After a long day of skiing, it was time to kick back and celebrate my 28th birthday.
Three years ago, I definitely was in the throes of a quarter-life crisis. I was NOT OKAY turning 25. I had just left my job, I was single, I was unhappy with how I looked and just overall, not a happy girl. I ended up moving home for a few months and then moving into NYC a few months later, where I eventually turned my life around.
From my 25th birthday.
From my 26th birthday–the weekend before I finally decided to get my weight loss act in gear.
From my 27th birthday.
This weekend, I’m spending my weekend being active and I’m surrounded by a bunch of healthy living bloggers with healthy attitudes.
And who take pictures of each other taking pictures. (Hi Leslie!)
And eat lots of veggies.
Leslie, Lauren and I decided to supervise the cooking. With 17 people in this house, there’s definitely such a thing as too many cooks in the kitchen. (Ashley was actually cooking but pretended to supervise with us.)
With all this food, I decided to go for a bit of each: shrimp pasta, made by Melissa, baked ziti with sausage, roasted veggies and Caesar salad.
It was maybe a little too much fun for Leslie.
And then there was birthday cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Photo of me via Meghann!)
And ice cream.
It was quite the fabulous birthday. Thanks to everyone here for making it such a special day, to everyone who commented/tweeted/wished me a happy birthday on Facebook, and of course to my parents.
(There will be more celebrating next week, of course!)
TIME TO SKI!