Friday, March 26, 2010

Flashback Friday

I was looking through my Flickr pictures for something today and I came across these ones and they made me smile so hard that now my cheeks ache and my teeth are dry.

Back in 2004, we spent a day at Disneyland with Giggly Mama & Family. Some of these are Giggly's photos that I scanned (on a poopy scanner, hence the low quality) and the rest are pictures that I took on my circa 2001 digital camera (hence the low quality) but still, these photos make me happy every time I see them.

Miss Molly
I actually entered this photo into the 50th anniversary photo collage that Disneyland was putting together and it was accepted. However, at the last minute there was some sort of clerical error and most of the submitted pictures got deleted/weren't used. As a result, most of the 50th mosaics are cast member headshots from their HR files - yes, really! Too bad, because this one would have melted people's hearts!

Me and Ryan. I copied Giggly's braids that day so that I could be as cool as her.

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SOMEBODY is perfectly pleased that she got the pink heart tea cup and is ready to spin!

Randy and Molly
This goes down in the annals as one of the worst pictures I have ever taken, but is one of my favorites. I love these sweet candid moments.
Snow White & Molly
While mom and dad went to ride the rollercoasters, Ryan & I took Molly to meet Snow White. Which was a mistake because I am a big fat crybaby and watching this interaction kept making my eyes well up with tears. For what it's worth: the lines to meet the princesses are long, so you'll be there 20-30 minutes. BUT! When you get to the front, it's all worth it. The princesses take a few minutes with each child and talk to them one-on-one. Snow White here made a giant fuss over how lovely Molly's dress was - and just like hers! They could be twins! Or best friends! And then asked if Molly would be her friend. CUE THE WATERWORKS.

in the hotel room
We took a late afternoon hotel break to rest our feeties and change into warmer clothes for the evening (this was December, so it was high 70's all day, low 40's at night). The Giggly family got a room at the Disneyland Hotel and Molly just adored the "princess beds" with the castle etched into the headboards, plus the Tinker Bell wallpaper border.
Molly on the princess bed
I personally love the bedding. It's all florals, but in light brown are images from the iconic attractions at Disneyland. I love it so much that I ended up buying a bag made from it, sewn by Darker Image.

Randy, Molly, & Shannon
After we got all warmed up, we took the monorail back to the park to watch the fireworks and the snow (!) afterward. That was another tear-jerk moment, to see little Molly's face light up when she saw the snow coming down from the sky. I think all my pictures of that were blurry and extra crummy and probably got deleted. But it's ok because I can still see it in my mind's eye and I still get a little misty thinking of it...

1 comment:

Giggly said...

Awww....That was the one of my favorite trips to Disneyland!! Thanks to you!!!

These pics warm my heart every time I look at them too. I looooove the one of you and Ryan in the tea cup. That's the best pic I ever took. :) You should have it blown up and framed.


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