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Birthday Recap!

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So, as some of you may have noticed on Instagram, yesterday was my birthday 🙂

Unfortunately I still had to go to work. My coworker and I think that your personal birthday should be a holiday- meaning every person should get the day off on their birthday. We’re drafting up the letter to send to the holiday making people. I think I send it via unicorn on the rainbow express train?

Anyways, once I got to work, I got busy doing grown-up things. Answering phones, pushing paper, water-cooler chit chat. Actually I do none of that.

But I was working at my desk, and someone knocks on my cube. Kyle showed up and delivered me flowers for my birthday. He’s kind of the best.

kyle amy's birthday

It really made my day 🙂

I didn’t do anything special for lunch because I went to a group lunch for my company’s volunteers. I’m a volunteer on our first-aid/search and rescue team, and our green team. Every December, they throw us a thank you lunch. So that was fun! Plus, Thursday my friends took me to lunch and coffee!

I was given some goodies by lovely coworkers

snacks trader joe's

And before I knew it, the work-day was over.

On the way home, I picked up Kyle and my bibs for our 5K Ugly Sweater Dash tomorrow!

ugly sweater dash 5K bib

Cannot wait to show you my sweater 🙂

I also got something pretty amazing in the mail from my friend Scott (aka Pirate Bobcat). He went to the Emmy’s a little while ago and stole me some swag. So thoughtful of him, right??

penguin ornament

Somehow he got the idea that I’m really into penguins.

penguin onesie

No idea where he got that from…

Side note: I debated running in this for the ugly sweater run cause Kristina at Damn Ten Pounds said she’d buy me a Nerds Rope if I ran in a onesie. I can be bought apparently.

Anyways, later last night my parents took Kyle and me to dinner at Maria Maria, a local Mexican restaurant that is actually one of Carlos Santana’s restaurants.

Awful lighting so I look a little cray cray
Awful lighting so I look a little cray cray

I get Mexican food for dinner every year for my birthday. It started when I was really little and wanted to go to Chevy’s just so I could play with the dough.

amy birthday dinner fish tacos
Fish tacos. And yes, I remembered to take a photo. Maybe I get smarter with age?

After dinner was presents, cake, and working on my ugly sweater. Check out what I got from Kyle:

cirque du soleil ama luna

Yup. We’re going to Cirque du Soleil on Sunday 🙂 So. Freaking. Excited. ANDDDD he’s hand-making me a holder for my race medals and bibs. He spoils me 🙂

And on to dessert. In my opinion, a birthday isn’t a birthday without cake.

birthday cake

So yummy. But I’m fairly certain the main ingredient was cottage cheese thighs.

Thank you all for the birthday love! Now I’m off to go run around in an ugly sweater! Have a happy Saturday!

Do you have any birthday traditions? Mexican food!

Is birthday cake a must for you? Duh.

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17 thoughts on “Birthday Recap!

  1. Looks like you had a great day! There’s a Tex-Mex joint we like to go to that makes their own tortillas and our 4 year old likes to play with the dough too. So you’ve got that in common with the toddlers.
    I’m so glad the penguin made it ok and didn’t suffocate in the package!!!!
    Happy birthday, and have fun at the race!!!

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Sounds like it was a fabulous day!
    A birthday cake is a MUST for us 🙂 Traditions – we always have a family dinner. most times just the four of us..but sometimes it included my family (parents/siblings too. My brother started a tradition a few years ago of messing with my cake – first it started off that he would blow out my candles before me (across the table) and this past year he wrote his name on the cake not mine. It’s actually really funny.
    Have fun at your run AND at Cirque du Soleil 🙂

    1. THANK YOU!!! Oh good, I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks a birthday cake is necessary! My boyfriend’s family doesn’t feel the same way and I was like, whattttt? That’s hilarious! You need to mess with his cake next time 😉

  3. A birthday without a cake??? That makes me sad just thinking about it! And the only other ingredient in a cake should be sugar and eggs 🙂

    Happy Birthday!!!!

    That is so, so amazing you are going to Cirque! One day I shall go haha!

    1. Haha right?! I’ve told my parents that I don’t care about the presents, but if I don’t get a cake it won’t feel like my birthday. I think I’m secretly a 4 year old.

      Thank you!!! Cirque is absolutely amazing! You cannot go wrong with any show!

  4. Happy Birthday!!!! Your celebration looks amazing. I LOVE Cirque shows. What a great way to celebrate. Kyle did good!!! Clearly you didn’t scar him with the Ugly Sweater run, hahaha. He seems to keep coming back for more, so maybe you can get him to run a half with you one of these days 😉 Love the shoutout! I will so send you nerds ropes just for posting that picture on the internet!! And as a last ps – you have gorgeous hair. Mine wasn’t that… controlled when I let it go curly. I’d def post more selfies if I had those luscious locks.

    1. Gawww thank you!!! You’re too sweet! Do you straighten your hair all the time??

      Kyle did amazing! LOL he will NEVER do a half with me. I’d have to chain him on to me and throw away the key…which wouldn’t work so well for me since he’s over a foot taller and almost 100 lbs more. I’ll be waiting for my nerds rope 😉

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