It’s My Birthday!

Well it’s official… I’m 27.  Only 3 short years away from 30!  How did I become an adult so quickly?  Even though today is my actual birthday, I’ve had gifts and cards trickling in all week from my amazing family, so it seems like I’ve been celebrating for days!

Our dining room table has been collecting cards and gifts; it makes me so happy!!


These flowers from my dad arrived yesterday and they are even more beautiful in person:


Kyle was too impatient to wait to give me my gift, so he let me open my present a few weeks ago- a new phone!  My old phone was not working well at all and couldn’t hold a charge more than 10 hours (it always died before I got home from work) so I am thrilled to have a beautiful new phone!  And, the camera is way better so hopefully my blog photos will look a little nicer :-)

Yesterday was my day off so I spent most of it as I usually do: grocery shopping and cooking.  I had a nice workout too! I started with 2 miles on the treadmill to warm up.


Then I did the Mermaid workout from the TIU Bikini Series which I loved!!! You should try this workout- it’s only 18 minutes and it feels great- lots of core work!


Then Kyle and I went for a walk along our new beach.  There is a lake behind our house and they have been constructing a path for a few months, and just last week I discovered this beach!  It’s literally right next to our house.  I can picture myself lying out by the water or doing yoga in the sand- so exciting!


Last night, Kyle took me out for ice cream for my birthday.  I know I’m doing the Tone It Up Bikini Series, but I don’t feel bad at all about going off the meal plan for ice cream :-)  I got 1 scoop of banana cream pie and 1 scoop of “cookie monster” and it was glorious.


This morning, Kyle and I made a special birthday breakfast using my new cast iron skillet that Kyle’s mom got me for my birthday.  Isn’t it beautiful???



Our eggs and bacon were fantastic and I can’t wait to cook with this skillet even more!!

Birthday Breakfast!

Birthday Breakfast!

For the rest of today, I have a workout and a nap planned.  Tonight I have to go into work because I’m on call all night- boo!!  But overall, it’s been a fantastic birthday and I couldn’t ask for more :-)



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