Christmas 2013

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Good morning!

I hope you had a very merry Christmas! Murphy agrees and says: “WOOF!”

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I can’t believe Christmas is over just like that. It feels like it was just Thanksgiving and we were telling our families about Baby Haupert. Man, those few weeks leading up to Christmas totally flew by, didn’t they? Well, it was a wonderful Christmas for us, and here’s a quick recap!

On Christmas morning, we enjoyed a tasty brunch at my in-laws house. My mother-in-law made an egg-y-cheese-danish bake, which was delicious. We also had bacon, fresh fruit salad, and mimosas (for the not-pregnant-people).

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After breakfast, it was time to open Christmas presents. Doesn’t Murphy look psyched?

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Well, he definitely got psyched once he saw there was a BarkBox under the tree for him.

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OMG, so excited!

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Murphy immediately sniffed out the bully stick””his favorite””inside the box!

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It kept him entertained for a good 20 minutes or so.

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After that, Murphy thought every present that was opened was for him!

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After spending the morning at my in-law’s, we headed to my sister’s house to celebrate Christmas with my side of the family.

Well, hello, Matthew! You are the cutest baby ever.

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Murphy: What is this little human creature?

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Matthew: What is this furry creature? Why doesn’t he have a nose?

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More presents for Murphy!

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And some for Baby Haupert!

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New pink bird!

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And Matthew got a new car for Christmas! (He’s laughing at “Crazy Uncle Mal” in this picture!)

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I hope your Christmas was a great one!!!

Questions of the Day

How was your Christmas?

What was your favorite present that you gave?

What was your favorite present that you received?



  1. Oh my goodness. I LOVE all the pictures of your nephew!!! Such a cutie patootie! My favorite to give was giving our daughter her very own ipod touch. She freaked out. 🙂

    The husband and I didn’t exchange gifts. He’s building me my dream home which will be done in a few months and then it FURNITURE SHOPPING time!!!! 🙂 That’s gift enough.

    Glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

  2. I got my Dad a cool boxing boxset with 21 DVDs…he’s boxing mad but would never buy himself something like that. He loved it and I was so chuffed! 🙂 Got a new Casio digital watch…old style! Love it!

  3. I got my friend custom wrapping paper (hope she isn’t reading this because we haven’t exchanged yet =) She is a baker and has a blog called The Rescue Baker and since I had designed her logo and website It was easy for me to do this. I found a place online that you send the logo and they make a repeat pattern out of it. So I got her a few rolls of wrapping paper. This way she can wrap boxes of cookies that she bakes for customers. I love custom gifts.
    I received a $300 visa gift card from my boss which I might buy a new iPhone with. That was the best gift ever!
    Murphy got lots of great stuff! Oh I remember the bully sticks. Duncan was a big fan of those as a puppy. Kept him busy for hours.

  4. Cute! Your nephew is adorable.
    My 2 yr old nephew is afraid of Santa so we had to tell him Rudolph was coming instead of Santa. He bought it and was super excited.
    I received a crock pot…can’t believe I’ve made it this long without one. I’ve already made 3 new recipes.

  5. My favorite present I received was a necklace from Christian with a moon that said “I love you to the moon and back”. It was so sweet! <3 Favorite present I gave was my gift to my dad: I bought him "500 Coolest Cars of All Time" and it kept him occupied for the rest of the day! Your nephew is way too cute!!!

  6. I’m with ya, time just FLEW by this holiday season. Crazy that Christmas is over like that! I can’t believe how big your nephew is getting! He’s such a cutie. Glad you all had a wonderful Christmas. 🙂

    My favorite gift I gave was a “MistleTOES” painting to each of our parents from Hunter. We stamped his little feet in paint and then pressed them on a canvas and decorated it. It turned out super cute, and all of the grandparents LOVED it. My favorite gift I received was new dishware from Crate & Barrel! I’m in love!

  7. We got our two labs bully sticks for Christmas as well an kept them in their stockings. How they didn’t pull those stockings down before Christmas morning I will never know.

    My favorite gift I gave would probably be the gift I gave to or Salvation Army angel. The best gift I got was definitely a wireless SD card for my camera””now I can download photos from my camera straight to my phone. Yea, science! (Breaking Bad reference…)

  8. My Christmas was wonderful! I gave my mom a custom iphone case with pictures of her pug on the back! So stinking cute.

  9. Looks like you all had a great Christmas! I can’t believe you will have a little one next Christmas! So exciting!

    I just loved spending time with family! I got some awesome items but honestly the time being able to visit with family was the best!

  10. Our Christmas was great. We are spending it in Whistler, BC. My favorite gift that I gave was a tie that my husband actually liked. My favorite gift that I received was magnets for my car, 26.2 x 4 which was NYC, 26.2 x 5 which will be Boston, and 26.2 x 6 to be named later in 2014.

  11. Your nephew is adorable! Christmas is so fun with little kids. My favorite gift was the horcrux bracelet that my husband got me on Etsy….and the best gift I gave was a Kindle to my brother. I saved it for last and said, “Oh, and just one more little thing.” He was mesmerized.

  12. My nephew got the same car for Christmas! I don’t know what he liked more, being strapped in or pushing the thing around (bc he’s just starting to take his first few steps on his own). Adorable!

  13. OMG, baby Matthew is pretty darn cute! I’m so glad that Murphy got some great gifts as well – that Barkbox sounds cool! My dog LOVES unwrapping presents & thinks everything is for her too.
    Best thing I gave was a toy smartphone to my baby nephew – he LOVED it!!
    Best thing I received – money so that I could buy my spiralizer to make zoodles & a new body/weight bar. 🙂

  14. I totally feel like I missed Advent which is my favorite time of year! 🙁 Christmas flew by and here we are with New Year’s Eve. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas with the cutest nephew and one very excited pug! Happy New Year!

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