"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day. And I believe in miracles."
~ Audrey Hepburn


El Mundo de Disney

My dad has recently learned how to text.
I am pretty sure he just learned what email was a few months ago,
so you have to understand what an exciting time this is for our family.

But can you imagine my excitement when I took a sideways glance at my
phone during class to see the following ominous text message from Dad?

"Disney World?"

Umm... YES??!
This was about three weeks ago.
As you can guess, my dad was suggesting that he take
my sisters and I to Disney World over spring break.
And as you can also guess, we definitely went.

My family and I are kind of Disney fanatics
(my dad has been working as an animator and character designer for
Disney Studios for over twenty years so I guess that explains why).
We go to Disneyland pretty often (my mom said that when we were
younger we used to go every other weekend!!), but
the last time my family went to Disney World,
I was nine months old. And that is why, one of my goals is:

#030: Go to Disney World

As the official videographer, I now invite you to join me on a photo-journey
through our unforgettable trip to the wonderful world of Disney!

Are you ready?


We stayed in a beautiful hotel, called "Saratoga Springs".
It has officially made my Favorite Places in the World list.

In the dining area of our hotel, there were easels set up
with crayons and papers filled with ugly drawings crafted by two-year olds.
My dad showed off a bit...

Excited tourists actually stole his drawings from the easels!
In other news, my dad has an awesome signature.

Guess who also showed off her artistic skillsssss?

We didn't have a car so we took shuttles everywhere.
Melissa was not very patient.

First stop: Epcot!
Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow

Mexico! (inside was sooo pretty!)



While we were there we encountered a teeeeeny storm.
And by teeny I mean massive. We were drenched and literally had to walk
through water that was a foot deep. But that didn't stop us from having fun!

That evening (after we napped hehehe)
we went to Downtown Disney.

Pretty pretty. But we didn't care about pretty.
We were staaaaarving.

We ended up eating at some italian restaurant whose
name I cannot recall. It was yummy though, I swear!

This trip, as most of my family's adventures do, revolved around food.

It also included a lot of waiting...

And a lot of acting fierce hahaha
Check out the fierce animals below.

Here we are at the Animal Kingdom!
Sooooo cool!

There was a dinosaur area.

(which we obviously conquered)

We saw some pretty awesome babies.
"I'd babysit that!!"

(Faja also enjoyed his ice cream cone)
(P.S. Check out his floral shirt. So festive!)

There was a pretty crazy looking tree there.
It kind of reminded me of Fern Gully or Avatar.

Oh! And my dad dropped a bomb on us that day.
Remember how I used to brag that my dad's grandma was Scottish?
It turns out that she was Scottish, Native American, and INDIAN.
My sisters and I are so exotic.

The coolest part about Animal Kingdom was that we
went on a safari and saw so many different animals!
Elephants, cheetahs, lions, rhinos, hippos, and GIRAFFES!

I tried really hard to pet a giraffe
(see #086: Touch a giraffe)
but I couldn't reach!

I touched two fake ones though...

We decided to go to the Magical Kingdom that night to see
how it compared to our beloved Disneyland.

Side note: Desiree + lipstick = Demi Lovato

Cinderella's castle was to die for.
I just wanted to stand under it and cry!
Just kidding!
(kind of...)

Even the inside was beautiful!

Overall, we decided that Disneyland is way better than the Magical Kingdom.
First of all, they didn't have clam chowder in bread bowls,
second, the hot chocolate tasted like hot water,
and third, the parade was depressingly half-hearted.

Take that Florida!

The next day, we returned to Epcot.
We still had so many countries to see!
Like England!

And France!

(I spy the Eiffel Tower)


And Morocco!
Which was basically Agrabah...

Look who we saw!

We also saw Japan!

And Africa!

Where, you guessed it, I accomplished goal
#079: Get my face painted!

My sissies joined in on the fun.
We were such a freak show; little kids could not
stop staring at us (particularly Michelle, who had a unicornlike
animal painted across half of her face).

I don't know how my dad could stand to be seen with us.

Our last stop was Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Way cooler than CA Adventure.
We watched an American Idol show,
ate at an awesome drive through theater,
met some crazy ladies on the Aerosmith rollercoaster,
and went on Tower of Terror (which is better than ours!).

And that was the end of our trip to Disney World!
We had so much fun and cannot wait to go back...

Hello! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
theme park opens at the end of May!
And I still have to party in Miami!
(both of which are on my list!)

P.S. I have TONS of (hilarious) video clips that
I am going to try to post later. So stay tuned!