A Very Special Day

Don’t you just love Sundays with absolutely nothing on the agenda? That’s how I feel as I sit here and write this post. Perhaps a run, perhaps church, perhaps a hike. Perhaps Smile

Yesterday was anything but a free schedule, but it was still an awesome day. However at first, I woke up, planning to go to a spin class, but my body felt like a truck ran over it!

I did a full body strength workout for the first time in two weeks on Friday (I’d been taking a break from strength training, and instead doing yoga) and hollllly hell am I ever sore!


But I do have a fun workout coming your way soon Winking smile

Needless to say (but I’m going to anyway!) I skipped spin class in lieu of reading 50 Shades Darker and doing a little laundry. Honestly, at this point I’m not even looking forward to the third book in the series. I just want to get it over with, lol.

Then I had to train a client and after that see my chiro/holistic doctor, but more on that (second part) in another post. Let’s just say I’ve got more goodies to try…

After getting adjusted, talking to him for a while, running some tests, and picking up my homeopathic pills and vitamins, I was there for nearly an hour, and was officially running late (as I ever am.)

We had a big day ahead of us and I had to get baking!


Yesterday was not only the day we celebrated Mother’s Day, but it was also my dad’s birthday and Niko’s birthday! So before we left to go to my parents’ house, I baked up two little doggie birthday cakes, courtesy of  my girl, Janetha’s, dog cake recipe.


Niko had to wait until we got to my parents’ house to dig in, but I knew she’d love it before it even came out of the oven based on how she loved the batter!


I think she could tell something was up, because the entire ride to my parents’ she was up and down and moving around, when she usually just chills.


Naturally, the minute we stepped inside, we deemed it birthday cake time.


What can I say? Niko loves her peanut butter. One cake was for Niko, who turned four yesterday!


Can you believe I’d never baked her a cake until this year?

I can’t believe she’s four now. I remember the day we picked her up…she was such a little bitty puppy!


Same dog, almost four years ago.

We also gave one to Buck, my childhood dog, who turns SIXTEEN tomorrow. He is the best.dog.ever.


Buck ate his entire cake, because if you’re over 80, let alone 112, you what you want.

Niko, on the other hand, only got half. We don’t want another birthday double enema today…


Ohhh no we don’t.

And aside from the cake, I also brought over this pineapple casserole that I found on Pinterest – it’s a Paula Deen recipe.


Not my picture, because I forgot to take one, but it looked exactly like that, and it was a hit! (pssst! and super easy! Winking smile)

Although the casserole was a hit, my dad cooked up the highlight of the meal – grilled lobster.


Sides included corn, mushrooms, Avanti’s bread, watermelon, and shrimp. I had a bit of everything Smile


Then it was time for my parents’ to open their gifts. We all surprised my dad with tickets to a Cubs game:


He was SO surprised, and I think pretty excited for the game, too. He’s so hard to buy for because if he wants something, he’ll get it. He’s got that impulsive gene (which he passed down to me!) so if he wants a toy, he’ll buy it. He always says he likes to spend time with us, so I thought this was a great way to do that.

Plus, who doesn’t like going to a game at Wrigley Field?!


(throwback post!)

For some reason, I didn’t feel great the entire day. I think waking up to a sore body lead to a headache, but it was still such a lovely day.


Honestly, I could have fallen asleep on their couch right then and there, but I peeled myself up and Shane and I headed home. We were both SO full and SO tired. After an episode of Sons of Anarchy, I didn’t even need dinner, just a little bowl of granola and milk.

This morning I woke up feeling better – I think I was a bit dehydrated yesterday for some reason – so after finishing this post I think I’ll lace up my sneakers and head out for a run.

Have a great Sunday, ya’ll!

What’s on your agenda for today?

Pet owners: do you celebrate your pets’ birthdays?

I feel kinda bad for Clarabelle, because we’re not exactly sure when her birthday is, so she doesn’t get as much of a celebration.

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  1. Ah, a seafood lover’s heaven on that plate! Looks like a great weekend!

  2. We definitely celebrate Frank’s birthday! I’m so making that cake next year. And pineapple casserole? Bookmarking! Great day.

  3. Aw, happy birthday to your doggy! Adorable. And happy mother’s day to your mom! I love lazy day Sunday’s, so great to have a day to relax.

  4. I just said “aww” so many times when I saw the pictures of your dogs! I want a dog so badly. The dog cake is a good idea, maybe for my parent’s dogs birthday I’ll make it (but half the size, shes only 4 pounds!).

    Awesome that you went to a Cubs game, I’ve always wanted to go to Wrigley Field. Its on my list of places to go :)

  5. Sounds like a good weekend :) That food looked delish! I never thought of making my dogs a cake before!! I will so be on that soon! :)

  6. Happy Birthday Niko! I don’t know exactly when my cat’s birthday is either so he doesn’t get a celebration, poor thing 😛

  7. janetha says:

    hahaha LOVE LOVE LOVE


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