Monday, March 21, 2011

Krista-Fest 2011

Hi!  How has everyone been holding up the past week?  I’ve been great!  I’ve been sitting here wondering where to start with this post, so I thought I’d go with my birthday!  Yes, March 16 saw me one year older.  And I love it!  I truly wouldn’t want to be any other age than 37 right now.  I look back to 17 and I was in a crap relationship and had zero self esteem, I look back to 27 and was Mom to a 3yr old and 2mth old, which was wonderful, but I love their ages now.  Yes, 37 is GOOD!  :)  And I was SPOLIED!!  My hubby bought me this beautiful necklace:IMG_5375  And the fam took me out for dinner to Milestone’s and a movie; Mars Needs Moms (my choice) the weekend before.  For dinner we started with balsamic bruschetta;IMG_5392 then I had a chicken masala dish over jasmine rice:IMG_5393 and my hubby had a seafood meal, also served over rice:IMG_5394 .  The food was just OK, but it was great to be out all together.  Here’s me and my girl!IMG_5388   The movie was really cute and projected an amazing message to kids.  Lord knows I got an extra tight hug before the kids went to bed that night!  On the actual day of my birthday DS had a soccer tournament, but I’ll get to that in another post.  Between the 2 morning games a group of us went out for breakfast to a popular breakfast joint here in town.  I was feeling a Belgian waffle so I went that route.  This baby came with custard, whip cream and fruit (which I had on the side) IMG_5418 IMG_5419
I got through a good three quarters of that beast before I waved my white flag!  T’was delicious!  My hubby’s plate was pretty impressive. Check it out…IMG_5420    That evening my hubby made us a great Buffalo Chicken Salad from a recipe he found in my Clean Eating magazine:IMG_5426
I think he did a fabulous job!  This is what our plates looked like:IMG_5428 IMG_5427  And of course there was cake!IMG_5429  Last night was a b-day dinner at my parents house. Chuckle chuckle!!  Mom made lasagna which I always pass on…too heavy…but I did enjoy the rest of the meal; asparagus, sweet potatoes, steak, pork tenderloin and lentil salad!IMG_5460 And my sista made me a gigantic chocolate cake!!!IMG_5461 IMG_5464 Krista-fest ended at lunch today.  My boss always takes us gals out for a birthday lunch and today was the day.  We went to my newest favourite joint, a little cafe called The Red Brick Cafe.  My hubby and I discovered this place a few weeks back and haven’t been able to get enough of the place since.  We’ve only been there for coffee and dessert so I was excited to try lunch.  I went with a 1/2 portabello/goat cheese panini and veggies’ with hummus:IMG_5465 
Doesn’t that look like a picture from a magazine???  I’m so proud.  HAHA  It was a great lunch and I’m very lucky to have so many people to celebrate with.  I’m such a spoiled brat!  LOL
So thank you for reading all about my week long birthday celebration!  :)  I’m hoping to get a food recap posted tomorrow or Wednesday.  Now that hockey is done I have some free time on my hands.  Yipee!!!!
Bye for now!!

16 comments:

  1. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAYYYYYY! Sounds like you had some fabulous celebrations. The balsamic bruschetta looks so yummy! And your husband totally rocked that salad. mm your hummus and veggies from lunch? I'd be all over that. Enjoy the rest of your week

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  2. Happy belated birthday, dear Krista! xo

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  3. Beautiful necklace! I love love love your spirit! 37 is a great age if you are as happy as you are now!
    I want a week long celebration with so many good food and lovely people around you!!!

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  4. Ohh happy belated birthday Krista!!!! You make me excited to get older! I hope I am as healthy and happy as you when I'm 37...and I hope I look like I'm 27 like you :)

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  5. Happy Birthday Krista!!! It looks like you had a great birthday week/weekend and with such awesome food! i love the cake and that waffle looks great!

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  6. YAY! looks like you had an awesome bday! happy birthday!

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  7. Happy birthday!
    It looks like you have a wonderful b-day, filled with love, food, and great gifts. I love your positive energy throughout this post. Rather than complaining, like so many people do on their b-days, you focused on the positives. I love it.
    And, that necklace is GORGEOUS!

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  8. Happy Belated BIRTHDAY!
    You look absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!
    Gorgeous necklace, and your hubby's salad looks amazing! Wishing you all the best this year!
    Happy Brithday!
    Barbara

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  9. What a gorgeous necklace! I love it.

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  10. Glad you had such a nice Birthday week! Love the necklace!

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  11. Happy bealted birthday!!! You certainly did have a Krista Fest! It all looks like so much fun..and so much good food (and cake ;))!! By the way, Sarah's looking so grown up- absolutely beautiful! :)

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  12. Hi, random passerby! Happy belated birthday! Love the positive post and great pictures! =)

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  13. You had some great birthday celebrating going on girl!! U deserved it too!! The cakes you had look amazing, was the first cake a ice cream cake?! It looks so good! I also love the pic of you and your daughter, so beautiful!! U should be proud of raising two great kids! U do a great job Krista! U can tell ; ) And hubby did a great job on the gift, what a beautiful necklace!!!

    have a great day!!!! xoxoxo <3

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  14. your hubby's plate is pretty much a combo off all the best foods for breakfast- haha that is too cool!

    you deserve to be treated to a KRISTA FEST! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! now just make sure you get a nice free massage out of it as well :) xoxo

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  15. Happy Belated Birthday Gorgeous!!!! That necklace is beautiful and all the food looks divine, especially your cake!

    xo

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  16. Krista, I'm sorry to be so behind on this! Happy belated! You deserve an entire month devoted to you :) Love!

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