Sunday, June 9, 2013


Jake and I had been talking about going on a vacation to California to celebrate our semesters of straight A's, but when it came down to it, we both thought it would be better to work and save money. Then, on a Monday after family home evening, he told me that we were going on an adventure! It turns out, Disneyland would be having a 24 hour event, so the parks would be open all day and night, and J wanted to go! My dental office isn't open Fridays, and the Thursday before our doctor was planning on being out, and Jake was able to get all of his hours in on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, so we drove out on Thursday!

On our drive we listened to Ender's Game! It is crazy, and we're so excited for the movie now!

Our cheappppp hotel sold the room we reserved and they upgraded us to a suite! It was fancy!!

On the trolly!

We got to Disneyland at 6:00 am and Jake wanted to catch up on local news.

I love him!


Cars Land looked JUST like Sedona. We would hang out in there a lot because we felt like it was home.

Anything J saw that said "Aladdin" immediately required a photo. I had no clue until now how much he seriously loves Al.

I wanted a picture by the California Adventure "D", but apparently those don't exist anymore. Sad day!

Our invisible stamps for park hopping!

We like weird faces!

This couple was yelling, swearing and shoving one another. At Disneyland. At 7:00 am. In front of children. It was great.

Cakes of pan.

Our best friends told us to eat at this place. Niki, Jake regretted his breakfast the second he saw mine. Thank you!

J's mother raised him on lentils. We laughed.

"ALADDIN! Take my picture. . . "

We were so entertained with these ducks!

Waiting for some ride.

We went over to some place where you get Mickey Mouse doughnut things and sat for a true hour. We were wiped.

He wanted that churro more than you could imagine.

Our 2013 BioMed Man!

Random people sleep at Disneyland. I never knew.

We asked some teenager to take our picture. He told me the camera wasn't working so I was going to help him. Apparently, it was fine.

In Flagstaff, we have pink trees. Anaheim has purple!

Taking a Disney break for some Korean foods.

YUM. First, cold and sweet cooked potatoes, cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi.

He's happy when he gets to speak to Koreans.

Back to Cars! I felt bad for the lady next to me because she sat by herself, so I talked to her the whole time. We're BFFs now.


We had a million fast passes. We only waited a few minutes for Indiana Jones, and I told Jake how surprised I was because whenever my family would try to go on it, the ride would always be broken! Imagine my shock when we are getting in the cars, and they tell us to get out for repairs. We stayed for 30 minutes, and then they told us to leave, and offered everyone MORE FAST PASSES!

In this picture, I am my sister Berit's exact lookalike.

DOLE WHIPS! Kacie, thanks for telling us to go around the back! We didn't even wait in line!

Again, food break. J loves In N Out. It was crowded and smelly. We loved it.

I got a blister from wearing stupid shoes, but I knew I would so shame on myself.

We finished up with going to the Newport Temple. It was soooooo fancy. This is a mini museum in a church next door!

Seriously. The Newport Beach Temple is fancy. All temples are fancy stuff, but this one was f.a.n.c.y.p.a.n.t.s. stuff.

This was my most favorite part of Disneyland! We got free pins!! I loved them! When people saw the anniversary one, they'd walk right over and shake our hands and tell us congrats! We even got a few hugs! It was so fun!!!

All in all, our trip was great. We didn't take many pictures because taking pictures starting taking over our trip. Also, I highly recommend Audibles! And Ender's Game.


Esther Grubbs said...

FUNNNNN! I love you guys and I miss our fhe days! Also, Ender's Game is great. Mike is convinced that we will name a kid Ender.

Maria said...

K, you guys are tooooo cute. Love the pictures. Glad you got to go on such a fun trip!

Rachael and Jeff Downs said...

You guys are seriously THE cutest. Also, I love Disneyland's Dole Whips. So jealoussss...

Nichole Christensen said...

I have been waiting... And waiting... And WAITING for these pictures. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved every single one! Also, your hair is FOXY. It's so freaking long and beautiful. I miss you. And I seriously cannot wait to play in August.

Nichole Christensen said...

PS I am so glad you found joy in the country potatoes. I dream about. I seriously, really dream about them.

Nichole Christensen said...

I just read this again. For the 2nd time. I miss you guys.

The Denham Duo said...