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Disneyland – October 2014 Trip

In honor of being true to fashion, here’s a past post.  But a fun one! A(nother) trip to Disneyland!!!  Becky, Kevin (he did his own thing and didn’t go into DL, party pooper), and I drove down after work on Friday with plans to participate in the annual CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) Walk that goes through the parks.  And of course we were going to actually go and ride rides!  But the funnest, most fun?, part was that my BFF and her family were coming down too!  I kid you not, going to Disneyland is exponentially 10 times better when you’re with kids and see all the magic through their eyes.

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We had dinner in Anaheim at an Italian restaurant.  Somewhere that Guy from Drive Ins, Diners, and Dives has eaten.  It was good.  And they give you a shot of … licorice liquor… with an orange wedge after the meal!  Score!

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Becky and I were girls on a mission.  Or on missions really.  We knew what we wanted to do Saturday and by golly we did it!  Including breakfast at Flo’s Cafe in Carsland.  OMG.  The salted caramel french toast.  DELISH!

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I’ve decided I need to make the caramel, chocolate , sprinkle dipped marshmallows like they do.  They look easier than the caramel, chocolate apples at least…

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Fall = pumpkin beignets.  Oh wow!

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Dole whip and the tiki room.  Aka, something cool and sweet on a warm day, and a place to sit and rest our feet.  🙂

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I got myself a new Alex & Ani bracelet.  Mickey and friend

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Sunday morning was the CHOC Walk at some ungodly dark hour.  Becky and I had every intention of walking the 5k.  It’s for a good cause!  But, but… Walking at a 42 minute mile pace wasn’t our thing.  At that rate it would take 2 hours to walk 3 miles.  So we walked the portion through Disneyland and skipped out between the parks.  We went back to the hotel, showered, and slept a little more.

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Sunday was a day fullllllly hanging out with the girls and their parents.

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Twin time!

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Aladdin show.  SOOOOOO funny!  Also, a good 45+ minutes of feet resting time.  The girls LOVED it and laughed the whole way through.  God bless a comical Genie!

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Thanks to a Cast Member friend who was able to save us some reserved seats at the Royal Theater for Beauty and the Beast.  And… who gave us the heads up to stage in the theater when it’s over so the girls can have one on one time with Belle!  They danced, and giggled, and they were girls admiring a Disney Princess.

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Then we watched the Soundsational Parade.  So bright and colorful, and energetic and fun!

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iphone 20141012 - IMG_3279 Rylen took the girls and fam back to their hotel then came back and joined Becky and I for some adult rides.  After a few goes on Thunder Mountain, Pirates, and… I can’t remember, it was getting late and we headed back to the hotel to rest.

Monday was the day that I was forced to getting a new car battery.  I knew I had to so I already had an appointment.  Thanks to K for dealing with a dead car while he was at the beach.  Not how I planned on starting the day, but it had to be done.  Or else I’d still be stuck down there.

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Becky and I went back into Disneyland long enough to get a few things.  Including another mint julep.  You know, one for the road.  But it didn’t make it out of the park.  *slurp*
iphone 20141012 - IMG_3300 So let’s see, this was the last trip to Disneyland for 2014.  Trip #4.  Hehe.  Gotta put that annual pass to gooooood use!

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Session // Kimber is One

This little doll, she turned ONE just about 2 months ago.  And I was lucky enough to take her pictures to remember her at this moment in time.  Crawling, smiling, inquisitive.  Such a little joy Kimber is!

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Family Session // The J’s

Boy do I have some catching up to do!  After my the last session for the year in November, I took a much needed break.  Oh, I took care of clients needing orders placed and general communication, but all other activities came to a halt.  More or less at least.  I feel that it is important, for me at least, to take the holiday month off.  The times that I hadn’t, I was stressed about getting everyone’s images edited so they could order Christmas cards, I didn’t enjoy the holiday season, I had no time to spend with friends and family to celebrate or relax.  I was a total bah-humbug Scrouge.  So now I intentionally have an end date, and I stick to it.  So, with that, please note that for fall of 2015, be sure to schedule early.  🙂


You may remember this little, adorable blue-eyed peanut from her newborn session last winter.  Oh, my look how she has grown!  I love when families trust me with capturing their sweet children through multiple stages of life.  It’s so fun to watch them grow!  Plus, it was awesome to see and hangout with the parents to catch up on life.  Friends turned clients or clients turned friends, either way I am blessed.


Ok, on with the pictures.  😉

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The blue eyes!  I’m totally jealous.

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Gah!  Love these, and the family.

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Session // Titus is One!

Back in early November, Ti and his parents came up for an early little family birthday celebration and to go to Apple Hill for the day.  The pictures below are from that weekend.  Though it was not a cool fall day up in the lower Sierra’s, it was still a fun family day!

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Why isn’t this kid in commercials?

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Family Session // The C’s

Sometimes when the whole family gets together for a big birthday party you take the opportunity to take family pictures.  I had a blast with everyone! Correia Family 2014 - 16 Correia Family 2014 - 19 Correia Family 2014 - 31 Correia Family 2014 - 35 Correia Family 2014 - 37 Correia Family 2014 - 40

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