Sunday, December 16, 2012

hearts will be glowing when loved ones are near.

praying for connecticut <3


 i'm finally home and i'm so, so thankful for my family and friends.

i've been enjoying my time at home so much. lots of TV watching, baking, dance partying, trips to the gym with my momma, running, and spending time with my family.

yesterday we went into the city - one of our christmas traditions!
i started the day off with some delicious caramelized pumpkin pancakes (with barney butter of course) and a kickboxing class at the gym.

kickboxing was followed my a green monster (AHH! my first one in months!) and a shower

and then we were on our way!


we dance party on BART. #normal

my city!

visited the kitties in the macy's windows <3

chipotle for lunch! i got a burrito bowl with brown rice, steak, black beans, corn salsa, and guacccc.


we're kinda crazy. (:

 in front of the big christmas tree!

i love this picture! one of my mottos: life is better when you're laughing. 

and of the course the night ended with froyo on the couch and a movie with the fam!

today i had a yummy breakfast (1 egg and 2 egg whites with spinach, & a whole wheat bagel - half with butter and half with almond butter), went for a run with a good friend, and zumba'd with mom. 

my mom and i also made a ton of chocolate pretzels to give as gifts and i baked these amazing magic cookie bars (with dark, semisweet, & white chocolate chips, and almonds). 

we dance partied while the bars were baking! i love my mom so much. 

and now i'm off to enjoy some pizza and decorate the christmas tree with my family :) 


  1. Aww, looks like you are having so much fun with your family! And seriously, there is nothing better than some quality mom time!
    Gahh, after reading this, I am so ready to go home for christmas!! Finals need to hurry up and be done!

  2. Love that you have such a close relationship with your family members! I am very blessed to be close to mine too :) Have a Merry Christmas!!

  3. I am so jealous of the vast number of dance parties you had in just this one post!! College is fun, but nothing beats being home for the holidays!

  4. Ahhhh You are having the BEST time at home! I love how close you are with your family! The picture of you and your mom is precious. Being home with family is the best :)

  5. I am so glad you are home with your family and living it up!

  6. It's great that you have a great relationship with your family. There's nothing better than spending time with your family (and having a dance party!). Happy Holidays!

  7. You and your family are so cute! I love hanging out with my mom too! Definitely my best friend!

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