Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A Christmas Announcement!



Adam was accepted into his dream school, The University of Chicago Law! Chicago is one of the very best law schools in the country and we are very excited! Congrats to Adam, U of C Law class of 2017!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Disney Land!

"I trusted you." -Adam upon seeing this picture.
 We talked my sister and her family into going to Disney Land with us. It was an awesome trip. We even carpooled. Adam and my niece (above) were twins throughout most of the trip. Her older brother and sister had a Disney marathon in the back, laughing and eating Gogurts most of the way. 


We made it!!!

 
Stacey and her kids skipping to the first of three crazy days of Disney Land. Let's be honest, it wasn't for the kid's benefit. 






The kids meeting celebrities above. When I was a kid I was terrified of the big costumed animal/people things, that was exactly the problem- ambiguity. This is a fear I apparently share with The Office star and writer, Mindy Kalling, which makes me feel better about the whole thing and, I'll admit, a bit cooler too. When my brother joined me in college he revealed that as a kid he was scared of the Cookie monster (a fact, he wisely hid from the rest of us.) It's a good thing neither of us went to New York as kids.
Taken last summer in New York from a safe distance. (image zoomed and cropped)
  

Late at night California Land turns into this spectacular water and light show.  They would create this wall of water spray mist and project scenes from Disney movies onto it. It was pretty cool. There were also pyrotechnics involved. Definitely worth the visit. Bring a jacket because you get soaked. Stupid "April Showers" song.




A ton of the fun was hanging out with our nieces and nephew.


My niece was quite the diva when it came to getting dressed up in obnoxious Star Wars memorabilia.

She makes a cute Yoda.

All of us on the Merry Go Round


There was a huge mechanical Mr. Potato head that was "ALIVE!!" 
He called my nephew out from the crowd, "Hey you over there in the red shirt!"  This is a picture of the kids freaked out of their minds with excitement. 

My niece was my sharp shooter parter at the Toy Story ride.


Me and Adam at the White Water Rapids ride which was awesome.

The Cars world was pretty impressive. 

We also got the experience of the Disney Land lost and found.  Look at all the forms! Much of our trip was undocumented but thanks to the amazing security system of Disney Land we found the camera.

Unfortunately Adam insisted on this picture. Turkey Leg and Dole Pineapple Ice cream float were an important addition to the DL experience. 

ARIEL!


The hidden gem of Disney Land. The Michael Jackson 3D music video, Captain EO. In a huge auditorium filed with all of seven people. Apparently a musical number with Muppets is an important level of accomplishment. A club Michael shares with both Ben Folds and David Bowie.

Ah the Tea Cups. Here is my sister and bro-in-law trying to make their daughter forget what just happened to her on the Alice and Wonderland ride. (see video below)
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Adam buys all his gloves at Disney Land. :) 

All in all awesome trip!




Sunday, May 12, 2013

Commenced & Convocated

Here it is, the moment we've all been waiting for... the epic proof of accomplishment from Adam & Tricia.
You're welcome. 

It was a beautiful day. Adam and I both got to walk on the same day. Adam graduated Cum Laude (woot!) in Philosophy and Tricia graduated from Media Arts with a job as a video editor at Studies Weekly.

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Adam heading through the tunnel to receive his diploma.

We had this brilliant last minute plan to sell graduation gifts. It started off as a full blown gift basket and then as our resolve wavered, was reduced to just the gourmet caramel apples.  The realization started to set in that although a cool idea and product, Adam was in the middle of finals, Tricia was working full time, and uh... WE were graduating that day. Not to mention we were taking off to California immediately after.
 So, in hindsight not the best idea. but check it out, you have to admit you want one too, just a little bit..


We decided we couldn't graduate from Brigham Young University without kicking back a few Brigham's Brew Rootbeers to celebrate. Yes, we are THAT cool. :)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

We're going to Disney Land!

 

WE'RE GOING TO DISNEY LAND!
We're going up with my sister and little family.  These were the pictures she just posted of her big announcement to them:
 
So excited. :)

Birthday date~Tricia's 24 now!


This is the awesome cake Adam built for me.  It has a white chocolate shell and when you pour hot fudge on it it melts the shell open into flower petals. Inside is a nutty Ghirardelli brownie with a wafer and raspberry garnish.  It's times like this that reaffirm to me that I married the right man. :)

Adam took me to the Tracy Aviary (a bird zoo) because he knows me so well. 




 

Sun or Shadow

Hear Ye Hear Ye Year Ye
On Gobbler’s Knob on this magnificent Groundhog Day, February 2nd, 2013.
Punxsutawney Phil, the Seer of Seers, the Prognosticator of all Prognosticators, was summoned from his borrow in the old oak stump.
And after casting an appreciative glance to the thousands of faithful followers in attendance,
Phil stated in groundhogese, "I don't see my shadow. An early spring it must be! "


This is our 3rd Groundhog creation.
Groundhog party with the Garcia clan
Of course the rat was lying through his teeth as we are still getting snow in mid April.

Playing in the Snow

Here is the view from our window. 
So we went out and had some fun at this place:

It was a beautiful day and we were having lots of fun,


But the sledding just wasn't ideal. We just weren't getting the speed we wanted, see below.
So Adam and I got turbo sleds. Here are the results: