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We’re big on the breakfast-in-bed-thing for birthdays.  That meant that I was on early rise ‘n shine duty because today, the Husband is older and wiser!


Zombie chef:


Here’s our munchies –







Can’t go wrong with the basics, right?  And, of course, a giant pot of tea. 


Oh, and a bassinet full of presents.  It’s a boy? No! It’s a girl? No! It’s a…. bunch of new shirts!  Hoorah!


Just for fun….


What Chinese zodiac sign are you?  I’m not really into astrology but think it’s fun to read about.  Of course, the Chinese zodiac is way more complex than just what year you’re born in (I think month and time of day play a role, too), but let’s keep it simple.


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The Hus and I are both rats.  Awesome.  I always wanted to be something cooler, like an dragon or horse.  When we’d eat out at Chinese restaurants and the zodiac calendar would be under the placemat, my mom used to tell me that I was a mouse. Winking smile Hah. 


Anyway, here’s the definition of a rat: “You are imaginative, charming, and truly generous to the
person you love. However, you have a tendency to be quick-tempered and overly critical. You are also inclined to be somewhat of an opportunist. Born under this sign, you should be happy in sales or as a writer, critic, or publicist.”


Funnily enough, Maggie is a monkey –> “You are very intelligent and have a very clever wit.” 


Clearly, the zodiac does not apply to puppies.



  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed May 8, 2012, 7:49 am

    I’d love someone to make me bfast in bed… maybe something me and the bf need to implement for bdays! I hope he liked his gifts 😀

  • Linz @ Itz Linz May 8, 2012, 8:03 am

    I’m an ox!

  • Reenie May 8, 2012, 8:10 am

    Happy Birthday “The Husband” ~ ~ Enjoy your day!!

    I’m the Rooster =)

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery May 8, 2012, 8:24 am

    Haha that’s cute. I wish they had puppy zodiacs. All my dogs are rescues and we don’t know their birthdays. I celebrate my dog Buddha’s birthday on The Buddha’s birthday though 🙂 That was the name his former owners gave him but it fits with my beliefs so we kept it.

    • Caitlin May 8, 2012, 9:46 pm

      Just make it up 🙂

      • Jen May 9, 2012, 1:10 am

        All of my childhood pets were coincidentally born on April 1. 🙂

  • maria in moderation May 8, 2012, 8:24 am

    I’m a rabbit.
    “You are diplomatic and detest conflict. You can be evasive and sometimes tell others what they want to hear instead of what you are really thinking. If others need advice you will offer them good counsel. You stay clear of the limelight, but always enjoy the good things in life.”

    The part about avoiding conflict is definitely TRUE!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 8, 2012, 8:27 am

    I’m a 1988 baby, so that’s the year of the dragon. Apparently that means I’m full of vitality and enthusiasm…. I wish that was the case all the time, but maybe if I keep telling myself that, it will eventually be true! 🙂 Happy Tuesday Caitlin!

  • Lee May 8, 2012, 8:30 am

    I am a horse!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 8, 2012, 8:40 am

    I’m the same way – I don’t take them seriously, but I think zodiac signs and horoscopes are fun!

  • Sue May 8, 2012, 9:12 am

    Happy birthday, Caitlin’s husband!
    I’m a monkey, and my husband is a dragon. Both descriptions are so spot on, it’s almost creepy.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) May 8, 2012, 9:33 am

    Dang, I’m the year of the rabbit and it pretty much defines me! That is so strange…

    Happy birthday to your man! I hope you guys have a fun day together!

  • Melissa May 8, 2012, 9:34 am

    I was born in the year of the dragon, which is pretty cool!! According to the chart, I’m a big mouth… I guess it’s true 😉

    Happy birthday to The Husband!!

  • Elisabeth May 8, 2012, 9:44 am

    I’m year of the dog (1982)…but it’s not much like me…ha! 😉

  • Parita @ myinnershakti May 8, 2012, 9:50 am

    Happy Birthday to the Husband!

    I’m a rat as well and I think that description applies to me…kind of scary how accurately actually!

    And I’m sure you’ve blogged about this before, but what kind of bread do you buy?

    • Caitlin May 8, 2012, 9:47 pm

      Udi’s Gluten Free – tasty!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape May 8, 2012, 9:50 am

    I’m a horse! Don’t know what that means, but yay! lol

    Happ Birthday to you hubby 😀

  • Aundra Weissert @ Fit for Life May 8, 2012, 10:07 am

    I’m a tiger! RAWR!

    It’s a pretty accurate description, but encourages me to start training to be a race car driver or a matador…obviously I’ve been steering my life in the wrong direction!

  • Ang May 8, 2012, 10:18 am

    I spent years thinking I was a horse until I realized the Chinese New Year falls after my birthday so I guess I’m really a snake!

  • Alyse May 8, 2012, 10:25 am

    I’m an ox. How dainty… hahaha.

    I’m also a Leo and the ox and Leo descriptions are quite similiar, very interesting. Way off the mark, though.

    • Helena May 8, 2012, 6:54 pm

      I’m an ox as well – and it’s so wrong, lol. I’m definitely not the confident, organised leader type. And “surgeon, general or hairdresser” seems like a really random mix of careers to me!!

  • Elle May 8, 2012, 10:32 am

    Happy Birthday to The Husband! 🙂

    I’m a dog, which makes me…a potential secret agent! yepeee! 😀 😀 😀

  • Elle May 8, 2012, 10:34 am

    Btw, I just recalled that your dog James is called after another secret agent… Chinese zodiac, so true 😉

  • Corrie Anne May 8, 2012, 11:03 am

    Happy B-day to your husband. Breakfast in bed rocks. Or really any meal in bed.

  • Rebecca May 8, 2012, 11:24 am

    I don’t pay much attention to “signs” or horoscopes or anything, but sometimes I look at them for fun. I was born in both the year and month of the ram (Aries), which I used to think made me special or something, haha. Some of the traits of both fit me, and others don’t. Kind of interesting to think about.

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb May 8, 2012, 11:29 am

    look at that belly! you are an adorable pregnant lady 🙂 happy birthday, kristien!

    • Caitlin May 8, 2012, 9:48 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  • deva by definition May 8, 2012, 11:31 am

    Love the belly – I can’t believe how close you are to holding your beautiful baby in your arms :-).

  • Jen May 8, 2012, 11:50 am

    I’m a tiger! I don’t think it’s very accurate for my personality, but I like tigers a lot so I’ll take it. I’m more of a Tigger than a tiger haha.

  • Kate May 8, 2012, 12:13 pm

    It’s my boyfriend’s birthday today too! Happy Birthday to the hubs.

  • Laura @ She Eats Well May 8, 2012, 1:04 pm

    You are such a cute pregnant lady! Seriously. You look amazing! Hope you are feeling great.

  • Annette@FitnessPerks May 8, 2012, 1:08 pm

    I’m a rat too! Hah 🙂

    Breakfast looks awesome. HAppy birthday to your husband!

  • Amber K May 8, 2012, 1:11 pm

    I always wanted to be something cooler too, I’m a boar. I always thought someone was trying to tell me something because I am a Taurus (stubborn), a boar (stubborn) and my last name means mule (stubborn). 😉

  • erica May 8, 2012, 2:37 pm

    i’m a monkey! 🙂
    my husband is a dog. (ha)

  • Lindsay May 8, 2012, 3:37 pm

    Well, that explains it! Another thing in common. Year of the rat! I always wished I had a different sign, too, because “rat” generally meant “rodent” and “nasty, mean person” to me as a kid. 🙂

  • Adrienne May 8, 2012, 4:00 pm

    Baby HTP will be born in the Year of the Dragon, which is extremely lucky. These babies are meant to be extremely powerful and intelligent, and here are apparently baby booms in China during these years!! Google it! My Chinese postman was very excited to see that my baby would be a Dragon Boy!

    All the best with the birth of BabyHTP 🙂

    • Caitlin May 8, 2012, 9:48 pm

      Nice 🙂 That makes me happy. I think the baby will be a water dragon which is supposed to be an ideal combo 🙂

  • Kim T May 8, 2012, 4:29 pm

    Hahah – My husband and I are both Rats (1972). My girls are dragon (2000) and horse (2002).

  • Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana May 8, 2012, 7:08 pm

    That’s funny that you brought up the zodiac, because some of my friends are so excited that my baby is going to be born in the year of the Dragon. I guess it’s supposed to be extremely lucky!

  • Amie @ Running on Healthy May 8, 2012, 7:48 pm

    It’s the boyfriends birthday today too! I made him french toast and fruit, eggs were in the mix 😉 Great minds think alike.

  • Jen May 9, 2012, 1:13 am

    I got REALLY lucky & got to be a pig (boar) – hahahaha! 🙂

  • Jihun May 12, 2012, 6:46 am

    First of all, happy B-day to the Husband. 🙂
    And actually rat is the top among the 12 animals. I think you have heard the story but for the case 🙂 I’ll write this down here. I am Korean and we grew up listening to this story that once the 12 animals ran a race to decide who should be the first. I honestly forgot the details(hehe) but the point is that the ox was about to win, but the clever rat was sitting on the top of the ox and jumped at the moment he passed the line and therefore the rat got the top position. Interesting right? 😀

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