Merry Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!!!

I pray everyone’s day is filled with happiness, family and laughter. I feel so blessed to be where I am in my life right now, surrounded by the sea and those that I love.
This morning I woke up and made my dad and I a Christmas bowl of oatmeal:
1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, Fage, almond butter and apple.
And then I made a new creation—hot cocoa in my coffee!


I started my Christmas in the best possible way—doing 90 minutes of power yoga while staring out at the ocean. Breathtaking! Lunch was another yogurt with some Kashi Go Lean, pom seeds and almond butter—
And then my mom and I took a loong walk. I love all the walking/hiking trails here. It’s a spiritual experience, actually.
I decided to do a little dance to celebrate baby Jesus’s birthday:
And then spied on the sea lions! I think I’m obsessed to a dangerous level. I want to pet one so bad….but know that would end up in a disaster, so I kept my safe distance on a cliff instead.
My mom almost had a heart attack as I climbed down the rocks. I actually tripped and skinned my knee and then sort of resembled a sea lion myself!
Time to explore another beach in the area. Have a blessed day! 🙂

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  • christie @ honoring health
    December 25, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Merry Christmas!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    December 25, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    That looks like Sea Ranch [of course, a lot of places along the coast look like Sea Ranch]. I live a block from the same kind of rugged coast…and in the Del Monte Forest…deer, sea lions, all the great sea gulls, pelicans, huge geese, wild flowers, dunes, rocks, that fresh air all around. LOVE California. Will miss when relocate to France 11/2010. So terrific you and your parents are having a wonderful time. Hope Dexter is, too! Great idea re cocoa-coffee! Off I go for my walk!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    December 25, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Love your sweater – It looks perfect for a walk by the ocean 🙂 It’s freezing rain and 30 degrees in Pennsylvania – I’m very jealous of your sunshine! I’m about to brave the elements and go for a Christmas Day run, eek.

  • Naina
    December 25, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Jenna, Merry Christmas gorgeous girl!

    P.s.-it’s not actually Jesus’s birthday today, i like to think of it as a celebration of the ideas he symbolizes (i.e. caring, sharing, forgiving)

  • Amanda
    December 25, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Merry Christmas Jenna!!!

  • Laura Georgina
    December 25, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    What a lovely way to spend Christmas! Enjoy the sunshine, the weather, and most of all, the family 🙂

  • Ameena
    December 25, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    It is beautiful beach weather in LA too…just came back from Santa Monica. It was gorgeous but not as pretty as where you just were!

  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    December 25, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    What a beautiful way to celebrate baby Jesus’s birthday 🙂 Hope your Christmas is filled with an incredible amount of joy, love, and laughter. Merry Christmas!

  • eatmovelove
    December 25, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Does your house/place over-look the ocean?! My goodness – what a dream!
    God bless Jesus, yes, and Merry Christmas to you and all your readers 🙂

  • daintyvegan
    December 25, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Is that a braid in your hair? So cute. 🙂 And I really like that sweater too…

    The weather looks pretty nice there, not too warm but not too cold either, I like.

    Merry Christmas! 🙂

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    December 25, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    I’m in love with that oceanic scenery. Glad to read you’re with your parents and really savoring the day via yoga, hot cocoa coffee, and love. Merry Christmas, Jenna!

  • Kailey
    December 25, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    kind of jealous you get to spend it by water that isn’t frozen haha

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    December 25, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Aww merry christmas!!

  • Kristine
    December 25, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Merry, Merry Christmas, Jenna and family! 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    December 25, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I love your Jesus Birthday dance 🙂

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    December 25, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    What a laid back, relaxing Christmas. So far removed from the chaos of my family get-togethers. It looks perfect!

  • Rosey Rebecca
    December 25, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Your pictures are so beautiful!! Merry Christmas!

  • Carolyn
    December 25, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    It’s probably good for you and your parents to be away from home this Christmas. Looks like a beautiful place to be! Merry Christmas!

  • amanda
    December 25, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Merry Christmas! Hope your knee is okay!

  • Jenna
    December 25, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Have a fab day!!

  • Brittany
    December 25, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Merry Christmas Jenna!!

  • Stef
    December 25, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    I love your sweater! Have you ever been to Ano Nuevo? It’s near Half Moon Bay…you can go on these tours and see elephant seals, it’s so cool! They’re not as cool as sea lions, but they’re massive! Merry Christmas!

  • CJ
    December 25, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    What an amazing place to be at Christmas! Merry Christmas!

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore)
    December 25, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Hahha, not funny but sort of. Loved the sea lion comment. You look so beautiful. Merry Christmas.

  • Alison
    December 25, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    what a nice day for you. i hope you’re ok after your little spill. my mom would’ve freaked out too. merry christmas.

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    December 25, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    That first picture is awesomeness. How lucky are you?!
    Your Christmas dance is hilarious! Sorry you skinned your knee 🙁

  • Mae
    December 25, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Merry Christmas Jenna!! Yours looks so beautiful, I hope you had a fantastic day.

  • Jordy
    December 25, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Hi Jenna! This is my first comment, but I’ve been reading your blog for a little while now. I enjoy all your posts!! I just had to ask: what kind of camera do you own? I have a Sony Alpha DSLR, but I don’t think it could take pictures like that! Yours are GORGEOUS!
    Merry Christmas!

    • jenna
      December 25, 2009 at 8:07 pm


      I have a canon rebel and used a 50 mm lens for all those shots. Thanks!


      Old Navy!

  • Julie @savvyeats
    December 25, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    You live in such a beautiful place!

    Can I ask where you got your sweater? It is gorgeous!

    Merry Christmas!

  • elise
    December 25, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    merry christmas jenna

  • Karla
    December 25, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Great pictures!
    I hope your knee is ok!!

  • Jenny
    December 26, 2009 at 6:20 am

    Such a beautiful Christmas day! My mom and I took a long walk yesterday too, and it was wonderful!

    Glad you started your Christmas day off so wonderfully 🙂

  • laci
    December 26, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    merry christmas Jenna! 🙂

  • April
    December 27, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I just discovered hot chocolate in my coffee too and it is super yummy! But definately a treat on all levels! Thanks for your blog-I just started reading it and am sooo inspired by you! Thanks!