Thirty-Two- Family-Disneyland Birthday

 This year I had a birthday and turned Thirty-Two! What does one do when they are that age? They go to Disneyland! We are at Disneyland…A LOT…but I couldn’t pass up my birthday pin and a stroll around my happy place. Disneyland birthday’s are the best!

 We actually went to celebrate Disney style the day after my birthday. The night before, Freddie had made dinner reservations at my favorite restaurant, The San Franciscan, with my family. It was a wonderful evening and I got to have my favorite shrimp cocktail and baked potato dinner! I do love me a good shrimp cocktail! We ate and drank and it was a little bittersweet for me because I realized that since we are moving so soon it may have been one of my last dinners there! Until I come visit…the shrimp will be waiting for me!

At Disney I got my pin and we took some photos to commemorate my day of birth! My brother Josh ended up getting his annual pass so that was awesome! Josh is so great to be around and just got our of the Navy. I’m so happy that my boys will get to go to Disney with him now! My favorite cousins Sam and Savannah who are also Disney nerds met up with us and as soon as Josh was cleared to roam the parks we headed over to California Adventure. California Adventure is my favorite place to be! We rode the newest addition to Cars Land, Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, and had a fancy shmancy dinner at Carthay Circle. If you have been to Carthay Circle or if you haven’t…the Fried Biscuits are what heaven must taste like. They are one of my favorite things in the world. Too good!!

We ended the evening with a walk around The Mad T Party and had to end early to go be the Easter Bunny! It was a lovely day with family and my brood. I can’t wait to see what thirty-two can do!

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Hunter Aidan, Ryder Aaron

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Happy 5th Birthday Ryder!

 

 

 

 

 My middle son Ryder made his birthday plans in July. His birthday is in December! He made some pretty darn good plans too! His agenda consisted of a ride on Hyperspace Mountain and The Little Mermaid, and dinner at his all time favorite restaurant The Rain Forest Cafe. So what do you do with that request? You take a jaunt to Disneyland!

 The lucky duck got to take a day away from school to fulfill his birthday wishes! The best thing about his birthday being in December is that it is our FAVORITE time to be at Disneyland. Besides the huge crowds the holidays draw there seems to be just a little bit more magic in the air and we can’t resist it! Ryder got to take his trip on an X-wing and ride Hyperspace Mountain and then on the opposite side of his personality we did ride The Little Mermaid.

 At dinner our whole family met in Downtown Disney to celebrate our five-year old. He ordered his chicken nuggets and per his request we sang Happy Birthday to his bowl of dirt and worms.

 Ryder is such a joy and blessing to us all. He is honest and genuine and is still in that cuddly stage that I hope never goes away. He makes me laugh everyday and is so smart and witty! I love watching him grow but secretly wish he would stay little forever! I cant wait to see what year five has in store for my Ryder Aaron!e1014 e1015 e1016 e1017 e1018 e1019 e1020 e1021 e1022

.Happy Birthday Grandma.

If there is one person on this earth who I can say knows me better than I know myself it would be my grandma. My grandma is pretty much the best grandma in the entire world. Hands down. She is very selfless, giving and is better than any doctor around. She has always made sure I was OK and the boys thinks she walks on water. The bond that the three of them share is amazing and they never want to leave her side.

Grandma turned 70 this year and although she said she didn’t want a party or presents…we took her out for Mexican food. We could all eat Mexican food everyday of our lives. It was a lovely dinner with a private table at Tortilla Jo’s in Downtown Disney with all of her immediate family. We all have so much fun when we are together and that evening while we celebrated our beautiful grandma was no exception.

Happy Birthday Grandma! I love you more than you’ll ever know!gma1 gma2 gma3 gma4 gma5