Birthday Zumba

Good morning! Happy Saturday to you 🙂 Hope you’re having an amazing weekend so far.

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[She was in another world for that pic, but usually Bell will give me a smug face when the Pilot is petting her. Like “See? I win. Be jealous.”]

The Pilot and I got a lot done around the casa yesterday, since he was off work. I washed and organized everything from the baby shower, ran a few errands, took the day off from the gym since I was sore from Thursday Zumba and tubing classes, and then it was play time.

We went to Guadalajara Grill


and didn’t even mess around with ordering entrees. We got all got a few appetizers to share since we weren’t very hungry and usually end up getting full from chips and salsa anyway.

You can’t really deny the salsa made tableside + fresh, salty chips:


Good stuff.

This morning, I figured it was a good day to include a little chocolate in my breakfast:


Pumpkin protein oats with almond butter and a square of dark chocolate melted in

Thank you so much for the early morning birthday wishes <3 The Pilot is home this year, we’re off to San Diego tomorrow am, and I get to teach Zumba, so I’m thinking it will be a good day.

I’m taking the GF chooclate cake with sprinkle frosting that the madre made- I’ll post a pic this afternoon since it’s still at her house- to share with the girls at work. I like working on my bday, especially with the jobs I’ve been blessed with, and when people complain about working on their bday (or give advance bday alerts) it always reminds me of this hilarious skit:

Enjoy your Saturday and I’ll see ya later!


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  1. Brittany on November 12, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Happy birthday, pretty girl! xo

  2. Julie on November 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Happy Birthday Gina! Have a great time in San Diego too 🙂

  3. Allison on November 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Happy birthday! enjoy your time together! next year will be all sorts of crazy with the baby around 😛

  4. Samantha on November 12, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! I’ll be traveling to San Diego this week
    too. I’m surprising my best friend for her birthday! Have a great trip!

  5. Barb on November 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Happy Birthday!

    Enjoy your trip..I’m so jealous!

  6. Laura@mypurposefullife on November 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Major birthday wishes coming your way, Gina! I always remember your birthday because it’s the day before mine, so since I started reading your blog a few years ago, I always think of you on November 12th. 🙂 I am SO happy for you that you have your Pilot home this year, have a beautiful (and very blessed!) little girl on her way, and will get to celebrate in San Diego. It’s an awesome city. Cheers to what I’m sure will be your best year yet. 🙂

  7. madalena on November 12, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    happy birthday!!! 🙂

  8. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on November 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Happy Birthday, Gina!

    I hope you have a great time in San Diego. It’s raining and miserable here today so hopefully it clears up in time for your trip Be sure to bring some warm clothes…it’s chilly and raining here.

    If you need anything or have questions about anything while you’re here, email me and I’ll help in any way I can.

  9. Carolyn on November 12, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Happy birthday Gina! No better day to have a piece of chocolate on top of your oats. Have an awesome time with the Pilot in Man Diego.

  10. Mary on November 12, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Happy birthday!!!

  11. Marguerite Miller on November 12, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your weekend!

  12. Lena @Fit on the Rocks on November 12, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your time in San Diego!

  13. Claudia Mann on November 12, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Happy, happy birthday! ! !

  14. Megan @ MegGoesNomNom on November 12, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I have the same placemat! 🙂

  15. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on November 12, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Happy birthday Gina!!! I hope you enjoy your day with the Pilot! 🙂

  16. Michaela on November 12, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Happy Birthday, love! Have a good one!

  17. caronae on November 12, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    oooo, happy birthday! Hope it’s excellent. November birthdays FTW. 🙂

  18. Kaylee on November 13, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Happy birthday Gina!!! I hope you have a great trip tomorrow xx

  19. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on November 13, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Happy belated birthday!! I hope it was so special and that you are having the best time in San Diego right now!!

  20. Pam on November 13, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Happy Birthday Gina!! Enjoy your special day and have a safe and wonderful trip with your hubby.

  21. Rebecca on November 13, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Yesterday was my birthday too! and my mom made me almost an identical GF and dairy free cake. Thank you for your posts, they are a daily inspiration to stay on track and keep my focus.

  22. Rhiannon on November 14, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

  23. Kellie on November 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Happy Birthday! My husband’s birthday was Saturday too. We enjoyed mimosas in the morning! 🙂

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