Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Welcome to the New Year...Same Me, but BETTER!

On my way to my bday celebration

OMGoddess I look fabulous. Who said
You can't be raw and have curves????

My daughter decorated the table for me
GF/CF Soy free, vegan chocolate cake for the kids My daughter licking the bowl.
She never eats the cooked cake!
Pecan Date Crust When it sticks together it's ready

The base of my cheezecake
(cashews, lemon juice, water, vanilla, agave) leftover cheezecake "cheeze" that I use to roll fruit in..yum
Ohhh fresh strawberries

yummm cheezecake with folded in fresh strawberries
All about presentation

Don't you wanna eat it!!

No seriously, I look FABULOUS!

Me and My friend Patty

So my bday was a little hectic, but that's alright. I got a ton done. Got a new driver's licence photo and it's hot hot hot! I look great. We did the best of two shots and shot #2 was rocking!! THEN...got my registration renewed. I set up a playdate for the kids to keep them going and going so that they would fall asleep on time at home.

The plan worked well. After they were in bed. I got dressed in my bday outfit and went out to dinner with my friend Patty. It was quiet, reflective, and purposeful. The restaurant was all lit with candles. It was gorgeous. I talked about some mistakes in this past year and what I want to do to live a "present, conscious" e-v-e-r-y-d-a-y right now. The waitress was awesome and took my raw vegan strawberry cheezecake in the back to keep it cold. She came out with my 2-8 all light up. It was beautiful. Then we took a 20 minute walk in the breezy June night air.

So it feels great to be one year older, one year wiser, one year smarter. I have learned an immense amount of information both about myself and my world...for which I am so super grateful to the universe for aligning the opportunities for which I have grown so much.

I feel crowded with the kids here. I am completely out of my routine. I never would have guessed that kids much older than my daughter with Autism would require sooooooo much attention and time. OMGoddess it's insane. So tomorrow we have different rules..truly we do. I will report how it's going too.

So lesson learned: Enjoy getting older... anticipate it when it's near... love it. Learn...grow...teach.. be taught.. let go. It's beautiful.


Tania said...

hi there Jayna...Tia here from BuffMother RR. Just been thinking about you a lot and missing you tons. Hope all is well. E-mail me sometime...tiaisk8r@yahoo.com. Yours in Health...TIA

Audry said...

Of COURSE you look fabulous! Was there ever a doubt in your mind??? They coined the term "hot momma" after YOU! Happy Birthday, Ms.Pretty-in-Pink.

Paulina said...

Congratulations, you look fabulous! Your cheezecake looks divine - I just made one for myself yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Girl, you are WEARING that skirt!!! You are an inspiration! I plan to look as fly as you do when my b-day rolls around! Happy belated B-Day!

Kristen's Raw said...

Happy Belated Bday. You look stunning, ravishing, energizing and simply AMAZING!!! Cheers love :)

Happy to be your friend,

Kristen's Raw said...

You've been tagged and awarded by me :) Check out my blog :)

The Veg Next Door said...

Happy belated birthday.

Just came upon your blog and it sounds like you have an inspirational story to tell. I quickly read through your past posts but couldn't find anything that "revealed" your path to raw cuisine and lifestyle. I would love to read more. Did I miss that post?

Warm wishes.

RawFitMama said...

Veg Next Door- I will dedicate my next post to "how it all began". Thanks for liking the blog!!!

Kristen- I haven't been online (as you can see) in a while, but I will chk you out NOW!

Paulina- Thankyou ;-) The cheezecake tastes better than it looked!

Audry- ohhhhhhhhh thank you girl!!! I can't wait to come home so we can hang out (New Orleans). I felt so great that day.

Tania- HEY!! I will email you girl

Aimee (Bitt) said...

just found your blog through another blog. that happens. love reading about your life and your little girl.


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