Sunday, December 4, 2016

2016 Disneyland Candlelight Processional - Ginnifer Goodwin

It just wouldn't be the holidays if we didn't go watch Ruston singing in Candlelight.
Our Prep and Landing elves are ready to go. Ian decided his code name would be "Candy Cane".

Friday, December 2, 2016

First Christmas and Thanksgiving in Michigan - 11/22/2016

There's only a few more days for us here in Michigan, but there's still plenty to do!
On Tuesday, everyone was prepping for the praise giving service at church. As people started leaving in different cars to go to church, I saw Ian over on the side on the exercise bike. I asked him what he was doing and he said "Riding ducky to church." Cute.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Frankenmuth Michigan - 11/21/2016

It takes a lot of work overnight to get your hair looking like this in the morning.
Ian woke up really excited because he knew we were headed to a Christmas town today in Frankenmuth!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Flying to Michigan for Thanksgiving - 2016/11/19

For Thanksgiving, we're headed to Michigan to celebrate with the rest of Theresa's family!
We told Theresa's parents to meet us at our house at 6:30am to head to the airport. At 6:23am I was suddenly awoken by Theresa saying "Joe! We slept in!"
I immediately recognized it as a Home Alone moment and would have started playing the "Rush to the Airport" music by John Williams if I had had the time.

Luckily we had mostly packed the night before and were able to get the kids ready quickly.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Decorating the Christmas Tree

Now that it's after Thanksgiving, it's officially acceptable to put up the Christmas decorations!

Ian was really excited to start putting up Christmas lights. I was ready to get started too! It's a lot of work!
Unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans for us, sending a rare California rain shower our way.

Lay's Passport to Flavor - 07/2016

To coincide with the Olympics this summer, Lays is bringing us flavors from around the world. In 2016, they already brought us their Flavor Swap pitting one new flavor against a classic flavor. And for this contest, we're not trying to pick a winner like the 2013, 2014, or 2015 Do Us a Flavor contest. Nope, this is special event with 4 flavors just because. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Pumpkin Pie Soda and Pumpkin Spice Popcorn

It's that time of year when everywhere you look, pumpkin has invaded all the foods. Besides the regular pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin muffins, I found a couple interesting items that I was happy to try.
First was a Pumpkin Pie soda.

And next was a pumpkin spice caramel corn.