Sunday, October 20, 2013

I Will Have My Cake & Eat It Too.

Since Nolan and Weston both have to work on Tuesday, we had a little family dinner tonight, all together, to celebrate my upcoming birthday. We sat around the table eating deeeelicious white bean chili (from a recipe made special for me by my sweet friend, Sara!) until the sun went down.

Then we used our backyard screen to project some old home videos of when Nolan and I were growing up. It's kind of a birthday tradition at our house. Or a Saturday night tradition. Or an every time we're all together tradition. I don't know, we just really love reminiscing at the O'Connell home.

And for my (almost) 23rd birthday, my amazing mom figured out how to make a delicious, gluten-free, corn-free, dairy-free, soy-free birthday cake.

And it was the sweetest thing. In every way.

7 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Kelle! :) Do you think going gluten free has been helping?

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, it really seems to be! Makes it worth it to be turning down so many yummy things haha :)

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  2. Happy birthday, and props to mamma bear for creating that healthy cake for you! I hope your diet is working to help your endometriosis. Whenever we cover it in our med school classes I always pay particular attention since it reminds me of you, and all the women suffering from a disease that's not as publicized and well known as it should be. Happy birthday again!!

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    1. This made my night - thank you so much! So encouraging to know there are future-doctors like you out there who will be informed and so helpful to women with endo! You're wonderful.

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  3. that cake looks so yummy, happy birthday girl, wish you the best, but specially health and love!

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    1. Thank you!! That is so kind of you. :)

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  4. I'm not sure HOW that kind of cake exists, but what a sweet momma to make it for you! Happy birthday, you gorgeous person.

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