Christmas Recap – Feeling Blessed With Family, Friends, & Food

December 31, 2015 -
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Oh, it’s so good to be home <3 There is just something about this time of year that is pretty magical.

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Family, food, & good times — and did I say food? Because there is nothing like some home cooking.

I have to admit that I do fall into the trap of squeezing in a lot whenever I’m back in town and I can get pretty run down because of it — hence me spending new years on the couch and nothing but the couch ;] but in the end, these memories are priceless.

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  1. Papacakes, myself, & my sister-in-law Angie

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2) Our friend Lou rocking a very festive outfit with a kiss on the cheek for our (91 years young) Aunt Rita!  Speaking of Aunt Rita..she loves her “very modern” disposable cameras —

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She loves getting pictures printed and she laughs because the disposable ones are so hard to find now!

3) It may take us 10 times to get an actual picture…
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But I am so blessed to have this family <3

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4) as well as my future-in-laws!

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5) Visiting my Tennis girls that I used to train in Pittsburgh and seeing one of your girls rocking a powercakes tank ;]

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6) My Future sister-in-laws Michelle & Jessie with mama Gale in the middle.

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7) Seeing friends & their adorable little ones!! Little Ali is the cutest dang thing.

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8) Surprising my family with some Peace, Love, & Little Donuts on a Saturday morning.

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9) Having a casual acoustic show in the living room thanks to my talented bro & his friend Tony.
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10) Papacakes is STILL the kind of pancakes (powercakes) and they are continually getting better with every batch we eat.
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11) Getting these (very truthful) mugs for Christmas, love them! ;]
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12) Food…oh the food! Christmas dinner was on point with turkey, sides, & wine in my favorite reindeer glass. IMG_3637

13) More food! My dad makes homemade pepperoni rolls that are my favorite and my aunt makes a salmon salad that is to die for. Put them together on a plate and call it a day.IMG_3665

14) Corey and I got his brother Wilson a box of Lenny & Larry cookies for Christmas. Have you had these before? They are SO good!IMG_3652

15) Corey’s brother Adam looking sharp in his new Scarf we got him from Old Navy.IMG_3653

16) My family obviously knows me too well ;] some of my gifts included money on different food items. IMG_3672

17) Aunt Kasey here got some of my niece & nephew pups some kettlebell tennis balls! I couldn’t pass them up.IMG_3651

18) With traveling all over to see family, B UP bars were a life savor for snacking in the car rides! My favorite is the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
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Code “Powercakes29” gets you a discount at checkout!
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19) And this guy…couldn’t do it all without him. He’s my rock & biggest supporter and spending time together is my favorite.

But my all-time-favorite thing? The memories we make over times like this.

It’s not often that everyone gets to see each other or let alone spend days with each other so I find myself loving the “quiet” times when we’re all just sitting together in the living room laughing & catching up.

All of the gifts & food are great but it’s the family that makes all the memories.

I hope you had an amazing Holiday & A HAPPY HAPPY New Year! Thank YOU all for all of your support with what I do and encouraging this passion of mine.

I’m off to enjoy this day & relax. I’ve got a big announcement coming in an upcoming post so I hope you’ll tune in to see what’s next on this Adventure I call life ;]

Be true to you always,

xo Kasey

 

 

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