Sunday, January 30, 2011

Early Birthday Brunch and a Veggie Pizza!

So yesterday, we celebrated Sadie’s birthday (2 days early).  Today we celebrated mine (5 days early).  Maybe we should just call this “Birthday Week!”  Sadie’s actual birthday is tomorrow and mine is Friday.  But you have to celebrate when all the family can be together. 

We decided to go to brunch for my birthday meal.  I decided to take everyone to The Terrace Cafe, one of the best breakfast spots in the Charlotte area.  I had a nice surprise as we walked out of the house to get in the car… Meredith and David were back!  They came back to go to brunch with us!  So sweet!

We had a little bit of a wait because this place is SUPER popular, especially for weekend breakfasts, but we just used that time to pose for a few pictures. 





Sadie liked sitting right here under the sign.  Goofy girl.



It was hard to pick from the menu!  But in the end, I decided on the Quiche of the Day. 






It was so delicious!  Everyone loved their meals and agreed that it was worth the wait!


Thank goodness for modern technology. 

It was sad to see everyone go!

Tonight, I was in the mood for something light, so I made a little veggie pizza.  It was so delicious! 






This is not really a recipe.  I just mixed a little of a Hidden Valley Ranch dressing packet with light cream cheese until I liked the flavor.  Then I spread that over a whole-wheat pita, and loaded it up with veggies: tomato slices, carrot shavings, cucumber, bell pepper, and olives.  So good!  Usually I add broccoli, but tonight I skipped it. 

So… here’s a a little “look-back”, just for fun:

January 30, 2008

Three years ago, Ryan and I had just checked into the hospital.  I was going to be induced early the next morning.  We were nervous and giddy at the same time!  We had no idea what was in store for us.  We knew our lives were about to change, but we never could have known how much!  Can’t believe my little baby will be THREE tomorrow!


  1. We had fun this weekend...Zumathon, birthday celebrations, spending the night, and meals family time! Happy Birthday Week to you and Sadie!

  2. You have a beautiful family!! What a great weekend. Between all the Zumba stuff and birthday celebrations...perfect! Happy birthday to you and Miss Sadie!

  3. Beautiful family snaps! I would like to live next to you - only to borrow that cheeky pomogranate apron :)


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