hello, twenty eleven

I know I’m a little late to the party, but happy new new years! I hope your twenty eleven is filled with joy, peace, really large trees and carolina barbecue.

We spent the holiday in Charleston, and I took Adam on a four hour walking tour of the entire city. Now we are “home” in Savannah, with feet so swollen that we can’t even walk. Mom is feeding us homemade pulled pork to recuperate. I am thankful.

If the rest of the year goes as well as the past twenty four hours, we’re golden.

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  • Nora@LifeLifeEatRight
    January 2, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Happy New Year Jenna!! I am glad to hear that you are enjoying your time home and that you were able to ring in the New Year with the ones you love! Best wishes to you, the family and Adam! Can’t wait to hear more :)!

  • Krystina (Basil & Wine)
    January 2, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Happy New Years, chicka!

  • Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    January 2, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Happy New Year! Glad your year has gotten off to a good start!

  • Amalfi Girl
    January 2, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Happy 2011! I’m so jealous you were in Charleston. My hubby is from there and we haven’t been back in too long!

  • grocery goddess jen
    January 2, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Is that the Angel Oak??

  • A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    January 2, 2011 at 5:37 am

    There is a giant banyon tree (reminiscent of that one) on Maui! Your picture reminded me of my vacation there in two weeks. 🙂 Happy 2011 Jenna! I look forward to another year of your hilarious posts.

  • Val @ Balancing Val
    January 2, 2011 at 5:43 am

    Good thing pulled pork is a good muscle recovery supplement 😉

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 2, 2011 at 5:44 am

    Happy New Year Jenna!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    January 2, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Happy New Year Jenna! I’m jealous of your “home” in Savannah – my absolute favorite city in the world!

  • Erika @ FoodFitnessFun
    January 2, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Happy New Year! Pulled pork is the best! I love it so much but I’m always too intimidated to make it! 😕

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    January 2, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Happy New Year to you too Jenna! All the best for 2011 🙂

  • Haleigh
    January 2, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Happy New Year Jenna! I am happy to hear that you had a fabulous time in Charleston. It really is a beautiful city.

  • Marie-Journey to Body Zen
    January 2, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Happy New Year! That barbecue sounds amazing! 🙂

  • J-
    January 2, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Sounds beautiful.

    I made a resolution this morning to A) stop feeling guilty for sleeping in, B) stop feeling guilty for waking up at 2 am and eating and eating more at the counter just because I can’t sleep, C) stop feeling guilty for one short daily walk.

    I hope I can achieve a 1/4 of the peace that you seem to grow in your life.

    • Tracey
      January 2, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      I hope you can stop telling us everyday!

  • Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day
    January 2, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Wow, that is a stunning picture of the tree! Happy New Year

  • Avery
    January 2, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Jealous! I’m completely in love with Charleston and looking (ok, hoping) to move there after I graduate!

    Happy New Year!

  • Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes
    January 2, 2011 at 6:37 am

    all the best to you in 2011…I’ll take some bbq please!!
    cathy b. @ brightbakes

  • Blog is the New Black
    January 2, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Glad you’re enjoying your time at home!!! 🙂

  • Zerique
    January 2, 2011 at 6:41 am

    that Bar B Que looks amazing. I am from Texas and definitely love me some great BarB Que. Have a Great Year!!!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss
    January 2, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Happy New Year, Jenna! Glad to hear you had a great start to it. 🙂

  • notyet100
    January 2, 2011 at 6:48 am

    wish you the same,..

  • Katy
    January 2, 2011 at 6:49 am

    That’s like a minute away from our house! 😀

  • Natalie @ Will Jog For Food
    January 2, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Happy new year! South Carolina bbq is my absolute fav…i’m a huge fan of the mustard based sauces…

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate
    January 2, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Happy New Year! 🙂

  • salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    January 2, 2011 at 7:03 am

    that barbeque looks awesome!!!!

  • Camille
    January 2, 2011 at 7:05 am

    I’m glad you had such a great start to your new year! I’m sure the rest of the year will be just as good 🙂

  • Amanda (Eating Up)
    January 2, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Happy year of 2011!

  • Stephanie
    January 2, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I would love to curl up with a good book next to that tree!

  • Anne
    January 2, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Happy new year from an infrequent commenter 🙂

  • Baking 'n' Books
    January 2, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Pulled pork? I guess he fits right in then! 🙂

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    January 2, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Happy New Years! Mmm, pulled pork sounds delicious!! One of my favorite meals 😀

  • Moni'sMeals
    January 2, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Happy New Year!!!

    There is a very similar looking tree in Maui too, just wanted to say!

    A four hour walking tour- a fabulous idea, best way to see a city for sure. 😉

  • Laurel
    January 2, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Is that some sweet tea is those cups? Jealous!

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    January 2, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I just helped my mom get some pulled pork ready to cook away in the crock pot! I think it’s a perfect meal for a lazy Sunday, don’t you? Happy New Year Jenna!

  • Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby
    January 2, 2011 at 9:25 am

    happy new years, jenna! can’t wait to see what kind of shenanigans and goodies you get yourself into this coming year.

  • Katherine: Unemployed
    January 2, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I would love a 4 hour walking tour! how fun! you have to have the right weather for it though; Charleston can be miserable in the cold wind

    what walking shoes do you like to wear?

  • Lola
    January 2, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Hey jenna!!!
    I’ve never had an american style barbecue. What we usually have in Mexico are “carne asada”, which is like a get together to eat grilled steaks,with salsa, guacamole and tons of tortillas! It’s very common, like a sunday tradition or something 😛
    Have a nice twenty eleven 🙂

  • Alison Jenkins
    January 2, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Great places to visit. When we lived in the USA we visited both those places one Christmas time having been to Disney. Happy New Year. Mine has started with another weight loss – so different from my old days before recovery where I would always gain about 10lbs over the holidays.


  • Karen
    January 2, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Happy New Year, Jenna!

  • Ana
    January 2, 2011 at 11:49 am

    happy new year!

    my fiance’ and I are going to honeymoon in Charleston in May– do you have any recommendations for restaurants and things we should do? are there any farmer’s (or other outdoor) markets and museums that we could check out?


  • Luyi
    January 2, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Happy 2011!! May it be the PRIME (2011 is a prime number) year of your life!!

  • Camille @ La Bella Vita
    January 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Happy New Year! I am looking forward to all your delicious recipes in 2011.

  • Amy K @ Healthy Peanut
    January 2, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    I think I recognize that tree! Is it in Hilton Head?! Happy New Year, hope it is fabulous!!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    January 2, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I used to live in Myrtle Beach and SC is beautiful this time of year usually. Cool, but the skies are blue and the air is crisp. But I love the weather in San Diego more so we are here now.

    I love the pic of that first tree! And hopefully that pulled pork hits the spot….mom’s cooking always does 🙂

  • Meg
    January 2, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    is that melvin’s?! yum!

  • Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover
    January 2, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Hahahaha – definitely a great way to start off the year, Jenna!
    Happy 2011 🙂

  • Justeen @ Blissful Baking
    January 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    happy new year!! 🙂

  • Kelly
    January 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Oh, Angel Oak! I am in love with that tree, seriously. Most amazing site I’ve seen in a while. I’m local to the general area, and I heard a while ago there was talk about people buying the land it’s on or around it or what not. I hope not. It’s too wonderful to not be there for so many more years to come!

    Happy 2011 to you!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 2, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Nothing like ringing in the new year in the South!

  • Kirsten
    January 2, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    my fam and I were just in Charleston – stayed in Pawleys Island and drove home to Pennsylvania yesterday! I bet it was a beautiful day in Charleston yesterday – we sure enjoyed the beaches right before our long drive home 🙂

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    January 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    A very Happy New Year, Jenna!! 😀

  • Amy at TheSceneFromMe
    January 2, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Ahh, love pulled pork! Did your mom make it in a crockpot?
    The picture of that tree is something else, wow!
    Happy New Year 🙂

  • Elizabeth @ The Sweet Life
    January 2, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Having just returned from Texas, and even though I’m a vegan, I can affirm that pulled pork is a fabulous way for most people to start the new year! I love your blog, and wish you much baking and eating in 2011!

  • Robin
    January 2, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Is that the angel oak in Charleston? I’ve been there is so amazing! We have a large print of it on our wall!

    • jenna
      January 2, 2011 at 6:52 pm

      yes! it was aaaamazing!

  • marie [would]
    January 2, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    happy new year! i can’t wait to keep reading about your adventures [hope that doesn’t sound creepy pasta : ] a 4 hour walk sounds noice!

  • Sana
    January 2, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Happy new year, Jenna!

  • abra @confettibomb
    January 3, 2011 at 9:45 am

    yeah! happy new year jenna, hope 2011 brings you all good things <3

  • Heidi - Apples Under My Bed
    January 3, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Happy New Year to you too! I would LOVE some pulled pork now too, please 🙂
    Heidi xo

  • kate
    January 3, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Happy New Year!!