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Breakfast: first day of tracking

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In addition to my cup of coffee, I picked up two ham and egg breakfast sandwiches. One isn’t enough and two is too much, so I compromised by throwing out the bun on each one.  That should help ๐Ÿ™‚

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I re joined MyFitnessPal, so if you’re on there, add me ๐Ÿ™‚ my user name over there is Aminarra.

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Holidays are over!

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Merry Christmas! Happy holidays!!

Are the treats over yet? Hehe.. It’s been two days of absolute joy and I’m so thankful for this life I’m living.

Tuesday, I got up at 6:30 to give Taz his pill, decided to stay up, got sleepy, and went back to bed. I got up at 10 and made a treat for Jeff to make up for not including much in his Christmas stocking..

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Chocolate dipped Clementines.ย  They were super tasty, and Jeff appreciated them.ย  Breakfast was French toast with honey and we watched (UK) Top Gear for a couple hours. It was just cool ๐Ÿ™‚

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We opened stockings. Jeff got me a glass water bottle and local honey from the Co-op. I got him a leather bound copy of The Art of War and the chocolate oranges. We shared everything ๐Ÿ™‚

That night, it was The Christmas Story And carols at a friends house. We got socks, hats, and classic candy as gifts, but the people were gift enough. It was really a lovely time to just sit and visit with our good friend and our once-a-year friends at the party.

Enter Christmas day!! It was pretty much the opposite of the above. We didn’t get to sleep in or watch TV at home…it was, however, quite lovely.

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My brother insisted that we get to his house at 7am. I woke up at 5:30, for some reason, and we left at 6:40. We were nearly to my brother’s place when we realized that we forgot something and had to go all the way back home. We finally made it out there, though, and got to chill with Mike and Steph until Mom and Keith arrived.

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We lost track of time, but eventually we ended up at my Grandma’s house for Christmas dinner. I didn’t over eat too terribly, but I’m glad we didn’t bring left overs home ๐Ÿ˜€ The did was too good to resist!ย  My Mom and grandma did a great job.

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With thatย  I’m off to the land of nod. I snuck in a 50-squat challenge and fully anticipate hitting the gym tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

Welcome back: let’s do this.

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Cruisin’ through Christmas season

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We sent Christmas cards out this year. We ordered them from snapfish send the little proof card had a mini version of our Christmas cases on it. It’s about 1″x1/2″ … The size makes it totally cute.

It’s hard to believe how close we are to the new year.ย  I feel like I’m getting a head start on my new years resolutions. We joined a gym, we do iaido, we’re operating on a balanced budget… Life is good.

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Oh! Hi, there. (Ohaithere!)

It wasn’t until I saw that my previous post was entitled “Enter, enter, the first of November” that I realized how long it’s actually been since I’ve blogged. ย “Busy” doesn’tย beginย  to describe it.

One thing I’ve been busy with recently is getting the apartment ready for Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve got a load of dishes in the washer right now, and once I’m done blogging, I’m prepared to go make cookies for a couple of hours. ย In the mean time, though, here are some pictures of the Christmas festivities around our place:

Caribou and Tim Horton's Coffee Ornaments
We love our coffee enough to hang our love on a tree. Caribou when we’re in the states and Tim Horton’s when we’re not ๐Ÿ™‚
Detail of our Tree
Detail of our Tree
Our tree, 2013
Our tree, 2013
Tim Horton's Ornament
Snowman with his extra large double double
Caribou Coffee cup ornament
Large chai latte with a shot of cinnamon and a shot of espresso. yum.
German Shepard Angel Ornament
In memory of Damon
Nicolin Mansion Ornament
We stayed at the Nicolin Mansion for our Honeymoon โค
We toured the Coors brewery with Lori and Ross when we went to visit them :)
We toured the Coors brewery with Lori and Ross when we went to visit them ๐Ÿ™‚
Initial "P" Ornament
Monogrammed ornament ๐Ÿ™‚ It was originally to celebrate Jeff’s first Christmas in the states, but now his initial is mine too! (Our 1st Christmas as a married couple, awe)
English Bulldog ornament
In memory of Otis, our duh-dog who was half pit, half bull, all awesome.
Angel dog ornament
In memory of Dutch, my favorite Rottie.
Snapfish Snowflake Photo Ornament
I love the photo ornaments we have on our tree. Get ’em at Snapfish.com
Angel
Our tree is topped by a serene angel this year. Her head is just shy of our ceiling.
paper snow flakes on a glass door
The paper ones preceded the real ones
Candycanes in the snow
Candycanes in the snow
View from the balcony
View from the balcony
Skinny Santa figurine
Skinny Santa
Bowl of Balls w/ Bow (Red Glitter)
Bowl of Balls w/ Bow
Bowl of Balls 2 (blue glitter)
Bowl of Balls 2