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Happy Birthday To Me! =)

My weekend was full of fun and friends, and I feel more blessed than ever to be living the life I live. Last night about 30 friends came over to celebrate my birthday with me. My little shin dig was catered by Depot Market which is locally owned, and the waitress/bartender/super star was fantastic. I’ll definitely have her back here at Christmas. πŸ™‚ And the executive chef, Dave, did an amazing job with food preparation. Everyone loved it.

There are so many photos, and of course, I’m going to share a few…

These are some of my favorite ladies. πŸ™‚ Just saying.
The food was quite tasty, and the company was wonderful too. My friend, Sue, made friends around the table and kept watch over everything. See the little sliders? There were pulled pork sliders and cheeseburger sliders, and both were 3 WW points each – a fantastic calorie value in my opinion.
My cake was adorable…I loved it. πŸ™‚
Dave makes these chips himself, and they are life changing…seriously. OMG! The fiesta station was incredible.
And the reason I chose Depot Market – the highly anticipated international cheese platter. There are no words to describe how much I loved the pretty cheese! I had a few bites of it, and it definitely tasted as good as it looked.

The sushi came from my neighborhood sushi take-out restaurant, and the owner delivered twice as much as I had requested. He said “Just enjoy it.” I certainly did enjoy it. I’m a big fan of brown rice California rolls.

Sarah and I had such a wonderful weekend together. She’s kind of my hero. Just saying. πŸ˜‰ She headed back to Boston then she was off to spend the day on the cape (Cape Cod.) I’m looking forward to seeing her again soon.
I made a wish, and I’m confident that it will come true. =)
More friends…I’m so glad that everyone came.
My workout buddy and friend, Carol.
And here’s one more picture of the cake. The top layer was white with butter cream, and the bottom layer was chocolate fudge with homemade cookies infused..It was delicious.

There are so many fun photos, but I had to put up a few of my favorites! πŸ™‚ I posted pictures of those who don’t mind being a part of my blog, but I feel so fortunate to have everyone in my life – even those who prefer not to be on the web. Ha..:)

I think that the upcoming year will be a tremendous one. I’m so lucky to have loving, caring and supportive people around me everyday. And now it’s time to look ahead to all of the good times that are coming. Bring it on 30! I’m ready. =)

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    July 11, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    You are so lucky to be licking this weight thing in your 30's. I tried, but gained it back. They say it's more difficult the older you get, and at 42, I am finding that to be true – at least these last 20 pounds.

    Stay true to it Kenz and you've got so much to look forward to.

    Happy Birthday! (that's some cake:)

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    July 11, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    First off, you look amazing and I love your dress! It looks like you had a great time.
    Just thing of all the great things you've accomplished so far…30 will be your best year yet!

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    July 11, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Happy birthday!

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    July 11, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Happy Birthday lovely lady!

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    July 11, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Happy Birthday! Love the cake!

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    July 11, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Happy birthday! It looks like you had a great time with good friends. I absolutely love that dress you're wearing, you look fabulous!

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    July 11, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    woohoo! your birthday looks so fab!! happy birthday πŸ™‚

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    Sean Anderson
    July 11, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    You're beautiful. I wonder what you wished? Don't tell me! What an amazing celebration—I so wish I could have been there!!!
    Happy Birthday beautiful…

    Oh—and the cheese display—Oh my, I'm wiping drool from my keyboard as I type this comment. So incredible!


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    July 11, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Happy Birthday Kenz!

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    Sneaker Teacher
    July 11, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Happy Birthday Kenz! You look beautiful in that dress and your cake looks so cool! Yum!


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    July 11, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Happy Birthday! All of that food looks amazing! You looked like you ahd a great time.

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    July 11, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    What a fabulous cake! It was beautiful! It looks like you had a great time with great people and great food. (:
    I'm sure your wish will come true and that this next year will be awesome!

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    July 11, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Fab dress, Fab cake, and Happy Birthday to Fab you!

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    July 11, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Kenz! I'm so glad that you had a wonderful day! & that cake was just lovely!

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    Deb Willbefree
    July 11, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    yay, birthday girl! It looks like you had a great time! What a great beginning to what will be your best decade so far! πŸ˜€ Deb

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    July 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Happy Birthday to You Kenz
    Love the cake!
    Love your outfit!
    Enjoy your 30's
    Lisa in NZ

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    July 11, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Happy Birthday! I love love love the color of that cake and your dress.

    β™«β™ͺHave a great day!β™ͺβ™«

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    July 11, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    You look gorgeous!!! The food and cake look superb as well…so glad you were surrounded by so many loved ones on your special day!! πŸ™‚

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    July 11, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    It looks like it was an amazing party!! The food looked delicious and you looked wonderful!! Happy b-day, sweetie!

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    July 12, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Read your blog daily. I want a piece of that beautiful cake. Your dress was beautiful. Happy Birthday! This is the beginning of a great year for you!

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    β™₯ Kenz β™₯
    July 12, 2010 at 1:25 am

    Thanks ladies – and Sean. hahaha I had a wonderful time last night! πŸ™‚

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    July 12, 2010 at 4:14 am

    Thanks for having me! Such a wonderful time!

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    β™₯ Kenz β™₯
    July 12, 2010 at 4:21 am

    You are always welcome here Sarah! I had so much fun with you too! ::hugs::

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    July 12, 2010 at 6:06 am

    That looks like an incredible birthday party! The food, the friends, everything looked great-including you!! Gorgeous dress πŸ˜€
    I'm glad you had such an awesome party!

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    Genie @ Diet of 51
    July 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Wow, what fun! That looks like a party that could have lasted for several days. Awesome food, and quite the cookie-infused cake (LOL at that).

    Best of all, the shining faces of you and your fabulous friends! You really rocked the dress, too!

    You're going to have a great decade!

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    July 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    That cake is pretty awesome!

    I hope ALL your wishes come true, not just the one you asked for while blowing out the candle!

    Happy Birthday!

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    July 12, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Congrats!!! I hope you have an amazing year of love and fun and loss (weight loss that is πŸ™‚ )
    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

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    July 13, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Gorgeous! Happy 30th! Mine is coming up in 6 months…I hope it's as lovely as yours. And where did you get that dress!??!

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    β™₯ Shrinking Kenz β™₯
    July 13, 2010 at 2:34 am

    I got the dress at Lane Bryant, and I have to say I loved wearing it. It was the first time I've been able to rock a strapless bar in a long, long time. πŸ™‚ I was feeling pretty awesome. πŸ™‚

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    July 14, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday! I'm glad you got to spend it with good friends, good food and CAKE πŸ˜‰

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