Okay, okay...I know I haven't been blogging so much lately, mostly because these past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of fun, one adventure after the next, which hasn't left so much time to write, and actually, we've been eating out in restaurants a lot lately. Tonight I go to bed feeling so extremely grateful for all the wonderful people in my life, each one a little blessing. Last week I turned 30 years old and I am just bursting with gratitude. I look at how much I have accomplished, how many risks I have taken, how many challenges I have overcome, how much I have grown as a person, all the wonderful friends and family I have in my life, the strong network of women and support I have for role models, all the adventures I have had, my consistent healthy lifestyle choices, and it makes me so proud and so excited for my 30's. Since I am one of the youngest out of all of my friends, I hear we get even more comfortable in our own skin in our 30's and therefore, our 30's are even better than our 20's.
So for my actual birthday, I took a spin class after work and came home to a healthy meal cooked by the hubs. He made lemon sole, sauteed kale with Parmesan cheese (try it! it's a nice flavor combo), and cous cous. Don't worry, we had to have birthday cake! He brought home a Junior's Cheesecake and it was delicious!
Sole, Kale, Cous Cous
Birthday Cake (Junior's Cheesecake)
The birthday celebration continued! We stayed at my favorite hotel for the weekend, The Ritz Carleton where everytime we go, we get to live in pure luxury for three days...breakfast in bed, a day at the spa, massage, steam room, sauna, movies on demand, a rain shower, huge bathtub, etc. We also went to one of my favorite restaurants for dinner in Greenwich, Connecticut called Polpo where we spent the evening feeling overly sophisticated.
So now that the festivities calmed down, Little Earth Mama's Kitchen is reopened and back in business. We'll be back to cooking this week. :)