Sunday, October 19, 2008
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Thursday, October 2, 2008
We have now been home for almost 2 weeks and we both hit the ground running, so I deeply apologize for the long pause in posts and updates! We still don't have our wedding pictures from our photographer, so although I do have the photos my momma took I'm going to wait to post pictures from the wedding and reception. We had such a FUN trip! The weather was beautiful and sunny and warm, and it was so good to see our families that we hadn't seen in SOOOO long. I got to meet Mike's family, which was great. They are ALL awesome, and I'm glad that they are my new family. It's always fun to see my family and friends, and there were so many that I hadn't seen in way too long. Although we didn't get to visit long, it was nice to see them. It was hard to come back to the arctic! There is always MUST DO items when I come to Utah: eat at Olive Garden and Cafe Rio! I had to fit them in with all the wedding excitement. It may not seem like such a luxury for someone who lives so close to these nice dining experiences, but try moving thousands of miles away and then make your judgement! I also wanted to do some shopping, because well it's cheaper and better selection! Mike had to restrict me some.
There is going to be lots of pictures on this particular post, please enjoy!
This is Mike playing with 2 of my nieces and my nephew on the airplane see-saw!
We spent 4 days in Utah (2 before the wedding, 1 for the wedding and then 1 after the wedding), then we were off to sunny California and DISNEYLAND!! This is Mike's "funny" face while we are waiting in line to park at the fabulous theme park.
Here's a fun fact...he refused to make a funny face when asked to by the photographer at our wedding, but had multiple funny faces when I took the pictures!
Here he is in Goofy's car. If you look close enough you will see that he is pouting. What a whiner! But I LOVE him!
This is us after riding Splash Mountain. We happened to get the first two seats on the log thingy that you ride in and we got SOAKED!
It wouldn't be Disneyland without a picture with Mickey Mouse so were glad we were finally able to find him!
We spent the second day at the California Adventures Park. Neither one of us had been there before so it was quite the adventure (no pun inteded!) The park is fairly new, but they had a BRAND new ride, the Toy Story ride. It's 3-D, hence the fancy-pants glasses! It was the longest line we had to stand in (but it was only 30 minutes, so I would definately suggest going to Disneyland in September when there is no holidays and school is in!), but it was worth it. We had fun and would of rode it again, but we didn't want to stand in line again! Speaking of lines, since the last time I went to Disneyland they have implented a new program called the "Fast Pass". In short, they have specific rides that it works on each day and all you have to do is slide your park access pass into the machine and it pops out another pass with a time on it that you are to return. So in otherwords, in stands in line for you, which gives you the option to go on the other rides while you are in line for that one. Then when your time comes you walk to the front of the line and receive priority in seat. We didn't quite grasp the concept our first day, but figured it out on Splash Moutain (which was our last ride that day) so we had it down for our 2nd day @ California Adventures! So we took advantage and rode the same rollercoaster 3 times! So much fun!
I think Mike's favorite part of our honeymoon was our rental car. If you're gonna be in SoCal, you may as well get a convertable! And that's just what we did...a Mustang Convertable to be exact, and Mike was in heaven. It did a number on my hair, but we had fun while it lasted!
After days of riding rollercoasters, shopping and enjoying ourselves we flew to Sacramento to be with Mike's family. We did more shopping (It's just so much better in the lower 48!) ate at Olive Garden for the 2nd time, Pam (Mike's Mom) and I went to the local Casino, slots weren't lucky for us that night, and had another party! Again, I don't have those pictures, so as soon as I get some I'll get them posted. It was fun to meet ALL of Mike's family, and my parents flew in the rendezvous so it was fun for everyone to meet. Sunday morning we woke up bright and EARLY to drive to San Francisco to begin our return trip. It was a long day. We drove 2 hours to San Fran, flew from San Fran to Denver, had a 4 hour lay over there and then flew 5 hours from Denver to Anchorage. We were so sad to leave our families, but glad our traveling day was over!