Saturday, March 28, 2015

Egg Dyeing at the Flowers' house

How long has it been since you decorated Easter eggs? It had been far too long for us, so on Feb 18th, I sent out an email to all our friends to have them save the date of March 28th to come over and dye eggs with us.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Visiting the Easter Bunnies at Disneyland

Theresa and I were off work today and decided we needed to go to Disneyland. After all, we're nearing the anniversary of Ian's very first trip to Disneyland ever!
Here's Ian a little over 11 months ago.

And here's Ian today!
What a difference a year makes! The Easter Bunny on the other hand hasn't changed a bit.

2015 Disneyland Egg-stravaganza Easter Egg scavenger hunt

Theresa and I are off work today and figured there's no better place to spend the day than Disneyland. There's a couple fun events going on that we were excited to do today. The first is an Easter Egg Scavenger hunt around Disneyland.

Monterey Bay Aquarium part 1 - 3/13/2015

Theresa, Ian and I joined my brother and his whole family up in Monterey for the weekend. Number one on our list of things to do was the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

2015 Minnie's Moonlit Madness - An After Hours Scavenger Hunt around Disneyland - 02/26/2015

Ruston, Jacob, Theresa and I have participated in the last 4 Minnie's Moonlit Madness events and we always have an absolute blast! Back in November the four of us started talking about our strategies and started making plans for MMM 2015. Last year the email went out in early January so as it drew nearer we were all anxious to receive it.

Finally on January 7th, the email came! Ruston sent it on to us as soon as he received it.

Wait... what's that part at the bottom...

Oh no!

Two cast members on the team?!? Either Jacob, Theresa or myself are going to have to quit our jobs and become Disney cast members quickly or we're not going to be able to participate.

I was unsuccessful convincing either of them, so I'm sad to say, we won't be competing this year.

Another wrinkle that teams will be facing this year is a staggered sign-up. Cast members working at the Disneyland Resort will get to sign up on January 15th, while cast members who work at Disney Studios or in Glendale can't register until January 16th.

I can understand why they made the change. In 2014, registration for 350 teams to Minnie's Moonlit Madness sold out in 7 minutes. Since it was so popular, it only made sense that they figure out a way to let more employees participate. This year, they also opened it to 400 teams, allowing ever more people the opportunity to play.

January 15th arrived and luckily for those working at Disney Studios, it didn't sell out on the first day. It was possible we could have found our way on team, but we didn't really want to break up our awesome team. And with that, I thought our story of this year's Moonlit Madness was over. 

... but, that's not quite the end of the story.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Enjoying a delicious Dole Whip, but we're not at Disneyland!

Surely I don't need to explain what a Dole Whip is. This tasty treat is a staple for many who visit Disneyland. Produced by the Dole Food company, this dessert was previously only found at Disney parks and in Hawaii. Lately though, they have expanded their offerings to other places.

Just down the street from the King's Hawaiian Factory in Torrance, there is a free standing King's Hawaiian bakery and cafe called The Local Place.

Sunday, March 1, 2015