happy bellies, happy hearts

by purelytwins

Yesterday was a perfect day here in sunny FL.

Lori walking jax

Christmas Morning Day

Christmas morning

Joy gift

peppermint cake

christmas cookies

raw desserts

Christmas dinner ready table

dogs and joy

our food plates

Christmas started with a quick short walk with Jax in the early morning as we had to hurry over as our niece was getting anxious for everyone to arrive.

We all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas breakfast filled with lots of coffee, fruit, Christmas cookies, quiche, and some of our gluten-free donuts.

Joy was the star of the show. Having a kid in the family sure makes it all worth it. Seeing her smile, play, and laugh just melts our hearts.

We made all types of goodies from sugar cookies (a family recipe that we made gluten-free),  doubled our raw peppermint cream cake, and made a new raw dessert that Michelle enjoyed over Thanksgiving. Recipe for that coming this week!

Dinner was filled with even more yummy eats like: turkey, ham, kale avocado salad, lots of roasted veggies, kabocha squash, sweet potato fries….we could not resist having a second plate. It’s the holidays, always a second plate 🙂 And even though our bellies were extremely full there is always room for dessert. We had a selection of pumpkin pie, pecan pie, raw peppermint cake, and raw pumpkin apple pie cake. We enjoyed a slice of each raw dessert….and then when were officially beyond stuffed along with a few glasses of wine. We sure had happy bellies and happy hearts!

We both work up this morning still feeling full!!

our gifts

zwow48 workout

After taking Jax on 2 walks and trying to squeeze in ZWOW 48 workout and eating some bananas and apples, we finally started gathering some of our gifts together.  Some of our gifts where: new Rebook shoes, Tara Stiles yoga dvds, tone it up mug, running shorts, DVDS, coffee, kitchen and technology gadgets and much more!

Excited to play with some of our gifts. We are now off to have a family lunch.

Twins Question:  What was a highlight from you Christmas?

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Chris M. December 26, 2012 - 4:14 pm

What a nice Christmas you had! Awesome food and a lot of great loot!! My husband and I stayed in our pjs all day. Watched several Christmas movies, we had a ball! It was so nice to be able to stay home and relax.

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 26, 2012 - 4:35 pm

That all looks fantastic! I would have been a goner with those desserts. Wait… I was… LOL!

Merry Christmas!

Lindsay December 26, 2012 - 6:21 pm

I totally love those shoes! Looks like you had a great holiday with family and friends! 🙂

Meg December 27, 2012 - 6:38 am

Merry Christmas you guys! Love the desert spread and pics of your firsts and seconds! Looked much like my plate. Where are you in FL? Looks lovely.

purelytwins December 27, 2012 - 9:18 am

Thanks Meg, we are from south FL.

Lauren December 27, 2012 - 8:24 am

Merry Christmas! Looks like a wonderful day! Your niece is too adorable!

Kristine December 27, 2012 - 9:12 am

I made your raw peppermint cake and it was a huge hit! I have a problem with portion control (well, at least when it comes to desserts!), so I used my mini cheescake pan for bite sized cakes. And I made some of the family’s favorite cookies but all gf! What a blessing to be surrounded with family and good food. Wishing you ladies much joy in the New Year!

purelytwins December 27, 2012 - 9:19 am

Awesome Kristine, glad everyone enjoyed the cake! ya we have problem with portion control when it comes to raw desserts 😉 Wishing you all the bests too!

pumpkin apple pie layered cake with pumpkin whipped cream | purelytwins September 30, 2014 - 8:37 pm

[…] We appreciate you all waiting for us to get this recipe right to share…Michelle has been lucky enough to enjoy this cake twice – Thanksgiving and Christmas. […]


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