Although I’m now paying for it with a mild cold (maybe FBG Kristen virtually gave hers to me…), my Christmas was fast, furious and full of family, friends and fun. FBG Tish and her boyfriend flew in for a few days, we traversed the full Kansas City metro area on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and we hosted not one but three social gatherings at my house. While I may have cut myself some slack by taking it easy at the gym, I didn’t quite slow down. But that’s okay. Aren’t the holidays about cramming as much quality time in as you can with people you don’t get to see every day? I think so.
Cute case in point, this bugger (who we gave a musical teapot set to for Christmas):
FBG Erin, her husband and her daughter Avery were in town for the holiday and were able to squeeze some time into their busy holiday schedule (seriously, Erin had her time charted out—I don’t know how she does it!) for breakfast. So my husband and I busted out the finest breakfast we know: Waffles made from the best foodie cookbook ever and topped with Trader Joe’s agave maple syrup blend…
…and a few eggs coupled with mounds of sautéed kale with Granny Smith apples, onions and garlic. Oh yeah. That’s how we roll. Not exactly what you think of for a holiday breakfast, but tasty nonetheless.
Even Avery liked it! And kept requesting more eggs from her ‘rents.
After we stuffed our bellies with breakfast goodness, it was tea time. Avery is excellent at pouring pretend tea.
She’s also great at cheesing it up for the camera. Just look at that little grin! (And Erin’s expanding belly!)
It’s funny. Erin and I started this site about three and a half years ago, back when we were really just starting our careers and married big-kid life. And now, the FBG family will soon have two little fit bottomed babies running about. It’s so fun to see the next generation learning, trying new healthy foods and looking up to a fit mama like Erin as a role model. Heck, little Avery may be running the FBG site one day while Erin and I are off writing for Fit Bottomed Grannies. Mark my words!
Did you get to spend time with anyone special this holiday season? Did you prepare some less-traditional healthy eats like we did? —Jenn