Dessert/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness

Yoga, Whales and Wine

It’s been a successful Christmas Eve if I do say so myself. I did 75 minutes of yoga while staring out at the Pacific and, while in tree pose, SAW A WHALE (!!!!).

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Apple for munching while on a beach hike with the parents (felt sooooo good to leave the blackberry/world behind for a bit!):
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I’m a total daddy’s girl if you couldn’t tell 🙂
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How could you not believe when you see God’s masterpiece so beautifully crafted?
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My dad, who is also really into photography, totally fell in love with my camera….and the rest is history.

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After our hike, we broke into the bubbly—

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And then feasted on dungeness crab, green beans with roasted pumpkin seeds and a baked sweet potato!

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It was seriously the PERFECT Christmas Eve dinner on the coast!
Later, had a cup of hot cocoa and the rest of the Tartine gingerbread (sigh):

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Goodnight!

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50 Comments

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    amber
    December 24, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    omg how peaceful and amazing!

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    Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    December 24, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Nice toe touch 🙂 The Christmas Eve feast looks amazing. I wish I had a camera to fall in love with too. MERRY CHRISTMAS, JENNA!!

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    Jil
    December 24, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    amazing!!! so jealous of the dungeness crab!! merry christmas, jenna!!

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    Lauren @ louisianagrown
    December 24, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Ahh my goal this year is to save up enough money to buy a Canon dslr. Your body looks banging, your meal looks awesome, and you look look incredibly happy. Merry Christmas! 🙂

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    Carolyn
    December 24, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    That crab has me drooling. Merry Christmas!

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    Stef
    December 24, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    gorgeous photos, that pic your dad took of you doing a toe touch is so cool!

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    Danielle
    December 24, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Lovely! Just lovely! Enjoy Christmas with your family 🙂

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    Danielle
    December 24, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Lovely, just lovely! Enjoy Christmas with your family 🙂

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    Danielle (Coffee Run)
    December 24, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Woa were you a former cheerleader/dancer? 😉
    That’s so cool you saw a whale! I’m sooo jealous of your view

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    Erin
    December 24, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Your pictures are looking absolutely fantastic! The people we had Christmas Eve dinner with tonight let me play with their Rebel — oh my, so jealous!

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    daintyvegan
    December 24, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    That place looks beautiful and so serene. I’m glad you had such a fantastic Christmas Eve. 🙂 I hope your Christmas Day is just as good, if not BETTER! Merry Christmas. 🙂

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    Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    December 24, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Amen girl…so glad you’re having fun with the parents and eating such great food. Merry Christmas!

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    Gina G
    December 24, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    i had dungeness crab tonight too! its our christmas eve tradition and i loveeee it! looks like a wonderful day jenna! merry christmas! =)

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    Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write
    December 24, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    I’m so glad your Christmas Eve was beautiful. Have a fantastic Christmas!

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    Lisa
    December 24, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Merry Christmas, Jenna!
    I am so happy for you spending this time with your parents. I would imagine it is a difficult holiday but it’s good that you three are together.
    On a lighter note; love your fun pictures!! So cute!

    Merry Christmas!
    Lisa

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    Suzanne de Cornelia
    December 24, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Totally Awesome!! Very Merry Christmas Day!!

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    Jenna
    December 24, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    merry Christmas!

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    Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    December 24, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Glad you had such a nice day!

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    Ameena
    December 24, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Oh I love that picture of you in the air! Gorgeous!

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    Sarah
    December 24, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    What a perfect Christmas Eve! Hope you have a great Christmas!

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    Cyndi
    December 24, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Merry Christmas.

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    karen
    December 24, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    amazing pics! love it!! Merry Christmas…what a beautiful place to spend time with your fam!!

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    Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    December 24, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    I love the picture of the bubbly @ sunset. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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    Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    December 24, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    What a beautiful, coastal Christmas! Looks like it will be a memorable one.

    I love that you saw a whale in tree pose! That’s beyond intense.

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    Woman&Warrior
    December 24, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Girlfriend, that picture of you jumping is seriously the most awesomest thing! Wow, its athletic beauty!

    Rock on!

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    maria
    December 25, 2009 at 1:18 am

    You are so right. It can feel amazing to leave the world of internet/cellphones/other distractions behind and just be for a little while.

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    christie @ honoring health
    December 25, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Wow, your dancer pose is so beautiful!

    I am glad you are enjoying your holiday with your parents.

    Merry Christmas!

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    Casey @ SpicyandSweet
    December 25, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Your dinner looks great Jenna!! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

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    Gloria
    December 25, 2009 at 5:18 am

    Those pictures are amazing! and you look beautiful in them! Have a Merry Christmas

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    theemptynutjar
    December 25, 2009 at 6:03 am

    You are too amazing. Too amazing.

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    amanda
    December 25, 2009 at 6:29 am

    great pics!! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas with your family.

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    Naomi(onefitfoodie)
    December 25, 2009 at 6:48 am

    BEAUTIFUL PICTURES! I wish I looked that good when I do yoga:)

    have a wonderful christmas Jenna!

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    eatmovelove
    December 25, 2009 at 7:07 am

    Oooohh – how beautiful. My God that Dancer’s Pose is stellar Jenna! You should be doing a Training course – I SUCK !!! Ugh. The pictures are gorgeous of everything. So glad you have family with you and are able to just LIVE life and enjoy it. That’s what it’s all about truly. And I love that you drink Hot Cocoa too – I have every night and day 🙂

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    Debbie
    December 25, 2009 at 7:17 am

    I love these pictures of you. It is good to see you so happy. Merry Christmas.

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    rebecca lustig
    December 25, 2009 at 7:29 am

    Sounds like the perfect day <3

    Thinking about you! Merry Christmas, darling!

    xo Rebecca

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    Jessica
    December 25, 2009 at 7:55 am

    I guess this is my first post…but I wanted to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas! Hope you have a fantastic day. Your pictures are fantastic! I love the ocean…it’s the place where I most desire to be 🙂

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    Kelly Olexa
    December 25, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Beautiful pictures- and I find myself saying the same thing; how can anyone look at God’s creations and NOT believe? Amazing.

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    December 25, 2009 at 8:54 am

    Merry Christmas Jenna and Family. Looks like you had a blast.

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    Amanda@thgrainsofparadise
    December 25, 2009 at 8:56 am

    I’ll never get sick of the California coastline! Thanks for sharing Mele Kalikimaka 🙂

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    Brittany
    December 25, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Your yoga pose is amazing! Merry Christmas!

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie@.ca)
    December 25, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Wow – great split jump girl!!!

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    emily
    December 25, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Merry Christmas!

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    kaet
    December 25, 2009 at 11:28 am

    this is like my dream holiday!!! what a way to enjoy the holiday, what its about, family, exercise, and the outdoors! thank you for sharing!

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    skinnyrunner
    December 25, 2009 at 11:50 am

    we had dunge crab for dinner last night too! gorg pics.

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    Erica H.
    December 25, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    That pose looks awesome! Merry Christmas! Is that a tattoo on your wrist??

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    Jenny
    December 25, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Looks like a wonderful Christmas Eve! I can’t get over the view of the sea and the rocky beach, it’s gorgeous!

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    maggie
    December 26, 2009 at 4:29 am

    weight gain??…yeah right girrrl, you look absolutely FAB!
    so glad you are relaxing and reflecting on what today is really about on the coast! You know, you are living a dream. sooo jealous!

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    Kelly
    December 27, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Great pics!! I am envious of how good of shape you are in! Glad you had a great Christmas! I want to look into those yoga podcasts you’ve been talking about..

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    Matt
    December 27, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    My body could not move like that!

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    Amy
    December 28, 2009 at 4:39 am

    Hi, I’m just finding your blog. Your picture in the yoga pose looks incredibly powerful. Thanks for taking us with you on your vacation. Quick question, do you do any photo touch-ups or use a filter? Your colors just look so deep. Maybe it’s the type of sunlight you’re getting this time of year. Anyway, thanks again, Amy

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