"In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back."
-Charlie Brown

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sawyer Brown concert

My friend Amy was able to get some passes to see Sawyer Brown at a private concert. I've never seen them before so it was pretty fun.

 As the sun was going down it really showed the smoke in the air from all the wild fires in the area. It kinda looked cool though.

The Living Planet Aquarium

We went to the Living Planet Aquarium this week and it was so fun. I had no idea this was even here. They had sea otters, penguins, an anaconda, sting ray, sharks, an octopus and so much more. I thought I had taken more pictures but I guess not, so here is what I did get.
Sea horses
 Jelly fish
 Puffy spikey fish
 Nemo and Dori
 Hailey and Aiden watching the shark go by.
 Me and the kiddies.

Birthday Weekend

For my BIG 30 birthday I really wanted to do something fun, so I didn't dwell on my age, so a friend of mine, Jenn, offered we go to Disneyland and the beach for the weekend. I was SO excited. So we did and here are the pictures of our adventures!

We went to California Pizza Kitchen the first night we got to California. Jenn told the waiter we were celebrating my birthday so he brought me some ice cream and let me blow out a candle. It was pretty fun.

These were all of our treats we brought for the trip and for Disneyland. I set it up like a store and we had to take a picture.
 We got our tickets! We got there right when they opened at 8am. We were determined to get everything done in both parks in one day.

 I got my "Happy Birthday" pin and wore it proudly. I loved that everyone wished me happy birthday. I felt so special!
 I did it. I rode the Tower of Terror! I was terrified to ride it but it actually wasn't too bad, almost fun...
 How cute is Mr. Potato Head??
 We rocked the 3D glasses.

 Dole Whip Float. DELICIOUS! Dole Whip is a pineapple soft serve ice cream and to make the "float" part they used fresh pineapple juice. It was incredible.
 Cars Land had just opened the week before we went so we knew it was going to be busy but we had no idea! When we bought our tickets the lady advised us to go get our fast passes first thing because they go pretty quick. When we got there the line was wrapped half way around California Adventures. We were able to get our fast passes but we couldn't ride it until 4-5 pm and by 9:30 am they were all out of passes. So we went and did a bunch of other things before we came to Cars Land to explore. It was so dang cute! Both Lightning McQueen and Mater were out riding around talking to kids and posing for pictures. Everything looked so authentic and the Radiator Racers ride was so fun. I can't wait to go back and take Hailey and Aiden, they're gonna just die!

 We also got to watch the World of Color. That was awesome. It's like the fountains at Belagio (in Vegas) on steroids! If you ever get the chance, I would highly recommend seeing it. It was magical!

 While we were waiting to watch the show we got caramel apples from a little candy shop. We actually didn't eat them until the next day but they were delicious! Mine had Reese's cups all over it and Jenn's was caramel apple pie. They were so cute!
 We went to Huntington Beach the next day. It was a little chilly but it was still pretty fun! The water was VERY cold so we didn't do much but wade in the water.

 We went to a little Italian place called Tutta Fresco. I wish they had one of these places out here because it was so good, and pretty inexpensive.
They had sweet potato fries there too. I LOVE SWEET POTATO FRIES! I was very excited.
 They brought out these little cake bites with a candle and sang to me. So fun! The cake bites were so good too. Carrot cake and chocolate. Mmmm....
 Back at the hotel we decided to watch Hairspray and eat more snacks. Those beds were SO comfy!
 On our way home we stopped for lunch in St. George and I just HAD to go to Capriotti's and have a Bobbie (PTN on a hoagie) Turkey, cranberry and stuffing all on a hoagie. I had to get a huge one so I could take leftovers home. I love this place! I had so much fun on our little trip!