Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Happy New Year!!

New Years Eve....Cards Against Humanity.  Funniest game I have played in a long time.  If you have the chance, play it and enjoy.  And get a babysitter.  Ear muffs needed.

I know, I know...I am about to post more pictures of Disneyland and they will probably be as nauseating as all the other one have been, but I don't care.  My sister put in a request to go and we are in the people pleasing business here.  It's what we do.  So, this was hardly a hardship for us.  Packing and planning for this place to me is easier than writing a grocery list for the week.  We were so excited to all go and it was a great time.

I love this.  This was the conversation we had at 2:00am when we got in the car to leave.
Ryan: How many friends can I take with me? 
Me:  Two.
Ryan:  Two??  I cant' leave the other two minions at home, they will be so upset they missed out.  I have to bring them. 
Me:  Then keep them all together and don't lose them. 

Here is Miss Natalie right before Radiator Springs.  We had told my sister and brother-in-law that we wanted to try and take her on some new rides this time to see how well she did.  And she loved them!!  Any time there was wind blowing in her face, she was a happy girl!

She was such a good sport!  She is ready to go!

Auntie Noelle and Ryan.

Some Christmas shots.
There were a FEW people there.  That's what happens when you schedule a trip to DL in between the Rose Bowl and the BCS Championship game held in the same stadium days apart.  We all had the same idea.

She has never been so happy to be on Dumbo again!

Boys right behind the girls cup!

First ride on the Little Rollercoaster.  I love that Matt was turning around to see how she was doing and if she liked it.

 Small World Happiness.

 New rides are fun! 

Me and my boys on Splash.

Matthew took his This Is Sharks Territory sign for his photobombing missions.

Come on!!!  How cute is this!

Favorite picture of Natalie from the trip.  This is what pure joy looks like!

 ANDDDDDD.....this guy turned SEVEN while we were there!  No, not him, the other one.

Cool people to spend your birthday with!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

By the Sea

It had been five years since Noelle had been to Monterey.  So, naturally we took it upon ourselves to change that.  No need to thank us, sometimes you just have to do something for someone horrible and painful as this was, we knew we had to be a good sister and friend and make this happen for her.  It was our obligation if you will.  And I will step up to the plate any other time I need to.  I am a team player through and through

First stop...Rosine's for lunch.  No, that was not our lunch, but we all ate half of it so that we could say we ate lunch before hand!  Lemon anything is my weakness, and that would be a six layer lemon cake. 

Walking Ocean Ave., at dusk, when it is 70 degrees...pure bliss.

Scenic drive.  I'm thinking this will be my view from the large bay window in my retirement home. 

What better way to spend the evening than in a sports bar where both the Sharks and NFL game was on. 

17 Mile Drive...

Could the weather be any more perfect!!!

Last picture of the trip.  I am so glad we pushed through and lasted through this trip.  It was hit or miss at times, but perseverance always wins.