Sunday, April 21, 2019

2019 Disney Eggstravaganza - Disneyland

It's the last of our 2019 Disney Eggstravaganza Egg Hunts. We've been to the Disney Store in our local mall, Downtown Disney, California Adventure, and now we're wrapping everything up with the hunt at Disneyland.

2019 Disney Eggstravaganza - Disney California Adventure Park

It's time for the second of the three Disney Egg Hunts we're doing today. The first was in Downtown Disney. Now we're in Disney California Adventure Park.
All over the park there's lots of these photo ops, but this is the only place we saw 4 eggs all together. A family photo is a must.

2019 Disney Eggstravaganza - Downtown Disney District

Happy Easter, or rather Hoppy Easter, from Disneyland! Today is the day of our big Disneyland Easter Egg Hunt!
Earlier we'd done the Disney Store Magical Egg Hunt Adventure in our local mall and now it's time to head to the Disneyland Resort and take care of all the rest!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Meeting the Easter Bunny at Disneyland and getting interrupted by Cruella de Ville

The kids adore the Easter Bunny and Disneyland gives them to perfect opportunity to see him. And you never know what kind of surprises await you.

Dyeing Eggs for Easter

It's almost Easter! Time to dye Easter Eggs!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Peeps Cereal

As we were wandering the grocery section of Target, I saw these staring at me. Peeps is making a cereal! Peeps is making a cereal!
I love Peeps. Soft marshmallow covered in granulated sugar. What's not to like about that?

Pink chicks, check. Blue bunnies, check. Let's eat!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Spring Oreos and Easter Oreos

More Oreos? Yes please.
Just in time for Spring, Oreo has released two new styles. While the filling is dyed different colors, they're the standard vanilla creme.

Spring Oreo have yellow filling along with 3 new cookie designs.
The Easter Egg Oreos are shaped like eggs, which is pretty fun, and have 4 unique designs.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

2019 Spring Dapper Day

Twice a year at Disneyland, the unofficial Dapper Day has everyone dressing in their finest. It's an opportunity to enjoy Disneyland the way you imagine it was years ago, when people treated it as something special.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Dumbo and Donuts

It's the weekend! That means fun times! Today we're headed to the movies, but first we've got to eat breakfast.

Deep Fried Twinkies

We just tried Hostess Honey Bun cereal and donettes cereal. Maybe we're on a Hostess kick right now.
This one has to be good right? Deep Fried Twinkies! And a regular Twinkie to compare it to.

They come frozen, but after 8 minutes in the toaster oven they smelled amazing.
Just missing that powdered sugar dusting like it shows on the box.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Tour of Europe - Disneyland Paris 2007/08/18

It's our very first foreign Disney Park ever! We split with the rest of our tour group, and after just a short 55 minute train ride, we were at the gates to Disneyland Paris!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tour of Europe - France 2007/08/17

After a morning of traveling, we made it from Switzerland over to France.
Our first stop as a group was the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

M&M Vote for your favorite 2019, Mexican Jalapeño, Thai Coconut, English Toffee, plus Hazelnut and Marshmallow

Once again M&M has asked us the public to vote for our favorite M&M flavor, with the winner earning a place on store shelfs permanently.
Back in 2016, we tasted Chili Nut, Honey Nut, and Coffee Nut, with Coffee Nut being the ultimate winner. Then in 2018, it was Crunchy Mint, Crunch Raspberry, and Crunchy Espresso, where Crunchy Mint topped them all.
So, who will be victorious this year? Will it be Mexican Jalapeño, Thai Coconut, or English Toffee?

And it's certainly not like the time we tried 17 different M&M flavors, but I did find a couple more that we haven't tasted before.
Hazelnut M&Ms were announced on March 26th, just days before we'd planned this taste test, so I was very excited when I found them in the store.
And those Marshmallow M&Ms are a special easter exclusive at Target.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tour of Europe - Switzerland 2007/08/15

Switzerland was beautiful. On our bus ride in, we were surrounded by mountains and cascading waterfalls. Two of Theresa's favorite things.

Tour of Europe - Siena, Florence, and Pisa 2007/08/15

Over the next few days, we continued our travels through Italy.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Hostess Cereal Taste Test - Honey Bun cereal and Donettes cereal

Taste tests are always fun and today we've got a good one.
Grandpa loves just about everything Hostess makes, but his favorite has to be the Honey Bun. So I was especially excited to see two new cereals from Post celebrating Hostess Donettes and Hostess Honey Bun. 

And when you're testing the cereals, you've got to try what they're based on too.

Tour of Europe - Rome 2007/08/13

When in Rome.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

2019 Disney Store Magical Egg Hunt Adventure

Taking a break from the old blog posts, it's time for something new!
For years now at Disneyland we've been participating in the Eggstravaganza, finding hidden eggs in Disneyland, California Adventure, and Downtown Disney.
This year they're adding something new! Now the egg hunt has come to your local Disney Store in the mall. I was a little curious how they were going to pull it off in each location.

Tour of Europe - Venice 2007/08/11

Ah, Venice.

Tour of Europe - Germany and Austria 2007/08/09

Our tour continued into Germany and Austria.
Part of the fun was getting to know other young couples from all around the world. Hearing how some couples were on "holiday" for 4 weeks was eye opening. We were certainly jealous.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Tour of Europe - Holland 2007/08/07

After our time in England, our tour brought us across the English Channel and into Holland.

Tour of Europe - England 2007/08/05

All the way back in 2007, Theresa and I were just getting started on our international travels.
In order to get a taste of lots of different places, and letting someone else do all the work, we booked a 15 day European Tour.
First stop, England!
Kings Cross station and Platform 9 3/4 (from the Harry Potter series) was definitely on the list of places to visit.

Friday, April 5, 2019

2009 The First Flowers Disneyland Scavenger Hunt 2009/05/17

A long long time ago, before Theresa and I even knew about Minnie's Moonlit Madness, the Gumball Rally, or MouseAdventure, we decided to create our very own scavenger hunt around Disneyland.

We sent out the invitation and got 5 groups of friends to spend the day at the park running around in the quest for glory. It's a beautiful day for a scavenger hunt.

Here's the questions each team received.
2009 Disneyland Scavenger Hunt Questions.pdf

2007 Walt Disney World Marathon - 2007/01/07

Photos from the 2007 Walt Disney World Marathon

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

2008 Walt Disney World Half Marathon - 2008/01/12

Photos from our time running the 2008 Walt Disney World Half Marathon.

Getty Center - 2010-06-13

Visiting the Getty Center after Theresa's FEMBA graduation.

Monday, April 1, 2019

New Haunted Mansion gingerbread house pics, plus other Holiday Mansion shots 2011-09-17

Just another regular gingerbread house...

Until it transforms!

The pumpkins are back at Disneyland Big Thunder Ranch 2011-09-17

Every year during Halloween-time, back at Big Thunder Ranch, Disneyland brings in some great pumpkin carvers. This year we got to talk with a carver who also created the giant Pongo (40 foot) and Perdita (38 foot) statues at the All Star Disney Resort in Florida.

We're only into the first weekend of Halloween-time and there's already lots of great pumpkins and there are sure to be many more as we get closer to Halloween.