Birthday Tidings of Joy


So it was my 28th birthday on the 3rd! The hubby and I had a celebratory BOGO burrito at Qdoba ;) and then relaxed at home, watched some X-Files, then ate cake! I had made a vegan zucchini cake last month and it yielded a lot of cake batter, so I made a round pan and a loaf pan at the time and saved the big round pan in the freezer and then thawed it for my birthday cake, complete with a fudgey chocolatey frosting. Yum!

 It was a busy week, work and school wise, so we really celebrated my birthday the following Friday and went to the York County Fair. I got to have funnel cake for the first time and it was even pumpkin spiced! So good! And then I ate my weight in salt water taffy. #noregrets!

Also on my birthday, I made a special announcement to my friends and family on Facebook with the following photo:

I'm gonna be a mommy in March! We're so freakin over the moon that our little bundle of joy is cooking! We were able to tell our parents and close friends in Michigan back in August, so it was nice to have our secret until I was further along to tell everyone else our awesome news. Also, I just found out yesterday that my older sister is 4 weeks along in her second pregnancy!! I'm sure her twin boys will be awesome big brothers. And we get to be preggers together and hopefully take some cute maternity photos over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Can you tell it's been a busy summer over here? I wouldn't change a thing :)

First Outfit
Top: Old Navy (exact)
Skirt: thrifted (similar)
Sandals: Target (similar)

Second Outfit
Dress: Maurices (similar)


  1. Happiest Birthday... and what wonderful news, congratulations on your pregnancy! Exciting!! xo

  2. Happy birthday and congrats on the exciting news of your first baby! Congrats to your sister too! :)


  3. ahhh best birthday present ever!! congrats, momma :)

    xo marlen
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  4. Congrats!!!


  5. Awww! Congratulations again! I love your birthday outfit (and VERY belated happy birthday!). I can't wait to "meet" your little bundle of joy! I hope your pregnancy is going well!