Back in Action

Last night (at 12:30am) we got back from a mini reunion with Dave's family. We went to Disneyland (it was a first time visit for me). Let me just say that Disneyland is amazing. Basically it is a happy, clean, and all around fun place to be - you can act like a kid (skipping through the streets, which I did).
I will most photos/videos on that later.
Trip highlights:
  • Being IN a parade on Friday night. We were walking down the sidewalk and some employees asked if we'd like to sit in a parade car because we were volunteers (Dave's mom, sister, and grandma made hand sewn school bags for discounted ticket prices). It was so crazy to see hundreds of people...filming us...and possibly posting it on You Tube.

  • Discovering what Space Mountain was all about. Dave always talked about how it was his favorite roller coaster as a kid. I wasn't sure how it could be cooler than any other roller coaster. But it was. A humongous ride completely in the dark? Are you kidding me?
  • Eating at a cute little street restaurant @ Magic Kingdom where the chef came out and talked to us about how he's worked at Disney for 54 years. He even gave me a copy of his famous baked potato soup recipe (I will post later). Thank you Oscar Martinez.
It was great to see everyone and have the whole Shumway clan (9 of us now) in the same place at the same time.
Now, I am home, and back in action preparing to move into our new house at the end of this month! Yes, we did it. We finally bought a house. After 3 (ahem, more like 4) months of house hunting, we found the one. It's only about 5 miles away from our current place, has 3 bedrooms (Dave has already claimed one for his recording studio), 2 bathrooms, a cute little backyard, and lots of potential. Dave and I wanted something that had good bones but needed some work so we could spend some time making it ours and fixing it up. This was the one.
**Warning** over the next few months, I am anticipating this blog will contain many posts about home renovation.
Here she is now:
This should be interesting, we don't even own a drill...or a toolbox bigger than a shoe box.

As a last note, I making both of these for dinner this week. Click on the names for the recipes:
Check back for Disneyland photos soon! Hope you're having a good Monday!


t & e said...

i knew you would have a blast at disneyland! i didn't go there until i was 22 and space mountain was my favorite ride, it's just so awesome. welcome back and congrats on the house, can't wait to see it in person.

Amy said...

Hooray for Disneyland! So glad it lived up to all expectations. We are already anxious to get back to Texas to see the new place! What a fun summer you have ahead of you!

Jennah said...

I'm so glad you had fun in what pretty much is my backyard! Space Moutain is the best, but only when the lights are off...you don't want to see that bad boy when the lights are on, which could only mean one thing, you're STUCK!! I'm sad I wasn't home when you were there. I need to come out soon!!!!! Miss you Boo