Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

This morning I surprised Theresa with yet another Duffy bear.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Redwood Creek Easter Egg Challenge Trail

This week through Sunday March 31st, Disney is hosting another limited time magic event.  Last week Theresa and I participated in an Easter egg hunt all throughout California Adventure.  This week there is a brand new Easter egg hunt at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

3rd place Minnie's Moonlit Madness medals plus lunch with Ruston and Jacob

Imagine the following.  Jacob, Theresa, and I all line up in Ruston's living room.  Ruston starts playing the following music.
He walks down the line putting our third place medals from Minnie's Moonlit Madness over our necks as we each make a small bow.  Once he's done, Jacob then takes his medal and places it around Ruston's neck.  We each wave to nobody in general and we're all smiling from ear to ear.   I wasn't expecting the medals to be so nice!  They're pretty big medals, plus they've got the logo from this year's madness on it.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Princess Fantasy Faire and Geppetto's missing mustache

Also on Thursday, Theresa and I made a quick stop over to the brand new Princess Fantasy Faire at Disneyland.

Theresa was excited to learn that there are new treats here now and you can't get them anywhere else in the park.  We made a quick stop by Maurice's Treats.  Theresa got a strawberry twist and thought it was delicious.

Easter Egg Hunt at Disneyland

When I read on the Disney Blog that there was an Easter Egg hunt at Disney California Adventure, I knew Theresa would want to go do it.  Sure enough, when I mentioned it, her first words were "When are we going!"  It's part of the Limited Time Magic at Disneyland and it's only going from Monday March 18th through Sunday March 24th.  Strange that they're ending it a week before Easter...

I had previously read about the Easter Egg hunt they have at Tokyo Disneyland and was excited they were going to be bringing something similar here!
On Thursday, we left work at 3pm and headed to the parks!  We grabbed our stickers and clue sheet at Oswald's as soon as we entered DCA and for just $5 got our map and stickers.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Theresa found this little guy waiting for her when she woke up.  She's getting quite the collection now.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

UFC 158

We're pretty big fans of the UFC, and wouldn't you know it, a lot of our friends are too.  On Saturday, one of Theresa's favorite fighters happened to be fighting in UFC 158.

Friday, March 15, 2013

We've got a hummingbird!

We've got a hummingbird!  Or at least, she's living in our tree.  

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Taco Bell and the Cool Ranch Doritos Taco

They can't all be trips to Disneyland or the Botanic Gardens.  Sometimes we just go to Taco Bell.  This time though we're on a special mission.  How do you make a regular taco even better?  If you're like me, you'll say remove the lettuce and tomatoes and add more meat and cheese.  But to make it even better than that, you add seasoning to the taco shell.

As you're likely already aware, Taco Bell has a taco with a Nacho Cheese Doritos shell.  Well just recently they've started selling the same taco with a Cool Ranch Doritos shell.  When I suggested to Theresa that we check it out, she was more enthusiastic than I was expecting.

Monday, March 11, 2013

A picnic at South Coast Botanic Garden

It's a beautiful day in Southern California.  After getting a year membership to South Coast Botanic Garden last weekend while Theresa's parents were visiting, we decided we should come back for a Sunday picnic lunch.
I hope all these plants aren't upset at us for eating salad in front of them...

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful

What better thing to do on a Saturday night than to go see a movie.  Tonight we're going to see Disney's new movie Oz the Great and Powerful.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Minnie's Moonlit Madness 2013 Results!

Drumroll please......

While we were waiting for the trivia portion to begin, a Disney cast member who writes for the Disney blog came over and interviewed us.  One of the questions she asked was "Are you here to win or have fun?"  Our answer was, "To win! And have fun doing it."
The results are finally in and we came in 3rd place out of 358 teams!  It was an awesome time!  The four of us make a great team!  
Amazingly, the first place team only missed two trivia questions and got everything else right.  

Great job guys!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

South Coast Botanic Gardens

Since it's another beautiful day in Southern California, we decided to go outside and enjoy it.
Today we're visiting the local botanic gardens in Palos Verdes, South Coast Botanic Garden.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Rich and Chi visit - Beach day and Korean BBQ

One moment while I make a quick check of the temperatures in Michigan.  

 Yikes! Ok, what about here in California?

Looks like Theresa's parents, Richard and Chi planned the perfect time to come for a visit.

Seeing as how it's such a beautiful March day, we had to take advantage of it.  The beach is just down the street and always one of our favorite places to enjoy the sunshine.  We stopped by Chick-Fil-A then had a picnic lunch on the sand.

Minnie's Moonlit Madness - A Disneyland Cast Member Scavenger Hunt

After an 18 month hiatus, the Cast Member scavenger hunt at Disneyland was back!
The theme that we assumed from the registration was that this is a musical theme.

So back when we all went to the Pantages to see Peter Pan performed, Ruston came up with the fantastic idea that we should all be Dapper Dans!  After Theresa and I found the vests and hats on Amazon, Ruston completed the look by finding matching hat bands and arm cuffs.  We looked totally awesome!