Wednesday, September 30, 2009

28 on the 29th!


Since Michael has already had school take over his life, I decided to go to Disneyland this past Tuesday to take advantage of their Celebration special, Free Admission on your Birthday! I had an awesome time there which started with a pleasant ride down to Anaheim from LA with NO TRAFFIC at 9:30 am. I was given a button that said "Happy Birthday! Jayne" which was kinda cute and I didn't care that they had spelled my name wrong on it until the 2oth time that a worker shouted out "Happy Birthday, Jayne!" The only reason I didn't take off my button was because they were kind enough to give me the best seats on the rides when I wore it!

Because I was only able to go to one park I decided to go to the California Adventure Park since it has more of the thrill rides that I like such as the Tower of Terror, which I rode three times, the California Screamer roller coaster, which I also rode three times, and the Maliboomer, which I rode a couple of times. Overall my birthday was pretty great.

Michael and I were supposed to go to dinner that night, but I ended up getting a really awful migraine from all the rides and came home sick. Not the greatest drive home of my life which consisted of a target shopping bag which I kept handy right nest to me just in case, but the fact that I didn't have to wait in line longer than 15 minutes for a single ride while at the park was awesome!

Michael and I will be having a "do-over" birthday for me tomorrow since I only got to enjoy about half of my original birthday, but I'm looking forward to going to Santa Monica and enjoying some time at the ocean.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Los Angeles, We are HOME!

Well, it has been a crazy, fun, exciting, (add more adjectives here) past two weeks! This post is pretty much to let those who've been wondering or worrying (sorry mom and dad) about our getting to California, but we now call Los Angeles home. We have spent the last few days since we got here looking for an apartment, enjoying a free comedy show, getting lost a few times, finding an apartment we loved, signing a lease and moving in! We now have an honest-t0-goodness address here in West LA only four miles from UCLA so that Michael's commute to and from school isn't a total headache every single day.
We've also gone furniture shopping at IKEA, restocked kitchen supplies and organizational supplies from Target for our tiny closet and at the moment I am doing our laundry at Sparkling Laundry down the street from our new digs. We're doing great, loving the sunshine in September and finding our way around this huge city. More to come about our cross-country trip as soon as we get internet access in the apartment tomorrow. :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Rest In Peace Patrick Swayze

Dirty Dancing will be watched by me again very soon...

Update!

So, as of now we are at my best friend's house in Bountiful, Utah (which also happens to by my parent's house because Martha and her husband Taylor have been house-sitting while my parent's have been on their mission in Germany.) We have had such a great time on our road-trip so far and have gotten to see SO many sights on our way here. We still have The Narrows the hike in Zion National Park here in Utah on Thursday and we still have to make it down to LA but we have really enjoyed our move. I'll have pictures and a post up once we officially moved to Los Angeles this weekend. :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thank Goodness for Technology


Michael and I have finally broken down and bought a GPS for the big move to the west coast as well as for finding our way around Los Angeles once we arrive in our new city of living.  I used to be so proud of my use of Google Maps until it got me lost last week and I can just imagine Michael and I coming across such intersections as this with Google Maps as our companion on the 36 hour drive.
 Sorry Google Maps, you've done your part but now it's time to move over for the new Magellan Maestro 3100 which will now be taking your place, (and of which I got a killer deal on Amazon for, too!)