Homecoming

December 4, 2009

2.5 hours of Pandora musicals at the top of my lungs later….

[Poor Matt!]

We’re in Hillsborough!

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I waited to eat lunch until I got here at 2 because I was the driver and didn’t want to eat and drive. Plus my breakfast was consumed super late!

I asked mom for a noteworthy blog plate and she produced this 1964 New York World’s Fair treasure

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On it I ate my packed smoked salmon + avocado sandwich on a Dakota bun

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Plus fruit

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And veg

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And vice. I never drink diet sodas – except when I’m at my parents’! They always have such a good stash. And a little arti. sweeteners aren’t going to hurt me 5/365 days of the year :)

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After lunch I got the chance to play with my best friend from high school, Becca, and her two darling kids – Zora, who is 3, and Guinevere, who is 2 months!!

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So precious! Her name is Guinevere Oliana :)

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I love playing mom!

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Lots of playing

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Zora played Monster Mash and legos

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And of course kitty cat

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Which left Lillian in the hiding

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Matt came back from a walk with my dad and did a little playing

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I think he needed a beer to establish his manhood

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He had picked up a pumpkin ale at the wine shop downtown and gave me a sip. It was awesome!

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We’re headed out to dinner with the Chamber judging team in just a few. Yum!

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1 Mama Pea December 4, 2009 at 5:11 pm

I think kids just make you gravitate towards vices naturally…did I just say that? A princess dress on a 3 year old? I don’t believe it.

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2 Priyanka December 4, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Awwww…how cute are the kids!?! Its fun playing with them :)

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3 Food Makes Fun Fuel December 4, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Lol, I love that you ask for a blogworthy plate

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4 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) December 4, 2009 at 5:23 pm

I love A&W diet root beer. Hands down, I think it’s the tastiest! I do try to limit my consumption though…

Cute kids!

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5 Jenna December 4, 2009 at 5:27 pm

glad you are back home with your parents!
have a fun night :)
jenna

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6 Jenna December 4, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Matt looks so cute with the baby!! haha

Have fun tonight :)

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7 Good Taste. Healthy Me December 4, 2009 at 5:34 pm

aw now that is just too cute!

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8 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 4, 2009 at 5:36 pm

KSJHFDKAJKS can’t wait for KERFLINGS!!!! Have a great time tonight!!

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9 Lauren @ eater not a runner December 4, 2009 at 5:37 pm

I’m the same way with diet soda, and diet rootbeer is my favorite!

Those pics are so cute :-)

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10 Camile December 4, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Aw! Matt and you both look great holding a baby! *wink, wink* Looks like so much fun!

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11 Allison K December 4, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Oh man, seeing my Husband with infants and toddlers always makes my ovaries start yelling “use me now! use me now!”

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12 Hillary December 4, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Love the reindeer!

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13 Dawn December 4, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Awww how cute! :)

I love love love Diet Root Beer–the only diet soda I really like actually!

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14 Ameena December 4, 2009 at 5:49 pm

The kids are so cute…and you look like a natural with them!

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15 Meggilizz December 4, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Have a great time with your family!!!! The babies are just toooooooo cute!!!!! :D Can’t wait to meet up with y’all tomorrow!!!! yaaaaay!!

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16 Carolyn December 4, 2009 at 6:02 pm

I don’t drink coffee so I have to have a diet soda in the afternoon to keep me awake. :oops:

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17 Shannon (The Daily Balance) December 4, 2009 at 6:04 pm

What adorable kiddos! ENJOY ;)

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18 Kasey @ Fit For Wellness December 4, 2009 at 6:05 pm

That sandwich looks and sounds delicious! Beautiful kids :)

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19 SweetiePotato December 4, 2009 at 6:05 pm

Awww I love little kids!! And that diet rootbeer looks good. I don’t remember the last time I had one of those!! :razz:

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20 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 4, 2009 at 6:09 pm

That cracks me up that you packed a lunch to take to your parents’ house. When I go home, I take advantage of the free food as much as I can!! :-)

I was a nanny last year for a friend’s baby, and every time my husband (then fiance) would come over and have “baby time,” it made me love him even more! men + babies = cuteness!

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21 Kath December 4, 2009 at 9:41 pm

haha. My food is better than theirs!! Dakota buns and all :)

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22 Kristie Lynn December 4, 2009 at 6:19 pm

So fun to “play” Mom – all the cuteness but none of the responsibility ;)

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23 skinnyrunner December 4, 2009 at 6:24 pm

you look like a natural at the mommy games….
i love an occasional dt coke. so yum.

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24 christie @ honoring health December 4, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Love the baby photos!

have a good weekend!

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25 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope December 4, 2009 at 6:39 pm

What a beautiful plate! And those kids are just adorable!!! You definitely look the part of “Mommy!” :)

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26 Sam (Merit to the Carrot) December 4, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Precious reindeer… and babies! Looks wonderful :)

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27 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) December 4, 2009 at 7:16 pm

Pure cuteness! :D

And I love that plate your mom gave you to be used on the blog! The colors just jump right out of the photo!

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28 Light Delight with TouTou December 4, 2009 at 7:19 pm

The baby is adorable !!

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29 Jil December 4, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Precious pictures!! and I have to say…I rarely drink soda..but that Diet A&W sounds soo good.

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30 Cynthia (It All Changes) December 4, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Boy with babies are so great! I love watching them be so sweet :-)

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31 mary ann December 4, 2009 at 7:31 pm

first: smoked salmon has been incorporated into at least 9 meals of mine in the past week, no joke.
second: should we be preuaring ourselves for future baby KERFs??? SOOOO cute, loves mommy and daddy Kath and Matt photos

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32 WendyF December 4, 2009 at 7:39 pm

What cute kids, also a very cute kittie. I love the plate since its my year. :-)

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33 lynn (The Actors Diet) December 4, 2009 at 7:42 pm

i’ve been listening to xmas music on pandora all day!

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34 MelanieF December 4, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Just saw your lovely face on Oprah.com. Congrats! This is big! I hope you will be invited on the show one day!

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35 Alison December 4, 2009 at 8:16 pm

that pic of zora and the cat
is PRICELESS!
hold on to it. :)
diet sodas are my vice too –
love ‘em and hate to love ‘em,
but you’re right,
5/365…
i’ve almost managed to cut it down to that!

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36 Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life December 4, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Awesome plate! You and Matt look completely adorable with the baby :)

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37 Jennifer December 4, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Look at you getting all mommyish! ;)
Loved the pic of Matt holding little Guinevere.
Your Sandwich looks like it was delicious!

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38 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) December 4, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Diet A&W root beer is one of the best diet sodas, I’m not a fan of artificial sweeteners, but I agree, moderation is fine.

You and Matt both look adorable with a baby! :)

Jenn

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39 Sarah (OC2Seattle) December 4, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Love the plate – I was just there in September and it’s so cool to see the site memorialized on such a gorgeous plate.

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40 Karla December 4, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Ahh cute babies!!

I also LOVE LOVE LOVE that plate! It’s a mix of my two favorite things: dishes and cities!

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41 Katy @ These Beautiful Feet December 4, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Mmmm..pumpkin ale. I LOVE pumpkin ale. I wish the ones have tried lately tasted more pumpkiny though. What’s your favorite easily found pumpkin beer? I would love any recommendations! :)

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42 Kath December 4, 2009 at 9:43 pm

Cottonwood’s pumpkin ale is my favorite, but it’s made in NC and is probably only regional. I like the Dogfish one OK (it’s too beery and not enough pumpkin!) There was one I had at Brixx – Thirsty Bear Pumpkin Ale? It was excellent. And today’s was great too!

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43 megan December 5, 2009 at 7:18 am

I’m not sure how widely available it is, but I live in Vermont and the Wolaver’s Organic (made by Otter Creek) seasonal Will Stevens’ Pumpkin Ale is my favorite! Also, Shipyard Brewing Co. makes a pumpkin ale that I actually find *too* pumpkin-y!

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44 Tania @ Moment Anew December 4, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Aww, the kids are SO cute :)

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45 Megan December 4, 2009 at 9:14 pm

I really like the premise of your blog and have been fascinated as I explore. Great work!

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46 Allyson December 4, 2009 at 9:24 pm

That plate is great! (hehe rhyme!) I would be too scared of breaking it to use it though!

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47 Eileen December 4, 2009 at 9:40 pm

When I was in my 20s, I drank a 20 oz. Diet Coke every day. It’s a wonder I have any stomach left. I gave it up completely when I was pregnant, and it’s the one vice I never really went back to. (Coffee and wine? Yes, please.)

The pics of you two with the babies are very cute, and tell your friend her daughters’ names are gorgeous! (As are they!)

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48 Kath December 4, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Thanks for all of your sweet comments about the girls!!

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49 Lisa (bakebikeblog) December 4, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Aww those girls are ADORABLE! What a fun afternoon :)

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50 Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama December 5, 2009 at 2:41 am

The girls are adorable!

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51 Sammie December 5, 2009 at 7:20 am

Hey Kath,
You guys really do look so natural holding the little one – the way Matt is looking at her is so sweet.
The gingerbread competition looks like a lot of fun. Have a nice weekend.

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52 Lauren December 5, 2009 at 8:29 am

Ooh that Weyerbacher Pumpkin is my favorite fall beer!

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