Scenes From My Birthday

I’ve had a great time celebrating my birthday this week.

Thank you to everyone who made me feel loved and special during my birthday.


The morning of my birthday, pancakes with sprinkles were enjoyed. Birthday Pancakes!


My colleagues gave me a “birthday girl” ribbon to wear. That was fun.


It was very sweet of them to surprise me with a birthday cake too 🙂 It made spending my actual birthday working….not as bad.


The husband and I went out for dinner to celebrate. I picked California Pizza Kitchen for my dinner celebration. I wanted something casual and easy.


I love eating at this restaurant because they offer unique and gourmet salads and pizzas.

One of my favorite salad ever is their Miso-Shrimp salad. It’s so fresh tasting, has crunchy textures and topped with seafood.


Chris and I also shared the corn and guacamole appetizer.


As my main entree, I ordered the Thai Chicken pizza on honey, whole wheat dough.



I liked the pizza just ok. I loved the dough and its chewiness, the toppings were great but I found the peanut sesame sauce a bit salty.

That’s probably just my palette, since I don’t use a lot of salt when I cook.

I continued my birthday celebration during Girls Night where I blew out  more candles from my birthday cupcake. We all had a great time at Evie’s place chatting the night away and catching up with each other.

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After dinner, we all enjoyed delicious cupcakes that Stefanie brought from Frosted Bakery.


We all shared all the flavors so we could taste each one. My favorite in the tasting platter, strawberry cupcake and Nutella cupcake.

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I had this cutie pie (Baby Mia) to entertain me all night. It was girls night after all, big girls and baby girls included 🙂IMG_1939

On Saturday, my friend Sarah hosted a Seafood Birthday BBQ.

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We all enjoyed delicious food, but the one dish that everyone loved and couldn’t get enough of was the Boiling Crab dish with Cajun shrimp and corn. Extra garlic please!


More birthday cupcakes.

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My sorority sisters and college friends from San Diego were all there to celebrate mine and Sarah’s birthday. It was has been awhile since we all hung out and it felt good to see everyone again.

Cheers to friends and family and making birthday memories!!!!

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  1. What a wonderful birthday! I love everything and I love how special everyone made it for you! Happy Birthday!

  2. how fun! looks like a great weekend with lots of delicious food!

  3. Yayyy! Happy happy birthday! What amazing eats! Especially that appetizer at California pizza kitchen and the shrimp boil (YUM!). Glad it was fabulous

  4. Belated happy birthday! Looks like you had the loveliest celebration. I am now craving a strawberry cupcake after seeing the pictures!

  5. That looks so fun!!! I hope you had a fantastic birthday 🙂

  6. Happy belated birthday! It looked (and sounded) like you had a lovely one! I can’t believe at all the yummy food pics I see in this post. Well done. 😛

  7. glad you had a fun birthday weekend! that miso shrimp salad looks SO good. and green cupcakes?! yum! happy birthday!

  8. Happiest of belated birthdays, and your celebrations each look more delightful than the last!!

  9. Sounds like an AMAZING birthday!! All that seafood has me drooling! Happy Belated Birthday!!

  10. It looks like you had such a great birthday week!! I want those cupcakes SOO bad. Especially that Nutella one! YUM!!
    My birthday is in less than 2 weeks so I cannot wait to have cake, let alone sugar!! I’m 2 weeks in on my sugar free challenge!

  11. Happy Belated Birthday! 🙂 It looked like you had a great time celebrating! I love cupcakes!

  12. Happy Belated Birthday! It looks like it was so much fun. A seafood bbq sounds amazing. 🙂

    PS: i also just wanted to let you know that if you subscribed to my blog @ wordpress.. i switched over and you can now subscribe to my RSS or get my recipes by email at my new site: – i am no longer with wordpress

  13. Happy Belated! Looks like an awesome weekend. All those cupcakes look delish!!!

  14. Feliz Cumpleaños from Sapin, lovely pics:)


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  2. […] Last week, I ate a ton of soup (because I wasn’t feeling too well) and even more sweets because I indulge for my birthday celebrations. […]

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