Sunday, May 4, 2008

5 Years of Marriage & the Happiest Place on Earth

It was our 5-year anniversary this Saturday, May 3rd, and we celebrated in classic Jester-style with a weekend at Disneyland! We spent Sat. at Disneyland and Sun. at California Adventure (two separate parks on the Disney property). It's one of our favorite places to go in Southern CA, and it was nice to spend the night in Anaheim on Sat. so we wouldn't have to drive back home at midnight. We got to ride our favorite rides and see our favorite shows again, and we also ate dinner at the Blue Bayou, an upscale New Orleans-style restaurant that's inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. The food is fantastic, and we love the atmosphere in the restaurant, because no matter when you go, it feels like you're sitting outdoors beside a calm riverbank in the South at night with the stars shining above. Disney does a great job at creating memorable ambiance. Anyway, we had a blast this weekend and we've enjoyed the best 5 years we could've imagined! We're thankful to God for bringing us together and for all the blessings He's given us during our first years of marriage. We're looking forward to many more years to come!

Here are a few photos of our weekend at Disneyland.
Dan is shooting me with a laser gun on one of his favorite rides, Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters. You ride in a moving car and shoot targets lasertag-style. I think he likes it so much because he always beats my score and it makes me mad!
The romantic atmosphere inside the Blue Bayou restaurant.
We had a prime spot to watch the fireworks show over the castle, but the show got cancelled because of high winds! We were bummed!
We got awesome 3rd row seats for our favorite show at California Adventure, "Aladdin." It's a musical spectacular based on the Disney cartoon, and the Genie is hysterical!
We saw Nick Lachey doing a video shoot for "High School Musical." Random celeb-sighting!
This is the photo that was taken on the Tower of Terror (we're in the back row). The lady beside me is holding her son, who is petrified. I'm not helping matters by screaming my head off!
We loved the first 5 years! Keep 'em coming!


Anonymous said...

Julia and I spent one of our anniversaries there too. It's definitely a great trip if you enjoy Disneyland and the like.

Anonymous said...

Here's a link to my post about our trip including my Astro Blaster score.

Tousley's said...

Sounds fun! Debby, you look pretty in that last pic.

the williams said...

happy anniversary! ben and i should do something like that for our 5 year! it sounds like it was great!

Remy said...

So sweet! 5 years! I have never been to Disneyland or world, so I think on the 5 year mark i will make it happen!

Steve Campbell said...

Happy 5th, guys!

Man, I need to go to Disneyland. It's on the list...