My dear friend, Golda, invited us to her work Christmas party. The wonderful thing about that is that she and her fiancee, Mike, both work at Disneyland! We had the once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy Disneyland sans tourists and hang out with one of my favorite friends in the world! What a fun night. And to make things even better, because the party went from 8pm-12:30am, we left our babies at home with a sitter and enjoyed the night free of whining, crying, and poopy diapers. Frankly, that alone would get me to go just about anywhere! These pictures were all taken with my point and shoot and without a tripod, so don't hate all you photo skeptics out there! :)
Our group: Kevin, Anslie, Me, Golda, Bellalina, and Mike
Kevin in front of DL's giant, gorgeous Christmas tree.
Sleeping Beauty's Castle. So pretty....and about to get even prettier....
It was fun to watch a lighting ceremony with the lights synchronized to music.
Waiting in line for It's a Small World.
This was another beautiful light show!
The next morning we took the little ones to Disneyland so they could enjoy all of the holiday fun too. Anslie fell in love with Bella right away and they became fast friends.
Ready to get on the carousel. Anslie was really excited about riding the horses (for the first time).
It doesn't look like it in this picture, but she really liked this ride. She kept asking to go on it again after we got off.
The other ride we went on was, of course, Dumbo. Anslie LOVED it, especially when Kevin made it go way up in the air. This is little Bella riding Dumbo ALL BY HERSELF (Ignore the giant hand holding her up on the right side).
The soon-to-be Young Family.
Bella and Dumbo.
Another of Anslie's favorite things at DL was Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. She squealed when she saw them, kept giving them hugs and kisses, and touching their noses. So cute! That was my favorite part of the day.
This is what Anslie thought of having to leave. We were all a little sad.
We had such a wonderful time and are so grateful for Golda and Mike's generosity in asking us to enjoy their special Holiday event with them. It really was a once in a lifetime experience for us and we are really happy we got to spend it with such great friends!