Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Mickey Garland

And every magic Christmas thing that goes along with it.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Last years Snow

Kind of cool in Southern California

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Pretty clever shot.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


One of our favorites for sure. I refreshing Mint Julep.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Going to Disneyland Today!

Today I'm going to Disneyland with my husband, who hasn't been there in 12 years! In honor of the occasion I made Mickey Mouse pancakes. Not only that, they were "Wonderland Pancakes" from the Mickey Mouse Cookbook that I've had ever since I was a little kid! It was the first time I can remember ever making pancakes from scratch (my memory is getting bad so who really knows), but I am quite confident it was the first time making peanut butter pancakes. Thanks Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, they were great! I didn't have the official cherry or piece of pineapple for Mickey's nose and mouth so I improvised with a peanut for a nose and whipped cream for the mouth.This isn't Disney related, but when I took this picture I was in the process of making my own syrup (also a first for me). 45 minutes later, it was finally to a syrupy consistency and was so worth the wait! Another cookbook from a childhood hero gave me that recipe. It was the sauce for the blueberry pudding in the Little House Cookbook! I don't know if I'll ever buy syrup again.

Here's to another Minnie Adventure, it's going to be a beautiful day!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Peek a BOO

Its all in the details.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Our Minnie Memories

So in the 80's when you took that long walk from Fantasyland to Frontierland that there was a little photo op place there. So glad that we took part. This is a special Minnie Memory for us. Getting all dressed up for the photo was just as fun as taking the photo.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


We miss our passes~

Oh Minnie! Why must you tempt us in our local grocery store?~

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Log Porch just like home

without the trash can of course

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Looking up.

Its always amazing what you will find when you look up.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Yep, its at Disneyland

This is in

The old Motor Boat Cruise area. It is truly beautiful.
I can remember riding that ride. It always kind of scared me because you couldn't see that the boats were on a track, so I truly thought that I was really steering....I guess that is the whole point, huh. I was also afraid that I would "hit the dock" when I was done. And YES, that is Small World in the back through the trees.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Magical Fall stuff

It sure do look purty.

A ride with Steve on the fire engine. During our annual pass year, most of the time you could see Steve driving the fire engine. One time I had gone two days in a row, and on both days hopped on board for a ride. On my second day, I told Steve that I was here yesterday, his quick reply was, "So was I" Which of course gave us a good giggle. He also told us that he has worked there for 38 years. He is a great asset to the park and brings magic to every trip.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

And now introducing!

Minnie Minutes!
A fun way to show you videos of the park a minute at a time.
This first video is a dedication to a beautiful area in the Disneyland Resort that I wish I had more memories of since its no longer there. :(

So I present to you today's Minnie Minute:
The waterfalls at the Disneyland Hotel.

I'm glad I was able to see them one more time earlier this year, it was such a pretty area.
And thanks to Ben for taking these videos, and to Bach for writing such a pretty song. teehee

Friday, September 10, 2010

Magical Stuff






Sunday, September 5, 2010


Its always fun to go to the Candy Palace to see what they're making.

And its also fun to call the Candy Palace to hear what they will be making.

Monday, August 30, 2010

A little Main Street

Calling all Pennies

Esmeralda giving fortunes. Put in another quarter and I will tell you more.

Old Fashioned Time

Cool Father Daughter shot

Listening to the Party-line

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Its been over a week since my pass has expired and I think I'm going through some Disneyland withdrawals...
Just look what I found in the sink last night.


The goodies from Nora's last trip.

Looks like fun was had by all, and some fun even got brought home. The orange Mickey deal is a shopping bag. He has a cute expression. One story that I heard that happened was, Ben was talking to a Cast Member about it being his sister's birthday tomorrow, this Cast Member fixed up a Happy Birthday pin for him to give to her. Now the amazing part you see it is is 12am. So she puts her pin on, and is wished Happy Birthday about 7 times in the last hour of the Parks opening. But it is the first hour of her Birthday. It was a fun memory.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Spirit of America

The Spirit of Self Reliance

The Spirit of Tomorrow

In the new Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, in the lobby where you wait to see the show, they have a wall of about 12 statues that represent the different "Spirits of America" that helped build our country. It is a great thing to do, to look at this wall, and see how you too, have helped build America. Check it out next time you are there to see which one you are.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Great Minnie Year

Ended with a great Minnie day. ♥
Thanks for all the fun adventures.

She had a golden ticket

This was last year on her Birthday, her free day into the Disneyland Park. Which she upgraded to a So Cal pass. Its hard to believe that a whole year has gone by for the 3 of us. All in all, we total up for the three of us, 55 visits to the Happiest Place on the Earth. Whew!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


When you think about Disneyland and its many different areas, you come to the realization that there has to be what I would call, "Transitions". Having the annual pass last year made me look for these areas. This photo started it all, this is the River Belle resturant between Frontierland, and New Orleans Square. Look at the wooden rail fence half way across the dining area, then how if changed to the wrought iron. This soon became a self imposed scavengers hunt. Have fun looking for your own.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Good ole Bert

Fancy stuff!

All the horses at Disneyland

Are well cared for.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pretty Things


A pretty chandelier in a jewelry store in  New Orleans Square. Can you see the hidden mickey?



A pretty drinking fountain – also in New Orleans Square



Pretty snacks in the bakery in Pooh’s Corner  which is waaay in the back of Critter Country.



And a pretty waterfall right outside of the bakery.



A very pretty Castle.



Some more than pretty tulips!



And last but not least! A pretty little Minnie greeting all her guests.