F-F-F-flashback Friday time!!!
But first, how was everyone’s Friday?
Mine started out with sleeping in – *sigh* how nice 🙂
And a nice yogurt bowl of yogurt + pumpkin, banana bomb muffin, sunbutter, pumpkin butter & a bit of cereal for crunch. Oh and banana slices! Banana slices make the yogurt mix 😉
I then proceeded to fail my quiz (meh – I’ll drop this one), and hit up the gym where my usual stairmaster was occupied. So I chose the stairmill (the revolving staircase)
This thing works your thighs and butt way more than the stairmaster.
I don’t get as out of breath on the stairmill, but man, my legs were weak and shaky! It does hurt my knee more, which is why I stick to the master.
Came home hungry hungry!!
Black bean burger topped with guacamole. Mary crackers with spinach hommos.
With “dessert” crackers topped with pumpkin cream cheese & pumpkin butter!
Mmmmm guacie 😀
+ an apple.
I completely chowed down my dinner without even thinking about it. Straight from the tuppaware container too!
But it was leftovers from my stir-fry this night which included
Holiday season has always been a huge deal in my house. My mom is incredibly in love with Christmas, and it’s worn off on all of us! For the next few week’s worth of flashbacks, I thought I’d share some holiday photos and traditions with you all!
1. Gingerbread house making. It’s an all day ordeal! We make the gingerbread in advance, and then go crazy with candy and decorating! I remember my mom making them when I was young, and I just couldn’t wait until I was “old enough” to make a real one myself.
The one 2003 picture I have:
It’s a rule in our house that we have to give away our creations as gifts. Occasionally we allow one to stay in our possession for a holiday dessert 😉
It’s hard to come up with new ideas each year. This year I chose to include a little guy sledding!
Always thought this picture was pretty cool 😉
This year my front door ended up on the side, and I decorated the front and back with frosting decorated goodies. I actually liked this one!
Please note my little sister trying to sneak her class mascot monkey into the picture. haha.
This year’s theme was ‘love’ – with hearts on the roof, heart gummies, and a polar bear out front holding a heart! I’m not sure why I don’t have any better pictures/angles.
Can you tell it’s a tradition to take a picture in front of the tree? 😉
Wait – where’s my “in front of the tree” photo? Oh yes – my mom had packaged up my house before I got a chance. How dare she?! 😉
I also occasionally get together with friends. But by that point, I’m usually a bit worn out of gingerbread making and just make a silly one and just pile on the candy 😉
My friends got creative and made a bedroom, large giftbox, and an arc!
2. Roommate Christmas cards
Okay, I’ve only done this 2 out of my 4 years, but I thought I’d share them with you anyways.
We weren’t such a fan of this one, but I thought the idea was cute!
Yes we are wearing matching shirts 😉
This year we plan to take one this weekend. I’m excited! We need ideas though. Hmmm…
Speaking of gingerbread houses, I’m off to make some at our friends house tonight! It won’t be as intense as my one back home, but I’ll let you know how it turns out!
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