Party, Pizza Dip and Peanut Butter Balls

Good morning blog world. It’s Monday again and I’m heading back to work [groan]. I know that a ton of people took off from Christmas through New Years and I’m very jealous. I’m headed back to work and dreading it.

So I was a bad blogger and was MIA on Sunday. The party on Saturday night was a ton of fun and Sunday was mostly spent lounging around, doing laundry and packing for the trip back to NYC. The Hubby convinced me to relax instead of going for a run and testing out my Garmin – darn him! But it was nice to just hang for a bit.

So here’s a quick recap of Saturday. I pretty much took no photos on Sunday – so it will be considered a lost day. But here goes Saturday.

Breakfast was an English muffin with peanut butter and topped with a banana. Side of cranberry juice.

My mother and I got out during the day to run some errands and brave the shopping crowds. It was a quick trip, but on the way home I had a Gingerbread Latte craving. It was only my second of the season – they are so darn expensive.

I snacked on a few other things during the day, but this was the only thing I managed to capture: Greek yogurt with Kashi cereal.

We headed to the party around 7:00 p.m., so I didn’t really eat a “full dinner” beforehand. I had some cheese and crackers, leftover from our Christmas day appetizers. But the party had plenty of food! I also made my pizza dip to bring along.

The party was a blast – thanks go out to Jenny and Kevin for hosting. I love their house and they are such great hosts. Here are a few pics from the night.

A few apps on the pretty table.

All the girls gathering for a group photo. I thought the stairs would be a perfect spot, but turns out we had a lot of girls and things got a bit squished.

I still think it’s super cute, even though a little tight. There were also lots of yummy desserts. And you know I can’t say “no” to desserts.

My favorite were the peanut butter balls.

Sorry for the terrible pic! I mainly snacked on veggies, taco dip, and a few desserts. I had one scoop of my pizza dip and then went back for more and it was gone. I guess that is a good thing. I had two glasses of wine and one beer throughout the night as well.

Toward the end of the party some meatballs came out and I couldn’t resist them!

They were goood! Hubby and I had such a great time. Before we knew it, everyone had left and it was time to go. Here we are together at the very end of the night.

Wow – I need a haircut!

And now I will leave you with a photo of Mr. Murphy sporting a bow-tie that I bought him from Target after the sweater didn’t fit. Doesn’t he look regal?

Mr. Murph didn’t travel so well in the car on the way up (he got sick), so we had to give him half a Benadryl for the trip back. My mom got that tip from someone who works at Petsmart, but the Benadryl should only be 25 milligrams and then cut in half. Mr. Murphy seemed a bit groggy on the trip back, but we made it home with no sickness, so I consider it a success.

Does your pet(s) travel? Do they like it? Any traveling tips?

I’m planning to hit the gym today after work to burn off some of those holiday calories and get back into the swing of things. It’s time for me to start thinking about my 2010 goals. I’ve seen them posted all over the blogosphere, so I suppose I should give it a whirl.

What’s your biggest 2010 goal?

Have a great Monday everyone!


14 responses to “Party, Pizza Dip and Peanut Butter Balls

  1. nice to know the party was great.
    That yogurt looks really good

  2. Mr. Murphy looks so adorable- very regal! My dog travels fine in the car, so long as I have him in a carrier. Otherwise, he flips out and tries to climb to the tops of the seats.

    btw I love your green sweater! I love wearing green- it’s underrated!

    My biggest 2010 goal(s) are to finish my 14k, train and complete the virginia beach rock and roll half, and have a happy/fun wedding without any family (inlaw) drama, haha.

    • Totally underrated! I tend to get a lot of compliments on my eyes when I wear green – weird since they’re blue! Goodluck with training and wedding planning (I sort of miss it!).

  3. Murphy looks very regal in his bow tie! A true gentleman.

    Sorry he got sick, poor kitty! You should hop on my January challenge 🙂

  4. Looks like a fun weekend!

    We are fortunate our pooch travels well! He has never had an issue and we do a lot of road trips to the northern Adirondacks & Cape Cod with him.

    I’m working this week too. Figured I’d rather save my time off when the rest of the world isn’t off. 😉 Plus I have a trip to the FL Keys planned the end of January!

    I have some running PR goals I’d like to accomplish this year, as well as finally doing a triathlon!

  5. Looks like such a great party! And I love the picture on the stairs- cute! 😀

    I have a TON of goals that I want to accomplish this year- house remodel completed, move closer to my family, career & school goals- I am so excited for the new year!!

  6. Mr Murphy does look regal. I adore cats!! My biggest 2010 goal is to run a marathon in November. I’m currently (sort of) training for it. I live in the midwest and it’s freezing AND I don’t have a gym membership so that whole running thing is a little difficult right now. I’m gonna get there though! Lots of yoga, pilates and Jillian Michaels DVD’s!!

    • Goodluck with your marathon training! You’ve got plenty of time. I agree that getting out and running in the cold is hard. In fact, it might be one of my resolutions for 2010! 😉

  7. Great photography! This is my first time checking out your blog, but I will be sure to come back. I just recently got a Garmin watch, too, and it’s really added a ton to my workout routine. Have fun.

  8. the party looks like lots of fun, so sad to have been out of town and missed it! 🙂 murhpy looks awesome in his bowtie, too funny! he actually puked in your car though? ick and poor little guy! our vet told us to do children’s benedryl for desmond when he was getting his vaccines to help him feel better so i think your mama is on to something…
    can’t wait to see you in a few weeks!
    kelly is going to be so happy to have made your blog 🙂

    • Yup, but Murph was in his little carrier, so it was contained to that area and then we pulled over and got rid of it. So nothing actually in the car – thank goodness. We missed you at the party Jess! But I’ll seeing you soon for a certain someone’s bachelorette party!!

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