Magical Journey to Disneyland, October 12-16th, 2016
Hey there papercrafters! Sorry I have been MIA. I am still in vacation mode, after attending our FIRST ever incentive trip to Disneyland. Myself and 14 other coaches were able to attend an all paid expense trip to Disney in California. FSJ flew me and my youngest daughter (babyone) to enjoy 3 days and 4 nights in California. Prior to going, I was not a Disney fan. I am not into amusement parks very much. But, I am telling you it was way more than just an amusement park. It was absolutely Magical! I loved watching my daughters face light up as she took it all in. The music, the cast members, the food, the entertainment, the World of Color show and the parade were spectacular. Out of hundreds of photos I am only sharing a select few. Smiles.
ACHIEVERS: Christine Pennington, Julie Robinson, Michelle Kinder, Rose Curtis, Vicki Soni, Deb Valder, Janet Doll, Karen Schroeder, Chrisi Brisbane, Alez Gomex, Lynn Luesch, Terri Ott, Janice Whiting, Cindy Bristow and Sandy Ludwig.
Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California
Registration & Celebrations dinner!
We had an amazing celebration dinner at Tortilla Joe's. So nice to eat out on the patio overlooking downtown Disney. Richard gifted us with a invitation (invite only) craft day with him at Disney, along with a Stamp/Die set Bundle. When we arrived back at our hotel we found the cutest Mickey and Minnie on my bed (adorned with their very own FSJ aprons!)
Day one: Disneyland, Scavenger Hunt, Parade and dinner at Naples
Disney at Night was even more magical!
After a long day in the park, we found this in our room!
My little princess was all tuckered out! G'nite Mickey, G'nite Minnie.... G'nite Jessie!
Day 2: California Adventure
Before going to Disney, I did not know anything about pin trading. FSJ had some exclusive pins made just for us. We did a scavenger hunt to find all 6 of them. It was fun... our group-- Janice, Luke, Jessie and I played it like the Amazing Race, thankfully we never got eliminated. Ha. I did not go on California Screamin'- instead I took the photos. I love Jessie's face before they took off. :-) My favorite part of California Adventure was Car's Land... we even spotted Mater driving around. The Radiator Springs ride was my ultimate favorite ride from both days, I could have rode it a dozen times.
Dinner at Carathay Circle & the Newzies!
What a fun evening. We ate at the nicest place in the park. While waiting to go in, Jessie was able to meet a few of the cast members from the musical Newzies. They sang 1 verse of Happy Birthday...very short! Our food was AH-mazing... they even brought Jessie her own dessert and we all sang Happy Birthday. Jessie wore a Birthday pin everyday, it was so fun to hear from cast members, staff and even visitors, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSIE". We flew home on her actual Birthday, so she turned 15 at Disney. So cool. After dinner, most of our group had a fast pass to the Tower of Terror... HOLY crap it was cra cra, just ask Deb Valder. LOL Once was enough for me!
We ended the night with the World of Color show & milk and cookies!
(another room surprise, milk and cookies)
Day 3: crafting with RG!
and a surprise visit from Mickey and Minnie!
The cards we made!
FSJ spoiled us with lots of fun NEW Magical Journey products and crafting supplies. Stamps. dies and much, much more! I am excited to make a mini scrapbook with Jessie of these pictures and more!
...and just a few more photos-- a couple of my favorites!
(especially the photo bomb of Nicole when we were studying and looking at our menu at Naples). We were on overload on what to order... turns out we got to have EVERYTHING on the menu, it was a family style meal. So FUN!
I want to thank my family, FSJ, (Richard and Gabby Garay), my customers, my team and Janice and Luke Whiting (our partners in crime) for the Magical Experience. Jessie and I are so blessed to have been able to go on the first ever Fun Stampers Journey incentive trip. We will never forget it. So, now--- back to work I go, I have a trip to Cancun to earn. Whoo hoo! I also want to thank Nicole, Dan and Greg for being the leaders they are, without them, I would be lost!
Jessie and I spent the last night shopping, we still had $250 of our $350 gift card to spend on gifts for our family. Jessie got a cool Star Wars phone case and a Monster's University hat too. Thanks FSJ for your generosity.
Blessings, until we meet again!