Monday, February 25, 2008

The Happiest Place on Earth!

Ok so I know it's been a while since I posted anything. I'm making a goal to be better about updating our blog. But here's a quick update on the past couple months. Nathan and I just crossed over the 'one year married' mark in January and decided to celebrate by visiting the Happiest Place on Earth--Disneyland! Our good friends the Stotts had four free tickets (Tyler spent some time working for Disney last semester) and since their first year anniversary fell just a week after ours, we decided to make the trip together. We split the 10 hour drive in half by staying in Vegas with Nathan's parents for a couple days. In Vegas we saw the show, La Reve. It was incredible. It was one of those really cool, acrobatic shows but there was diving and synchronized swimming involved...I'm pretty sure Nathan spent the entire time wishing he could wear one of those speedos! After our brief day and a half stay in Vegas we made the rest of the drive down to Anaheim.

It was rainy in the morning so there was almost no one in the whole park--The lines were only about 10 min each! Nathan often jokes about our differences in opinion when it comes to things being "worth the money". He always wants to stay until the bitter end so that he can get his money's worth. I'm pretty much ready to go when I've done everything I wanted to do. Well needless to say we left early to "keep the wife happy", in Nathan's words. So after we left the park I really wanted to go eat at Ruby's (a little Diner on the end of the Huntington Beach Pier). We made the 30 minute drive only to find out it had closed literally 1 minute before we got there. Feeling rather deflated we decided to just head home and eat at the cheap IHOP around the corner. When we got there our hunger and sleepiness quickly turned into anger when we saw that the prices had been jacked up because it was across the street from Disneyland!

A couple weeks after our Disney Adventure we took off for Portland to visit Ashley and her Fam! We spent a wonderful, relaxing week just hanging out...making quilts...(throwing up with the Stomach Flu)...going to the Nike Employee Store...and eating at the best restaurant we'd ever been to for Nathan's Birthday. Ashley and Justin treated us to the Portland City Grill and we are still so grateful for that night! It was so much fun! We wish we could have every part of our family all living close by, all the time. It stinks to be so far apart from everyone. No matter where you always miss someone. Oh well...that's life I guess--makes you more grateful for the times you do get to spend with those you love.This is the quilt I made for Kristie's baby, Jake. I'm definitely not a professional---but I was pretty proud of myself.


rob, jax & max: the harmon squad said...

I prefer to visit amusement parks on drizzly days for the simple fact that the lines are shorter- and of all the places to want short lines, Disneyland is a big one. What a fun anniversary! And I agree with the family thing, it's no fun when everyone is spread apart, and I think friends count too. Just about everyone is in Utah or Idaho.

Molly said...

I still think that quilt is the coolest thing I've ever seen. I love it!

Nurse Karen said...

I'm happy to see you are bloggin again Jess!! Sounds like a fun trip to Disneyland!