Family Birthday Dinners

My family spoils me. And not always with expensive or lavish things. They constantly spoil me with LOVE and GRATITUDE. I really have the best family πŸ™‚

Last night Patrick and I spent the evening out in the boonies with the family for my birthday! It’s tradition that we have a home-cooked birthday dinner (birthday person’s meal of choice πŸ™‚ ) and we open gifts as close to or ON that person’s birthday.

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Trampoline time is one of my FAVORITE passtimes at my dad’s house – we double bounce each other, wipe out trying to do flips, and get exhausted after 5 solid minutes of jumping.

Then we went for a pre-dinner walk at the park down the road from my parent’s house. I actually had my FIRST birthday party here! What a blast from the past!

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What a monkey… remember my and Patrick’s picture…?

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Practicing our Karate Kid skills…

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My favorite boys ❀ πŸ™‚

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The birfday girl chair! πŸ™‚

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We have a GORGEOUS gazebo in our backyard, and my family completed cleaned and decorated it as a surprise for me! It was so much fun, with a Hawaiian/tiki theme and our dinner was OUTSTANDING.

Scallops, shrimp, caprese on Italian rustic bread, appetizer salads, and turkey burgers… WHAT A SPREAD! ❀ Like I said…my family spoils me! πŸ˜€

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And DUH, dessert was next! My youngest sister has an incredible talent and love for baking, so she whipped up a homemade cookie cake (all on her own) and frosted it absolutely PERFECTLY. She did that herself. YES! ❀ πŸ™‚

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She had to sample it…

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Slightly creepy but extra happy pic of me with my candles! πŸ™‚

It was an incredible night and I’m so grateful for everything my family does for me. I got to see my mom on Sunday and my dad’s family Monday! What a perfect start to my birthday week πŸ™‚

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Had to get dat #legday in this morning!

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You guessed it, Yoga poses included! πŸ™‚ I can honestly feel my back getting stronger and my flexibility improving from this month’s challenge!

As some of you may remember, Patrick and I are flying out to NEW ORLEANS early tomorrow morning so I won’t be posting until next week!

Keep in touch and follow my trip on my instagram! Really, it’s a good time πŸ˜‰


Peace, xoxo. Have a great rest of your week! “Happy Friday!” πŸ˜€

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