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Old 03-17-2012, 12:31 PM   #796
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How did Anthony's birthday go?
He had a great time. We surprised him by taking him out to pizza and having another family join us that has 5 kids that our kids are friends with. They got to play in the big play area, eat pizza, have cake & watch Anthony open his gifts. He got a lot of Star Wars toys that I picked up in Disneyland.

This was his cake!!



Today is the 3rd anniversary of the twins adoption!! Their adoption went thru on Mike's & My 25th wedding anniversary while we were in Disneyland in 2009!!! So as you may have figured out......today is our 28th Anniversary!!!!!

No big plans for the day, Mike's working & I'm still having trouble with my back. But spending time with my family is ok too!! Mike & I might try and go out for dinner....but we'll see how things are going.



The girls around the adoption time.



Mike & I at our reception!!

HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY!!!!!!

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Great installment! Loving all of the pictures.

Happy birthday to Anthony. Great cake.
Happy adoption anniversary to the girls. Their outfits are adorable.
Happy wedding anniversary to you and Mike. BTW: love the veil!!!
Happy St. Patick's day. Erin Go Braugh!

Hope all is well! Looking forward to your next post!
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:28 PM   #798
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Great installment! Loving all of the pictures.

Happy birthday to Anthony. Great cake.
Happy adoption anniversary to the girls. Their outfits are adorable.
Happy wedding anniversary to you and Mike. BTW: love the veil!!!
Happy St. Patick's day. Erin Go Braugh!

Hope all is well! Looking forward to your next post!
Thank you....he had a good birthday!!
Thank you....the twins got those outfits from one of the Divas that made them.....I just can't remember now who it was???
Thank you....that's one of my favorite wedding pictures....shows us more the way we are....a bit nuts!!
Thank you....any big plans for today??

Guess, I'll get to work & get another post up!!
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As we headed towards Tomorrowland, I finally spotted one of our Scavy Hunt Teams!!



We headed over to Space Mtn to pick up a fastpass & then to Star Tours to use our fastpass Ty had picked up for us earlier. This ride is amazing after they redid it. You never know where you're going to go, who you'll see & what kind of ride you'll experience.

When you enter, you see R2D2 and C3PO in the lobby area.










You continue on and see different kinds of "droids", what seems to be a window that you see different shadows passing by & the screen that shows people in line (not sure if it's like a heat sensor or night sensor or what it is).










Our gate:




The doors to go into our theater.



The pre-show.









We got Darth Vader at the beginning, went to planet Hoth, saw Adm. Akbar, went thru the astroid field and the planet with the ring around it & ended up at the Death Star.

AWESOME RIDE!!!
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Happy Anniversary!!! And Happy Adoption Anniversary!!!
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Happy wedding anniversary, adoption anniversary, and St. Patrick's Day!!!!


Love that new Star Wars ride. Though I remember the old one being pretty cool too.

I love when you pass the x-rays of the suitcases, you can see an outline of Stitch if you are there at the right time. I thought that was cute.
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Happy Anniversary!!! And Happy Adoption Anniversary!!!
Thanx Michele!!

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Happy wedding anniversary, adoption anniversary, and St. Patrick's Day!!!!


Love that new Star Wars ride. Though I remember the old one being pretty cool too.

I love when you pass the x-rays of the suitcases, you can see an outline of Stitch if you are there at the right time. I thought that was cute.
Thanx Andrea!!

That would be cool....I've never seen that on the xrays!!!
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At this point, we went off to do our own thing. I wanted to head up towards the Hungry Bear as this was where the scavy hunt would be ending. I had a little time, so I decided to check out the Court of Angels to see if they had a Meet-n-Greet going on with the Mardi Gras costumed characters.




When I got in line, Chip and Dale were on the left side and then you went to the right side and saw Mickey and Minnie.....I was pretty happy to get to do both sets. I was lucky enough to get picks with these 4 last year.

While I was in line.....another Scavy Hunt team passed by!!




About a dozen people away, Mickey & Minnie left and Chip & Dale moved over to their spot. Two people away, Chip and Dale left.







But look who took their place......Goofy!!! Yay!!! I didn't get a picture with him in his brightly color Mardi Gras attire last year.....so I was pretty happy!!





I decided to get a picture of this ornament shop......it would be closing forever after this weekend.



I headed up to Critter Country and the Hungry Bear to watch the teams come in. We took over an area all the way to the back of the restaurant.












Next up will be the awards!
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I received a "prize" for being the person who guessed the scavenger hunt theme this year.....a few months ago, the committee gave hints & I correctly guessed. I got this awesome frame!!




Here's Melody thanking people.



Bridget naming the winners.



The 3rd place team (Jen, Lisa, Monica & Jodi)



The 2nd place team (Jill, Vicki, Daisy & Stacie)



The 1st place team (Jen, Holly & Sarah)




The Last place team (Cynthia, Nicole, Brandi & Becci)



After the awards, Michelle and I decided to head back to the motel for a bit. The park was PACKED!! It took forever to walk from Critter Country to the front gates. I stopped at the Newstand to pick up my picture from the Minnie & Friends breakfast and we were outta there.

***This picture is out of order, but I wanted to show you a gift Tyler bought me to thank me for taking him.......I had been saying I needed a Disney clock for our kitchen & he remembered that & got me this!!!!!!


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What is going where the ornament shop is/was? Do you know?


I love the clock!! I would love one myself.
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While I was with the Divas, Tyler spent time in Disneyland & California Adventure. After riding Star Tours with me, he headed off to Innoventions & took these pictures.





His next stop was at Captain EO....he hated it.....lol



He decided to return to the Jolly Holiday Bakery for his lunch. He took pictures of the decor as he waited in line.











His lunch....yum!!



He had the Hot Angus Roast Beef on a Toasted Onion Roll. It has caramalized onions, white cheddar & a horseradish aioli (Ty opted to leave off the horseradish).



He said the sandwich had no flavor.....I think the aioli would have helped but a little disappointing to hear the meat couldn't hold it's own with out a sauce added to it.

For dessert he had the Lemon Meringue bar......he said that was good!!



A picture of the Matterhorn.



He saw the White Rabbit as he was leaving the bakery seating area.



He headed to California Adventure and went to the Animation Building and Off the Page, World of Disney, Soarin' and back to Off the Page before heading to the motel for a short break. (I think it's because he had a purchase from Off the Page he needed to get back to the motel for safe keeping) He was being sneaky and bought Mike & I an early anniversary gift. This was what he bought us (I didn't get to open it until we were home & Mike was with me).




We both LOVED this picture!! He even had them use the green color to represent St. Patty's Day which is our anniversary!!!

When he returned, he went back to California Adventure and rode Monster's Inc.





He rode Tower of Terror....unfortunately, he didn't get a very good picture of the on ride photo.



At this point is when we met back up.......so I need to stop here & catch you up on what I did!!!

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What is going where the ornament shop is/was? Do you know?


I love the clock!! I would love one myself.
I have no clue....I had read prior to the trip that it would be closing that weekend. There are a lot of people that had commented on how upset they were to see that.....a lot of their families had a tradition of buying an ornament from that shop every trip. I think it just wasn't bringing in the revenue back there. It's really small & it was dead when I popped in there. (the park was packed that day too).

I'd love to find more Disney Clocks (wall)....they actually are kinda hard to find!!
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So remember me mentioning Ty's short break at the motel....it just happened to be when Michelle & I went back as well. While Michelle & Ty both took catnaps, I used my time to catch up my journal, upload pics & catch up on Facebook. I sent a text to Kelly to see if we'd be able to meet up. They had a dinner scheduled at Catal in DTD and we had our Diva dinner at the Jazz Kitchen in DTD, so we coordinated to meet up before we all went to dinner. So around 5pm, we headed over to the esplanade area to meet up!!!



Katie, Shelby, Rosemarie, Kelly & Michelle

Shelby & I had a blast going through DTD together.....that girl is me when I was young.....talkative & always smiling!!! lol

We got down to Catal & stopped and chatted a bit longer, before Michelle & I had to head off to Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen to meet up with the ladies.

We were seated and I took a few pics of the lights:




I was seated with Trudi, Sarah, Carol, Lisa, Katie, Melody, Capri, Becci & Beth.




The other table had a friend of Nicole, Nicole, Jen, Holly, Jodi, Brandi, Michelle & Cynthia.



The menu:




Trudi and her daughter Sarah:



Nicole and her friend (that happened to be visiting Disneyland this weekend)



Jen, Holly & Jodi:



Michelle & Cynthia:



Beth taking pictures:



My dinner choices: I didn't go with an entree, I got the Soups 1-1-1 and the Louisiana Crab Cake.....delicious!!

The Soups 1-1-1 (Gumbo Ya-Ya, Creole Onion and Soup of the Day which was Mushroom Bisque)



The Louisiana Crab Cake.



Trudi ordered the Double Chocolate Bread Pudding Souffle for her dessert.



Melody & Katie shared the Tableside Banana's Foster. Mike & I had this for our anniversary last year & it was so good!!!







Dinner & the company was wonderful. Michelle & I decide we need to go find Ty. So I text him and he was in line for the Tower of Terror, so we headed that way. Michelle was hoping she could join him in line and ride, but it didn't work out & I walked through Electronica to see if I could locate Rochelle & maybe see her dance.....unfortunately, I didn't see her there. I did see Tammy, Wendy, Stacie, Amy & Cristablel. I headed over to the exit of ToT to wait for Tyler & Michelle met me there.

When Michelle & I are getting ready to go into DCA, a gal handed me a stack of fastpasses (3 for Soarin', 3 for Goofy's SkySchool & 3 for the late WoC show)......the Soarin' fastpasses were the ones we figured we'd get use out of. So that was where we were headed. Ty mentioned he needed dinner, so we stopped in at the Taste Pilot's Grill. He got the Chili Fries.




When he got done, we went around the corner to Soarin & the doors were closed!! AWK.....we didn't notice the time & the park was closing.....lol Tyler is an avid fan of Tumblr & had made a number of friends that are CM's or past CM's and wouldn't you know it......the CM outside of Soarin' was one of them. So Ty went over to talk with her for a few minutes & we joined them.

Since DCA was closed, we headed back over the Disneyland. As we were headed up Main Street, we saw Chris, so we stopped to talk with her. She said a group of the gals were on their way & they were going to Space Mountain. Well.....that's where we were headed too....so we waited. Pretty soon, Jessica, Tina & Sarah showed up & we headed off to Space Mtn. We had enough Fastpasses for everyone, so we went to get in line. The wait time for the FP line was 25 mins....lol Oh well....we had fun anyways!!



Ty and I ended up in a separate car from the rest of the Divas....so here's our on ride pics.




After the ride, Tyler & I decided to head back to the motel & Michelle stayed for a short time longer.

Day three was long but full of fun & friends!!
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Day Four~~Teal Shirt Day (you will soon see that I didn't have a teal shirt)

Tyler had Magic Morning and so he was up early & gone before Michelle & I started our day. Since we both have Annual Passes, we didn't get a Magic Morning.

Ty was one of the first people through security when it opened & he was able to get these pictures of the gates.




The Floral Mickey.



He took these pictures of the Partner's Statue and the Castle as he made his way to Fantasyland.





His first ride was Peter Pan (but no pics), got a pic of the Sword in the Stone, followed by Pinocchio.









The next ride was Snow White.





Then he took a ride on Dumbo.





He rode Mr Toad's Wild Ride and Alice (but no pics) and then did the teacups.




He rode Sleeping Beauty's Carousel.






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Continuing Ty's Magic Morning.

He next did the Storybookland Canal Boats. He got a lot of great pictures on this. The last time I rode this, I had a hard time getting pictures on it....it seemed like they were racing through the ride.

































Ty headed up Main Street and saw Dale with a service dog......he said he let the dog kiss him for a good 5 minutes.....so cute!! After waiting patiently, Ty got a picture with Dale.





Ty was going to join us for breakfast & I thought he was going to walk over to the Paradise Pier Hotel. Michelle & I decided to take her van to the PPH & when we got to the light in front of our motel....there was Tyler waiting at the cross walk.....he was going to come to the motel so he could walk over with us. I'm so glad we saw him.....he jumped into Michelle's van and we were off to breakfast!!
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