Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Disneyland/Birthday Recap

I'm back! And what a week it has been!

Disneyland was wonderful. The weather was perfect and it wasn't crowded at all. Most of the rides we just walked right onto. I got to ride Haunted Mansion three times which made me happy. I have to say I was a little disappointed with the changes they made to Pirates of the Caribbean. It's all about Jack Sparrow now. Sacrilege!!! We were also two weeks early for the opening of the Finding Nemo ride. Guess I'll have to do that next time.

I'm really glad my husband likes Disneyland. I think that might have been a dealbreaker. (that and I could never be with someone who doesn't love animals!) It will probably be awhile before I get back back to Disneyland so I made sure that we did it up right!

My mom threw a lovely backyard party for me on Sunday. We had thirty people come!!! I don't think I even KNEW thirty people in Denver. My life has really changed. Mom made all of my Tex-mex favorites and Gary grilled artichokes and chicken and vegetables. It was a lot of fun. I really wasn't expecting people to bring gifts and I got so many wonderful things. Even from my faraway friends like Vieve and Gary and Purl!!! And I received some really unexpected gems as well. One couple gave me a book from their family library that was published in 1878! And a family friend gave me a set of Depression glass that belonged to his grandmother. Wow! I can't believe how spoiled I am. My cup runneth over!

I will do the birthday giveaway drawing tonight. I'd say your odds are pretty good. Maybe I'll try to find a small prize for everyone who entered. Entries are now closed.

Now, you'll have to excuse me so I can catch up on my blog reading!


Purl said...

I'm so glad that you had a great birthday!

Literary Feline said...

It sounds like you had a nice birthday! My husband and I enjoy visiting Disneyland now and then. We used to have season passes, right before they other park was opened up. Then prices got to steep . . . We try to go about every other year now, if we can manage it.

Bookfool said...

Oh, how neat! I'm so glad you had a terrific time in Disneyland. We've been to Disney World in Orlando, but it was not fun. I had a huge, nursing baby (he was soooo heavy!!!) and I had the kids on my own while hubby was at conference, so I had to carry that big heavy baby in line. My back was aching and I was sweaty and tired the whole time. The best place was the nursing room, nice and quiet and cool. :)