Life as seen through my phone

I have been wanting to post an update only with pictures as we have had so many things happen in the past two weeks. Of course, Christmas and New Years Eve, but one week after New Years Eve its my birthday, then one week after that it’s my husbands birthday, and of course in between life happens. So here is an update of our life these past few weeks as seen through my phone.

Enjoy!! xo

This cake is AMAZING! I will post the recipe soon but I made this for my husbands birthday, it will not be the last time I make it!
This was dinner for my Birthday. Ricotta gnocchi, recipe is from Araxi restaurant in Whistler, Canada, I will post this one soon!
A little (alcohol free) champagne to celebrate my 27th birthday.
Of course, without alcohol
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My delicious Angel Food cake birthday cake.
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This is THE funniest story!! My husband bought 27 candles to put on my cake for my birthday. While he was lighting them, some of them started to spark, I questionned why they were sparking and he chalked it up to faulty wicks. Then the flames got bigger and were going strong. I tried to blow them out and we realized, they are joke candles that you cannot blow out! Needless to say, I panicked, this is the only picture we got and had to through raging flaming candles in the sink while the icing on my cake was melting from the HUGE flames. I was so scared while it was happening (I hate fire) but we now laugh at it all the time! haha


Birthday thoughts

Wow, I cannot believe it is my birthday, again! It feels like just yesterday my husband was making me butter chicken in our kitchen while listening to me talk about what ever non-sense I was rambling on about.

My birthday doesn’t really feel like my day this year as I am SO looking forward to our babes birth-date. His birthday will be more fabulous than anyone of my birthdays, EVER! (Although, the birthday my husband proposed to me was quite spectacular!) So this birthday pales in comparison to what we have coming in the next few days/weeks.

Most people complain or say ‘sorry’ when they hear my birthday is so close to the holidays, I don’t get it. I ABSOLUTELY love having my birthday at the beginning of a new year, it feels so refreshing to start off a new year with a new age. Any other Capricorns with me?

Nevertheless, birthdays bring up so many thoughts and questions I ask myself. -What has happened in the past year, what have I accomplished/not accomplished compared to what I thought I would have accomplished, and most importantly, I always, always ask myself, how have I grown in the past 365 days.

Here’s my answer to these questions on this birthday:

In the past 365 days, so much has happened. To name a few, we got married, we had an amazing honeymoon in paradise, we found out we were expecting our little boy, I have decided to start an MBA, we celebrated milestones and events with family, traveled and have enjoyed being 26!

Of course, when I was younger, I thought at 27 I would be married, with a family, a dog and a house working a 9-5 job which I enjoyed (isn’t this what we all thought when we were 16-20?) Then as time crept up, I realized that life sounds so boring!! I want to explore, see the world, speak new languages, be ever learning and get the most out of my life. So with my 27 years of life, I am more than thrilled with what I have accomplished. I have a fantastic husband, who shares the same passions, interests and goals in life as I do. I have explored enough of the world to be content, of course my wanderlust is going to kick in in a few months and we will set off exploring, but for now I am very content with the corners and vast areas of the world we have experienced, again, so happy to do it with my main man (soon to be men) beside me! I have gotten an education in something that I am passionate about, and am working towards continuing it this year. I am starting my family going into my 27th year of life, which was initially older than I had anticipated, but it couldn’t have come at a better time, now I have more time to spend with my little boy. But beyond anything, I am happier than I ever thought possible. When I thought about my life 10 years ago, I wanted to be happy, of course, I just didn’t know that this kind of happiness was possible.

And for the last question, I have grown so much in the past year (and not just my baby bump, ha!). I have learned that things will happen no matter how much I plan or how detailed my itinerary is (this was a hard lesson but I really came to terms with it around the wedding time) and I have to roll with it, have a backup plan and let life do its thing. I have learned to accept the apologies I have never gotten from people and be at peace with the way certain relationships have turned out. This little boy has definitely taught me a kind of patience I never thought I would have. He also taught me how to reflect upon my actions, so I can be the best version of myself for him to look up to. Overall, this year has really taught me how to look at my life from a different perspective, that my actions don’t only just affect me now, and that I have a family that needs me as well.

Most people complain or say ‘sorry’ when they hear my birthday is so close to the holidays, I don’t get it. I ABSOLUTELY love having my birthday at the beginning of a new year, it feels so refreshing to start off a new year with a new age. Any other Capricorns with me?

So for this birthday, I won’t be doing too much (I am terrified that my water will break while out in public, ha!) My husband will cook me dinner, while we listen to some music, talk about our dreams and ambitions (which we do on the reg) and just enjoy being present in my life, with my two loves. Oh and I am going to eat the angel food cake pictured above, with some alcohol free champagne to make me feel fancy! And who knows, maybe our sweet babe will want to share this day with me!

Thanks for reading! xo