Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Cruz's GOLDEN birthday! 30!!

My handsome husband-o turned the big 3-0! 
It was his GOLDEN birthday, 30 on the thirtieth of June.
What did he want to do for his birthday? 
I know, big surprise. He loves to get away.
So, we did a quick little trip to California!
Before we left, on Friday I had a little surprise for him... a bunch of GOLDEN treats.
Worked out perfect so we could take them on our little road trip. ;)
I was surprised at how many GOLDEN treats you could find. 
This was just a few. There were lots of things with GOLDEN apple, but Cruz isn't a apple fan. They had GOLDEN gummy bears, which he hates gummy or sticky candy of any kind. 
I had to think "would he like this treat?" For the most part he did. He really liked the pretzels they were honey wheat. Yum!

Our destination was NEWPORT beach California.
WOW! it was so busy! We enjoyed it the best we could... but had a really hard time finding any parking. We finally found something, had time to walk the beach a little and grab some dinner... then our parking meter was out of money... so we decided to go do something else... and enjoy the beach area in the morning.
Our friend suggested SPRINKLES for a yummy treat.
Got to have lots of birthday treats...right?
Well... we got in line, and chatted it up with the guy behind us. Who gave us good ideas for the next day. (Locals know the best places anyway.) We enjoyed the sprinkles sundae. Which is a cupcake cut in half and in the middle is a scoop of ice cream. 

More sights of Newport!

Next stop was CRYSTAL COVE.
This was the place the guy had recommended we spend at the beach.
The parking was way better, and it made it so much less crazy.
We just soaked up the sun, and relaxed on the beach all afternoon.
For lunch we went up the road to Ruby's Shake Shack... which overlooks Crystal Cove.
We had a turkey sandwich, burger and Cruz got a milk shake.
I must have been super thirsty cause I drank two cups of water. The food was good, but the view and the cool breeze was awesome. We were not missing the 112 degree weather in St. George.
I loved these red flower bushes. 

and... our last stop was Laguna Beach before we headed home.
Had a great time. Love that California is so much closer to us than ever before.
Guess we will have to go more often.

It wouldn't be Cruz's Birthday if we didn't spend a little time in Vegas.
My only request was that we didn't spend much time walking the strip... it was 115+ outside... and being pregnant it would have been just too hot.
SO, we stopped for a quick look at the Bellagio to see the flowers...
then went to the cheese cake factory for a little bit of food.
We shared the avocado egg rolls. It's Cruz's favorite.

Then had some delicious dessert at Jean Philippe Patisserie.
The crepe was super delicious! A perfect way to end your birthday, don't you think?

Happy GOLDEN Birthday Cruz Armando!
Love you!!


  1. Love it! :) So happy you guys are having so much fun and that Cruzito had a fun b-day! hugs you two! :)

    1. We did have a blast. :) Miss ya... got to find time to get together. ;)

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    1. Isn't CA sometimes the perfect get-a-way! <3