Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Very Hedonistic Twenty-Seventh

Okay I'm gonna brag a little bit. My husband is THE BEST.

He made my birthday yesterday extremely special. In fact, since I've known David, every birthday I've had have literally been the best birthday's of my life.

His boss let him get off work waaaaaaaay early so that we could spend the day at Disneyland and grub on In N Out (thanks Victor!!) and it ruled.

It was truly a hedonistic birthday, I must admit. I really went all out since today was to be my first official day as a Pescetarian/semi-vegan and I suppose I just wanted to enjoy it all. 

As soon as we got there, we stopped off at the Catal bar at Downtown Disney for a morning gin & tonic (I've never drank in the morning, it's so weird), then we spent the next few hours riding all of the rides we possibly could (both parks were really empty). We went on Space Mountain (I just realized that I wanted to see Captain EO again, but totally forgot. Major bummer!), Indiana Jones, Tower of Terror, Screamin',  and Soarin'. We enjoyed some beers at California Adventures and then walked around for a couple of hours until we got hungry and drove to In N Out where we FEASTED.

David got a 4 x 4 and fries, I got an animal style cheeseburger and animal style fries. It was so yummy. I savored it.

Then we went back to the parks and just walked around for a while. We went to the winery at California Adventures and did the wine tasting. The guy who did our tasting was pretty weird and kind of pretentious, but I enjoyed the wine a little too much apparently because when we were about to leave, I tried to shake the man's hand and he wouldn't reciprocate, which was super distracting to me and when I meant to say "Thank you", I accidentally said "Happy yoeeeeeaaah, uhhhh..." and walked away. I totally started to wish the guy a happy birthday! I totally pulled a Brian Regan ("Take luck!") on that one, but Dave and I couldn't stop laughing about it! Hey if you can't laugh at your own expense when you make an ass of yourself, then life is going to seem way too long.

We went back to the main park and rode a few more rides (the Teacups and, my favorite, Big Thunder Mountain), walked over to the Gibson Girl Ice Cream parlor and got a scoop each of my two favorite flavors: cookies n cream and rainbow sherbert. I have to admit that I haven't had real ice cream in a few years and I couldn't finish it. I didn't even get a third of the way through it. Not only was I still full from my feast, but the ice cream was waaay too creamy and rich. I'm used to frozen yogurts and sorbets. But of course Dave finished his two scoops of vanilla in a waffle cone.

Side note: Dave usually only eats vanilla. In fact, I think I've seen him get something other than vanilla once and that was on our honeymoon in Italy when I made him "live a little" by getting a different gelatto flavor and he wasn't happy with it.

So after the ice cream (which I was disappointed by), I took Dave to try his first beignet, which he LOVED. We shared two small ones and he ate the other. Wow, that's a ridiculous amount of food we consumed yesterday. Needless to say I went to bed and woke up with an unhappy tummy. Whatever, it was my birthday!

Then David let me pick something out from Sephora as a birthday gift. I got a pretty NARS eyeshadow duo in Cleo. Isn't my hubs incredible?!

We finished the night by watching (translation: falling asleep to) a Twilight Zone episode and cuddling with my boys (hubs and Bogie). It was a lovely day. Such a lovely day.

I got so many wonderful comments (via Facebook & Blogger), texts, calls and emails wishing me a happy birthday and I'm SO thankful for every single one of them!

{My birthday cake & dinner at Maggiano's with our families the night before}

{Our day at Disneyland begins...}

{The line is never only 10 minutes!}

{These guys sang me "Happy Birthday" in the middle of "Sweet Baby's Arms"!}

{That's my Amelia <3}

{I ran to get that color teacup}

{He really makes our teacup go fast}

{Ever since I can remember, my mom has had a fascination with Gibson Girls. 
She had pictures of them & Victorian paraphernalia, which fueled my love for the Victorian era.
Of course, I now share her fascination with these beauties}

{If you've never seen this show, do it. 
Lincoln is my favorite president and this show is powerful}

{Dave and I counted how many times the DLand employees wished me a happy birthday.
We think it's 19, haha}


Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

From all the awesome pictures you posted it really does look like your husband make your birthday a true success and super special...go hubby! :) Sorry about the ice cream, but the animal style fries sound delish and I'm glad they were! Happy Birthday too!!!

Liesl :)

Kasey Lynne said...

Happy to know that you had a freakin' rad birthday!!!! Your day seemed SO fun and special. I adore all of these pictures...gives us a glimpse (and almost makes us feel like a part) of your special day.

erin m. said...

So fun! I am glad you had such a great day. Birthdays, good food, Disneyland, and your favorite person? How can you go wrong?

And I miss Disneyland so much! Can't wait to go next time I am down in March.

.dear.jenny. said...

HAHAHAH the wine tasting part is SO funny..I just laughed out loud! Your photos are great! Happy 27th. I hope your year is full of life, love & laughter.

Noel J Hadley said...

You gotta love a swirly tea cup picture. I swore retirement on those awful, awful things, but came out of it briefly just because Sarah said "please" really nicely.

Diana Smith said...

I LOOOOOVED this post!! Seriously I love disneyland (who doesn't) but I grew up in socal so this is soo wonderful to see all those pictures!! I am so jealous of your birthday celebrations, but happy for you!! Glad it was special!

Courtney said...

Aw happy birthday!! I went to Maggiano's the weekend before my birthday! They have super yummy lemon cookies with candles..you'll have to try that sometime! (if you haven't already:)

he calls me wifey said...

Liesl: Thanks! Yes, it was a fabulous day and so was the burger and fries!

Kasey: You are so cute, I'm so glad that you love my photos!

Erin: Thank you!!

Jenny: I'm so glad you thought that was funny! I thought twice about posting it, but I figured someone might get a kick out of it, haha!

Noel: Hahaha, oh Noel. They're so fun!!

Diana: Awwww thanks Diana, you're such a sweetheart!

Courtney: Ahhhh, I love lemon, but I've never tried those cookies. I always get the Apple Crostada which is literally the best dessert I've ever had at any restaurant.

Kacie said...

what a happy, sweet, special birthday!!
what more could a girl wish for? :)

he calls me wifey said...

you are correct, Kacie. I'm such a lucky girl!

_kArLy[*] said...

i love this! how fun! :] Love the blog! Cant wait to start following and catching up with your posts! Love it!

Anonymous said...


Your birthday looked like such a blast! Dave is awesome and definitely looks like you both had an amazing day together...

By the way...I'm so jealous you got to feast on In N Out. Lucky ducks.


he calls me wifey said...

Karly: Thanks so much! I'll for sure take a look at your blog :)

I miss yoooooouuuu! When can we video chat???