My 22nd Birthday!

i turned 22 yesterday! yay! not a *significant* age, but still special nonetheless. my best friend took me to disneyland (yes, i realize we just went a couple of weeks ago, but it was the last non-blackout day for annual passes!) on tuesday to celebrate.

random fact: if it's your birthday and you visit the mission tortilla factory inside california adventure, you get a bag of tortillas! haha.



clarrisa treated me to dinner and drinks at california adventure's wine country trattoria. i got the magicalé, a sparkling rosé wine that's only available at the park, and it was ahhh-mazing! super sweet and raspberry flavored. i'm still trying to get into the wine thing, so hopefully i can go to a tasting sometime. i ate the broccolini pasta with chicken (pretty good, but a little spicy) and she had the halibut and a glass of white wine.

it was really hot at the park (ughh gross) and more crowded than last time (sigh. everyone's on summer vacation now) but we were still able to get on our favorite rides and enjoy everything--even things we'd never done before, like canoeing around the mark twain river thing (whoa. my arms got super sore and my rhythm was awful during paddling. plus, we kept getting splashed by the people in front of us lol.).

my outfit details: minnie mouse ears (disneyland!), black polka-dot dress (f21), red bow belt (f21), black flip-flops (american eagle)

the next day, we took tons of jumping pictures in the park (most were failures. self-timer + jumping = nearly impossible) and goofed around.

some were hits...

most were misses...
but we finally got it in the end.
then we went out to dinner at musashi, my favorite japanese restaurant.

mom baked me a red velvet cake (mom never bakes cakes, so that was a surprise) and it was delicious! then clarrisa and i drank some wine and gossiped before bed.

i was going to plan another dinner with some more friends but everyone lives so far away and i couldn't figure it out. boo. but oh well, it was a great day! my family and best friend made it perfect and i was super grateful for that.

hope everyone's had a great week so far!

21 comments

Rebel Mel said...

Yay disney!

When I got my taxes back this year I immediately booked a trip to disney world for my birthday. I haven't been on a vacation in so long.. six months to go! Happy birthday!

Marie said...

You girls look so cute!:D

Your fun pictures make me wanna go to Disney now!:D

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Jennifer said...

Looks like fun! And red velvet cake is soooo yummy!

Sandy a la Mode said...

happy birthday girl!! sooo glad you had a fun time at disneyland! looks like you had lots of yummy food too! and GREAT jumping shots girl!!

Belen said...

hahahaha, i always fake my birthday for the bag of tortillas!!!!! :D

Shelley Ann said...

aw that sounds like you had an awesome birthday! its so exciting that you were able to make a trip to disneyland for your 22nd!

sharonlei said...

Happy Belated Birthday Erika! Looks like you had a blast! Oh you've got me wanting a trip to Cali now, just so I can go to Disneyland!

xx Love & Aloha

Mo said...

o first of all Grattis pa fodelsedagen as they say here, joyeux anniversaire as they say in my country and happy birthday for you !!

you seemed to have a great time that's awesome !! that first pic is adorable and the jumping pics are really fun !!!

Summer birthdays are the best ;-)

oh and of course, i LOVE your dress

Ken said...

happy birthday dear

u should come to my disneyland bday party!

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

Happy Birthday, looks like a great day.

sheiswinterwest said...

looks like you had a fun birthday!! & girly i love me some wine i prefer that over hard liquor anyday. Happy Belated Birthday!

Sarah said...

hope you had a wonderful birthday! These pics are so cute- i love the jumping ones! and yay for disneyland and minnie mouse ears! xx

Sarah said...

You look so fashionable at Disney! Happy happy birthday, I'm glad you had fun! I love your jumping pictures!

The pictures on my wall aren't all from my 365, and some of my project 365 are on my wall. I thought about doing that AFTER I had already put all of the pictures up because I fail at planning ahead xD

Caitlin said...

OMG so much fun!

Ebony said...

Happy Belated Birthday Gorgeous Girl!
Argh, I was so used to not coming to your page while you were away it's taking a while to get back into the swing of things huh? :)
This looks like a super fun birthday!
That food looks delicious! And I love that you got somebody to take a photo of you AND Clarissa. Sometimes I'm too scared to do that at restaurants...

The next day looks just as fun with jumping shots (LOL) and your mumma's cake looks amaaaazing. Wow.

Thanks for the all comments... I've missed them ;) Can you email me your postal address? xoxox

Ebony said...

ps. LOVE the new header gorgeous.
Love you x

Belen said...

yes! i do know where the free bread is at! it's straight across from the entrance of the tortilla place!

idk if they give free bags of bread on bdays, but i do know they give one or two slices when you enter. :)

Gracie said...

What a wonderful way to spend your birthday! Disneyland, food and friends. I just love Japanese food. It's delicious. It looks like beautiful birthday!

P.S. I received your beautiful skirt! I love it and have worn it already. And I love your little extras. I will leave feedback very soon. x

La Société de Mode | The Fashion Society said...

just stumbled across your blog - you're so cute!! Love disneyland and that sonuds like a perfect way to celebrate. Also, you just can't go wrong with Rose.

Jen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Disneyland sounds like the perfect way to celebrate! especially with that adorable cake with the little heart sprinkles on the side. hope you had fun! :)

Meg said...

Yay! Looks like so much fun. Your pictures are fabulous, and I love your outfit! I'm all about the black/red/white combo. Happy belated birthday! :)