A birthday in NYC


Guess what? I turned 30 yesterday!! I decided to take the day away from the internet and celebrate with Kev and Rowan. Yesterday was sort of a low key day at home with a nice dinner out and lots of ice cream snacks and candy for dessert. Monday however, we hopped the train and headed to nyc for the day to celebrate. It was quite grey out but we still had the best time. We walked probably 15 miles I think. I love that Kev and I are the same when it comes to that. We love exploring and that just means walking around all over the place. We started at BLT Burger for Lunch. Mmmm our favorite. Then walked The High Line, then walked all the way to the Brooklyn Bridge (checked that off my 30×30 list!), played at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, then took the ferry back up to 34th street. We walked over to Patsy’s Pizza for dinner (thank you Nat for the suggestion), then took a subway to 42nd to show Rowan Time Square. Rowan was a champ and loved almost every minute of the whole day! We had such a wonderful day. It was nice to step away from the craziness of moving and just enjoy some family time. Happy Birthday to me!


p.s. don’t mind my paint legs. It has been painting nonstop at the house and I am having a hard time scrubbing it off. Whoops.

Hello delicious lunch!
photo 3

Outfit Details:
Striped Dress: H&M (similar online dress)
Belt: Target
Flats: Forever 21
Blank NYC 2Tone Moto Jacket: c/o Lulu’s

  1. happy birthday pretty lady! i want that burger right now. such cute family pics.

  2. Happy birthday!! Looks like fun! One question: Where did you get that striped dress!? I’d love to grab one for myself ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Happy Birthday 30th! That’s a big one! So much going on! You look beautiful. Congrats on everything house, new addition to family…
    Quick question- We are moving to Brooklyn in a month and have an uppa vista, how was it going to restaurants with it, did you fold it up? was it pretty easy getting around with it?

  4. Happy Birthday Jen! Looks like it was a lovely day. :o)

  5. Happy birthday! I love that first picture of you and Rowan, you look completely nuts, hahaha ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Happy Birthday! It looks like you guys had an awesome time walking around NYC. I’m craving the food on your last pic!

  7. Such a pretty lady! I love that dress and your style, as always. You make pregnancy look so dang cute! The trip sounds amazing. I think my husband would really love NYC, and he’s never been there. We have this on our list of things to do this next year, so we’ll have to try out these places! Happy birthday, Jen!

  8. HAppy birthday! Loving your bump and the matching stripes.Rx


  9. The Brooklyn Bridge is one of my favorite places on Earth! Happy birthday, Jen!

  10. Awww happiest birthday Jen!! You and the fam look so cute! Glad you had an awesome day! 30 is awesome! You’ll love it!!!

  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Wow, can’t believe you are 30, what I can’t get over is how amazing you look doing all that walking, I would have been in tennis shoes with my hair back not looking at good as you! You inspire me to be more fashionable!! Love Ya!! Praying for all the new adjustments to your life this year, a move and a new baby, that is a lot but I know you and Kev with do it all so well!!

  12. happy birthday! what a nice post! loved the pictures!

  13. You look adorable!

  14. Happy birthday!!!! Just an fyi for getting paint off… use butter… I know totally random… but when you are finished painting to get the paint off your hands and other limbs rub butter on and wash it off. It isn’t perfect but it does a good job getting most of it off. I’m the messiest painter ever and it does the trick!

  15. Happy birthday!!! i’m so glad you had awesome time. you are really glowing in all the pictures! super excited for you guys! my favorite blog family ever! Thanks for everything!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Awww you are such a cute prego. My almost 2 yr old has that same dress and I love it. Your little one is just a cherub! Looks like your birthday was lovely =) Oh, and it’s the same over here with painting. Legs and all =)

    – Sarah

  17. Happy Birthday Jen! I turned 30 this year as well and I’m loving being past my 20s (ok, noticing first grey hairs is not so cool).
    You look so cute in that stripy dress and hey, a bit of paint can count as new fashion accessory, heheh.

  18. You’re hair looks fabulous, Jen! Happy birthday!

  19. Happy Birthday!! What fun-such a different world, makes me dreamy. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    You look great and I’m just so excited for all of the great changes going on in your life!

  20. Happy birthday Jen! What a lovely family day you had x

  21. Aw, happy birthday!! Such a cute family.

  22. Happy birthday! You look stunning in your striped dress! And I agree, I love exploring via walking… it’s the best!

  23. Happy Birthday Jen!!! & in a few days to Rowan ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy, happy birthday month to the both of you!!!

  24. happy 30th birthday jen!! looks like a perfect day!

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  25. Happy Birthday! Iร‚ยดm looking forward to mine and NYC wouldnร‚ยดt be a bad deciscion for that occasion. Although it would take me a two-day trip by airplane to get there. Anyway, you look so stunning in that outfit! I really love your style.


  26. Happy happy birthday!

  27. Happy Birthday!

  28. Happy Birthday! Welcome to the other side of 30. That sounds like a perfect way to celebrate the day!! Much happiness ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. you look so cute and the photos just capture your sweet day with your sweet family! plus i love that you have paint on your legs. ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Jen, you look smashing! P.S. I have become so smitten with your blog and am always like, Rach/Don, oh m g, did you watch Jen’s video… and then Rach and I talk about how much we cried over it. just so perfect!

  31. You’re so awesome Jen, enjoy the birthday!

  32. I keep wanting to “like” all you’re pictures by double clicking them, lol. Amazing. Happy 30 my friend! You look beautiful and you’re family too. xo

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