And to all a goodnight…

Hey, lovelies!


I just wanted to quickly say heeeeey and wish everyone a wonderful holiday! I miss everyone!


I’ve been cleaning and making dough and batter all day to prep for baking tomorrow and Saturday. I’m also making a huge salad and lots of kale chippies!

I am looking forward to spending the next several days with our families….

Β yes. we went overboard.


and celebrating a first holiday with our baby girl…

and a third with our Munchi boy…

Weezus was very upset that Munchkin did not get her a Hanukkah present

what can yah do?

We have so many traditions, some old and some new….it’s all the fun of having a blended family. Michael loves Xmas eve, and I have come to enjoy going to the movies late on Xmas night (after Nona’s)…Mike was okay with nixing the Chinese food in lieu of a homemade Italian meal πŸ˜‰

The holiday isΒ  not complete until I put MY ornament on my moms tree though….


Oh….and we are missing snow. I love a white Christmas. Unfortunately(?) it’s been in the high 50’s here. It’s confusing. The last white Xmas we had was 2 years ago. I think. This was in my Xmas folder (pretty sure it was New Year but it’s all the same)

^I don’t even know where this coat is… or where my gloves are it’s been so mild

If this weather is a sign of a mild winter I will take it I guess πŸ˜‰



I’m a little delirious…so i think I will go to bed now. Going to try and hit up power yoga in the AM but I’m not sure if I can swing it. We shall see. I had a kick ass workout today (Quickie Booty Buster). <—There was inappropriate grunting involved

Shortly I am going to add some impromptu progress photos to the Operation Post Baby Booty page, a tease for some posts I have coming up. I am too lazy to link it now but it’s under the baby news tab :-)

Happy Holidays to you all! Enjoy this time with your loved ones!!!!!

For aΒ  good laugh….


my mom showed me this video the other morning. I heard of this (adult children’s book) book but this grandmother is probably the funniest, most adorable woman on the planet reading it. She just keeps reading. I died.



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  • Reply allison

    Im turning into the grinch because of the 70-80 degree weather here in florida:(:(:( i miss the snow:(:( and it did snow on christmas last year or the day after, i should know since i was just going through last years pictures and moping over the fact i wont be home lol anyway that grandmom is hilarious!!!

    December 23, 2011 at 6:24 am
    • Reply laury

      Bah Humbug πŸ˜‰

      Well enjoy your holidays despite the warm Florida weather! A lot of my clients go down there for the holidays

      December 24, 2011 at 11:43 am
  • Reply Keri @ Blue-Eyed Runner

    Enjoy the holidays with your family! Your tree looks beautiful! And I’m sure Ella is going to be super spoiled πŸ™‚ I don’t know how to feel about this weather. I love it- just not around Christmas! But I’ll be a happy camper if this winter is milder!

    December 23, 2011 at 7:36 am
    • Reply laury

      Same to you, friend!!!!

      I am with you on the weather. I would have liked a little coating of snow for Xmas then keep it mild the rest of the time!

      December 24, 2011 at 11:43 am
  • Reply Leashieloo

    Awww, I shouldn’t laugh at the photo of Ella crying at Munchkin, but it makes me smile. I doubt we will have a white Christmas either πŸ™ it’s been unseasonably warm.

    December 23, 2011 at 10:24 am
    • Reply laury

      I know, I was laughing taking it. She’s so cute even when she gets that big old frown on her face!

      It’s really weird with this weather!

      December 24, 2011 at 11:42 am
  • Reply tania

    have a wonderful christmas Laury!
    thanking you for your wonderful blog, it is so inspiring to read- you come across as a wonderful mother and person!. I have tried many of your workouts , they are just fantastic.
    your little Ella is just adoreable!

    December 23, 2011 at 11:56 am
    • Reply laury

      Tania, this comment sincerely made my day! Thank you so much I am smiling so big πŸ˜€

      Sending lots of hugs to you, happy holidays!! xoxo

      December 24, 2011 at 11:41 am
  • Reply The Delicate Place

    the pic of munch is the CUTEST!!! i made kale chips 2x last week…and get this…nate loves them?! what! he actually requested we buy a juicer too since he’s been getting into the ones i’ve made. um…i’m keeping him!

    omg the joy on ella’s face then the tears hahaha. oh what precious memories you will have this christmas with her in the picture! have a super holiday dear! x

    December 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    • Reply laury

      Aww thanks!

      That Nate, I tell yah! He’s so adorable….definitely a keeper!!

      Happy Holidays, beautiful!

      December 24, 2011 at 11:40 am
  • Reply jen

    merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to you and your family! those pictures are so cute!

    December 23, 2011 at 6:09 pm
    • Reply laury

      Happy Holidays, Jen!!!

      December 24, 2011 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Tiffany

    Love the pics, here’s to a wonderful first Christmas and Hanukkah to Miss Ella, I’m sure you all will take tons of pictures πŸ™‚ I just can’t believe how big she is getting-time is flying by so fast! We got over a foot of snow yesterday so it’s more than enough for a white Xmas here. But I guess thats expected with living in the Rockies.

    PS-That Munchkin pic is killing me, so frickin adorable.

    December 23, 2011 at 10:42 pm
    • Reply laury

      Thank you, Tiff!!! Happy holidays to you and yours…give Lincoln a kiss!

      December 24, 2011 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Pure2raw Twins

    great pics! and yay for celebrating first Christmas!!!
    Have a great Holiday with your family!

    December 23, 2011 at 10:59 pm
  • Reply Kris |

    Merry Christmas doll!!! Looks like Ella had a wonderful first christmas…awwww…ssooooo cute!!!


    December 25, 2011 at 11:49 pm
    • Reply laury

      Thanks, Kris! Same to you!

      December 26, 2011 at 5:45 pm
  • Reply Stefanie @TheNewHealthy

    Our Christmas was abnormally warm too! I’m never one to complain about mild winter weather, but a little snow would have been nice! Oh well, I’m sure it will be snowing before we know it! πŸ˜‰

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your beautiful family! πŸ™‚

    December 26, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    • Reply laury

      I agree! Happy holidays, Stefanie!

      December 26, 2011 at 5:45 pm

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