Tuesday, August 4, 2009

30




Last weekend we celebrated Justin's 30th birthday. THIRTY! That's huge, monumental!

On J's birthday we went to Venice beach (and all I got was this lousy photo of us). It was our goal to swim, swim in the glorious ocean. Sadly, it has been a long, long time since I've swam in the ocean. I somehow developed a fear of waves, after being tossed around and taken under one too many times at Huntington Beach in my younger days. I'm mostly over that, and the waves at Venice were nice and mild. I swam and loved it. I didn't want to get out. It felt so nice to be in the water, to dive into the (mini) waves.

We've decided we need to go back, and soon. This Friday, I hope.

That evening we had a bbq with some good friends at our house. I made J a chocolate cake with peanut butter ice cream (made with coconut milk, I hope to share that another time. It is so good).


Justin loves his friends. He wanted nothing more than to have everyone over, have food, have some drinks and hang out. And that's exactly what we did. Happy 30th j!!

10 comments:

Cafe Observer said...

Happy B-Day to de old man!

I think you guys like the ocean more than the mountains.

nuf said...

are you kidding! i love that picture of you guys!!!!!

Joslyn said...

that is a divine photo!!!!!

Celine said...

your pictures are blowing me away, dude.

Amanda Mae said...

Really Nuf and Joslyn!? ... Thanks! I thought we looked kind of silly (Justin's head was spinning as I took the photo!) Man, what do I know. Glad you like it.

Celine, that is funny because I've been looking at your blog and thinking the same thing! and your recipes ... seriously, I can't decide which one I want to make first.

caits said...

THAT CAKE!

You Are My Fave said...

That picture is not lousy. I quite like it. And I need the pb ice cream recipe pronto.

tifanie said...

fun, gorgeous photos and descriptions! love this. i can totally relate to the whole ocean experience - well, the fear, mostly. i still haven't really been back in, but i'm so happy for you to have had such a wonderful experience. i haven't tried the ocean in venice. maybe i should. take care *

EEJ said...

I want a piece of that cake right now. For breakfast.

Ja9 said...

Lousy Photo? That is a crazy thing to say. That photo is great and it brings back the 60's or 70's style. It is cute!