Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Greatest Birthday of All Time!!!!!

As many of you know Meg and I went to Disneyland for our Birthday. We flew out at 8:00 AM on Saturday morning, landed in California around 9:00 AM, got our rental car, and drove to our hotel right across the street from Disneyland. We then took a Birthday nap (so we could get all of our energy to make it until midnight without having to rest, and it is also our tradition to nap on our Birthday...I mean, why not nap when you can? Do I sound like an old lady? I don't think so since I've been a lover of naps since I was 16). We got to the park around 12:00 PM and waited in the ticket line for 45 minutes (I've never had to wait that long before, but I knew it was worth it!) Here's Meg waiting in line:


After we got our free tickets into the park (you get in free on your Birthday in 2009) we walked in and Chip & Dale were dancing (I know that sounds bad, but I mean Chip and Dale the Chipmunks, not the other dancers...hahaha...) which we appreciated since we've always thought Chip & Dale have a "twin" relationship and they have always been our favorite characters :) Here they are dancing in front of the fire station:

We then proceeded to the New Orleans Restaurant to eat lunch. We were wearing our "Happy Birthday" pins that they gave us when we entered the park so we got special treatment, which I didn't complain about :) we shared a Monte Cristo (which I'd never tried before, it was amazing, but I don't think I'd ever eat one again, it was a little greasy for my taste), Parmesan fries (which were equally amazing and I would definitely eat them again) and then they gave us free dessert (these are bignettes, they were the greatest things I've ever eaten!!!! I wish I could have one right now...mmmmmm....).

This is half of the Monte Cristo:

These are our bignettes (I have no idea how to spell it people, or say it for that matter, but they were amazing!) and our Birthday cards :)
We also did not drink Diet drinks on our Birthday (we only drink diet drinks in general because we don't like to drink our calories, but as my Mom always taught us, calories do not count on your Birthday, so we drank regular soda all day long, and oh how I love Sprite! Meg had orange soda...I know this is probably WAY too much detail, but I love the details of things. That's what makes life more fun, the details...)

Here's Meg and her orange soda:

And me and my Sprite:
After lunch we went on a few rides. The entire day was just perfect. It did start to get cold as the day went on, so we got some soup for dinner. There were flower shaped butter slabs on our plates and when our waiter set them down Meg said "how cute, they gave us white chocolates"... which was extremely funny at the moment. Here is a picture of the "obviously butter" flowers that Meg thought were chocolates...she sure is crazy...
And here are a few random pictures from the day...
I have to say this was the greatest Birthday of all time! Meg and I obviously enjoy the same things, and several times throughout the day we laughed until tears streamed down our faces which I LOVE! Also, our sweetest Mom gave us spending money so we didn't spend a dime of our own on food and souvenirs. We are so blessed that we got to take this trip and that we have each other. I am grateful for Meg and how much fun she is every single day and I'm glad that I got to give her (and myself) this gift. The only problem is we're going to have to do this every year or else our Birthdays will never be as much fun, but I think that's a problem I can deal with. And thanks again to Jesse and Quenten for sacrificing their Valentine's Day with us to let us have the greatest day ever!!!!

9 comments:

Perschon Family said...

YEAH!!! I'm SO Glad you had a great trip and therefore a great b-day! Your pictures were great and I love that you let yourself enjoy eating yummy food and drinking full calorie pop! That is what bdays are for! You're mom is one smart cookie! And how fun that she gave you guys spending money! Food always seems to be more fun when you don't have to spend your own money on it! ok this is getting way too long as usual! YEAH for your trip!

Meg said...

So once again let me start off by saying I truly love that Amy Perschon! Secondly, I want to thank you again for making my dreams come true and taking me to Disney on our birthday! It was honestly the greatest day ever! Love you Chels Lyn! Happy Birthday!

Heather and crew said...

That is so fun to see your pictures. It makes me even more excited to go there. Thanks for the tip about the weather - I don't think I would have been prepared for cold. I'm glad you guys had fun! Happy Birthday!

galbraithfam said...

It looked like a blast! I'm sure you guys will remember that forever! Glad you took some great pics! I love Disneyland too!

Natalie said...

And it DOES look like the greatest birthday of all time! JJ and I went there about a week before you girls, too bad we couldn't enjoy all things Disney together. (Although, I'm pretty sure we would cramp your style.) Isn't February the best time to go? You practically walk right onto the ride. Happy belated Birthday!

Niel and Brittany Lund Family said...

Yay! Happy Birthday! What fun, great pics. You gals are seriously too cute!

Down By the Bey's said...

That is awesome. I'm glad you guys had such a good time. It sounds like a day right out of a fairy tale. =)

Babe in Boysland said...

I love Disneyland so much that I think it may be categorized as a mental disorder. I inspected every inch of these photographs for familiar sights. This had to be the greatest birthday celebration of all time (except maybe Christmas ...maybe....)

I haven't been to Disneyland for almost a year and these pictures make me feel homesick for it. Hehehehe.

Happy belated Birthday girls!!!!

Babe in Boysland said...

P.S. I love your matching hoodies. You two are so cute!!! I wish I had a twin...

Would you be willing to accept an adopted triplet?