MIMM #90 with a Happy Birthday + More!

by Healthy Diva on March 24, 2014

Happy MIMM!

I am running on NO sleep  8-O  poor Rocco had a rough night, and bad congestion means no sleep/ I feel dead, and I feel so bad for him.

Even though my little man is sick, I am kicking this week off being grateful for his health, and being grateful for life each day! We are off to the doctor today to see if he just has a little cold or something worse. Praying just a cold. The draining nose and congestion hopefully will get better.

Time for some marvelous….

I love seeing your marvelous highlights from the weekend, and love sharing mine with all of YOU!

Ready, set, MIMM!

Friday night….

chipotle and planning something big <3


Roots and decaf americano  ;-)




A special day for my baby boy! Well, I still call him that, even though he is 14 now!



Birthday breakfast and decorations, tradition we have and love!





We had birthday dinner plans for the night, and I had a little helper sitting next to me while getting ready. Easiest way to get ready, plop him right next to me  ;-)



Curls, buddha, and flats #outfitoftenight

( It always feels good to dress up, since I live in sweats or yoga pants most days! )




We were planning on going to Texas Roadhouse for dinner, but the wait was way too long. Anthony picked Friday’s instead, and we got in right away there!

Food came fast, and it was yummy too!





We had really nice dinner, and it has been a while since we all got out for dinner. Anthony is gone lots of weekends at his dad’s side of the family or my parents house. Was nice to all do a dinner together, and it is a little easier now that Rocco is older.



Love these boys!

( oh teens and being too cool for pics  :mrgreen: I miss the days when he was little and would ham it up for the camera all the time! )



And the night ended with some birthday dessert of choice for Anthony, he picked froyo! I knew he was my child  ;-)

We went to Menchie’s, while Rocco and daddy stayed behind at home. Little mans bedtime had him cranky, and it was nice for Anthony and I to just get out together to enjoy some froyo heaven!

Anthony got cookie dough monster froyo with toppings, and I got irish mint and chocolate bar with yummy toppings!







A birthday celebration at my parents house for Anthony!

My son is taller than me  :-|



So glad he had a wonderful birthday weekend, and so grateful for him <3 #kidsareeverything

No birthday is complete without a cake, a dairy queen ice cream cake to be exact!



Hope you get all you wished for  :mrgreen:

Mint chocolate oreo ice cream cake <3



Happy Birthday it was for him, and I hope he just stops growing. Why can’t kids stay little forever?! #momsadness

Hope everyone has a fab start to the week!

REMEMBER this…..

Not all days are going to be awesome, BUT put things in perspective and realize what is really important to you, and think of your blessings. Life can be gone in a second, be grateful for your life, your loved ones, and your health.  Life is precious, no time to waste it being hateful, unhappy, or trying to control things you can’t control.

And that’s my inspiration for the day  ;-)

Happy Monday!

Katie xo





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{ 62 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jessie March 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Besides your little guy being under the weather (sending get well wishes & prayers your way), it sounds like y’all had a fantastic weekend. Happy Birthday, Anthony!


2 Arman @ thebigmansworld March 24, 2014 at 6:08 am

What a great, birthday filled weekend- And that cake is the diva of all cakes….Feel like another son?


3 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama March 24, 2014 at 6:17 am

Happy Birthday to your big guy! :) And you are completely right – life is precious so we need to live it to it’s fullest!


4 Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine March 24, 2014 at 6:27 am

What a great birthday! My brother always requests ice cream cake for his birthday! Haha but he loves carvel’s!


5 Linz @ Itz Linz March 24, 2014 at 6:27 am

aww looks like a marvelous birthday celebration indeed!! i already love him… froyo and ice cream birthday cake OH YES!!


6 emma @ be mom strong March 24, 2014 at 6:34 am

New here! Looks like a wonderful weekend and those ice cream pics are making me drool at 6AM!


7 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 24, 2014 at 6:35 am

I love your perspective friend. I’m so glad you all were able to celebrate Anthony’s special day. Sounds like an amazing weekend. It’s weird when they get taller than you. My youngest is exactly my height right now and that won’t last much longer. I cherish every day I get with them knowing that sooner than I would like to thing, they will be gone from my home. I hope Rocco feels better today and that you both get some rest. Love you friend. xoxo


8 Tina Muir March 24, 2014 at 6:55 am

I love those sentences at the end there. So important to keep things in perspective, and you are so good at it! Looks like you did have a marvelous weekend, but sometimes it is good to have those down moments to make you realize how special the good parts are. Hope you get a little nap today! All that ice cream and froyo makes me want some…even before 7am :P


9 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves March 24, 2014 at 7:01 am

Happy belated birthday to Anthony!! Looks like you all had a blast celebrating this weekend. Froyo and mint oreo ice cream cake sound like the perfect treats to celebrate :)
Hope Rocco feels better, and I hope you all get some rest! <3


10 lindsay March 24, 2014 at 7:14 am

sending you lots of love, rest, and ENERGY friend. And just so you know, you raised one amazing kid.. i mean MAN! anthony is so grown up!


11 Lauren March 24, 2014 at 7:19 am

Poor Rocco! Hope he feels better soon! Despite your little man feeling sick, it sounds like a wonderful weekend! Happy Birthday to Anthony!


12 Brittany March 24, 2014 at 7:19 am

What a wonderful birthday weekend for Anthony!!! I hope Rocco feels better soon, I’m sure that’s not fun :( Have a wonderful Monday! <3


13 Healthy Diva March 24, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Thanks girl, not fun at all! We are getting through it though, and hope he gets better fast! <3

Happy week to you!


14 Krista @ Tiny n Fit March 24, 2014 at 7:20 am

Aww what a great weekend! Glad it was a good birthday weekend :)


15 Liz @ I Heart Vegetables March 24, 2014 at 7:40 am

Awww, so glad you got to celebrate!!! I love birthdays. I hope Rocco feels better! I’ve got a stuffy nose over here, so I know how he’s feeling ;)


16 Nichole March 24, 2014 at 8:04 am

Looks like an amazing weekend! And that cake! Oh my! :)


17 Healthy Diva March 24, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Yes, oh my is right!


18 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables March 24, 2014 at 8:15 am

I love what you said at the end… so true! Poor Rocco. Hopefully you can nap today! Anthony is getting SO TALL! He looks so grown up!


19 Emma @ Life's A Runner March 24, 2014 at 8:45 am

Thanks for that last bit! Putting things into perspective really makes me realize how small my problems actually are. More importantly, it makes me able to handle them. Happy belated birthday to Anthony! :)


20 Ang @ Nutty for Life March 24, 2014 at 8:52 am

Anthony and I are on the same page – I love DQ cakes! Happy bday to him! So glad you two got to go on a little date. I’m sure that meant a lot you!


21 Jenn @ Mark My Miles! March 24, 2014 at 8:54 am

Sending get well wishes to little man. Hope the doctor visit goes well. Have a blessed day!


22 Becky J March 24, 2014 at 8:57 am

It looks like a fun filled weekend! :) have a blessed week!


23 Caitlin March 24, 2014 at 8:58 am

Happy birthday Anthony! Looks like he picked the best way to celebrate…good food, family, and froyo ;) Hope little man gets better! Being sick is no good for a baby :( Have a great Monday love!


24 Susan March 24, 2014 at 8:58 am

Hope Rocco gets on well with the doctor today. Sounds like Anthony had a great birthday weekend. Taking a break from Facebook for the time being. Have a great week x


25 cait @pieceofcait March 24, 2014 at 9:18 am

happy bday Anthony!!!! have a marvelous Monday XO!!!


26 Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut March 24, 2014 at 9:24 am

You never cease to amaze me with your positivity!! When I get no sleep I am super crabby haha.

Glad you got to spend some quality time with your family!! My youngest sister (the BABY of the family) is 13 going on 14 this year and she’s been acting like a teenager for years now…doing the no smile thing in some pictures too lol!

Also I LOOVVVEE anything with mint in it! I just had a guest post do a thin mint cookie bar recipe on the blog last week and I tested it out over the weekend… #idie.

Have a great week, friend and good luck with yoga things! <3


27 Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie March 24, 2014 at 9:28 am

Happy Birthday Anthony!! He has so much ahead of him!


28 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat March 24, 2014 at 9:30 am

Sounds like a wonderful birthday filled weekend! Family and good food…always the best!


29 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries March 24, 2014 at 9:35 am

Happy Birthday Anthony! He’s getting so grown-up looking! And wow – that Oreo cake looks incredible. I cannot get over how adorable Rocco looks in that photo! I hope he feels better soon.


30 Healthy Diva March 24, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Thank you! He sure is!

Oh, I hope so too! Thanks for the well wishes!


31 Amanda @ Living on Grace March 24, 2014 at 10:23 am

i’m so sorry to hear rocco is sick! my little girl (who is a week or two older than rocco i think) was sick a lot this winter — flu, rsv, etc.
it made for a LOT of sleepless nights, but (like you said) also reminded me of how thankful i am that she is healthy overall.
i can handle a night of no sleep to care for my little one!


32 Healthy Diva March 24, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Glad you have the same outlook as me! I am sorry to hear she was sick so much! We got lucky, this is the first time he has been sick yet, which is why I am probably a little over stressed :p I know he will get sick lots in life, but first time maybe toughest!


33 Kim March 24, 2014 at 10:33 am

I hope Rocco gets better super fast and you both get some rest!


34 Healthy Diva March 24, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Thanks Kim! I appreciate that! No rest for me, but I just want little man to get rest and feel better!


35 Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet March 24, 2014 at 10:35 am

Such beautiful photos of you and your family! Looks like an amazing weekend :) Hope the little one feels better!


36 Healthy Diva March 24, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Why thank you!


37 Dyanna March 24, 2014 at 11:35 am

I hope Rocco feels better soon and ya’ll get some rest. As my little one would say, “ow my goshness! I can’t believe how grown up Anthony looks!!”


38 Healthy Diva March 24, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Thanks love! I know, he is a man now, lol!


39 cravesadventure March 24, 2014 at 11:40 am

Your teenager is turning into a handsome young man:) Your poor wee dude not feeling well – hard – especially when they cannot really take care of themselves – hope it is just a cold and he will be back to tearing the place up soon enough. Happy Monday – Happy Week!


40 Healthy Diva March 24, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Thanks girl, means a lot! I hope he does too, it stinks :p

Happy week to you!


41 Karey @ Nutty About Health March 24, 2014 at 11:44 am

You looked gorgeous on your dinner night out, loved the necklace & shoes! :)
Happy belated b-day to Anthony & that cake & froyo – yummy!!! Happy Monday!!


42 Healthy Diva March 24, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Thanks so much, you are too sweet!


43 Jenny @ The Wellness Journey March 24, 2014 at 11:49 am

So glad Anthony had a wonderful birthday! I’m right there with you on the mom sadness. I want Kenzer to stay little forever.

Hope little Rocco feels better soon!


44 Healthy Diva March 24, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Thanks! I know, our kids growing up too fast!

Hope your weekend was great, LOVE your kitchen! <3


45 Heather @ Housewife Glamour March 24, 2014 at 11:50 am

Sounds like a great weekend! Glad you got to celebrate a special birthday. Also, Chipotle (YUM), fro yo (YUM) and that ice cream cake look phenom. Happy Monday! :)


46 Healthy Diva March 24, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Yes, it was really nice! Oh, and the desserts were extra nice ;)


47 Katie March 24, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Katie, this is NO lie you always help me when I’m having a rough day & help me change my “attitude” :) This weekend was kinda rough for us too, Drake just was in a funk & I couldn’t seem to figure him out! I felt like a zombie mom all weekend haha. Thanks for sharing all those great pictures, & DQ ice cream.. the BEST! can’t wait to see what your big plans are hehe Hope Rocco feels better soon!


48 Healthy Diva March 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm

You made MY DAY, I wish I could explain why, but YOU did. I had to copy this comment to share in a post for tomorrow, hope you do not mind. I hope Drake is all better, send you both love!


49 Lucy March 24, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Haha, teens are too cool, I know that so well! Me and my brother were the same.
Sounds like such a nice birthday weekend. That Froyo and Cake look amazing!!
Beautiful Mom and Son couple!


50 Healthy Diva March 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm

They are ;)

Thank you so much Lucy!


51 Megan @ The Skinny-Life March 24, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I love chiptole! I haven’t had it in several months. I have one within walking distance of my house. I should go pronto. Cute shoes by the way!


52 Healthy Diva March 24, 2014 at 2:50 pm

OMG, if I had one that close, I would be dead! Dangerous! Thanks!


53 Dana March 24, 2014 at 2:06 pm

I love your hair in those birthday photos!!


54 Healthy Diva March 24, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Thanks Dana so much <3


55 Rhiannon @ Bound to be a Buckeye March 24, 2014 at 2:57 pm

It looks like you guys shared the perfect birthday celebration!!


56 chelsea March 24, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Hey I love your shirt in the photo of you and Anthony! Can you tell me where it is from? (the white one with writing) Thanks beautiful lady:)


57 Healthy Diva March 25, 2014 at 11:46 am

YES! Thank you! It’s from spiritualgangster.com love their stuff!


58 Paige @ Your Trainer Paige March 24, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Fun weekend :) I agree- whenever I have on jeans, it feels like I’m dressed up! haha


59 Healthy Diva March 25, 2014 at 11:46 am

Yes! It’s so true :)


60 Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate March 24, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Aw I hope little Rocco feels better soon! And I am now officially craving fro yo. ;-)


61 Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change March 25, 2014 at 12:10 am

Your inspiration is just what I needed. {thank you!}


62 Healthy Diva March 25, 2014 at 11:47 am

So glad! <3 sending you love!


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