Holly Jolly

Quite a beautiful and festive evening over here <3


After Zumba, I came home to make the cinnamon roll dough


(which I just discovered was exploding out of the mixing bowl- a few TurboFire punches took care of that)

and we got ready to head to my dadoo’s house for Christmas Eve dinner.

Prom picture:


It’s the first time the Pilot has been able to spend Christmas with my fam, and it was the usual Christmas Eve festivities.

Everyone was over there,

my stepmom had all of their gorgeous holiday decor out


Mexican feast


(tamales, enchiladas, chile rellenos, beans, rice, salsa, guacamole, mini chimichangas)





White dogs running around in their holiday best



and the cousins Christmas costumes. These, by far, were the most hilarious ones yet.


We always show up in something ridiculous for Christmas- two years ago it was the shirts that look like tuxedos (I wasn’t home for that one), last year we all put on bibs to eat dinner since my cousin Tucker had just been born, and this year it was the Forever Lazy adult footed jammies….

aka the goofiest things ever.

kyle and tom

The funny thing is that I think the Pilot really likes his. He said it was warm and comfy, and kind of reminded him of his flight suit.


The best part of the night was getting to spend time with the family, relaxing and enjoying each other’s company- puppy snuggles and gifts were just a bonus <3


Hope everyone is having a wonderful night!

Hot chocolate almond milk and bedtime over here…



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  1. Sana on December 25, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Hahah it does look like his flight suit!

  2. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on December 25, 2011 at 12:40 am

    What a perfect night!! So glad you had such a wonderful time, the food looks amazing and the decorations are beautiful, although I won’t tell you what my first thought was when I saw that decorated cactus! ;p Love the cousin pjs, too cute!

    • Fitnessista on December 25, 2011 at 12:45 am

      i totally couldn’t help it either 😉

  3. Leslie Wingate on December 25, 2011 at 12:49 am

    That looks like a blast! I can’t believe you’ll have an almost-toddler next Christmas! We had pj day for our Christmas gathering. Super fun

  4. Lena @Fit on the Rocks on December 25, 2011 at 1:37 am

    I’m drooling over your amazing Mexican feast! Merry Christmas!

  5. Ali on December 25, 2011 at 1:37 am

    So, so SO funny! I love all of you in your onezies! So cute. Happy Christmas Gina!!

  6. Shannon (Healthiful Balance) on December 25, 2011 at 4:04 am

    Love the picture of you and your husband by the tree! 🙂
    Merry Christmas!

  7. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on December 25, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Your onesies are super seksi Gina!! Looks like you had a wonderful feast with great company. Enjoy your Christmas Day!

  8. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on December 25, 2011 at 7:56 am

    You are lookin’ awesome…and smiling…despite you being so preggers and at term! Adorable and love caption…prom picture. Lol

    Dough explosion. haha!

    And the choc torte looking slices on the dessert spread…yum!

  9. mi-an d. on December 25, 2011 at 8:32 am


  10. Amanda on December 25, 2011 at 8:35 am

    How beautiful! Merry Christmas Gina!

  11. gina g on December 25, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Merry Christmas Gina! 🙂

  12. Angie on December 25, 2011 at 9:44 am

    You look like you’ve dropped even more!!! 🙂 You’re looking great and better than ever!!!! Merry Christmas to you 🙂

  13. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen on December 25, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I bought my husband one of those (in red) last year as a “joke” and he wears it every night in the winter. We call it his “onesie” haha. Nothing like seeing a grown man in footed pajamas to make you laugh! Merry Christmas!

  14. kari on December 25, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Gina, thank you for sharing your pictures. you have a wonderful and fun family. the food looked so delicious.

  15. Heather on December 25, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Merry Christmas, Gina!! You look beautiful =)

  16. Lisa on December 25, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Gina-I think you are adorable!!!! Love the “prom picture!”

  17. Electra @ vanillabeanlean.com on December 25, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    You have the most adorable baby bump ever! I love the prom picture 😉

    Your family traditions sound like so much fun! I love that you all get into something totally ridiculous, it sounds like a blast. And that’s what holidays are about … enjoying time with the ones you love!

    Merry Christmas!!! 🙂

  18. Becky on December 25, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    My MIL bought us Forever Lazy for Christmas. We wore them at my parents for Christmas morning. They are hysterical! My parents called us smurfs. lol

  19. Laura on December 26, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    So… is it a prom picture because you are pregnant?

    hehe 🙂

    • Fitnessista on December 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm

      i thought about that after i posted it. oops. haha

  20. Emily on January 1, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Lol. That is kind of a different prom picture. I went to Catholic school, so it is the girl who had to attend special classes (about abstinence) in order to be allowed to stay in school!

    Your cousins are hilarious. I love that they show up in goofy outfits every year. That is so fun!

    Happy Holidays!

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