Monday, November 2, 2009


For my birthday my parents treated Mik and I to a California/Disneyland trip. It was the best birthday weekend ever! They were in LA for the Nuskin Convention so Mik and I flew and met them Friday night. We spent the night at the Omni Hotel and awoke to find this beauty outside our window:

It was a huge art piece made out of airplane parts. Pretty cool!

We could also see the Walt Disney Concert Hall so we had to check that out as well! It was a very cool building, and no we did not find the panel that is opened on the movie Get Smart.

Next we journeyed to Rodeo Drive to do a little shopping and sadly did not get any pictures! Next up: Graumans Chinese Theater to see the walk of stars and all the fun handprints. My favorite was the Harry Potter handprints (Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson) my hands are in Hermione's and if you can see they also made prints of their wands!

Mik refused to touch the handprints so our first task was to find an actor that was worth stopping for a picture once we found Johnny Depp he was sold! And no he still did not touch the ground this was as close as he got!

We drove to our hotel, Paradise Pier, and headed to The Cheesecake Factory for a delicious meal (can anyone say pumpkin cheesecake?!). We walked around the shops and had to stop in the Harley store...

Then Mik almost got caught by the wicked witch!

Oh did I mention Mik and my Dad got matching shoes at Nike Town?

Sunday we spent time with the Brassfields and then headed to the California Roney's to celebrate Patience's birthday. Sadly I didn't get any pictures there either! The next morning was my birthday! First up was the character breakfast with Lilo and Stitch. I am seriously frightened of the characters, you never know who's under there!!!

Afterwards we met up with Reagan and Patience and headed to the happiest place on earth!

Walt Disney used to live above the fire house and now they always leave a light on in the window to remember him.

Not a great picture but here we are going on Splash Mountain. As you can see my dad is so happy my mom is in front of him because she got SOAKED! My dad was spared all except a soggy sock. Yes he took it off and flung it around to dry, and yes he smacked people with it!

As you probably have figured out I LOVE Halloween so I was in heaven with all the decorations and fun Halloween stuff!

Fun Fact: Brigham Young's body was carried in this hearse....

Next was lunch and my parents surprised me by taking us to Club 33! What is Club 33 you ask? Basically it's an exclusive members only club in Disneyland that serves food, it's also the only place in the whole park that sells alcohol (no we did not take advantage).

They came and sang me Happy Birthday
and I got this cute Mickey cake!

Then it was time for California Adventure

The boys enjoyed California Screaming twice while the girls sidelined it so they wouldn't be sick. Brooke is really excited!

This was right when they took off! Check out those faces!

Me, Mom and Patience with the Giant candy corn!
It was my Uncle Reagans Birthday as well, it was so fun to celebrate together!

Thanks mom and dad for the fun weekend! Thanks Reagan and Patience for stuffing your faces with us and for celebrating birthdays together! What a fun perfect birthday weekend!


Becca said...

Happy birthday! What a fun weekend and a great birthday party at the Happiest Place on Earth! So fun.

Cason and Marie said...

sounds like you guys had a fun weekend!! Happy Birthday! Looks like you did just about everything while you were here. I wouldn't mind spending Halloween at disneyland. Looks fun!

The McKinleys said...

happy birthday!! danny and i were in disneyland last year around this time, and it was so much fun with all of the halloween decorations! glad you had such a fun weekend :)

Carissa Rasmussen said...

I haven't seen you in forever!! now I know why:) You've been playing all over! last halloween we were at disneyland/california too:)

hillary and britton said...

How fun! Happy Birthday a little late:)

Holly said...

SO MUCH FUN!!! I'm so jealous. I want to go during Halloween next year. I tried pulling a trip together in October, but it didn't work out. In the end, it was a blessing in disguise because I don't think I could have done 2-3 days at Disney at 36 weeks pregnant!

And I had no idea that the carriage carried Brigham Young! That's so interesting. Ooh, and Club 33! Lucky girl.

What a fun birthday trip for you! Happy Birthday!

And can you tell your parents that my birthday is February 15th, and I wouldn't object...

Courtney and Hyrum said...

How fun is that??!!! Lucky girl!
Your mom is so cute and I can't wait to see you guys on Saturday!

Courtney and Hyrum said...

How fun is that??!!! Lucky girl!
Your mom is so cute and I can't wait to see you guys on Saturday!

The Mann Family said...

Happy Birthday! What a fun way to celebrate, I'm totally jealous! I loved all the pictures!

Denice said...

your welcome

Juanique said...

wow, that looks like it was SOO much fun! I know I'm UBER late but happy birthday! I would normally say "I hope you had a wonderful celebration" but I can see you did!! :)