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More Christmas Decorating

by Meghann on November 30, 2008

So sad the long weekend is coming to an end. Time to get back to the real world with a regular routine and set meals. I enjoyed my Thanksgiving Holiday immensely, but I really do like routine. I’m also very excited for all the new adventures December has to offer. It really is the most wonderful time of the year. ๐Ÿ™‚

I stayed home long enough to help my parents finish off their decorating.


I can promise you I never went up that ladder, but I kept a close eye on my Dad and Bro as they defined gravity up there.

With all that we got accomplished it still feels like they still had a lot to do! My Mom has her first Holiday get together of the year planned at her house on Friday so I’m sure they should have it all done before then.

Over the weekend my parents built up quite a bit of leftovers in the fridge so for lunch we decided to help dive in.


I had a couple of piece of Vegetarian Pizza and Greek Salad from Friday Night and 2 Chicken Wings and some Veggies from Saturday Night. It was a big lunch and kept me full through dinner.

When I got back to my apartment I still had some Christmas decorating of mine to do. I hung mine and Abbie’s stockings and then put my Christmas Tree up.


It’s not as extravagant as my Mother’s but the tree has special meaning to me. I’ve had my own Christmas tree ever since I spent the Christmas holiday in the Hospital when I broke my leg when I was 9. Each ornament on the tree has special meaning to me and each year as I put them up tons of memories always come flooding back. Memories of making ornaments when I was in the hospital, memories of putting the Christmas tree up with my roommates in college and memories of last year when me and my then boyfriend put the tree up with Abbie by our side. The tree holds a lot of powerful memories and to me that makes it more beautiful then any fancy tree out there. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

When I checked my mail today I also had this little surprise waiting for me.


Caroline was very sweet to send me a Thank You card with some Kashi coupons. She know how much I love my Kashi cereal! Thanks Caroline!!

After I put the tree up I made a simple dinner. Simple was exactly what I needed after this long weekend.


I made my version of a Lox and Bagel


I had a toasted Wheat Bagel, Fat free Cream Cheese, Capers, and Salmon.

On the side I had some Rutabaga Fries.


I cut a rutabaga in to fry shapes and heated them up in the oven at 415 degrees for 25 minutes.

For dessert I couldn’t resist this little baby at Publix Today.


I may not had been able to find the Pumpkin version, but there was no way I was missing out on the Peppermint one as well.

I had a small bowl with a crumbled up Candy Cane Jo Jo on top.


The Ice Cream was amazing and perfect for the holiday season! It also gave me some killer fresh breath!

Now I have some more unpacking and organizing to do to get me ready for the upcoming weekend. Good night!

1 VeggieGirl November 30, 2008 at 7:35 pm

Looove the decorations!!

Amazing dessert!!

Good luck unpacking & organizing!!

2 Erica November 30, 2008 at 7:37 pm

Yayyy for your Christmas tree! What a fun day of good food and great decorations! That peppermint ice cream looks awesome! I have to look for it!

3 Laura November 30, 2008 at 7:51 pm

I love that you have a stocking for Abbie! ๐Ÿ™‚

Glad you had a nice time with your family!

4 Melissa November 30, 2008 at 7:58 pm

YUM, I LOVE that ice cream!

Aw, that is so sweet about your tree!!!

5 ttfn300 November 30, 2008 at 8:08 pm

i’m surprised abbie doesn’t knock over the tree! so much fun this time of year is ๐Ÿ™‚

6 Kristie November 30, 2008 at 8:20 pm

I want some holiday ice cream SO badly. Time to clean out the freezer to make some room!

7 carolinebee November 30, 2008 at 8:22 pm

yay i’m glad it made it!! Your tree looks fab, just wondering what you were in the hospital for? Have a good night!

8 Meghann November 30, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Caroline – I was in the hospital for the whole month of December because I broke my femur bone and had to be in traction… so not fun for a 9 year old!

9 Megan November 30, 2008 at 8:51 pm

I love your tree!

That ice cream looks delicious!

10 Sharon November 30, 2008 at 8:54 pm

Dessert looks oh-so yummy!

11 ksgoodeats November 30, 2008 at 8:56 pm

Yikes – that hospital stay would not be fun at all! How did you break it if you don’t mine me asking?

Yay for coupons!!

12 Meghann November 30, 2008 at 9:01 pm

I broke it when I fell out of a tree. That particular tree is no longer there, in fact there’s a pool in its place. ๐Ÿ™‚

13 carolinebee November 30, 2008 at 9:04 pm

wow at Christmas too.!! PS: sorry if u get a facebook invite from me ๐Ÿ˜€ haha i was looking to see if you were on it but I think it just e-mailed you!

14 Cassidy November 30, 2008 at 9:07 pm

I love pepermint icecream!!! I am getting some asap! ๐Ÿ™‚

15 Hangry Pants November 30, 2008 at 9:13 pm

At first I thought that was the pumpkin slow churn!!!!

Ok, I am calm now. I love your humble little tree. Very sweet. ๐Ÿ˜€

16 Melissa S. November 30, 2008 at 9:15 pm

omg your dessert is my heaven! so much peppermint; i’m in love!

and your tree rocks…mine’s pretty sad as it’s half that size…LOL.

17 caitlin November 30, 2008 at 9:41 pm

oh yay!!! THURSDAY WITH MEGHANN i am excited! i cant wait to see you! i was going through withdrawls today too LOL

18 gina (fitnessista) November 30, 2008 at 11:41 pm

i LOVE that you put up a tree for you an abby to enjoy– i’m going grinch this year and not taking out any decorations since the hubby’s deployed and i’ll be in az.
that ice cream looks soooo delicious!

19 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) December 1, 2008 at 12:19 am

How sweet of Caroline to send you the card and coupons!

Love your Christmas tree!

20 bobbi December 1, 2008 at 12:33 am

I love your addorable tree lots of snowflakes I see ๐Ÿ˜‰ That icecream looks wonderful, if I had that in my house it would be dangerouse!!! lol

21 Betsy December 1, 2008 at 5:52 pm

Never in my life have I seen someone decorate for Christmas in SHORTS! Not fair!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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