Monday, March 5, 2012

Birthday Re Cap

I began my day with the morning run with my dad, went to Weight Watchers weigh in/meeting & lost :), and then went to one of our fave breakfast spots (charlie parkers) & got the whole wheat pancake. Sooo Yummy!
Next, my sister's friend put on my side mirror (thank you!!!):

Remember me blogging about how my wonderful husband makes a theme cake every year for my birthday? He gets really geeky about it and gets really excited to surprise me? Well here's the 2012 birthday cake!

Not what you expected, huh? :) I had told him about the "healthy" way to make a cake. Just one box of cake mix & a 12 oz can of diet soda. Well, he did that and somehow and it was super moist and crumbled on him while he was adding the "strawberry mix layer" and icing. So it ended up being my birthday cake in a bowl! Ha! It was really cute and the thought that counts.
He ended up buying a cake & I forgot to snap a picture before we all dug in, so here's the aftermath with my mommas cupcakes, too! Delicious!

We went to dinner & then bowling. My nephew was getting a bit fussy at the bowling alley, so they headed home, but my parents stayed with us to bowl! We all got at least two stikes & had so much fun!! Ryan got 199....... 1 point away from 200, really???

Birthday Pose
Hubby & I at dinner. My sister and I split the ahi tuni and it was delicious!
My adorable nephew & sister. Yes, those are matching jackets :)
All ready to celebrate 26 years of my awesomeness! ;)
I had to share my husbands card to me:
So true:
I got new running shoes!!!
And a coach purse
And a new under armour running shirt & my skinny recipes for the crockpot.... my favorite way to cook!
And one of my favorite presents--- this BEAUTIFUL dress. I tried it on when my mom and I went shopping out of town and fell in LOVE, but I didn't have anywhere to wear it soon & it was expensive, so I passed. Well, my mom talked to Ryan and gave him the idea and he called the store and had them send it. Needless to say, I was super surprised and thankful!
As for a re-cap, all I can say is THANK YOU to my wonderful family; my husband, parents, sister, and nephew. I am so thankful & appreciative for all of you. Each year that goes by, I remember the true meaning to life.... and that's family.



  1. Looks like you had a fabulous birthday weekend! I love your cake tradition. :)

  2. Happy birthday! Love the new running shoes!!