Time Traveling First Night

January 1, 2012

We traveled from Jamaica to Orlando to Richmond to the casa of Eating Bird Food just before midnight!

We had an awesome Au Bon Pain dinner in Orlando of pumpkin soup and split a spicy tuna sandwich. May have been the best airport dinner ever?!

Matt surprised me with the perfect dessert: chocolate covered almonds!

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I also found the latest issue of Rachel Ray magazine and my name inside!

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Thanks to Brittany and Isaac for letting us crash in their guest room (and drink their beer!) They had a rockin party going on and we mingled right in.

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We all walked to Carytown to watch the ball rise not drop! I was a bit confused when the countdown began and the ball was going up!

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Happy New Year!

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I went to bed at 1am, and I think Matt was up till 3! After a somewhat iffy night’s sleep, we’re driving home now on a gorgeous sunny morning!

Home, sweet, home.

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1 Krissy - Shiawase Life January 1, 2012 at 9:38 am

Yay Richmond – awesome you got to stay with Brittany :)

Safe travels home!!!!!!!!!!

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2 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries January 1, 2012 at 9:41 am

wow what an eventful last few days!! your trip looked amazing and your new year’s eve sounded way fun. happy new year!

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3 Mom January 1, 2012 at 9:42 am

Happy New Year Everyone!

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4 Sarah January 1, 2012 at 9:45 am

i was probably standing nearby in your picture on cary street! we also thought that the ball rising was a bit different… we joked that we should have also counted up from 1-10 instead of the normal ten second countdown, too. as a longtime loyal reader i would have definitely said hi if i’d seen you! have a happy new year, kath!

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5 KathEats January 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Oh fun!! Would have been awesome to meet one another then

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6 Heather @ Side of Sneakers January 1, 2012 at 9:49 am

Wow what a week you’ve had! ;) Happy new year!

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7 Stefanie January 1, 2012 at 9:55 am

Stay safe and get some sleep.

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8 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count January 1, 2012 at 9:57 am

Coming home to a party…Pretty Good! Happy New Year!

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9 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio January 1, 2012 at 10:21 am

Happy New Years!! What a fun event to come home to.

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10 katie @KatieDid January 1, 2012 at 10:21 am

Wow can’t say I would have been up for a little partying after a long day of travel, you rock haha! Glad you had safe travels home!

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11 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

You guys worked that out well coming home straight to a party in Richmond! Happy New Year! :)

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12 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 1, 2012 at 10:34 am

That looks like a great night! Happy New Year!!!

Have you ever seen the chocolate covered coconut pieces Next makes? They are insanely good.

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13 Lynn @ the actor's diet January 1, 2012 at 10:34 am

Mmm that airport dinner does sound good! Happy new year!

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14 faith January 1, 2012 at 10:50 am

Welcome home! See you tomorrow?

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15 KathEats January 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Yeah!! Walk in the PM? Lunch?

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16 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 1, 2012 at 10:56 am

Glad to see you home safe. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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17 Molly @ RDexposed January 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

Wow. I’m impressed! I cannot function after flights or passed 11pm. Hope you yet plenty of rest now.

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18 Lauren January 1, 2012 at 11:22 am

Safe travels!

Au Bon Pain is my number one airport food. Fortunately I tend to always fly through Philadelphia which has one.

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19 Nancy~The Wife of a Dairyman January 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

Wishing you and Matt a very happy and healthy 2012, Kath!

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20 Kate January 1, 2012 at 11:50 am

Ugh, I stayed up until 3 last night too- way too old for this grandma. Somehow I still managed to wake up at 7!

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21 kristen @ verbs and vignettes January 1, 2012 at 11:51 am

i like the idea of the ball rising – like the beginning of 2012, instead of the end of 2011. :p hope the rest of your travels go well! i can’t believe you could party after all that flying.

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22 Erika - The Teenage Taste January 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Glad you two had a fabulous vacation! Ultimately, I know it feels better to be in the comfort of your own home, though. Happy New Year! :-D

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23 Sarah (I Dream of Beets) January 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm

What a whirlwind tour! Happy New Year.

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24 Heather H @ Run Eat Play January 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm

How fun being in Rachel Ray magazine! Happy New Year!!!

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25 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama January 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I lived near Richmond a few years ago. We spent a few NYE in Carytown. I liked the ball rising instead of dropping. Kinda of like re-starting the new year from the top. Happy New Year!

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26 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Happy New Year! And congrats on being in the magazine. Is it the holiday issue that you’re in?

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27 KathEats January 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I think it’s just the January issue?

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28 Angel7 January 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm

I hope you and Matt are refreshed from a relaxing vacation :)

Happy 2012, Kath!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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29 Stephanie @cookinfanatic January 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Yay for spending new year’s in Richmond! I was just down the street at Rowland’s Fine Dining ringing in the new year :) Love Brittany and Isaac, truly awesome peoples, glad you had a great time at their party. Happy New Year!

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30 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 1, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Happy New Year, Kath! You beat me- I only stayed up until 11 pm. Hope you get to catch up on some sleep today and tomorrow- I’m sure you’re glad to be back home. :)
We’re celebrating my husband’s birthday today- being born on New Year’s day (National Hangover Day?) kind of stinks, so I always try to make it extra special for him.

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31 Khushboo January 1, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Happy New Year Kath!!!

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32 Deva @ Deva by Definition January 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm

We were up until three this morning, and ended up sleeping past noon – one of my favorite New Year’s Day indulgences!

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33 Brittany January 1, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Whew- I promise our house is not always that crazy. :) I need a long nap today!

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34 KathEats January 1, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Haha. You have fun friends!! I feel for you cleaning up today though!

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35 Kathleen @ Run Derby Kat January 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Fun! You were in my neck of the woods… We had a relaxing New Years at Tap House, where I’m sure Matt would have enjoyed a few fun beers :)

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36 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 1, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Safe travels on your drive home and look at you two…from Jamaica to a NYE party with Brittany and gang..fun times!

Hope things are calm and easy with getting back to real life, unpacking, mail, etc.

Happy new year!

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37 Emily January 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I’ll have to pick up Rachel Ray this month :) Thanks for the trip report too…must.go.there

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38 Kim January 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm

so fun! I was out to dinner last night and we were going to go to carytown but parking was a nightmare, so we rushed home to catch the ball drop on the tv, with 60 seconds to spare! glad you had a great trip and still got to celebrate!

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39 tracey January 1, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Miami does it backwards too – we have an orange that “rises” upward instead of a ball dropping!

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40 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine January 1, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Rising ball?!?!? Whoaaaaa, weird :D

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