Feast For Kings And Queens

December 29, 2012

Merry Christmas Part II!

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Yesterday we took it easy for the first half of the day – oatmeal, coffee and a 3.5 mile run for meee!

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Mom and I made some videos for Real Health and then lunch – avocado, tomato and hummus on Great Harvest bread with fruit on the side

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Our avocado looks brown because the baby was hungry in between lunch being served and eaten Winking smile 

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For dinner we all went over to Matt’s dad’s side of the family – all Monsons!

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The growing family: Matt’s uncle David, Grandma Helen, cousin Natalie

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Plus Dylan and Matt’s dad Mark

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Plus Matt’s step mother Cheryl and cousin Dylan

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Plus Aunt Mary Ann and Matt…

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Plus my dad, me and doggie Max

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Four generations!!!

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Max the amazing flying dog

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We opened presents

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Collaborated on dinner

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Ate cheese + crackers

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And had a feast of grilled salmon, goat cheese sweet potatoes with pistachios, Brussels sprouts with mushrooms and pecans and a salad with goat cheese, pecans, and homemade dressing (that was my dish Smile)

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More delicious desserts! {The last hurrah before heading home}

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The whole family together! {Note the giant fish – haha!}

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A delicious day, and a fun second Christmas.

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1 seana December 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

Beautiful family pictures! Do those hats come out of those firecracker popper things? Are the hats a family tradition?

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2 KathEats December 29, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Yep, they were favors

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3 Lucy December 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

That oatmeal looks so creammy and yum! My fave pic of your oatmeal though was when Matt piled his oatmeal high with whipped cream! Now that’s what I call oatmeal!!

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4 natasha December 29, 2012 at 11:56 am

Love those Spode Christmas Tree plates. Everything looks yumy!

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5 Anna @ On Anna's Plate December 29, 2012 at 11:59 am

We celebrate two Christmases too. It’s fun to spread them out so that basically the whole last two weeks of December are “Christmas” :-)

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6 Olivia @ Life As Liv December 29, 2012 at 12:08 pm

What a beautiful family! (And a beautiful dessert plate ;) )

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7 Kristen @ Change of Pace December 29, 2012 at 12:23 pm

All of those family pictures are something to cherish. Maybe Christmas presents next year? ;)

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8 Kelsey @ SoMuchLifeToLive December 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Kath, you’ve had such a picture perfect Christmas! It looks like the babe enjoyed his first holiday, too:)

I have to say, I’m always so happy when I hit “the last hurrah” with dessert. Mine was yesterday when all of the peanut butter balls and gingerbread cookies were finished off. It was kind of like *sigh* “I can finally eat some healthy stuff again.” Today started with a swim workout and a green smoothie. My body was grateful!

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9 Kristi December 29, 2012 at 12:34 pm

No explanation of the paper crowns?! Looks like a fun crew :)

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10 KathEats December 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm

They were in the party favor poppers

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11 a farmer in the dell December 29, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Avocado, hummus, and tomato sandwiches are my go-to! I like to drizzle a little Sriracha on mine for some added spice though! yum! Glad your having such a nice time with your family!

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12 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) December 29, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Such a fun Christmas! Those brussels look amazing! :D

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13 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats December 29, 2012 at 1:05 pm

That’s so great that you got ANOTHER Christmas celebration! I’m sure everyone enjoyed spending time with Maze!

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14 Sara @ fitcupcaker December 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm

So fun! I love the sound of all your bread, I wish I could buy some! Of course I live in Ky and I cant find any bakery’s that sound as good as yours so far.

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15 Stacey C. December 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Is there a recipe you could share for the sweet potato dish? It looks really good!

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16 KathEats December 29, 2012 at 5:31 pm

We’re going to type it up soon

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17 Shel@PeachyPalate December 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Gorgeous family pics! Sweet potatoes with pistachios sound amazing! Are there some pumpkin seeds in the mix too? Looks yum! I also want to dive head first in to the Brussels with pecans…can’t get enough of the combo!

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18 Tami@nutmegnotebook December 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Love the photo of everyone wearing their paper hats from the Christmas crackers! That is also one of our holiday traditions.

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19 Farah December 29, 2012 at 3:19 pm

LOVE that picture of Mazen (the one right after your oatmeal picture). SO cute!! :)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

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20 Molly December 29, 2012 at 5:34 pm

that’s a BEAUTIFUL kitchen!

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21 Kathryn @ Mamacado December 30, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Mazen looks so much older in these photos – so cute! Our babies were born around the same time, and it’s awesome to see how much they’re changing around this 3+ mo timeline. Happy New Year!

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