December 25, 2010

It’s been a flurry of a Christmas morning!


Have you seen the forecast for the Eastern shore? It’s grim for travelers. Lots of snow is expected to fall right in our travel path. Thus, Matt’s family is leaving this afternoon, and the rest of us are going to Bald Head Island a day early! This has caused quite the flurry of discussion and planning.

But before the idea of leaving early arose, we all leisurely got up and had a few hours to kill before brunch (my how the times have changed since the 7AM present unwrapping parties!), so we went out running. Matt, Matt and I covered 4.5 miles around Hillsborough. Larbs went out running with her headphones, and Dad was out reading a book and walking.

Once we’d all returned, everyone gathered around the table for brunch – still no present opening yet!


We had Christmas Kodiak cakes topped with Nutty’s Butterscotch PB


Date Walnut Bread and Banana Nut made by Candace


Fruit salad with banana, orange, pineapple




And sausage


Plus coffee, part of this complete breakfast!


Then it was present time!! I got many beautiful and fun gifts – candles, a watch, tea towels, scarves, Crab chips, giftcards! Thanks to everyone!



We are headed to visit with Matt’s dad and uncle and family and then we depart to beat the storm. Christmas dinner might be at Ebb + Flow’s seafood restaurant tonight!

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1 JenATX December 25, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Merry merry christmas :) Glad you get to spend good time with the family


2 Michele @ Healthy Cultivations December 25, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Looks like a lovely Christmas morning. I love the relaxed feeling of Christmas Day!!!


3 Amy at TheSceneFromMe December 25, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Great! Have a fun time on the island :)
Merry Christmas!


4 [email protected] December 25, 2010 at 12:44 pm

I have the funniest mental pictures of your dad reading and walking all the time. If I tried that I would trip for sure! Merry Christmas! :)


5 Katie December 25, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your family Kath!!!

The brunch looks amazing!



6 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 25, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Merry Xmas to you and the family!

your celebration looks beautiful! Your gift of Crab chips you mentioned, never heard of those before…sounds interesting! A watch, candles, gift cards…NICE!

Good luck w/ the weather…I am dreading airline travel b/c of all the bad weather everywhere!


7 Krystina December 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your family 😀


8 Camille December 25, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Despite the change of plans, it seems like a wonderful Christmas!
Merry Christmas Kath!


9 Paige @Running Around Normal December 25, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Merry Christmas, Kath! Wishing you safe travels today!!


10 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 25, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Lovely brunch!! We’re having seafood tonight, too! ENJOY 😀


11 Maryann December 25, 2010 at 1:51 pm

The breakfast looks delicious! Merry Christmas :)


12 Jil @ Big, City, Lil Kitchen December 25, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Safe travels!!


13 grocery goddess jen December 25, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Wow, we’re getting WALLOPED by the storm already – glad you guys don’t have to change your plans too much!


14 faith @ gracefulfitness December 25, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Safe trip and Merry Christmas!


15 Alaina December 25, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Merry Christmas Kath!! I love that dining room! Must be a beautiful, colonial home. :-)


16 Katy (The Singing Runner) December 25, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Looks like a wonderful Christmas! :) I started my Christmas with a run too! :) Woo hoo! :)


17 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 25, 2010 at 3:59 pm

You guys have to eat before presents?! My house would riot. 😉

Merry Christmas!


18 Eating Bird Food December 25, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Merry Christmas to one of my fave bloggers! Thanks for sharing your day with us!!

Drive safely to Bald Head Island.


19 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] December 25, 2010 at 5:00 pm

What ever are crab chips!? Merry Christmas, Kath! Stay warm :)


20 Lauren at KeepItSweet December 25, 2010 at 5:07 pm

What a great spread! Merry Christmas:-)


21 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 25, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Merry Christmas!!


22 Natalia - a side of simple December 25, 2010 at 5:51 pm

What a great Christmas morning :) Merry Christmas, Kath, to you and your family, and safe travels!


23 Danielle December 25, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Safe travels! Hope you’re having a very Merry Christmas!


24 Kaitlin December 25, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Looks like a lovely brunch! Hopefully you miss the weather!


25 Cara Craves... December 25, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Mmmm.. Christmas brunch!
Love it.
Safe travels!


26 Mary @ Bites and Bliss December 25, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Starting the day off with a run is always nice. Glad you had a great Christmas!


27 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 25, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Wow, you guys are such a healthy family for exercising on Christmas! Kudos to you guys! 😉


28 Hannah December 25, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Merry Christmas! I hope the rest of your day was wonderful too :)


29 Josie @ Skinny Way Of Life December 25, 2010 at 10:45 pm

What a lovely Christmas!! Can I just say I love your parents house? of course I haven’t seen the whole thing but from what I have seen throughout the years I love lol. It reminds me of an old historical home turned bed and breakfast, makes me want to cozy up with a book by the fireplace. I hope you and your family had safe travels and an amazing day! : )


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