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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas 2013

Happy day after Christmas!
 Now that it's over, I can get back to eating right! I'm too scared to get on the scale, because I don't even want to know what it says. I don't feel like I overdid it terribly, but I know I didn't do great. But that's ok, today's a new day!

 It started off with a chex mix party at Julie's house on Monday. Ever been to one? Well, you should. It was loads of fun. Thanks to Pinterest for all of the ideas!
I made 3 different kinds. Spicy buffalo, Puppy chow, and cinnamon churro. We had 7 different flavors in all. Yumminess!

Christmas was very small. It was just the 4 of us, and Jeremy's mom and dad. One of his sisters was sick, and the other sister isn't speaking to her dad at the moment, so because of that she keeps her whole family (hubby and 4 kids) away from all of us. :(
 The boys still had a good Christmas though.

Playing a game
I have no daycare kids this week (thank you, Jesus!), so this morning I went for a 10 mile run. My usual park was back open after all the flooding, I was so happy about that!
 I only had 6 miles on the schedule, but everything about this run was so perfect, I just couldn't stop!

It was 37 degrees, and sunny. Can't ask for better than that!

My FIL got me a big case of Estee Lauder makeup, think I'm gonna go play in that for awhile!

What was the best part about your Christmas?
Tell me something you got!



  1. Belated Merry Christmas Katie! I love the idea of Chex Mex party! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Isn't it awesome when runs end up like that? I think it's the whole reason I ever run. :-)

  3. Looks beautiful where you are!! I think the best part of my Christmas was seeing my sister and my bff who both came to spend time with me. Sister will be here for a few days. VERY happy! And the best thing I got was a gift card for Sees Candy. Could be dangerous, but it is gonna taste good!

    1. That's awesome that you got to spend time with your sis and bff! Oh, I would be dangerous with a See's gift card. I get their magazines all the time!

  4. I got a pair of earrings and some Kcups, but the best part was time with family and friends.

    1. That is always the best part! Someday I'm going to get a Keurig. Maybe next Christmas. :)

  5. Great run Katie...sometimes family just sucks ;(

  6. I made an effort to slow down this Christmas season and really tried to enjoy it all. Best present was my new Garmin!! Testing it out this afternoon:)

  7. The Chex Mix party sounds awesome! What a great idea! I'm glad you had a nice Christmas and were able to follow it up with a fantastic run. 10 miles, especially when you planned for 6, is awesome!

  8. This is a great party that many people have never done before.


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