Saturday, February 6, 2016

2016 Belmont Shore Chocolate Festival

Valentines Day is coming up soon, and without fail, the Belmont Shore Chocolate Festival coincides with it! It's the 12th annual celebration of chocolate here at the Belmont Shore along 2nd Street in Long Beach.

It's always more fun to do a festival like this with friends, so joining us this year are my brother and his entire family plus Jacob, Drew, and Ryan. The festival is one day only and only lasts for 2 hours from 1pm - 3pm! Ticket books are $10 for 12 tickets, so each ticket is $0.83. Most places offer items for 1-4 tickets.

Nick's on 2nd always puts out yummy food for the Belmont Shore Stroll and Savor, so I wanted to head there first since they occasionally sell out. Today they're offering mini peanut butter chocolate cakes for just 1 ticket each!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Another Disneyland Day with friends

Happy Saturday! We had no plans for the day and our neighbors invited us to join them at Disneyland. Sounds good to me! Alli was ready.

And Ian was all set.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Touring the Disney Studios in Burbank - Part 2

Well we've already seen so much of the Walt Disney Studios in part 1 of this story, but now it's time to see a little more!
Continuing our journey, we wound up in Legend's Plaza. This section of the studios pays tribute to all the men and women who've made such an impact on the Disney company that they've become Legends.

Touring the Disney Studios in Burbank - Part 1

What a treat we're in for today! A couple months ago we were discussing our plans for Christmas break with Ruston, saying how all of Theresa's family was coming to visit us in California. Knowing what big fans they were of Disney, Ruston invited everyone on a tour of where he worked. Disney Studios! When they heard, everyone was really excited!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Disneyland on Christmas Day

With T's entire family out visiting for Christmas, one of the things on everybody's list was a trip to Disneyland! Now Disneyland during the Christmas season is always packed, except of course on the morning of the 25th. Knowing this, we all celebrated Christmas on the 24th so we could head to Disneyland bright and early on Christmas Day!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Day (celebrated on Dec 24th)

Merry Christmas! We're actually celebrating a day early because we've got other plans on the 25th.

Decorating the Christmas Tree, our advent calendar, and putting cookies out for Santa

Right around Thankgiving, it was time to set up our Christmas tree.
First we fluff up all the branches.