Friday, October 2, 2009

an early b-day celebration in my new favorite city


i think M was feelin' bad a couple months ago when he realized that he'd be outta town for my birthday for a work training. if i'm being onest, i wanted to put him in the dog house....though i realize it is the first of many things he'll probably be missing in our lifetime together.

but ladies and gentlemen, he's outta the dog house with this wonderful San Francisco outing he planned for us last night. check this out....
on the itinerary:

  • g+g chapman get Ellie for the afternoon (so we'd be baby free!) (thanks g+g!!)
  • a ride on the train (bart) into San Francisco
  • the final Giants game of the season ( i ♥ baseball games...you can't get more American than that..unless you add peanuts and hot dogs, that is)
  • a walk exploring and shopping in the city (discovering Union Square and Market Street)
  • an early dinner at Osha, a very yummy Thai restaurant
  • a frantic run trying to find Ghirardelli square...only to realize my iPhone directed us to a Ghirardelli shop instead of the square..........which led us to riding the bus (aka the Muni) all around town until we finally found it and had the moooosssttt delicious butterscotch, caramel, hot fudge sundae EVER (which i most definitely paid for later-- i'm lactose intolerant, remember?)
  • a taxi ride with a classic cabbie to take us to our final GRAND destination...........
  • the grand finale:
             front-row balcony seats to see Wicked in Orpheum theater (which was uh--maz-ing! even more amazing than i had remembered it being when i saw it 5 years ago).

it just doesn't get better than a date in a city, eating sunflower seeds while watching homeruns go into the bay, eating yummy food, slurping a delicious sundae, and seeing a fun show...all with the company man of my dreams. thanks my Mr. for a perfectly splendid day in my new favorite city. i could get used to this "two weeks of birthday celebrations" thang.

xoxo

p.s. am i convincing any of you to come and visit me yet???
yes, i still need friends.
i'm told it takes time.
but i never was the patient type :)

15 comments:

erin 'n phil said...

what an awesome birthday! Chappy did a good job at making up for it. HAPPY EARLY BDAY!

The Fredy Family said...

Wow! Sounds like an amazing day! I love going to the city, it just takes 3 hours to get there. That's not so fun.

Joni and Rico Adams said...

Lucky Marce! And good husband. He definitely is showing you a good time for not being able to make it on your birthday. I want to see all of that! I have been to SF but it's been forever. Happy Birthday... soon ;)

The Hurst Family said...

WICKED! Happy birthday to you. The rest sounds pretty fun as well. We love and miss you. Hope your special day is wonderful. You still have friends in Utah you know.

anne said...

So fun!

Lali Johnson said...

ah, I'm so jealous, that's sounds sooooo fun!

Jenni said...

soo fun! I WILL BE YOUR FRIEND. haha sacramento is only an hour & a half from walnut hill, and we are there all the time! be my friend!!

Linda said...

Mike is amazing and he is so thoughtful. , A Mayor League Baseball Game, Good Eating, Fabulous Wiicked... an I Phone and oh! A House! This is a GOOD year for you!~ Give Mike a HUG from us.... and we will see you on Tuesday! Can't wait!

Caleb and Danyelle Heder said...

Haha, I'm in the same boat...I don't have many friends yet up here, luckily I have a cousin here tho! If Caleb could get some leave we would love to come see you, but I don't think that that will happen too soon... :(

emjohead said...

sounds like SO much fun! the 1st place i ever saw wicked was in that very theater in san fran!

Ashley Myntti said...

I am so jealous! I love WICKED!!! We had box seats when we went and it was amazing! Happy Early Birthday and I'll talk to you soon. Miss ya and love ya!

Jarom and Amber said...

It sounds like you had an amazing early birthday! Happy Birthday in adavance! :)

Ashley said...

Happy Early Birthday. Wow - I'm going to have Blair read this post just so he can get some good ideas for my birthday ;) I absolutely loved Wicked when I saw it a few years ago. Glad you liked it! You're gonna be Pop. u. ler... LAR! We always sing that around our house. hehe.

Love you.

Shaylynn said...

I'm sure you'll make a dozen wonderful friends in no time;) That sounds like so much fun. Sorry about the whole "I can't have milk" that's horrible...

Lea Tame said...

What a steller birthday! Mike is awesome... even though he'll be gone on your real birthday! So, I believe Kevin applied or is going to apply to some jobs by you so maybe we'll be near! If so, we must get together more often than we did when you lived here!