Monday, August 31, 2015

My 5th Blogiversary and my 35th Year

I had a great Monday celebrating my 35th birthday! I also started my original blog, Fit in the Midwest, 5 years ago today!

I woke up to Craig telling me to grab a card from under our bed and I guessed correctly--he wrote in it that we should go get brunch because he took off of work at the last minute. Nothing better than spending your b-day with the one you love!

While he meditated, I drank coffee and opened up cards from friends and family. Some of them made me laugh and some made me tear up with joy over the great people I have in my life. 

The kitties got in on the card and present action. My mother-in-law gave me something in an envelope and as predicted by her, Pema got into it and had to investigate what it was. 
Mid-morning, we headed over to Blue's Egg for brunch. It's always so busy on the weekend, so we expected it to be empty on a Monday morning. Oh no, it was as packed as ever! 

We both got french toast--berry smothered for me and strawberry cheesecake for Craig. 

 We shared a nutella latte. Yum!
I had some birthday coupons to redeem, so we headed to the mall to get a few things with those. Hooray for the lovely Sephora free gift (with purchase). The Nars lipsticks are really nice.
Once we were back home, I enjoyed resting on the couch with the kitties, eventually taking a nap with all three of them on top of the birthday mama. 
After some rest, it was time to get moving again. I've been wanting to get to Whitnall Park pond all summer. It was a lovely day for a hike there. 

We kept seeing this plant everywhere and had no clue what it was. 
I love the Camera+ app on my phone and recently discovered that it has a macro setting, so I tried that out and I think the photos I took with it turned out really well.
We managed to get in an over 2 mile walk and were active for an hour. 
After hiking, we had ice cream cones and made a quick trip to the library. Back at home, we sat outside reading, which was a great way to wind down the busy day. I recently got this book from the library and am going back and forth between this title and The Romanov Sisters. I'm loving both so far and am looking forward to reading them on my week off of work! It's been a bummer of a year of reading, but more on that in another future post.
I'll be back with some posts later this week. I've been working on a few drafts of topics I've wanted to write about and now that the crazy busy month of August is over, I have more time to dedicate to those.

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