So since my pictures and adventures finally have a home, there’s going to be alot of catch-up going on around here. Bear with me. Let’s go back to Christmas morning this past year. My family is about finished opening presents and it’s time for me to open my present from Juan. Inside I find a box. Inside that box I find a pair of Mickey Mouse gloves and a note of explanation. Of course my initial thought was, Disneyland?! No no, that’s crazy. But I looked at him, he looked at me. “We leave on Sunday!” (Insert gasping here). Needless to say I was thrilled. All my life I had wanted to go on a surprise trip to Disneyland, and at Christmastime nonetheless! So we packed our bags and loaded up with Karla and Aaron and headed to California. We expected it to be pretty crowded because of the holidays, but I was just so excited to be heading to my favorite place with some of my favorite people. Yet, despite the crowds and the unusually cold weather, we worked the system pretty good and did everything we wanted to do by noon! Highlights included: Finally being able to ride Thunder Mountain–It was closed the last few times I had been! Getting our picture taken by the girl with the Birthday Boy shirt (pictured below). Juan’s highlight would most definitely be eating his first turkey leg. At 9:30 in the morning no less. Of course, churros all the day long. Getting terribly soaked on Splash Mountain, making us even more cold, but still remaining my all time favorite. Counting how many people got selfie-sticks for Christmas–the numbers were endless. Having our silhouettes done by a little old lady with magic scissors. She cute those things in 30 seconds flat. It was amazing! And of course spending the day together and enjoying all the Disney/Christmas-y goodness. We were pretty wiped by mid afternoon from running around so much, so to escape the crowds we hopped on the Disneyland Railroad and took a nap for a good 4 loops around the park. We also took a nap during Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln. Disneyland napping experts right here. By the end of the night we couldn’t feel our fingers from the cold, nor our feet from walking so much. Signs of a day well spent for sure! Also, on the way back home, the mountains and the clouds were killing it. I mean, how beautiful is that!!