Sunday, January 3, 2010

Disneyland Holidays!!

Brad and I are BIG Disney people. We love the movies, the characters, the Disney store. We both have a ton of Disney clothes and stuff around the house. So of course we have gotten Chasey into it as well. He loves Playhouse Disney, has tons of clothes also, and sleeps with stuffed Donald Duck, Goofy, Nemo, and a few others. Brad and I took our Honeymoon to Disneyland, and we've been to Disneyland 3 other times since we've been married. In fact we just went in March. Then sometime during the summer, (before I lost my job) we decided to book another trip for over Thanksgiving. It was unusual for us to go twice in one year, but we wanted to be there during the holidays again, since that's when we went for our honeymoon, and that was five years ago. It seemed like a nice "anniversary" type thing. So we went over the week of Thanksgiving, and it was so amazing!! Disneyland takes Christmas very seriously, and the parks were so gorgeous with trees, and garlands, and lights and everything else that someone like me would LOVE!! Chasey really got into it this time too, and all three of us had an amazing week!! Here are a few pictures of our trip.
Chasey discovered a true love for the teacups ride while we were there and wanted to ride it about 4 or 5 times total. Unfortunately, Brad hates that ride, so I had the "pleasure" of taking Chase on it EVERY time!!
This was the beautiful Cinderella castle at night. It was meant to look the way Cinderella thought it would look after a snowfall.
The funny thing about Chasey this time is his recognition of characters. When it came to characters he is familiar with from Playhouse Disney, like Mickey or Winnie the Pooh, etc, he was as happy as a clam! But when we saw people he didn't know as well, like Woody from Toy Story, or Santa for instance, he started crying terrified!! Here are Brad and Chasey with Tigger.
And here they are with Pluto.
I got to be in the picture with Minnie!!
And here is the whole family in front of one of the beautiful Christmas trees. It was such a great trip, and of course we can't wait to go back again. Hopefully at the holiday season again because it is so gorgeous!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Bowen Halloween - for anyone who may have missed us!!

It has been a LONG time since I have posted anything, so I thought I would update you a bit. This has been an eventful winter, and we have some pictures to show for it. Here are a few Halloween gems....

This is obviously our whole little family. I am in my standard clown costume that I got on sale about 10 years ago, and I pretty much wear it every year. Chasey is his favorite Disney character, Nemo, or as he calls him, Meemo. And we found Brad an awesome Fred Flintstone costume that i think is hilarious.

Here are my men trick or treating. Chasey never quite got "Trick or treat" down, but by the end of the night he was a pro at saying "Tank ooo". Such a cutie!!