Here’s To 2010!

Happy New Year!

Hope your New Years Eve was filled with fun and friends. We had a blast over at my friends Ali and Ryan’s house, playing board games and doing a champagne toast for each time zone. 😉 This was my first NYE not on the east coast and it was so weird to watch the ball drop and then have another three hours to go!
Turns out Apples to Apples is sort of the best card game……ever.




Ryan is a chef and there was a HUGE spread of goodies:

Anne and I actually ate a light dinner of leftovers (tofu, green beans, quinoa and carrots) before we left my house but I wish we didn’t because the food at their house was SO good! I had about two crab legs and some tortilla chips.
We decided to take a picture in front of their Christmas tree for our christmas picture 2010. (just kidding hahaha)

We went out to a bar around 11:30 to watch the ball drop (again) and then came back to Ali and Ryan’s and ate Ryan’s homemade hoppin’ john for good luck! Nothing like a plate of hoppin’ john at one in the morning….I guess it’s better than eating Burger King or Taco Bell post-bar, right?!

This morning I woke up the strongest oatmeal craving:
And, currently, Anne and I are sitting on my floor discussing options of what to do today. Unfortunately the weather is pretty crappy and I definitely am fighting off a cold. However, there’s talk about doing some sort of a spontaneous road trip. We”ll see….!
Here’s to 2010!!!

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  • Megan
    January 1, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Ha, I played Apples to Apples at the New Year’s party I was at last night too. It is the best game ever!

  • skinnyrunner
    January 1, 2010 at 9:08 am

    what a fun new years! and you look gorgeous in that blue dress!

  • Kelly B.
    January 1, 2010 at 9:15 am

    I LOVE Apples to Apples…so fun!!

  • Madeline @ Greens and Jeans
    January 1, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Apples to Apples is definitely the perfect way to ring in the new year! LOVE the blue dress! Happy New Year!

  • diana(mymarblerye)
    January 1, 2010 at 9:20 am

    yoga does a body good! 🙂 Not to scare you off but you are looking gorg! What a great way to start the new year: good eats and ahmazing friends.

  • simpledaisy
    January 1, 2010 at 9:27 am

    What a great way to ring in the New Year!!
    Wishing you a wonderful 2010~

  • Sarah
    January 1, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Apples to Apples is sooo fun! Sounds like a great NYE – Happy 2010!

  • Jenna
    January 1, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Looks like a great night! Love apples to apples!
    What’s Hoppin John?!

  • lola
    January 1, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Happy 2010 Jenna!!!!! i’ve been reading your blog for about a year now and i can tell you everytime i check my google reader i can’t wait to see what you’re up to! your life it’s so exciting!
    may the new year bring you lots of love, peace, happiness, adventures, yoga, good friends, good food and good wine!

  • Anais
    January 1, 2010 at 10:04 am

    The weather is awful here too… Glad you had a great NYE, and Happy New Year!

  • Evan Thomas
    January 1, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Apples to Apples is amaaazing. I thought about that once the guests left and got disappointed I didn’t pull it out earlier

  • Ellen
    January 1, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Not to be redundant, but that blue dress is GORGEOUS! Where did you get it?

    Happy New Year everyone!

  • Ameena
    January 1, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Pretty blue dress! Sounds like you had a great evening.

  • Chelsea
    January 1, 2010 at 10:07 am

    That first picture is fabulous!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run)
    January 1, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I completely agree…apples to apples is the best game. ever. Glad you had a good New Years!

  • Jordan @ Salt Sweat Sugar
    January 1, 2010 at 10:07 am

    You guys look awesome =]

  • MOM
    January 1, 2010 at 10:10 am

    You and Anne look amazingly beautiful! Love you!

  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    January 1, 2010 at 10:11 am

    you ladies are so beautiful! sounds like a great evening, great food, and great friends 🙂

  • Nicole
    January 1, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Looks like you had a great night! Happy New Year!!

  • Jil
    January 1, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Sounds like such a great night! It must be weird to ring in the new year 3 hours after the ball drops in Times Square. My best lives in LA and stayed up til 3 to wish her a happy new year. haha

  • Haleigh
    January 1, 2010 at 10:15 am

    What a fabulous NYE! I hope 2010 brings you happiness and laughter along with all that you hope for.

  • Marissa
    January 1, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Happy New Year!!

  • rungirlrunn
    January 1, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Apples to Apples is great! LOVE that blue dress on you!

  • Paige@ RunningAroundNormal
    January 1, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Apples to Apples is the shiz!!! Love that game 🙂
    Your dress is so gorgeous, Jenna. Looks like everyone had an amazing time. Have fun today, and happy new year!

  • Kara (@Kara's Marathon)
    January 1, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Happy New Year! You look beautiful in that blue dress — so radiant and happy! Hope 2010 is everything you dreamed of and more 🙂

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad
    January 1, 2010 at 10:46 am

    My family played Apples to Apples three nights in a row over Christmas. It was our first experience with the game, and we had a blast!

  • Katy @ These Beautiful Feet
    January 1, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Apples to Apples IS the best card game ever, we played that the other night. You girls looked great! Glad you a fun first New Year’s on the West Coast!

  • theemptynutjar
    January 1, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Have a nice day Jenna.
    Love the breakfast!

  • La
    January 1, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Apples to Apples is awesome! With the right crowd it can be the best thing ever.
    I love your dress!
    Happy New Year!

  • Amanda@thgrainsofparadise
    January 1, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Love BOTH of your dresses!! Just beautiful! Happy 2010 🙂 Hau’oli makahiki hou! Amanda

  • emily
    January 1, 2010 at 11:18 am

    I was pretty impressed with Apples-to-Apples too, it’s so much fun defending your choices! Glad you had a great NYE!

  • Casey Leigh
    January 1, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I love Apples to Apples too! Fun game.

    Happy New Year!

  • eatmovelove
    January 1, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Okay – what is HOPPIN JOHN???!!
    Love your dress.
    Sounds like a fun night. I hate when you eat before you go somewhere and then they have food there that you want way more – I usually just end up eating both ;)…but more room would be better for the gut…

  • Jenny
    January 1, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Happy New Year! You look beautiful in your blue dress! And Apples to Apples is one of my favorite games to play…especially accompanied with drinks 😉

    Hope you guys find some fun today!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    January 1, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Apples to Apples is a great party game!!!!

    Looks like you had fun with friends. Hope your day is even better.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 1, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I love Apples to Apples! That’s definitely a favorite family game. We used to have Apples to Apples parties in grad school…nerd alert!

    Looks like you had a great time ringing in 2010!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 1, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Happy New Year! Have a great day with Anne! 🙂

  • Kasey
    January 1, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Happy New Year Jenna! You look great in that color 🙂

  • Lauren
    January 1, 2010 at 12:33 pm


    I’ve been following your blog for a bit now and it has been one of the blogs to help push me to finally create a healthy, balanced life blog for myself. I’ve been blogging for a couple of years about the musings of marriage but have been feeling a tugging towards helping inspire other people to be able to live a fit, healthy, balanced life so I created my new blog. Thank you for pouring out your life for the world to see and read. You are truly inspiring people to live a better life and I can only hope to do the same. Looking forward to many more posts from you. Happy New Year!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    January 1, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I LOVE Apples to Apples – hours of entertainment.

    Glad you rang in the new year in a great way!!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    January 1, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    We totally played Apples to Apples too. haha. That game is great for big groups when there’s a little alcohol involved. hehe

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    January 1, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Hope 2010 is the best year ever–fabulous blue dress on you! 🙂
    It’s soupy here too w/sun forecasted for rest of weekend.

  • amanda
    January 1, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Looks like a super fun night. Our group ended up eating pretzels with hummus. Yummmm

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    January 1, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Happy New Year! May 2010 bring you only good things!

  • rebecca lustig
    January 1, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    You deserve all the joy, health and love in the world. Here’s to a fabulous and brighter 2010!

    <3 rebecca

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    January 1, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Happy New Year!

  • Heather (The Single Dish)
    January 1, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Happy New Year! You look great in your blue dress.

  • laci
    January 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    such a fun celebration with your friends! hope you have an amazing 2010 jenna! 🙂

  • lindsay
    January 1, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Happy New Year Jenna! Looks like a fab night 🙂

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    January 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Look mighty cute in your bright blue dress.

    To a fulfilling 2010!

  • Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers)
    January 1, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Looks like a fantastic NYE. Happy New Year!

  • Mae
    January 1, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Apples to Apples is WAY too much fun! Happy New Year Jenna!

  • dorothy
    January 1, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    ooh i just played apples to apples the other day hahah. i remember getting lenin’s tomb and being like wtf?!!

    i hope you decide on a road trip! wish i could be that spontaneous 🙂

    happy 2010!!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    January 1, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    love apples-to-apples! It’s such a hilarious game, and the comparisons run the gamut 🙂

  • Jess (What's Normal, Anyways?)
    January 1, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    So, apparently like everyone else, I also LOVE apples to apples! haha.

    Is Hopping John like black eyed peas and rice? Cause that’s what this southern gal had tonight, with some amazing collard greens of course. Oh man, oh man!

    Happy New Year, Jenna from one Southern Gal to another!

  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)
    January 1, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Ha, Apple to Apples is fun with adults! My kids love that game and it is so different playing with them! Looks like you had a blast! Happy New Year!

  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama
    January 1, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Happy New Year!

  • Karla
    January 1, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I love your dress! What a fantastic fit and color!

    Happy New Year!

  • Kristen
    January 2, 2010 at 9:12 am

    We played Apples to Apples this year too!! Happy New Years!

  • Jaime
    January 4, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Happy New Year Jenna!!
    I’ve been catching up on your posts and your hair has gotten so long in the last month! 🙂

  • Erin
    January 4, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Apples to Apples is the ONLY game!

  • Jenn
    January 5, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Apples to Apples is quite possibly one of the best games ever invented!

    And I have to say, as so many already have, that the blue dress is gorgeous! Please tell me where you got it from!

    • jenna
      January 5, 2010 at 7:55 am


      Thank you! The dress is Chinese Laundry and I got it at Saks about three years ago on MEGA clearance for like $50!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    January 6, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Ha ha ha, I totally played Apples to Apples on New Year’s Eve too. That is the best game ever! We also played Beyond Balderdash which was almost equally entertaining.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)
    January 6, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Happy New Year to you!!!!! Looks like your celebrations were a blast!!