Birthday Recap and Some Thoughts

Happy Monday everyone! I hope that you had an awesome weekend and are enjoying your fall thus far!

I thought I would do a little recap of my birthday last weekend because it was actually really awesome and I could not have asked for a better day.   The one thing I told Adam that I wanted was for him to plan the day.  I didn’t want to make any decisions or schedule anything, I wanted it done for me.  It’s nice every once in awhile to have someone do all the decision making for you.

So Halloween morning after we both woke up and did a quick Fitness Blender workout, we headed out to breakfast.  I had been wanting to try a place called Yolk for awhile so that’s where we went.  It was delicious!  They had amazing coffee that tasted almost like chocolate and the food was great.  Adam decided to try a little bit of everything and I had an awesome California omelet complete with avocado.

After breakfast, we headed to the farmers market because it was the last day that it was going to be outdoors.  It was kind of pouring rain right when we got there, so we only did a quick lap through, got Adam a donut, and then moved on.  From there, Adam took me downtown and told me that we were going to go clothes shopping for me.  I have been needing new fall/winter clothes for a long time, so this was a really nice surprise.  Plus, how many husbands take their wife out on a shopping spree?!

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Almond Milk Latte of my dreams…

We hit up a few stores on State Street where I bought all the flannel and found some awesome new boots.  You can never have too many boots, right?  After a few hours of shopping both our energies were dropping so we decided to take a break and get some coffee.  We found a Peet’s Coffee around the corner and I decided to try an almond milk latte because my sister is always raving about them.  Good choice because it was awesome.  After we were caffeinated we shopped for a little longer and then decided to head home and chill for the rest of the day.

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These tacos were amazing… still working on that tortilla recipe, so look for that soon!

Once we took the world’s longest bus ride home (rain and Halloween apparently make for lots of traffic) we hung out, watched some movies, and ate homemade tacos.  It was pretty much the best way to end my birthday.  Oh, and I decided to be “crazy” and dyed my hair a reddish-brownish-slightly purplish color.  It’s awesome and I love it.

Birthday Recap and Some Thoughts | Life Healthfully Lived


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As I was looking back over my birthday extravaganza, I realized I was really happy.  Not because I had an awesome day or got cool clothes and shoes or ate delicious food but because I was really and truly happy.  I am content with where I am in life and confident in the things I am doing to go the places I want in the future.  I want for nothing, I have an amazing support system in my family and my husband, and I am blessed beyond belief.

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Birthday kisses from Dot

Maybe it was turning 28 or maybe it was knowing that things change and I don’t have to feel stuck or down in whatever situation I face.  Either way, I’m in a very good place both physically and mentally and I am going to enjoy it!