail” bone that Murphy got. Awesome :) Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!

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    Danielle December 26, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I’ve never seen cranberry bread! It looks so festive!

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss December 26, 2010 at 11:39 am

    What a besutiful Christmas!!! Glad you all had a great one. :)

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods December 26, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Merry Christmas to you too!

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    Alyssa December 26, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I’m glad you had such a nice holiday! =) That toy that says “I chase tail” is adorable lol

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    Amelia (Eating Made Easy) December 26, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Fran’s chocolates rule. I got the double chocolate stuffed figs in my stocking and would have eaten them in one fell swoop if they weren’t so beautiful!

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    Kate December 26, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Looks like a wonderful Christmas! I must know where your husband found that “Cook like an Iron Chef” t-shirt. My boyfriend just saw one on TV and has been searching for it!

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    Tina December 26, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    @Kate: It’s from the Cooking Channel.

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    Wendy (Give Love Create Happiness) December 27, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Love, love, loved all the Christmas photos! Merry Christmas!

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    Dana December 27, 2010 at 4:14 am

    wow!! what a wonderful time you guyz would have had..i wish i was there too…hope yourll enjoyed christmas this year very happily than other years…
    Merry christmas and happy hoildays…!!!!

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