the stories of a los angeles violinist

surprise

Added on by Jordan Martone.

joe is usually really good at surprises. there is the occasional "i'm too excited and i just have to tell you!" but he's good. he knows what he's doing, that dreamboat. 

so, he told me to set aside sunday for an adventure day, all day, just the two of us. i was positively giddy! the idea of a surprise day where i'm not in charge of planning anything?! and i get my sweetheart all to myself? heaven. then he surprised me with disney tickets and i was SO shocked, i cried. yes. i'm the girl who had had an annual pass for 5+ years of her life but i'm still excited for disneyland. especially at christmas time! 

warning: lots of pictures.  

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  my "we're on the tram! on our way to disney! this is exciting!" face

my "we're on the tram! on our way to disney! this is exciting!" face

  we drew sandy claws jack skellington at the animation academy (our favorite place) and i learned that joe is a pretty good sketch artist. who knew?

we drew sandy claws jack skellington at the animation academy (our favorite place) and i learned that joe is a pretty good sketch artist. who knew?

 i've never done the jeans + nikes thing. i'm not sure how i feel about it. i think its a fashion crime of some sort. but, if you were at disneyland in 30-40 degree weather, you'd do it too. i wore tights, leggings, jeans, a thermal, jacket, sweatshirt, pea coat, gloves, and a hat. bundled to the max.  i love my nikes.  

i've never done the jeans + nikes thing. i'm not sure how i feel about it. i think its a fashion crime of some sort. but, if you were at disneyland in 30-40 degree weather, you'd do it too. i wore tights, leggings, jeans, a thermal, jacket, sweatshirt, pea coat, gloves, and a hat. bundled to the max.

i love my nikes.  

 had to. *swooning* 

had to. *swooning* 

  i feel like this is my impression of a dog looking off into the distance for its master. but i was just unaware as we were waiting in line for the haunted mansion. and can i say, it was RAD. the nightmare before christmas haunted mansion holiday was re-vamped. all new computer graphics and such were incorporated for the 13th anniversary.

i feel like this is my impression of a dog looking off into the distance for its master. but i was just unaware as we were waiting in line for the haunted mansion. and can i say, it was RAD. the nightmare before christmas haunted mansion holiday was re-vamped. all new computer graphics and such were incorporated for the 13th anniversary.

 I RODE CALIFORNIA SCREAMIN'  i'm a roller coaster ninny. i've been scared of this ride my whole life. when people try to get me to ride it my palms get sweaty, i have a panic attack, and i start to cry. ninny status. it's completely irrational. but, you'd be surprised what you'll do for a cute boy. i'm very proud of myself even though i shut my eyes the whole time. i'm looking forward to the next time so i can actually see what it looks like. heh heh.   joe was very proud. can you tell? 

I RODE CALIFORNIA SCREAMIN'

i'm a roller coaster ninny. i've been scared of this ride my whole life. when people try to get me to ride it my palms get sweaty, i have a panic attack, and i start to cry. ninny status. it's completely irrational. but, you'd be surprised what you'll do for a cute boy. i'm very proud of myself even though i shut my eyes the whole time. i'm looking forward to the next time so i can actually see what it looks like. heh heh. 

joe was very proud. can you tell? 

  spotted by joe. "disney isn't perfect!" can you find it?

spotted by joe. "disney isn't perfect!" can you find it?

  world of color has a new winter show featuring olaf the snowman from "frozen". we laughed the whole time. it was terribly christmasy. definitely put us in the spirit for the season. 

world of color has a new winter show featuring olaf the snowman from "frozen". we laughed the whole time. it was terribly christmasy. definitely put us in the spirit for the season. 

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at the end of the day, we got to see the fireworks and experience snow on main street. it really is the most magical thing! it felt like a movie. i literally found myself smiling at complete strangers as if i'd known them for years. it's the magic disney snow! and it's the closest this socal girl will get to snow this year.

i am soaking up all the time i can get with my italian this christmas. we will be spending the actual holiday apart from each other (maybe for the last time?). so we are conquering all the holiday shopping and activities together. it's beginning to look a lot like christmas...