Monday, September 22, 2008

Weekend in California

This past weekend has been SO. MUCH. FUN! I really really really love going to California and this trip is definitely my favorite California trip so far that Aaron and I have been on! Thursday was our 3-month anniversary, Friday our friends Matt and Abby got married, and Saturday we went to Disneyland! The drive back up to Provo went by pretty quickly, and we got back late last night. It was a little rough for us waking up this morning, but we're handling it ok. :) This post will go in chronological order...

We got in late Wednesday night and got to sleep in a little bit Thursday morning. After we finally got up we decided we'd go for a run on the Balboa boardwalk and get some cinnamon french toast at Ruby's Diner on the pier (so fun!!!). Here's a picture of us after our run right before going into Ruby's for breakfast:

After breakfast we rode the ferry across to Balboa Island to look at all the cool houses. We walked through the whole island and saw all the beautiful homes and stopped into a couple shops along the way. Here's Aaron with the ferry in the background that we're about to get on:
Aaron and I on the ferry on our ride to Balboa Island:

Thursday was also our 3-month anniversary, so of course we had to celebrate and go out to dinner! :) We went to BJ's and shared a pizza and got a PIZOOKIE! Then we went to the Spectrum in Irvine (a big outdoor mall) and walked around and did a little shopping. Here's a picture of Aaron and I with our fresh pizookie:
Friday was the wedding of one of Aaron's best friends. In the morning we went to the breakfast they had and then we got to go to the sealing at the Newport Beach Temple. We almost didn't make it into the ceremony--I asked Aaron probably 5 times before we left to make sure he had his temple recommend, and then of course I was the one that forgot mine! We had to drive back to pick mine up and we ended up getting there right as the ceremony was starting. Thankfully they let us in and it was a beautiful ceremony. Here's a picture of Aaron and I outside the temple right after:

That night was the reception and it was really fun! It was outside and it was a beautiful night and Aaron and I even got to dance! :) Here's a picture of us at the end of the reception right after sending off the newlyweds:

Aaron gave me a piggyback ride to our car after the reception and we were just in the mood for one more picture (we're getting really good at using the camera's timer):

THEN...we went to DISNEYLAND on Saturday! I knew it would be fun but I didn't realize HOW fun! We got in for free (thanks Amy!!!) and we got to go into California Adventure Park too! All the rides were seriously so fun and I still can't get over all the cool props they had in some of those rides! This picture was taken in California Adventure Park. That place is really so beautiful with all the lights everywhere and the lake in the middle of all of it. I loved it!

Also on Saturday we took a little break from Disneyland to go celebrate Aaron's sister Amy's 30th birthday at Claim Jumper! The whole day was really fun and I can finally say I've been to Disneyland!

Congratulations Matt and Abby! Thanks Suzanne and Dave for letting us stay with you guys again! And thanks Amy for hooking us up with Disneyland and hope you had a wonderful birthday! :)