Lots of Birthday Fun

Suuuuuch a great time last night!


I was lucky enough to be able to spend my entire evening with some of (but not all!) my favorite people in the world last night.



After Jay got home from work, we headed on over to Sarah & Jeff’s house for a little birthday gathering to celebrate the birthday buds.


Since it was such a nice evening, we all ended up spending the majority of the evening outside having a couple beverages, having some dinner, and just having plain ‘ol fun. Smile

Before dinner, I ended up snacking a bit on this crazy awesome white bean dip that Kate made. I’ll tell ya…she makes some mean dips!


For dinner, we (err, they) fired up the grill…turkey burger with some waffle fries and some sort of buffalo-flavored rice that was spicy but quite yummy.


Last night was also super awesome because I actually got some time to hang out with the little bro. Even though I’ve seen him at softball a couple of times, I really haven’t had a chance to hang out with him since our softball party, and I was missing him lots. I’m very lucky that he offered to take this picture with me…


…because before that, he was being a super tool. Winking smile


A little while after dinner, we all headed back inside to sing our happy birthdays and have some cupcakes. We were a little unprepared and didn’t have any birthday candles, so we made the two of them each blow out a regular jar candle.


Hey, it works, right?

I snacked on 1-1/2 cupcakes for the evening, both of which were thoroughly enjoyed…with Oreo being my favorite for sure.


We all ended up hanging out watching the Olympics gymnastics and swimming until almost 11:30pm, but Jay and I had to rush home and make sure that we were back by midnight…

I know I’ve mentioned The Chive to you all before, which is a website that the husband (as well as the rest of the boys in the group, now) is currently in love with. The Chive makes t-shirts that are apparently some hot ticket items which end up getting sold out within minutes of being back in stock.

Jay found out that they were going to be back on sale last night at midnight, so we had to rush home to make sure we were both sitting at our computers by 11:55pm to try and order one.

chive on

Jay had no such luck on his end (I guess he’s not quick enough on that keyboard!) but I, on the other hand…


I made it happen. Winking smile

So now Jay can enjoy his birthday as an old 29-year old with two Chive t-shirts on the way…but we can’t forget about the other birthday boy today!


Cody turns three today! (well, at least that’s what we guess) My little guy is growing up so fast on me…


Breakfast was quick and easy this morning.


A cereal combo made with Kashi Go Lean, Special K Oats ‘n Honey, strawberries, blueberries, and unsweetened vanilla almond milk.


And now, as soon as I finish up a few quick things here, me and the birthday boy (the human one) are headed off for another Ikea road trip…this time to New Jersey! I’m determined to get that furniture today…wish us luck!!


  1. says

    Those cupcakes are seriously amazing! Thanks for sharing your struggles with HA…it really got me thinking about my own body and definition of health. Also, we do a monthly “Thank you blog world” post over on our site, and I wanted to let you know I mentioned your english muffin, egg, cheese, and jam breakfast sandwich today :-) Thanks for the inspiration!
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  2. says

    This post made me laugh because it’s always such a big deal when my lil bro decides to pose for a pic with my sister and I too! My hubbies birthday is coming up and I don’t know what to get him… I’ll have to check out that tshirt site! haha
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  3. Traci says

    Haha awesome, I’m guessing you’re visiting Paramus, that’s right near my neck of the woods. There’s a table I’ve been trying to get that they’ve been sold out of in both Paramus and New Haven, so I’m in the same situation as you. FYI – you can go on their website and it will tell you if the item is in stock there (so you don’t waste a trip down), but I don’t think they hold or presell items.

  4. says

    I LOVE The Chive. Official Chivette over here. I even was able to snag one of the new PINK KCCO shirts when they went on sale. I just couldn’t stay up until midnight last night to get a green KCCO or BFM shirt, haha. #grandmaproblems
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  5. says

    Those cupcakes look amazing! I hope you get the furniture you want today! Reading about your ‘adventures’ there makes me want to make the trip to the one nearest us…We do need new bedroom furniture, so hopefully I can convince the husband to check it out again soon : )

  6. says

    I’m so glad you had a great time yesterday. Happy Birthday to Jay & Cody (cute picture of Cody, by the way).

    Those cupcakes look delicious. If I tried both, it’d be tough to choose a favorite. I LOVE Oreos and I LOVE Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and peanut butter.

    Yes, getting those t-shirts does qualify you as the “best wife ever”.

  7. Ashley says

    Soy can mess with hormones. I think processed soy (Kashi) is worse than fermented or whole food forms… Have you thought about cutting it out for now in light of the HA situation? I am sure it’s not the “cause” but it couldn’t hurt kwim?

  8. Cristin says

    OMG I laughed so hard at the picture of Cody! Happy Birthday to Jay & Cody! Good luck with your furniture trip!!

  9. Suzanne says

    My head is going to explode from all that yummy food porn. Cupcakes = my fave. Waffle fries…are those sweet potato ones??

    So you’re in Jersey! I live about 20 minutes from that Ikea (Paramus). How neat! Are you going to hit up any other place while you’re here?


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