Filling A Void

December 29, 2009

I was totally pooped this afternoon and spent some fun time reading my book

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I missed out while the boys went playin’

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And snacked on a Fruition bar when I got hungry at 4:30

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We had cocktail hour up in the suite with the view – it was a gorgeous sunset!

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Now that Larbs + Matt are gone and our days have charged on, we’ve gotten a bit less formal with cocktail hour.

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Wine cubes + Wheat Thins!

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[Both of which are some of the most amazing foods 😉 ]

We thought we were out of cheese and resorted to Laughing Cows Karen brought for sandwiches. Lol. It was actually pretty good! I had about 5-6 cheese + crackers throughout the night

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And wasn’t going to partake in the good stuff tonight, but I missed Larbs + Matt and felt the need to fill a void. Total emotional eating/drinking.

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Dinner was casual but just as delicious

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Matt and I made homemade pizzas!

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Matt made 50% whole wheat pizza crust from scratch and we topped it with spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, peppers, cheese, and pepperoni

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Instead of a green salad my dad requested something different so I planned a cole slaw with apples, balsamic, maple syrup, mustard, mayo (lite), and walnuts. I put pretty much equal parts of it all in a jar and shook and tossed it with a bag of pre-shredded cabbage and 3 apples.

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I am not a huge fan of cole slaw and thought it was pretty good

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While we cooked I debated more wine. This was one of those nights when I mindlessly had more sips and pours than I probably needed.

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I had 3 smallish slices

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Dinner wine pour. Why was I also sitting right in front of the M&M bowl!?

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Dessert tonight was a delicious donut-y lemon cake sent by Matt’s grandmother Bonnie

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Plus only the best all natural

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And some choco drizzle!

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Going to read in bed – nite!

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1 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 29, 2009 at 11:07 pm

It’s always kind of depressing when you’re on vacay with a big group, and then some of the member leave. Looks like y’all are still having fun though!


2 Jenna December 29, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Love making home made pizzas!
Dessert looks delish:)


3 Nicole December 29, 2009 at 11:11 pm

I just found your blog…LOVE it! I’ve heard about these wine cubes and actually heard that you can find them at Target of all places!! I look forward to reading and following!


4 Karla December 29, 2009 at 11:16 pm

YUM! Your pizza looks soooo good! As does everything else!


5 Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen December 29, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Hey, sometimes you need an emotional eating night. AND it looked yummy and (for the most part) healthy. Love reading your blog; your adventures always brighten me day :)


6 Mama Pea December 29, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Sometimes I like to make up my own dialogue for your pictures. I’m pretending that in the one of your mom and Kanz that he just farted, but the French doors are locked & she can’t escape.


7 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope December 29, 2009 at 11:23 pm

What a fun evening Kath! That pizza looks delicious. It’s always fun to do a “make-your-own” with family and friends.

BTW – LOVE your hair in the later pics!!! That style looks fabulous on you!


8 Lauren December 29, 2009 at 11:28 pm

I’ve never seen wine cubes like that. They’re like a totally classier version of the Franzia that everyone around here drinks!


9 Erin @ Big Girl Eats December 29, 2009 at 11:29 pm

I really love your pictures of vacation! And the fact that you have formal cocktail hours. So classy!! :)


10 Christy December 29, 2009 at 11:35 pm

ohh lemon cake! I loooove anything lemon 😀 haha sounds delish!


11 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans December 29, 2009 at 11:49 pm

Your cole slaw looks tasty! I always feel like the dynamic changes after part of the group leaves when you are on vacation, even when the people you are left with are fantastic!


12 Jesse December 29, 2009 at 11:56 pm

You know, sometimes you just need to chill-ax and let the wine flow, dear! :) When you have good food, good company, and love. that=happiness :) !


13 Jennie December 30, 2009 at 12:18 am

Can you add Matt’s recipe for whole wheat pizza dough? The pizza looks yummy and I would love to make the dough from scratch.


14 Kath December 30, 2009 at 8:05 am
15 Jennie December 30, 2009 at 9:18 am

Thanks :)


16 Bronwyn December 30, 2009 at 12:25 am

Again, that dessert looks sooooo delicious! yum. yum.


17 Joelle (The Pancake Girl) December 30, 2009 at 12:37 am

Oooooh chocolatey drizzle! Glad you a had great night!


18 Jane December 30, 2009 at 12:44 am

I second that on sharing the pizza crust. recipe We got a pizza stone, and making the dough from the instructions it came with did NOT go well. Please share!


19 Kath December 30, 2009 at 8:05 am
20 Katie December 30, 2009 at 12:55 am

Reading all day long = my favorite vacation activity!


21 Penny December 30, 2009 at 1:30 am

I mentioned you in my most recent blog post. :-) Here’s the link if you feel like having a look.


22 Stephanie December 30, 2009 at 2:02 am

I ADORE that marina pic! Gorgeous. Your photography is so wonderful AND always full of personality, too. It makes your blog even better! Thank you for all the hard work!


23 Kath December 30, 2009 at 8:05 am

Thank yoU!


24 Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama December 30, 2009 at 4:01 am

wow – amazing dinner! Pizza is always a show stopper!


25 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 30, 2009 at 6:45 am

Thats my favorite vanilla ice cream!


26 Ashley December 30, 2009 at 6:46 am

I am completely grossed out by pepperoni, and I still think that pizza looks tasty! My homemade pizzas never turn out looking that good.


27 Carolyn December 30, 2009 at 7:47 am

Looks like you’re having SO much fun. Sometimes you need a little alone time to read. :)


28 Beth @ DiningAndDishing December 30, 2009 at 7:49 am

The lake view of the sunset is absolutely gorgeous!! :O) I love the boxed wine and laughing cow – classy night! hehe


29 Kristen @ Change of Pace December 30, 2009 at 7:51 am

Look at all that wonderful food! The pizza looks amazing!


30 Katherine December 30, 2009 at 7:59 am

Pizza looks delicious and it sounds like you really enjoyed your chance to recharge. Glad to hear it!


31 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) December 30, 2009 at 8:13 am

Mmm…homemade pizza can NOT be beat. So good!! And it looks like a wonderful crust too! 😀

Great job on the 7-mile run today (urr..yesterday?) Especially on beating all kinds of personal records. That’s always exciting. 😀


32 Paige(Running Around Normal) December 30, 2009 at 8:14 am

What a fun day! Sooo relaxing. I’m totally jealous, once again :)
Love the cubed wine!


33 Kasey December 30, 2009 at 8:21 am

Looks like a great vacay! That sunset view is stunning!


34 Courtney December 30, 2009 at 8:24 am

Are you reading The Shell Seekers in the first picture?! That is one of my all time favorite vacation reads – I actually reread it every year. Enjoy!


35 Courtney December 30, 2009 at 8:26 am

Whoops – just read your last post. Well, enjoy anyways!


36 megan December 30, 2009 at 8:36 am

that pizza looks incredible. My homemade pizza never seems to look like that. :)


37 Kailey December 30, 2009 at 8:38 am

nothing beats the taste of homemade pizza – best in my opinion!


38 Simply Life December 30, 2009 at 8:48 am

looks like a fun and relaxing day!


39 Stephanie December 30, 2009 at 8:53 am

I just wanted to leave a comment that your hair looks super cute how you have it up later in the evening!


40 Cait (Cait's Plate) December 30, 2009 at 9:14 am

Oh I love that picture of you and Matt! It’s so cute 😀

And yum – those pizzas look SO good. There’s really nothing better than homemade pizza (okay..maybe GH pizza…but that’s an exception!).

It looks like you’re having so much fun and I’m SO JEALOUS! I wish I was still celebrating the holidays with my family!


41 rungirlrunn December 30, 2009 at 9:30 am

Gotta love the wine cubes! Seems so much cooler than just a “box” 😉


42 Jenny December 30, 2009 at 9:30 am

I’m sure you’ve mentioned before, but where are those wine cubes from? They are too cute.


43 Kath December 30, 2009 at 9:40 am



44 Eileen December 30, 2009 at 10:18 am

What a great family. Our family vacations usually involve one generation watching loud cable news shows that send the other generation scurrying outside or to other rooms. LOL!

Congrats on the awesome run. I *might* be able to race like that, but my ordinary training runs are considerably slower!


45 lynn @ the actors diet December 30, 2009 at 10:38 am

i always feel sad when my clan gets smaller (which it’s about to in just a few days – waaaah!)


46 AnnQ December 30, 2009 at 11:35 am

OMG…I’m completely dying for pizza now, and it’s only 11:30am :-)


47 Kelly December 30, 2009 at 11:50 am

I would like to know Matt’s recipe for the crust! I went to his page and only see the 100% whole wheat crust. Is that what you had? I’ve tried my hand at crust before and it never looks that good!


48 Kath December 30, 2009 at 11:22 pm

We actually had a 50/50 blend, but I don’t have the recipe for that. I’ve had the WW crust a number of times though and it’s really good. Not too dense.


49 Kailey (SnackFace) December 30, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Kath, you are so cute with that spunky little updo! Tres adorable. The coleslaw sounds amaze, too! Throw apples and walnuts on anything and I’ll probably eat it. Love all the family-filled posts so much!


50 Ashley December 30, 2009 at 12:21 pm

Oh man the pizza looks delish! Lemon cake, mmmmmmmmmm


51 Lu December 30, 2009 at 2:33 pm

That is a great picture of you and your hubby. I love Laughing Cow cheese. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted lemon cake so badly… That looks great!


52 Danielle January 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I *heart* homemade pizzas and yours look DELISH!


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