Laughter is the Best Medicine

You know what they say? Laughter is the best medicine.

Nothing feels better than laughing until your abs are sore!

During last night’s performance by Sinbad, my family and I did just that.


Before heading to Hard Rock Live to see Sinbad’s stand up comedy routine, Ryan and I met up with my family at Emeril’s Orlando located in Universal’s City Walk.

Ryan 'n' Me

Since Emeril’s is a pretty pricey restaurant, my family and I ate dinner before meeting there and just ordered dessert (which is the best part of the meal anyway, right?).

The entire evening was organized by my mom, sister and I as a birthday present for my dad, so of course we had to have the restaurant staff sing happy birthday to the big guy! 😉

Birthday Boy

He was more than a little surprised. 😀

Ryan and my dad both ordered appetizers, and my mom, sister and I had a few bites and also enjoyed some  freshly baked corn and French bread before ordering our desserts.

For dessert we selected the strawberry shortcake and two slices of the banana cream pie, since Ryan and I loved it so much the last time we visited Emeril’s back in May.

Emeril's Strawberry Shortcake

Banana Cream Pit x 2

Check out those chocolate shavings!

I think it’s safe to say that between the five of us, we demolished these desserts!

Though I loved the banana cream pie in the past, strawberry shortcake took the cake (pun! 😉 ) for me. I’m a sucker for cold, creamy strawberry gelato, fluffy puff pastry and a plethora of whipped cream. Sign me up!

Once dessert was devoured, we walked to Hard Rock Live to head inside and laugh our little booties off all evening.

Me & Dad Outside Hardrock Live

The Ladies

We were really lucky to have amazing seats in the second row, so we actually made eye contact with Sinbad and were able to see his expressions and mannerisms.

He had the whole crowd cracking up as he talked about the insanity of amusement parks, the differences between men and women and his upbringing.

Stand up comedy is a wonderful way to sit back, relax and laugh until you cry! What an awesome night!


My sister spent the night with us last night, so once she wakes up this morning we have plans to head to church after breakfast.

Also on the agenda:

  • Church
  • Dog park
  • Outlet mall (?)
  • Selecting the tuxes or suits Ryan and his groomsman will wear for our wedding
  • Registering at Bed Bath and Beyond (?)

Time to get crackin’ in the kitchen! Lata! 😀

21 Responses

  1. Just ordering dessert at a more expensive restaurant is such a good idea! Especially when the desserts look as delicious as those…

  2. This looks like so much fun! You have such a beautiful family. And that banana cream pie looks goood!

  3. Those desserts look amazing!! Sounds like such a fun night- I love how you get to spend a lot of time with your family- family is the best thing 🙂

  4. Love your skirt! Where did you get it?
    And holy dessert. Yum!

  5. You are beautiful and have a beautiful family too.

  6. That strawberry shortcake looks delicious!! That’s such a great idea to go to a pricier restaurant and only go for appetizers/dessert. I go to college in Chicago and my friends and I do that all the time. It allows you to enjoy the restaurant without having a hundred dollar bill!

  7. Do you not drink alcohol? Just wondering if that’s the secret to your super flat tummy?

  8. Laughter and strawberry shortcake are definitely the cure for anything 😀 Lastnight looks awesome! Hope you have a great Sunday!!

    Your outfits are SO cute, by the way 🙂

  9. It sounds like you had an awesome night. I love laughing so hard I cry – it’s a great feeling. 🙂

  10. wow, I love your skirt! where is it from?

  11. Your sister is SO pretty.

  12. oh gosh, those desserts look fab! What a fun night =)

  13. girlfriend. HOW DO YOU GET YOUR HAIR TO LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL AND KARDASHIAN-ESQUE? not fair. not fair at all.

  14. Love your idea of going out for desserts – definitely the best part of ANY meal! Have fun with your sister today!

  15. I went to Emril’s at CityWalk with 2 of my friends after we ran the Disney Princess half in March! We each ate a salad and appetizer and had the strawberry shortcake for dessert – it was SOOOO good!!!

  16. I’m so bummed I missed you at the beach this weekend! I didn’t arrive until a couple of hours after you and Ryan left. 😦 Laurel told me you were going to see Sinbad, and until I saw the picture you posted, I had NO idea who he was. (I led a very sheltered childhood…haha) I guess I’ll have to wait for Chi-town to see your pretty face.

  17. hi really love your blog. Noticed that someone else asked about your hair too, that was what I wanted to know aswell, how do you get it so smooth, wavy and kardashian-esqe???

    your outfits are really nice too!


  18. The three of you look so beautiful! Ps-Congrats on the million hits!

  19. Many thanks for information…

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