This past weekend had lots of happy moments in it…
First there was Saturday morning where I enjoyed a delicious breakfast of turkey bacon and an omelet made of 1 egg, 1 egg white,  a few spinach leaves and less than an ounce of cheese for a grand total of 168 calories.  So yummy!!! 
And I finished Saturday staying within my calorie budget.  That’s HUGE!!!
I made up for it plenty on Sunday, because we had lunch here…
and then in the afternoon the girls starting putting up these…
…so after our evening church service we could celebrate ….my 36th birthday.
My husband told me a week ago he was thinking of inviting some friends over for my birthday Sunday night because we had plans Monday night (my actual birthday is the 16th).  
It was a blast!! We served nachos with cheese, ground beef and jalapeños, a fruit tray and a veggie tray. 
Then we finished off the night with a homemade tres leches cake (thank you, Twin 2) and a Coldstone Creamery peanut butter chocolate cake….
….that was just as delicious Monday for lunch as it was Sunday night.  LOL 
I allowed myself to indulge in birthday treats for a full 24 hours and today I’m back on track.  It was great to have friends over and my husband is grateful that I now have gift cards to spend at Starbucks, Michaels Crafts and Bath and Body Works so he doesn’t have to see the money go there for a while.  LOL  
A favorite gift??  Honestly,I liked them all.  I’ve only lived here a year and my new friends really hit the nail on the head with the gifts.  I must admit though……I was super thrilled to get this Asics shirt with wicking from my family.
It’s my first ever “real” workout shirt thus far.  Outside of my running shoes and good bra, all my workout clothes (all um…less than 10 pieces bought in the last three years) have come from Wal-Mart or Target and none of them have wicking.  I’ve worn it once and can’t wait to take it out running.  
My husband also surprised me with a real pearl necklace.  I prefer pearls over diamonds and am tickled he remembered me mentioning one day, “I’ve always wanted a small pearl necklace some day…“.  
(please excuse the crazy face….it was very late…and we were being a little crazy.. LOL)
Oh, and one more thing…yesterday I took the kids swimming, but first we stopped to get a new bathing suit for me because mine had just gotten too big.  When the “support” can’t support because the suit hangs loose…well, my girls (No, seriously…”my girls” as in my daughters… BIG LOL) were like, “Mom are you getting a new suit before camp??” LOL  So, I did….
…in a size 14.   
I didn’t get a picture of that just yet, but it’s a black skirt and then a striped top in corals, pinks with a little black.  It’s modest and it’s cute …and I realized when I got home…I’m not one of the biggest moms at the pool anymore.  Another topic for another day, but it’s a good feeling.  🙂
And the party continues!! 🙂  
Note:  Thanks Instagram for cool photo effects on the party and cake pics. 

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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3 Responses to Celebrating

  1. Lori says:

    Happy birthday! Looks like a lot of fun – and you look great in those photos!


  2. Leah says:

    Thanks, Lori! I'm still surprised when I see that small neck. 🙂


  3. Christine says:

    Happy Belated Birthday Leah!
    It looks like you had a wonderful, love filled day!
    Many blessings to you!!!


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