Monday, November 26, 2018

A Michigan Thanksgiving visit and a trip to Frankenmuth 11/19/2018

Happy Thanksgiving week! To celebrate, we're flying out to Michigan to visit family. Our first day was packed with a trip to Frankenmuth, visiting Bronners (the largest Christmas shop in the world), Zehnders (for a chicken dinner), and the Frankenmuth Cheese House.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Disney's Aulani Day 12 Part 2 - Our last day at Aulani - 2017/04/10

Today's our last day at Aulani. It's been really fun so far, and I'm sad we're having to leave already. Two days isn't enough time here.
Hi Stitch! Alli just loves Stitch.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Disney's Aulani Day 12 Part 1 - A Tour of Aulani with a former Aulani Disney Ambassador - 2017/04/10

Today is our last day in Hawaii. It's sad. I know. But my friend Craig set up something very special for us.
The Disney Ambassador program has existed back at Disneyland since 1965. Walt Disney, being overwhelmed with requests for his time, appointed Julie Reihm as the first Disney Ambassador. The Ambassador is tasked with being the official spokesperson of all cast members and represents Disney everywhere. In the past, we've seen Disney Ambassadors every year at Minnie's Moonlit Madness introducing charities and presenting them with checks.
Aulani opened back in 2011 and in 2014, for the first time ever, an Ambassador was chosen to represent Disney at Aulani. That Ambassador was Janelle Sanqui. And Craig arranged it such that we'd get a private tour of the resort with her!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Disney's Aulani Day 11 Part 2 Making Leis and Exploring Aulani - 2017/04/09

When we last left off with the Aulani trip, the boys and I were just finishing up a Menehune hunt.
Hi Stitch! Just a random Disney character wandering around.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Disney's Aulani Day 10 - 2017/04/08

Sometimes it just takes a long time to get a post written up... Like, a really long time. So much that we've already been back to Hawaii since.

So, continuing this write-up from April 2017, the Flowers family got to visit Disney's Aulani!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Meeting Santa at Disneyland - 11/17/2018

This week we're back at Disneyland celebrating the holiday and visiting Santa.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Happy 90th Birthday Mickey Mouse!

It's Mickey's 90th Birthday!
Last Sunday, ABC aired a celebration of Mickey titled Mickey's 90th Spectacular. I also made sure to pick up a bag of the new Mickey Mouse Birthday Cake Oreos to celebrate. 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Happy Birthday Ian! Celebrating at Disneyland!

Happy Birthday Ian! There's no better place to spend it I think than at Disneyland.
Today's hats are all about birthdays. My pink birthday Mickey hat came from Disneyland Paris. Ian's came from Disneyland a few years ago and the candles light up yellow. Alli's is from Walt Disney World and the candles light up red. Theresa's hat is from Disneyland looks like colorful confetti.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Happy Birthday Kids! 11/3/2018

Happy Birthday Alli and Ian!
Splitting the October and November birthdays, for now they're happy having a combined birthday celebration. After a tasty lunch of bbq ribs, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, and hawaiian rolls, the kids were eager to dig into their cake.
It's hard to beat a $19 Costco cake that can serve 48 people. And it's so tasty too.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Alli gets her first Disneyland Pass!

Today is a big day for Alli! This is our first trip to Disneyland now that she's turned 3, the age which you are no longer free to get into Disneyland. She finally gets her own pass!