Their Country Loved

September 11, 2011

O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife,

Who more than self their country loved

And mercy more than life!

America! America! 

God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood [and sisterhood]
From sea to shining sea.

September 11 is always an emotional day to remember. This morning I took a moment to honor + salute.


Smoothie for breakfast – to help with the dehydration…


Raspberries [frozen], banana, 1 cup milk, chia seeds, and Peanut Butter puffins –


With Lipton


Look who is back from summer camp! They brought Miss Lilly the Ballerina with them – she wants to meet Faith!


-And then they packed their house into their cars.

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1 Sweet and Savvy September 11, 2011 at 8:59 am

I agree on the 9/11 thing! God bless all those who lost loved ones! <3


2 Holly @ The Runny Egg September 11, 2011 at 9:00 am

Emotional is right — have a safe day Kath!


3 Lauren@ Oatmeal After Spinning September 11, 2011 at 9:04 am

Never forget!
I’m looking at you pictures of a smoothie in a bowl while I eat mine with peanut butter puffs on top. Must be that kind of morning!


4 Khushboo September 11, 2011 at 9:07 am

Thinking of and honoring all those noble soldiers today…


5 Nicole September 11, 2011 at 9:08 am

It is a very emotional day. The coverage on tv is difficult to watch.

Your breakfast looks amazing! Must go make myself a smoothie. :)


6 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) September 11, 2011 at 9:09 am

I can’t believe it’s been 10 years already. Good luck moving!


7 katie @KatieDid September 11, 2011 at 9:10 am

beautiful first picture. Today is very emotional for so many people, yes. I hope the move goes as smoothly as possible for you Kath!


8 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 11, 2011 at 9:28 am

I cannot believe it was 10 years ago! Never forget. Glad to see the bears are back :)


9 Sonia the Mexigarian September 11, 2011 at 9:48 am

Watching the coverage is difficult. Reading the notes above makes me tear up. Have a good day!


10 Shannon @ My Place In The Race September 11, 2011 at 9:52 am

The memorial is so hard to watch. My heart aches for all those families. 10 years now…so hard to believe.



11 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance September 11, 2011 at 10:00 am

Welcome home bears!


12 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 11, 2011 at 10:16 am

Beautiful, simple post.

Good luck with that rehydration. :)


13 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 11, 2011 at 10:24 am

I LOVE peanut butter puffins! Good luck with your move today


14 lynn @ the actor's diet September 11, 2011 at 10:25 am

can’t stop thinking about 9/11 today. wish i didn’t have to work so i could reflect more with my husband. we were living in nyc then and it was the craziest day of our lives.


15 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 11, 2011 at 10:31 am

Thinking back to 9/11 gives me chills. My family had just moved to the Middle East about 1 week prior and I remember coming home from school to find my mum watching TV. I thought it was a movie, but it turned out it was the news. God bless all the families of those involved.

And on a happier note, welcome home bears!


16 lynda @ healthy hoboken girl September 11, 2011 at 10:34 am

Beautiful way to honor our fellow Americans. Always glad to see the bears back from camp…and that great bike mug!! So glad you like it!! Good luck moving!


17 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles September 11, 2011 at 11:14 am

Beautiful picture to show your remembrance……


18 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 11, 2011 at 11:21 am

It still breaks my heart to think of all the lives lost + families who were affected. They’ll be in my thoughts today!


19 Emily @ The Swallow Flies September 11, 2011 at 11:27 am

Beautiful photo. Random question: where did you get that bicycle mug? I would LOVE to buy one for my mom! Thanks!


20 KathEats September 12, 2011 at 6:57 am

It was a gift from a reader from a NY gift shop


21 Cait's Plate September 11, 2011 at 11:38 am

LOVE peanut butter puffins! Not so much as cereal but awesome as a topping/snack!


22 Emily@SavoryandSavage September 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Good luck with the move today. I hope you get tons done.


23 Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) September 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Have a productive day!! Hope your move goes well :)


24 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy September 11, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Hard to believe 10 years has already passed, never forget!

Your smoothie looks amazing, peanut butter puffins are my favorite!


25 Cait @ Beyond Bananas September 11, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Good Luck with the move! :) I spend my morning glued to the TV watching the 9/11 service at the new Memorial. It was so heart breaking. It never gets easier to watch it.. 10 years later.


26 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 11, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Good luck with moving today! Hope the bears pull their weight 😉


27 Kathy W. September 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm

It must be a little upsetting/disorienting for the bears to be moving almost as soon as they get back! You may have to promise them their very own room in the new house.


28 Mom September 11, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I told them they were getting their own room. I hope I didn’t overstep, but they are very excited!


29 Cat @ Cat's Belly Fat Cure September 11, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I love Puffins too. A little sad remembering today, but SO THANKFUL for those that protect, service and fight for our freedom & safety.


30 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 11, 2011 at 1:18 pm

My heart goes out to all of those who have lost loved ones and to all the ones that still go on to keep our country free. Today and every day, I am humbled.


31 Emmy (WIne and Butter) September 11, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I love the understated nature of this post…. so many blessings and thoughts with all those who lost someone, but also a moment to remember the difficult things that happen all over the world.
Life is such a blessing and yet filled with so many struggles… xox


32 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm

God bless America!! It is a great country to live in, and we should never take that for granted!

Tribute to all who give/gave their lives to help, as well….. :)


33 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List September 11, 2011 at 1:47 pm

So hard to believe it’s already been 10 years!!
P.S. pretty bowl! Love green.


34 Shana September 11, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I tried the chocolate and peanut butter puffins and I think my heart is with the chocolate ones. They have the most delicious cocoa flavor compared to the peanut butter which seem to have an underlying corn taste.


35 priscylla September 11, 2011 at 2:51 pm

hi again, I am new at blogging and I would love to become a member of yours? is that such a thing? and how can I do that? You have inspired me beyond measures! thank you


36 KathEats September 12, 2011 at 6:58 am

You are a member by reading!! Welcome. You can also get email subscriptions from the little icon on the right by the RSS feed –>


37 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 11, 2011 at 3:35 pm

PB Puffins are so good!

And I dig the 1st picture with the sunlight and the way you can just “feel” the sunlight in that pic.

Hope you’re having a productive day packing!


38 Casey @ oatsandnanners September 11, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Kath, reading your tribute was a great way to start off the day. It inspired me to write a little tribute, as well.

Wishing you luck on your packing AND just wanted to thank you for your tribute to oatmeal (I just got a killer cold and your oatmeal inspired my comfort food dinner last night!)


39 Angel7 September 11, 2011 at 4:40 pm

God bless the men and women who lost their lives on 9/11, and their families as well!!!

The Bears had a long summer camp! They looked like they had fun, but seem a little pooped out :)


40 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 11, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Thank you for this post. It is an emotional day but I’m grateful for the unity it creates.


41 Hannah September 11, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Hugs, Kath.


42 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites September 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Kath- You set such a GREAT example of how to slow down and appreciate a moment, appreciate a meal… It is not so easy to do these days considering the ultra busy lives we all lead! Thank you for reminding us all how important it is to stop, enjoy and trudge right on though all we need to do with ease and grace! Good luck again with your move!


43 KathEats September 12, 2011 at 6:58 am

Thank you!! <3


44 Shayla @ The Good Life September 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Love this remembrance post :)

And I love that I finally found a blogger who eats PB Puffins! They’re my favorite cereal, and I eat ’em just like that too on top of my smoothie!! :)


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