Monday, April 25, 2011

twenty eight

It has been quite awhile since I have posted anything on here. Sometimes life gets a bit too busy and I have just come through one of those periods. My birthday was this past Tuesday and my husband and I spent the Saturday before it adventuring!

 Being the birthday girl, I got to decide what our day would include. So the first this we did was walk to a nearby Starbucks and then a couple more blocks to a garage sale where we scored this amazing embroidered ship to hang on the wall. Only 2 bucks! Can you believe it?

 After the garage sale we hopped in the car and headed to the Los Angeles Arboretum. I love the arboretum. It is full of gorgeous flowers, trees, large lawns, wild life like peacocks roaming all over the place, and all sorts of paths and tree tunnels that make you feel like an explorer! SO MUCH FUN!

 We brought our lovely polaroid camera to help document the day. I adore polaroid pictures. I have a couple albums full of them. Something about the feel and look of the pictures make them feel like treasures... maybe it also has to do with the cost of the film... yikes!

 I love my husband and how much fun we have tromping around on beautiful days like this.

As a souvenir for this part of the adventure, I picked out a darling little cactus to join us in our home.

Lunch was provided by INNOUT burger... a past employer of mine and an all time favorite.

We found a street named after us! Robertson Blvd... Woo!

We visited a specialty yarn shop in Santa Monica called Copmatto. It was full of the most amazing yarn I've ever seen. Of course, this means that the price tag had numbers that were higher than I am used to seeing at, say, Michael's or JoAnn's. However, I splurged and got a skein of yarn to make myself something soft with. Can't wait to make something lovely.

 We went to walk around Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade. There was a strange event that took place while we window shopped. There was a zombie walk! Tons of people dressed as zombies paraded down the busy street of shoppers. Many were dressed as famous people, too. It was like a flashmob and I believe it was a charity event. Another on looker mentioned Linda Blair's World Heart animal rescue. Whatever it was for, it sure was entertaining.

To make us all feel better, the zombies were followed closely by a whole bunch of ghost busters. It was amazing.

 The incredible day ended with a walk on the Santa Monica Pier. We didn't go on any rides but did enjoy the hustle and bustle, the bright lights, and the cool breeze... and we flattened a penny for my collection.

All in all, it was a fantastic birthday and I am pretty sure that being 28 won't be so bad after all. I have my wonderful, thoughtful, ridiculous partner in crime to thank for such a perfect day.
I am so lucky to have somebody that loves me so much.


  1. This is the most fantastic birthday ever! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What an awesome birthday! (Happy Late Day, by the way.) :) We have a zombie walk here in Louisville every year - one of these days I'll participate, I swear!!

  3. What an amazing birthday! I love your pictures and I've never heard of a zombie walk but it looks like fun!

  4. Just stumbled across your blog.. what a great post to land on! Looks like you had a wonderful day!! :)