Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Birthday Goodies

Hi Hi! Thank you all for the birthday wishes and a HUGE thanks to those who posted birthday wishes to me on their bloggies. You rock! I'm going to be honest I had just an OK day today. I had to work and Josh ended up not being able to get home until late so that put a LITTLE damper on my birthday. BUT there were tons of wonderful things about my day as well :)

I started my day by sleeping in late and eating 5 pieces of chocolate cake...hahaha or I got up at 4:50 and went and ran a mile and took body pump ;)! It was a wonderful way to start the day. I came home and worked a half day then headed into the office for a meeting. On the way I stopped and got a non fat pumpkin spice misto= INCREDIBLE! Love the new starbucks cups:

When I got home, I had a bundle of wonderful cards and such waiting for me. My mom had sent me some money. I used some of it right away to buy a sweet No Meat Athlete t! Josh's mom sent me an incredible package of some trader joe's goodies:



A starbucks gift card, some cute shirts, and this awesome platter (its a leaf plate with three removal flower bowls):



I used the platter for din din (since Josh got home late...we decided just to do dinner at home and do dinner out later this week). I had jicama rounds with salsa and pinto bean dip, fresh tomato, and cantaloupe (with a ton of unpictured nut butter):


Josh had a meatloaf sammy (not pictured), a potato with buffalo chicken, cheese, broccoli, and buffalo sauce:


He also had some loupe! Then he gave me his INCREDIBLE gifts. A Polar heart rate monitor (HOOOOORAY):


A workout skort and this coffee mug that is supposed to keep your coffee hot for hours and hours (he knows me too well ;):



I'm off to watch a movie with Josh and Franky. Hope you have a fabulous night.

68 comments:

Deva (Voracious Vorilee) said...

that platter is too cute! Happy Birthday girl! It looks like Josh definitely knows you well - those are some great gifts :-) I love the mug - I should look into one of those.. I wonder if it keeps cold things cold for a long while!

The Healthy Hostess said...

Happy Birthday! What great gifts! You will have to celebrate more this weekend! :)

VeggieGirl said...

Lovely birthday treats!

vegetarianontherun said...

YAY birthday girl! It's so funny because all of your gifts are EXACTLY what I would want for my bday too! You'll LOVE the Polar. I've had mine for about a year and it is great. I don't know how I worked out without it before. I'm glad you had a great day. I hope Frank gives you tons of big sloppy kisses! Have a great night, Erica!!

Fitnessista said...

wonderful birthday gifts!
i have the same workout skirt and LIVE for my polar hrm-- you're going to love them
have a very happy birthday, friend!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

HAPPY B-DAY! awesome gifts you received. I like your potato, oh the cheese. love to love cheese. That's such a cute platter. Can't wait to see what other meals you put in the new platter!

Julie said...

awww glad you had such a great birthday :) Josh AND his Ma totally hooked you up! HRM you will LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Can't wait to hear the scoop on that mug to go! I have one but the coffee stays warm for about 4 seconds. enjoy the movie girl :)

fittingbackin said...

What wonderful gifties! That platter is adorable and I hope you LOVE your HRM!!!

Britt said...

Happy Birthday!!!

What a great hubby you have, such thoughtful gifts. :)

Hope you two get to spend some quality time together soon and celebrate some more.

Hope your b-day ends on a good note. Plus b-days are meant to be celebrated all week long!

Lizzy said...

Aww girl happy birthday again!!! A girls gotta be showered with gifts, and gifts you did receive! That bowl set is so adore, and i love how you used it for dinner! i love the little things like that! Hope your havin a fab night love! :)

Mandy said...

Happy, HAPPY birthday sweet girl!! I hope it was a great one for you!

It sure looks like it from your awesome gifts! I love the platter!

And yay for the heart rate monitor :) Great gift :) I love mine! Enjoy it!

Holly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, girl!!!

Glad you had a good day - what wonderful b-day treats! Trader Joe's and an HRM? Yes, please.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your b-day eve. :-)

Stephanie said...

I love that cute platter! Happy 27 girl - hope you have a great movie night w your man (sometimes those really are the best!) P.S. what exactly did you put on that deelish looking tater, I need to make that for us asap, looks awesome :)

amanda said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY almost birthday twin. what a fabulous thing. even though it was just okayyyy. it looks like you got some amazing gifts. and yummy food. and that flower dish is just too cute for words.

go out this weekend and have a real blast. live it up. and make up for today being "just okay!"

xoxox

Jess (Fit Chick in the City) said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a great day!

Jenna said...

Happy birthday!!!! I hope your day was fabulous!!!

Mrs. LC said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, sweetie!!! Love your birthday goods. What sweet friends and family you have. :)

chandra said...

Happy birthday lovely!!! :D

Maria said...

Glad you had a nice day and were spoiled. Let me know if you like your Polar. What movie are you watching? Happy Birthday!!!

Leianna said...

Sounds like a great birthday! It's fun to get practical things like a running skort and a cool coffee mug!

Christina said...

happy birthday erica!

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

Happy Birthday Erica!! Mmm pumpkin spice misto!! I love the Fall :)

Awesome gifts! Hooray for the heart rate monitor and cute dishes.

Caroline said...

Cutest platter ever!

lizzy said...

Happy Birthday!! I am LOVIN' your new mug! Please let us know if it keeps coffee hot for hours...that would be a great investment for me! I hope your b-day dinner out is an amazing time, you deserve a great b-day dinner!!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

What a sweet hubby :)

Happy birthday!!!! plan something excellent when you guys go out to celebrate!

Pumpkin spice misto! YUM!

burpandslurp said...

I'm so late...but HAPPY BIRTHDAY and boy are you SPOILED with those awesome gifts, my birthday girl!

Esi said...

Happy birthday (bit late)!!! Hope you had a great evening. By the way, I absolutely love that Harvest Grains mix from TJs is fantabulous. I love it cooked in chicken or veggie stock and mixed with veggies.

Janetha said...

looks like SUCH a great bday. i love love love that platter :D i got a polar HRM for my bday this year too! awesome. xoxo

insideiamdancing said...

What fab gifts! And YAY for pumpkin Starbucks drinks! :D Hope you have an amazing celebration this weekend... K, tell me how it feels to be 27. Anything I need to know in advance? ;)

wholebodylove said...

Glad you had a good birthday! I am super jealous of the Polar! You'll have to review it soon. I would love to know the pros and cons.

balancejoyanddelicias said...

Great birthday gifts, Josh is so sweet! those flower platters are sooooo cute! :D

Yum Yucky said...

I'm always a day behind, so happy birthday, woman!

Awesome day, awesome gifts, but what's up with the chocolate cake? You didn't stuff yourself silly?? I'm disappointed.

Lauren said...

What a spectacular day!!!!! That's so awesome on your HRM! My hubby got me the same gift for my last b-day and it was the best gift I ever received! Haha, don't our men just know us so well.

Happy Birthday Love!!!

K from ksgoodeats said...

Aw your presents are great - anything that enhances coffee consumption is a winner!! ;)

Glad you had a great birthday so far!!

Pam (Highway to Health) said...

What great goodies!! The platter is so cute!

teresa said...

i'm so glad you had a good birthday! the platter is SOOOO cute!

RunToFinish said...

woot woot you cleaned up girl!! i love birthdays!!

allijag said...

Happy Belated Birthday my love!!! (I am so far behind on blogs this week!!) - if anyone deserves a fabulous day - it is you, one of the sweetest bloggers out there!

Looks like you got some pretty sweet loot - let us know how you like the heart rate monitor, I'm considering getting one as well! :)

Ada said...

That platter is absolutely adorable! I love the Polar heart rate monitor as well, I bet you'll get a ton of use out of that gift! Glad you had a nice birthday:)

Krista said...

GREAT gifts! Your family knows you well. I love my Polar F4 and that TJ's Harvest Blend. The platter is totally cute. Too bad work got in the way, though...

CaSaundraLeigh said...

That drink from SBuck's sounds yummy! They just got a pumpkin drink in at our campus coffee shop--gotta try it soon!!

Looks like you got some sweet swag! Love the new plate too :-)

Holly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERICA!

Looks like you got some fabulous goodies - you deserve it. i LOVE your idea for a pumpkin spice misto - i am definitely going to have to try that one!

lots of love and birthday wishes!

Paige@ Running Around Normal said...

Happy birthday!! Sounds like a good day. I love the flower platter:)

thedallasceliac said...

Happy (belated) Birthday, Erica!!

Haleigh said...

Look at all those amazing gifts that you got, girl! I hope you enjoyed your birthday!

lilybeans said...

Looks like you had a pretty good birthday! Yay for the new Polar! I hope you like it!

Did you catch Top Chef last night??? They need to stop kicking off all of the girls!

mamasweeds said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I totally meant to comment yesterday, I thought of you though! :D And it's the thought that counts, right??

Looking like you scored some awesome bday goodies - I borrowed a polar HR monitor from my running store electronic library once and I loved it, I'm sure you will too.

Meghann said...

Sorry I'm so late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

September 2nd is a good date to be born on :)

Kerstin said...

My bday was yesterday too - happy birthday!! Sounds like you had the perfect celebration!

Diana said...

Aw, happy belated birfday!!! Sorry it was a meh day but you did get some bombin' goodies. I will just wait and see what you do for your REAL b-day dinner celebration! This weekend sounds like a good opportunity to me. :)

Pam said...

Great gifts and dishes!

Please have a happy birthday evening!

You just keep gett'in better!

Lori said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry to hear it was just an okay day. The amount of time I get to spend with my husband on that tends to directly affect my bday too. :) It's no fun when they get home late.

I love it when you share your gifts and mail. What awesome gifts! I need to learn more about that coffee cup. Let us know if it works!

Sabrina said...

Happy Birthday!

You will LOVE your Contigo mug. I have one and it keeps things warm or cold for HOURS.

lilveggiepatch said...

Sorry your day wasn't perfecto, but it sounds pretty lovely. I love all of your gifts! You are going to LOVE your HRM. I have a Polar, too... it works best if you strap it REALLY tightly, and stick it under your sports bra. Weird but true.

My Sensei said...

Hey! Happy belated bday!! Hope you had a wonderful day and you def scored w/ those awesome presents! :-)

Angharad said...

Awww happy birthday again! Love all the treats you got..very Itzy! Ha ha.

Rebecca said...

you're bday sounds like a great one!!

Alison said...

Happy Bday!
Great gifts! I love the platter. And the TJ items! Those beluga lentils are really good in lentil salads.

Matt said...

Happy Birthday! The coffee mug is great, and heart rate training is so much fun. You'll learn so much about your training and fitness level.

I shipped your shirts today! And I threw in a little extra surprise for you. Consider it a birthday present!

Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point said...

happy birthday! sorry i missed it :)

Dawn said...

of course I'm the last one to post right? Happy belated Birthday sweetie!
You scored one of my fav gifts: Starbucks card! yes!
What did Frank get you? LOL

HealthySDLiving said...

What great gifts--I love that platter!

Erika said...

Sounds like a great birthday! I love the trader joe's black beluga lentils...so yummy and filling!

Chef Fresco said...

What a great day! Happy birthday!

alison conklin said...

happy birthday!!!

Jenn (eating bender) said...

Woohoo! I'm so so sorry that I missed the boat on announcing your birthday. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY ERICA! I'd shout it to the world if I could ;o) I'm sorry that your day was just so-so but it looks like you received some amazing gifts. Love that Polar HRM and the fact that Josh clearly knows you VERY well! Let the birthday celebrations continue into the weekend - you deserve 100% of the attention!

elise said...

happy belated bday!!!

Kath said...

Oh no I missed it!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!