Happy Sunday, people! I’ve got a lot to recap, so let’s get to it…
Yesterday morning began by unexpectedly sleeping in. I was slightly annoyed at myself for sleeping until 9:00AM because I wanted to get to the gym early & avoid the crowds. However, I quickly made the decision to forgo the gym, & get a jump-start on my to-dos around the apartment.
Chris ran to Wawa & picked us up some bagels as fuel for the apartment cleaning that was about to take place.
An everything bagel with tomato, cucumber, & light cream cheese
It was delicious!
After getting our cleaning done, I had a few things to work on for school & before I knew it, it was time to head to a day-early birthday dinner with my family. I didn’t snap any pictures at the actual meal, but I did take a photo of my leftovers which I ate for lunch today…
Cheese ravioli + meatball
This picture doesn’t do the meal justice… it was fantastic!
After dinner last night, we all headed back to my parents’ house for birthday presents! Apparently, my parents & sister have been reading my blog, because I was gifted with two items that I’ve discussed on here before.
And my parents gave me this Fossil watch (mentioned in this post):
I love both gifts & know I’ll get a lot of use out of them!
After presents, it was cupcake time! My mom went to a local cupcake place, Sublime, & picked up a half-dozen for us all to share.
I went with the banana-Nutella, with a side of party cake ice cream.
Today is my actual birthday, & so far I’ve gone to the gym, went to church, & made a dip for the Super Bowl party Chris & I will be attending! Not a shabby start to my 26th year.
I shared some Super Bowl snack ideas the other day in this post, & I ultimately decided to go with the artichoke dip (from MarthaStewart.com). I’m always excited to have an opportunity to break out my food processor, even if it does leave me with a bit of a mess to clean up.
I bought some whole-grain Tostitos scoops for dipping, so here’s hoping this is a hit!
I made the very-wise decision to take a personal day tomorrow (woohoo!) so I’m excited to be able to enjoy the day without having to worry about preparing for the impending work week.
And with that, I’m off to get changed into some comfy attire before Chris & I hit the road!
What dessert do you usually have on your birthday? My mom usually makes me funfetti cake or cupcakes, but we switched things up this year!