Thursday, July 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom

It has been quite a week of birthday celebrations around here!  My mom's birthday was on the 16th so we celebrated....and celebrated...and celebrated...


On Friday the church threw mom a wonderful surprise party.  The fellowship hall, er multi-purpose room, was decorated so beautifully.  We enjoyed Sister Kendrick's delicious potato cheese soup and Sophia's chocolate cake with fresh strawberries.  Brother Herman presented my mom with a cane...oh my. :))



On Monday we had a celebration in our trailer with many presents....



Promptly after presents we packed up our suitcases and drove to Anaheim!!!  Here is our hotel just a few blocks from Disneyland!

Arriving at the Hilton, headed to the check-in counter.  The hotel was massive--8 elevators, a Starbucks, 2 gift shops, and a UPS store...:)) There were other restaurants but I didn't have much time to explore. 


Yeay!  We arrived at Disneyland at 8:00 AM EXACTLY!!!  We wanted to get our fast-passes first thing and get on all our favorite rides before it got super crowded.



Here is the classic Disneyland picture by Walt Disney.  BTW this is a popular marriage proposal spot.  Ugh.  Why here? 



Hello!


 In line for Indiana Jones.  We only waited for about 20 minutes.


Autopia--got right on.  Im telling you, at 8AM the park is PERFECT!
 

Mary Poppins...Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down :))



Our last fast pass was to Space Mountain but while we were in line, the ride shut down.  We were given fast passes for 6 people to whatever ride we wanted.  We by-passed the 90 minute Splash Mountain line and were on this ride in about 15 minutes. 



Having tea at Minnie's house



Tea Cups--gotta love it


 We tried to take the classic in front of the castle picture for our wonderful blog fans, but it was way crowded.


Me, all worn out after 12 hours at Disneyland :))



Matterhorn



Me and dad but I'm not sure why my dad has his eyes crossed :))



For the birthday dinner we ate at the Blue Bayou Restaurant which is inside the Pirates of the Carribean ride.  It was dark in there so you can just barely see us.... 



Here is my delicious cajun-flavored salmon dinner



Happy Birthday Mom!

Yeay.  We had a great time in Anaheim.  We stayed 3 nights and had a lot of fun together.  Im glad my mom had a birthday.  :))  I love my mom very much. 


More to come....


~Elisabeth Ann









3 comments:

Jennifer Connell said...

Tell your mom I said Happy Birthday! She looks beautiful! She also shares the same birthday as my brother, Paul. :) I love the Disneyland pics, it makes me want to go there again!! Keep in touch, love ya!!

Elisabeth Weber said...

That is so neat. Happy Birthday to Paul, too! Yes, Disneyland is always so much fun--let me know when you're ready to go again! :)) Hope to see you soon!

Roberta said...

Glad you had a fun time. It's been years since we've been to Disneyland.