Sunday, January 31, 2010

Jaymon's Wedding Reception

Man, its been a crazy week. First Disneyland, then my brother's Wedding Reception. Here are a few pics from the weekend.

This was the 'simple' set up. It looked so neat all done. I didn't get a final picture but you can get the basic idea that there was a false ceiling of some kind.

They didn't have a cake, so I made this cupcake tower. Can you guess what they were made of? Pizza Boxes....pretty neat huh? My good friend Rachel helped me figure it out.

This was the refreshments for the reception. Everything was mini. These here are mini brownies with cherry cream cheese frosting and pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting. My mom has been cooking her heart out. There was also mini cookies made by all the aunts. Quite the variety.

Here's the couple with the cutes baby :)

Here they are again. Cute couple

Present Tabel

Our attempt at a funny picture turned out like this...pretty funny huh

It's been over 6 years since this three-some has been together so we had to snag a shot. On my left is my Uncle Manny and on my right is my cousin Franklin. Franklin lives in Las Vegas and recently married with a little daughter Aurora and new baby girl Lyric. It was fun catching up.

Here is the desert table.

Baby Lyric and Brecklynn. They are 2 months apart. Cute babies right?
The proud Grandpas
Even prouder grandparents

book. Neat idea

Part of the entry decor.

The tea bags up to the doors.
Cambree with Jaymon's new little niece Hanna. They hit off easily. Nice to see them become quick friends.

Curtis pretty much all night. He was bored...but who could blame him. He was a good sport.

It was a good turn out and fun to be able to be apart of a wedding like that. I love doing this kind of thing so thank you Jaymon and ShanTay for getting married :) Welcome to the family ShanTay!

Final Disneyland Day

Our final Day of Disneyland was bitter sweet. I was exhausted, but it was nice to hit a few more of our favorites before leaving. Here's the classic castle shot.

The twinners a little more lively than the night before.

At one point Curtis and I took Ridge to the Grizzly playground. On our way out the bears Kenai and that other character...I can't remember the name :) came up to Ridge. They seemed completely fascinated by him. They circled him and kept touching his face etc. Really cute and funny at the same time.

Cambree was so tired. Can you tell? Perfect time to leave. We really enjoyed Disneyland and appreciate Nana and Papa for giving us this trip, and even better the many memories that came with it.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Our Disneyland Reunion-TONS OF PICTURES

So we just got back from our long anticipated Disneyland Trip Allen Reunion. It was a BLAST!! We had so much fun. The kids were looking forward to this for so long that as the days got closer, it was harder and harder for them to wait.

We went Monday after Curtis got off work, we started to head to Cali. The kids were amazing. We finally pulled over in Banning and got a hotel about 1 am. Then we got up and headed to Disneyland the next morning. Curtis and I were anxious to see the kids reaction to Disneyland.

The first day was travel day for everyone so we all did our own thing. This was our first picture outside the gates waiting to get in.

Here is the classic picture in front of Mickey.

On Main Street, we saw tons of characters. Really helped the kids get even more excited. The first character we saw was Pluto. Notice Ridge's hat on the nose.

Next up Mickey...
The Chip- or is this Dale. I don't know which is which

We made the mistake of taking the kids on Snow White as our first ride there. OOPPPS!! Don't follow suite if you ever go with your little ones. That is the darkest ride of the park and it scared the kids to pieces. They had no desire to go to on any of the rides for the next hour. It took a lot of effort to get them to enjoy the rides, but they did eventually.

Ridge wouldn't go on the ride, but he would stay forever on this car on the outside.

Short Story- just for documentation purposes....So before this next picture Curtis had taken Cambree on Autopia. I put Ridge and Brecklynn in the stroller and had the other things on the back of the stroller. I turned around for some reason and WHAM!! The stroller went flying back with the kids inside. I had about 6 people swarm up and help me out and it was quite the site. Brecklynn didn't get hurt and was happy soon after. She was an amazing baby the entire trip. Happy and screaming and talking the entire time, despite never getting more than a 15 minute nap.

Here's Ridge being funny....the picture is so his personality.

One of their favorite rides was the teacups. Between Curtis and I, I think we easily rode it 10 times, if not more. The funniest thing was Ridge cried to go on it over and over, but get him on and started and he freaked out. Didn't quite understand.

Disneyland changed the whole Princess thing. I had told Cambree about the Princesses forever and she was so excited to go. However, they no longer walk around the park. You have to wait in a long line to see them at all. We were lucky however and saw at least Pocohontas. I felt bad for Cambree. But she was happy with Pocohontas at least.

About 3, it started to really rain. We were prepared luckily but still decided we needed to wait it out at the hotel. Well the wait ended up being the rest of the day because it never ended. So we enjoyed seeing the cousins and getting ready for the next day.

The hotel had an indoor pool and it was nice for the kids to all get together there.

Day 2!! All the Allen's wore their matching shirts.

April sported her fanny pack on her chest for awhile...quite the fashion statement.

Here's the entire Allen crew- all 44 of us.

I love this picture. Ridge loved Papa's hair. He kept rubbing his chin on his head.

A bunch of us went on Splash Mountain, and Rachel made it out's teh proof.

Cambree went on the ride. She hated it! She screamed the whole way down and refused to talk to me or look at the camera.

Cambree with her favorite cousin Ava.

Cuties Brenley, Delaney and Quinn

Ridge was so mad that Mater wouldn't do anything

All the kids with Nana and Papa.

Ridge was so happy to see Mr. Incredible


One of Cambree's favorite rides was the Jumping Jelly Fish. Quinn was nice enough to take her.

I'm not sure what was up with my eyes, but the picture has the baby twinners in it so I had to share. Aren't they cute!!

At one point or another, Cambree latched on to one family or another. Here she was Chad and LeMae's tag a long.

All the boys doing their thang

Ridge was so cute. He was wired up until the picture. Then immediately after, he was OUT!!! Loved it!!