MIMM: 25th birthday celebratory weekend! So.Much.Cake.


Cake. Yeah, that pretty much sums up my birthday weekend. Cake and a lot of reallyyyyyy good Mexican food ❀


My mom surprised me at work the morning of my birthday with a DELICIOUS carrot cake – my favorite favorite kind of cake/ probably my favorite dessert ever.


And I made her take a selfie with me ❀ Love you mama!

me and mom

The night of my birthday was filled with stories, laughs, cake, tacos, presents, beautiful sunsets, and more cake.


My step mom made an incredible Mexican dinner, with homemade fish tostadas, black bean and corn salsa, yellow rice (my fave), and some incredible sangria. Yeah, it’s safe to say I had my fair share in helpings of THAT meal!


My younger sister even MADE this cake for me from scratch – decorated with frosting and everything! She is so talented, eh? (Yes it was freaking delicious, and YES that is edible glitter on top… she knows me so well πŸ˜‰ )


Friday morning, I made the (somewhat) difficult but necessary decision to forego extra sleep and get to Body Pump that morning. Yessss it was so worth it – such a good class and really felt the burn!


One of my favorite tasks this weekend was to figure out how to use my newest gadget, a birthday gift to me… behold, the iPhone 5s. I never thought the day would come when I would switch from my Android, but it had to happen, and I.AM.THRILLED. My sisters and I can all iMessage now, and that kinda sums up why its better πŸ™‚


I was contemplating this as a second gift for myself, but thought… “Shannon, get a grip. You’re 25, and people don’t need more reasons to think you’re 18.”


I only have a few pictures from Saturday night, but it was a GREAT time with friends celebrating my birthday – oh yeah, with more Mexican food. They brought out this (hilarious) sombrero and sang me a really (hilariously pathetic and awkward) birthday song with maracas, and gave me a plate with flan and a candle in it. The food was outSTANDing, and I’m so glad I got to catch up with some friends and my sister! (Yes, they let me keep the sombrero, too).


I forced everyone to take singular pictures with me too.Β Its promΒ again!! I’ll post this one of me and my sister, so you can get an idea haha!


Yesterday, before my sister started her sojourn back to Chicago, we went for a nice (long) ((hilly)) bike ride with my dad to a park nearby our house. It was actually a great workout, and a beautiful day for it (until it started downpouring). Ahhh, family fun, right?

10430821_10202670054864752_162540389175201084_nΒ Hope you all had stellar weekends ❀ And thanks for all your birthday wishes!! I’m so happy and so blessed πŸ™‚ hashtag: sentimentalmoment.

Let’s connect!Β 



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