A quick Christmas Re-Cap

Posted on December 29, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized |

I did not do a very good job of photographing all the time with our families over Christmas so instead I’ll start with just a photo of our Christmas tree.


We had a lovely time at home bouncing from one house to another – all in all we celebrated 4 different times with all the family we visited.  We saw some friends we haven’t seen in a while and was great to catch up in person rather than through Facebook or email!

I am stocked with some great new running gear.  A pair of Brooks Pure Connects that I can’t wait to take out for a spin.  And a pair of Oiselle Roga Run Shorts.  Those will have to wait a little while before I can wear outside – not a fan of freezing for the sake of freezing!

Justin and I have already spent some gift cards we received – what is it with gift cards, it’s like they really are burning a hole in my pocket.

We finally checked out Troegs Brewing Company.  The Trogner brothers have been brewing beer since 1996, they just opened new facility in Hershey in October 2011.  The Brewery is great, they have a large bar and long tables set up like an ale house where you can sample the beer and order snacks/lunch/dinner there too.



They brew some really great beers including one called Mad Elf – a seasonal beer that has an 11% alcohol content.  It’s definitely very strong!  We did a very brief self guided tour of the brewery, watched them bottle some Hop Back Ale and then got to tasting.


My sister and I shared 3 different kinds: JavaHead Stout, a Belgian Style Triple and a Cocoa Porter.  This was all before lunch and I insisted we snack on some popcorn too so we weren’t useless the rest of the day!

they gave us a bonus glass of Mad Elf

they gave us a bonus glass of Mad Elf

We left there with a growler full of the Cocoa Porter and a case of the JavaHead Stout!  We have a lot of beer drinking ahead of us.

We are back in D.C. now and it’s snowing again.  I am still participating in the Elf4Health Challenge and have been assigned a wonderful Elf for the last 2 weeks.  Her name is Karen and she blogs at wine & dash.  Check her out!

Yesterday I made a healthy microwave muffin:


It doesn’t photograph well – truth be told it did not taste all that good either. It smelled great when it was in the microwave though!  I have to give this another shot – maybe try a new recipe.

Today’s challenge is to take some time for myself – take a bubble bath or read a book – I think I might take a bath and read a book at the same time!!

Hope everybody has a great last weekend of 2012!



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