Thursday, October 27, 2011

Southern California Adventures

My awesome parents decided to take the whole family to Southern California for Fall Break this year. It was a blast, and I loved every minute of it! We spent a day at the beach at Dana Point, explored California Adventure, and then played at Disneyland. It had been years since we had been on a vacation as a family, and it was fun to just be together and have fun. 

 Me and Nicole on the beach

 Me and Kelsey

 Me, Mia, and Emmett

 My favorite little brother
 (he didn't even protest at the request to take a picture with me!)

 Waiting in line for Soarin' Over California

 Fam Pic at the beach

 Can't go to Disneyland without taking a picture by the Mickey face

 We got stuck on Thunder Mountain Railroad. See the fear on our faces? Someone thought it would be a brilliant idea to stand up while the ride was going. Apparently he didn't think of the repercussions of such a decision. The entire ride was shut down and everyone had to be escorted out. Awesome.

 Mia wasn't interested in taking a picture with me. I took one anyway.

Emmett was my car buddy. It made for excellent bonding time. 

The time flew by too fast, and it was hard to go back to work after such a nice break, but I am so glad we all were able to go. We even got to meet up with Scott & Melinda and their kids at both parks and ride some of the rides with them. We learned that Fast Passes and Parent Swap passes are the best way to go. The longest line we waited in was about 40 minutes (and that's because we didn't have Fast Passes for that one). Not too shabby. It was a fun trip and I can't wait to do it again sometime! 
Thanks, mom and dad!
You can see more pictures and read more about it here and here

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Top Dog 5K Race

My cute little cousin Nathan is doing his Eagle Project next month. He's decided that he'd like to put on a 5K run to raise money to help the police department purchase bullet proof vests for their K-9 units. Check out the website here to read more information about the race and to register! :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Couldn't Have Said it Better

Found this little gem here