Friday, April 30, 2010

Isn't He Lovely?

I seem to always end up taking pictures of the Gordo when I have the camera out. How can you not love that face? :) I can't believe that he's almost a year old. *Sniff* It seems like only yesterday he was hobbling around on a big farm with his siblings and I could fit him in my hand.

Man, if I'm this bad with my puppy, imagine how I will be with a kid :)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Justin and Gordo Photo Shoot

So, it's time for Justin's graduation announcements, so I decided we needed a current picture. Luckily, I had the equipment handy :)

I think these are real keepers :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The First Anniversary Extravaganza!

Well, it is hard to believe, but Justin and I have been married for one year today!

We wanted to do something special, but our schedules wouldn't allow us to go away anywhere, so...

We went spent the weekend at Disney and the Waldorf Astoria Orlando :)

I know, it seems a bit extreme, but never fear, the Waldorf had a good price going so I took advantage of it.

This was our beautiful room on the top floor :) We felt like such bumpkins, but it was such an amazing experience.

So, on Friday, we checked into the hotel, and started off with Animal Kingdom. I hadn't been there since three months after it opened and Justin hadn't been at all, so it seemed like a good place to kick off our trip. We had so much fun! What could be better than a zoo with a theme park twist?!

This yetti ball thing was just so cute! It was in the Expedition Everest ride - which was awesome! I highly recommend it.
Justin wasn't quite as impressed as I was :)

These statues just looked so much like us...

Justin just loves when I make him wear silly hats for pictures.

And who says you can't see far away places on a budget? This was the rather convincing looking Mount Everest with a fantastic roller coaster inside.

Here we are on the Kilimanjaro Safari ride, which was an instant favorite. We got up close and personal with lots of African animals, including this guy:

Also, as big fans of Meerkat Manor, we had to stop and see these guys:

And Gorillas are always cool:

We had such a fun day at Animal Kingdom, and when we came back to the hotel, they had Mimosa waiting for us.

Ah the perks of 5 stars. They gave us a card wishing us a happy anniversary too.

Don't worry, we didn't get all boozed up on free champagne. We did, however, drink the fresh squeezed orange juice. And it was delicious.

So, our one night in the Waldorf Astoria ended too soon, but after we technically checked out, we wandered around to see the sights of the beautiful hotel.

This is the iconic clock in the lobby with the fantastic domed ceiling.

And a really cool high backed chair.

So, we kept right on trucking and spent our Saturday beginning with Disney's Hollywood Studios, a.k.a. MGM if you're old like us.

Here we are in New York :)

And of course we had to go to the Honey I shrunk the Kids playground. And finally someone offered to take a picture of the both of us. I almost fell off the ant I was trying to hop on it so fast. Such is life.

So, our fun weekend was coming to a close and we had a nice relaxing day today. We capped it all off by eating our saved wedding cake.

We were kind of worried as I've heard some stories of cake being one big chunk of freezer burn, but ours was delicious. Thank you mom and being so careful with your wrapping it :)

Yum... vanilla cake with butter cream icing and lemon filing. Delicious :) And it to make it even better, it was made by my best friend Leigh - her cakes are so good they survive the year! :)

We had a lot of fun fulfilling this tradition together and marking our first year. I know that there will be many many more years to follow and I'm so excited to see what they bring! Love you, Justin!