Monday, June 23, 2014

the lake

There are few things I love more than a beach and some water.
We went boating Saturday with Jason and it was a perfect day.




Friday, June 20, 2014

inside out


Monday night we went to the new Leonard exhibit
Animals Inside Out.

It was smaller than I expected
but it was still pretty cool.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

happiest place on earth {LA}

June 1st
We did everything we hadn't had time for yet.
We swam for a little bit first thing.
I'd been wanting to use our hotel pool
and it was so nice I wish we'd spent more time there.

We got ready and headed to Downtown Disney.
We had some beingnets and walked around the stores.





After downtown we went and checked out of the hotel and headed for 
The California Science Center Museum
to see the Endeavor space shuttle.

I was blown away at how cool this was to see!
I am so glad we went!
It was so interesting to read and learn about this space shuttle.

If you ever have a chance, go check it out.






After the museum Ryan and I dropped off our rental car
and went to the airport.

It's never fun for a vacation to come to an end
but I think we were worn out and ready to get home.

We had so much fun and I am so grateful we got to do this.
I love making memories with Ryan!

Monday, June 16, 2014

happiest place on earth {the beach}

May 31st
I think the reason Disneyland is the happiest place on earth
is because a trip there usually means a day at the beach!

We spent the day at Balboa beach.
There are few things that make me happier than a day at the beach!




We ate at Ruby's diner
and had the best burger I've ever had!





There were dolphins so close to the beach.
We watched them during lunch and then again on the pier.







After some great time at the beach we ferried over to Balboa Island.
I love it there!
So quaint and cute.
I could spend days there just walking the streets and browsing the cute shops.

Ryan even got his frozen banana.
'There's always money in the banana stand.'




After the island we ferried back to the beach to watch the sunset.
It was beautiful!













We headed back for quick showers then had a super late dinner at Marri's Pizza.
Another great day!

Friday, June 13, 2014

happiest place on earth {Disneyland}

May 30th
Disneyland day!
We got up and ready and headed to Disneyland.
Ryan's parents and sister met us there.

Basically we ate our way through Disneyland
and rode a few rides in between!

















After our morning full of rides we went to The Golden Horseshoe for lunch and the show.







Then it was back to the rides.
I think we rode almost every ride in Disneyland except for one or two kid rides
and the closed rides.
We even did a few twice.
Space Mountain and Alice in Wonderland were closed.









We even went to see Captain EO.
I had never seen this
and I must say, I wasn't missing much...



I finally found my cream cheese stuffed pretzel.
So delicious!



Then it was off to the Tiki Room for a Dole Whip
and the Tiki show.



And of course, more rides...
It was super busy
but somehow we got lucky and never had to wait too long in lines.









We pretty much planned this trip making sure there would be a firework show.
I have never seen the Disneyland fireworks!

We grabbed a corn dog,
possibly the most delicious thing I ate all weekend,
and headed to get some spots for the fireworks.

We were waiting for about 20 minutes when they came over the intercom
saying it was windy and they might have to cancel the fireworks.

I almost lost it!
Luckily the show went on.
And it was incredible.

Disneyland at night is so magical.
I wish you could just buy a walking pass or something so you could go and spend time just strolling around
without the rush of fitting in every ride possible.







We of course were trying to get our moneys worth and hit a few more rides after the fireworks.





Such a long and fun day!
We were all ready to go crash!