Saturday, December 26, 2015

Merry Christmas! :)

Hi everyone! :)

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I know we did! :)

I wanted to share some photos from our day! :)

Nana and Brian making Pierogies on Christmas Eve ... it's a tradition for our family! :)

And yes, they put the girl on the diet (that's me!)  in charge of the dessert table ... lol! 

Which is WHY I put this sign up on the dessert table!! *wink* 

Said tins mentioned in above sign *wink* 

Brookie and her little cousin :)

A couple of weeks ago, I posted some little "Don't forget the Reindeer" treat bags -- well, here is Brookie throwing the oats in the yard for the reindeer to snack on while Santa goes inside to leave presents! :)

Cookies and milk left for Santa :)

Santa came!!! :)

And left her a note back :)

Her reaction on Christmas morning! :)

Her Elf Timothy left her a letter -- telling her how proud he was of her and I for being so good and brave while Daddy was in the Philippines -- so he asked Santa to hook us up with some "Disney On Ice presents Frozen" tickets and Santa came through for Timothy!!! :)

"X'd" out for obvious reasons *wink* :)

And she only asked Santa for ONE thing ... and he delivered it! :)

A few more presents from the big guy! :)

And the look on her face when she and Daddy opened their presents from me ... Tickets to an upcoming Jeff Dunham show! She LOVES him! :) Peanut is her fave character! :)

Again ... "X'd" out for obvious reasons *wink* :)

And can't forget Dandy ... he got some new chew toys! :) 

And I wanted to share a gift that hubby got me :)

And recently -- I have been telling you all about my weight loss journey -- well, I posted this on Facebook the other day, and thought I'd share it here too .... 

On the left is me in March of this year -- and on the right is me in Las Vegas on December 21st of this year -- I am now down 31.5 pounds!!! :)

No gimmicks for me -- just walking with my FitBit Charge HR and watching my calories :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)


  1. Your photos are so beautiful! It looks like you've had an amazing Christmas.

  2. Love this post Julie and so sweet that you still keep Santa's notes tradition alive. Love the oats for reindeer tradition too!! And congrats on your weight loss...A big Hi Five !!
    Dr Sonia

  3. Thank you for sharing all those wonderful photos.
    And congrats, you look great after loosing so much weight.

  4. look amazing! I love all your family photos, thanks so much for sharing. Merry Christmas.

  5. Thank you for sharing your Christmas joy with us, Julie. They are lovely photos & the look on Brooke's face with the show tickets. Priceless. You know I'm cheering for you all the way from Oz with your weight loss journey. Looking SERIOUSLY good, chicky. Best of all, though? Brian's choice of top. CLASSIC> & PERFECT.....heheeeeee!!!

  6. Great pictures and congrats on the weight loss!1

  7. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for sharing with us. It was just DH and me...miss the family being here 😔 You look so happy and healthy! Keep up the great work! Hugs...

  8. Wow, looks like a wonderful Christmas! Thanks so much for sharing all the fun pictures~ Sounds like you have some awesome events coming up! yay!
    Looking great Julie~ congrats on your weight loss!
    Have a great evening and Happy New Year my friend!
    Sherrie K

  9. It looks like a wonderful time has been had by all! Great moments! The smile says it all on Brooke's face! And well done on your weight loss too! You look amazing and I hope you feel much better too! All the best for 2016!

  10. You look marvelous! Looks like an awesome christmas for everyone!

  11. she must have been a good girl :) merry Christmas!!

  12. So glad that you and your family had such a wonderful Christmas and huge congrats on the weight loss!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  13. So glad that you and your family had such a wonderful Christmas and huge congrats on the weight loss!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  14. Sure glad you all had an awesome Christmas! I hope your 2016 is your best year yet! Thanks for sharing the photos. You guys have some fun things coming up for sure! Mr. Dandy sure looks like he was enjoying his new toys! And congrats on your weight loss! You look amazing!

  15. Fabulous Christmas memories :) Huge congrats on the weight loss, huge effort, you should be very proud of yourself. Best wishes for 2016.

  16. Merry Christmas Julie and family! Looks like you had a wonderful celebration! Congrats on your weight loss too - you look great!

  17. You go, girl! You look great and are inspiring us all! Wonderful pictures, too! Looks like you all had loads of fun from all those beautiful smiles! And I love the idea of sending everyone home with those goodies. We have far too many, and my biggest is at Grandpa and Grandma's. So, there's even MORE to go around. Somebody come steal all the treats from my kitchen ;). Merry Christmas!

  18. What an awesome day! You look amazing and keep up the hard work.

  19. Great photos! Looks like a wonderful time. I'm glad Brian was home in time for Christmas. Huge congrats on the weight loss!!

  20. looks like a wonderful christmas!!!! Glad you had a great time and love seeing all your wonderful pics!!!! great job on the hard work with the weight loss!!!!

  21. It looks like you had a fun Christmas!
    Congrats on the weight loss, you look fabulous and very happy!

  22. Love the photos! Looks like you guys had such a wonderful Christmas! And huge congrats to you on the weight loss, my friend! SO awesome!

  23. Merry Christmas to a lovely family! Thanks for sharing your day with us - Brookie's expressions are priceless!! What JOY! Congrats on the WL - YOU ROCK GIRL!! :-)

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