Mom’s Birthday Dinner

How’s was your Sunday? Since we moved to Orange County Ben and I have been “church shopping” and I really liked the service we attended this morning! I think he needs a little more convincing so we’ll try it out again weekend after next. Finding Jesus is hard!

We headed to my parent’s house for Sunday Dinner. Actually, it was my mom’s birthday dinner! Her real birthday is Valentine’s Day, isn’t that cute <3 But since that’s on a Tuesday and I work late, we celebrated today.IMG_6062 (800x600)

She wanted to do a Thanksgiving style dinner with turkey and the fixings. I made roasted green beans, the cake and helped with everything else when we got there. I’m the official turkey carver, did you know that?

My plate, I went back for a little more of everything.IMG_6064 (800x600)

My brothers – little and bigIMG_6086 (800x600)

We ate super early, around 4:30pm. So after walking the dogs I had a small bowl of cereal.IMG_6087 (800x600)

Nutella Birthday Cake time! (used Sara’s recipe here)nutella birthday cake

Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu Mom! happy birthday  mom

I had my piece with milk. Sadly, this cake didn’t change my life. I don’t think I like fudgy cakes (I don’t like fudge). But everyone else raved about it!IMG_6082 (800x600)

Since this was a birthday party and we played a party game – Apples to Apples. It was surprisingly fun (I get bored fast and loved it, mostly because I was able to yell)!

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My favorite card Smile IMG_6089 (800x600)

Earlier today I made what was supposed to be a quick stop at Costco for the green beans. Well, I ended up doing all my grocery shopping for the weekend. The checker made a comment on my healthy eating, which made me feel healthy and happy. But, she didn’t know about the Nutella cake I had at home!IMG_6051 (800x600)

The Costco Haul:

  • Celery
  • Asparagus (random craving)
  • Broccoli
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Green Beans
  • Egg whites
  • Sourdough
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • BCAAs
  • Lots of samples of trail mix Winking smileIMG_6052 (600x800)

Sunday Set Up –

I have tons of veggies and leftover turkey for healthy lunches and dinners.


  • M: 6 miles, Strength
  • T: Speed
  • W: LR?
  • TH:Yoga
  • F: Strength
  • S:Rest
  • Sun: Half

Ready for your week?


  1. says

    NUTELLA birthday cake???? I sooooo need that. Happy Birthday to your mom! I love Apples to Apples – which green card did you play Boston Marathon on?! I don’t want the weekend to be over.

  2. says

    I bought that same bag of mini sweet peppers last weekend! STILL working through it! I’m gonna turn into a mini pepper. But they have stayed fresh for 1+ weeks!

  3. says

    Yes I took a cue from you and planned out my week of both eats and work outs, now I just have to stick to it.

    We just started church shopping yesterday with our first stop at Calvery Chapel off Fairview. I am excited to keep bouncing around and see where we feel a good fit. A fun journey.

  4. says

    Apples to Apples is so much fun. I played it for the first time last summer with my two nieces. It was hilarious as they didn’t really know what all of the words meant which made it even funnier.

    How can a Costco trip be quick? Every time that I go I end up getting way more than I intended. I think it is one of my favorite stores ever!

  5. Jill says

    You should try the LDS (Mormon) church. You might have to make a few lifestyle changes, but it will be worth the happiness you will find. Glad your mom had a fun birthday party and good luck with your workouts this week. How’s Ben’s 10K training going, by the way?

  6. says

    My oldest is turning 12 tomorrow. We celebrated her birthday on Saturday. Attack of th 12 year old girls! Red velvet cake makes everything better. You cake looke so yummy!

  7. Denise P. says

    What nice birthday festivities!

    Are you running Pasadena RnR on Sunday? Or going to Arizona with SR? I can’t remember if you mentioned that before.

    I’ll be in Pasadena – my knees are not happy with me as this will be my 6th half in 5 months. But after this I’m laying of the long distances for a few months so hopefully I’ll be ok.

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