I Will Dunk You if It's the Last Thing I Do!!! HA HA HA

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The closest I got to Disneyland this trip!! LOL

Well, just as I figured.....the morning brought TB'ers bright eyed and bushy tailed with limited sleep! I heard someone stirring and Mel and I were both waking up as my phone went off and hers followed right after.  She's like "oh it's just my phone" and I am like, "no it is mine".  Mel and I have the same phones but it ended up that both our phones were going off.  Read the new text and it's Julz.....she's telling us to both wake up as she's up and tired of being alone!! LOL.  Yeah, we might've gotten 4 hours of sleep..not quite sure.  As I open the bedroom door, Julz jumps off the couch in the living room "YEAH, I'm not alone anymore."  I also hear stirring out of Angel's room where Tracy is on the air mattress on the floor.  GIRL TALK TIME! :D We pile into Angel's room and talk about the plans for the day.

C'mon Sheila...time to get up - the pool is calling! :D
  Tracy and Mel are going to leave early to get to the beach, confirm reservations with Hennessey's and then pick up Sebastian and try to reserve a spot for us which may be tricky given the volleyball tournament.  Julz, Angel, and I have to go to Anaheim to pick up the info on the hotel we are staying at since it's the friends and family discount. 

After getting ready, we all head out, giving Tracy and Mel directions on how to get to the fwy.  We need to make a pit stop at the banks for Julz and Angel.  We leave Angel's place and she tells me LATE to make a right turn, but I am in the left lane! LOL.  I make a slightly illegal turn and realize there is a car following us.

See, Julz is ready to go!
  Wonder if it's Tracy but no, Angel said they left ahead of us, plus there appears to only be one person in the car behind us.  We make the next right and guess what, the car is behind us again.  We turn right again and the same car turns.  Perhaps if my windows were less dirty, we might've seen who was in the car.  Angel says to get all the way over (like 3 lanes) and see if they follow.....sure enough they do.  I am starting to get a little worried - I never cut this car off or anything.  As we finally get to a stop light and it's right behind us, we realize it is Tracy but you just can't see Mel over the dashboard!!! HA HA.  Unbeknownst to Julz, we were trying to get her a carrot cake for her bday next week since we were all together now.
Jamie is sorta ready to go..LOL
  Mel texts me that they are hunting down the cake which is why they were following us! LOL. 

We get on the road now to Anaheim which was cruel and unusual punishment as we drove by the entrance of Disneyland but that's the closest I got this trip.  My TB girls better be appreciative..I gave up Disney two trips in a row!!! :-)  We go to the Marriott where Angel's friend works, get our "paper" and we are on the way.  Uh oh, minor detour....Julz has been craving her McDonalds and I happen to know there is one directly across the street from the Disneyland entrance!  We stop for big macs and it's time to head out to the hotel and get checked in.

Whoo Hoo!!!!!!
 

Once we arrive at the hotel, we talk about since it's now so late (1pm), we'd probably be better off hanging at the hotel pool so we aren't rushing around for parking and having to leave 2 hours later to get back to the hotel to all get ready.  We coordinate with Mel and Tracy and Sheila since they were meeting us at the beach.  Jamie was already meeting us at the hotel so we could carpool. 

Angel, Julz, and I go check out the room which is pretty cool - enough room for 5 of us to sleep, full kitchen, and a decent layout in the bathroom for 5 girls needing to get ready! LOL.   Of course, for those who know Angel....she had to break the room in.....so of course, there are pics of her jumping on the bed....of course it's the one Mel and I are sleeping on! I have to admit I am rather proud of myself catching Angel is mid flight since Julz was lacking in the reflex dept (ok, it was her camera but still.

Me, Angel, Julz, and Sheila...ready for some fun in the sun!
.ha ha).  Sheila arrives and poor thing, she looks exhausted already...recouperating from Friday night!! HA HA. 

We head down to the pool and await the arrival of the CW and Tracy who apparently are still having difficulty finding a carrot cake and also have to get Sebastian from his hostel.  We start goofing around in the pool and I am bound and determined to get Jamie dunked.  Fast forward a couple hours and I still never succeeded!! LOL.  Warren arrives at the same time as Mel, Tracy, and Sebastian arrive and Tracy realizes her camera is waterproof.  OMG...so yeah, you can only imagine the next hour or two was filled with silliness as we try to take circle pics and regular pics of ourselves under the water.  Most of those photos will never see the light of day for a variety of reasons but hopefully Tracy will get her blog up soon so we can steal a couple as there are some great shots!  We had a blast goofing around for a number of hours and I couldn't believe it was already time to go get ready.

Go Sebastian go!
  Sheila has to go home to get ready too so we part ways for a couple hours only! 

Jamie and I made a quick trip to the grocery store across the street to get mixers for the Grey Goose (duh..Melanie).  We pick up some Parrot Bay Rum and various juices to go along with the Grey Goose and rum.  Whoo Hoo.....let the party begin!! :D

Poor Warren, Jamie, and Sebastian....they were stuck with five women rushing around to get ready.  Oh well, that gave them time to be silly too.  Sebastian tried to duplicate Angel's jumping photos but it's hard when you are twice as tall and there is litte room between your head and the ceiling.  "OUCH"  Warren was fascinated with the transformation of girls with make up and I learned never to let him loose with a camera during that.

Me and Julz
  LOL.  Fortunately it was my camera so I could exercise creative control over blog photos!!! HA HA.   I will give him credit as he got a couple cute photos of Julz using the reflection off a picture on the wall as her mirror while blowdrying and straightening her hair. LOL.  Finally all the girls are almost ready and it's time for a drink before we head out.  Jenn is coming over to pick up Mel, Tracy, and Sebastian, and the rest of us are going to cab it.  Charles and Kathryn from the OC are supposed to be staying at the hotel too and knock on our door, just in time for our first drink!! 

More picture shenanigans and apparently a bit more Grey Goose for Melanie and now Jenn's arrived.  Mel is running around the room telling Julz she loves her and then Jenn manages to get her going and they head out.

Awww.....we are such an adorable group
  We call for a cab and the rest of us venture out to the front reception area.  As we are walking, there is a very high number of Asian men meandering around the pool area.  Turns out to be some type of tour group or something that must have been staying there.  I was aghast though when I saw much of what they had with them.  They were waiting to board the bus it appeared with cases of Two Buck Chuck!! Eeeeek. For those who know me and know wine.....Two Buck Chuck?!?!?!  Eeeeek!  I thought perhaps it was just the boxes but no, I saw numerous bottles.  I thought about taking a pic of the wine but afraid it would break my camera lens!! HAHA.  Ok, for those not in the know...Two Buck Chuck is the nickname of the Charles Shaw wine that is sold exclusiviely at Trader Joes.
That is profile pic material! LOL
  Although the wine is not necessarily that awful, it just created a bunch of sudden self-proclaimed Napa wine connoisseurs and experts! LOL. 

Anyways, on a happy note, we hop into our cab and head off to Hermosa Beach!!  My phone rings and it's Tim, the new TB that I was trying to talk into coming to the meet up.  At this point, he had been on the site for only 5 days and voluntarily agreed to hang with us crazies.  I was excited to meet him, especially since we have a Disney bond too!! HA HA

ocwarren says:
Pool time was great!!!
Posted on: Jul 07, 2008
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See, Julz is ready to go!
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Jamie is sorta ready to go..LOL
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Whoo Hoo!!!!!!
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Go Sebastian go!
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Me and Julz
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Awww.....we are such an adorable …
That is profile pic material! LOL
That is profile pic material! LOL
Our little Angel
Our little Angel
Julz checking out Sheilas glasses
Julz checking out Sheila's glasses
Yikes....Look at Julz! LOL
Yikes....Look at Julz! LOL
Jump Angel Jump!
Jump Angel Jump!
Angel and Sheila catching some rays
Angel and Sheila catching some rays
Julz is the first in the pool!
Julz is the first in the pool!
Julz birthday cake!!!
Julz birthday cake!!!
Mel sending pics of the cake! :D
Mel sending pics of the cake! :D
Why do you look scared Angel?
Why do you look scared Angel?
Stud Sebastian!
Stud Sebastian!
Dont hit your head Sebastian! LOL
Don't hit your head Sebastian! LOL
Work it boy!!! LOL
Work it boy!!! LOL
Who you looking at now???
Who you looking at now???
Julz blow drying her hair using th…
Julz blow drying her hair using t…
Hey Warren!
Hey Warren!
WHAT on earth? Jamie, no strip tea…
WHAT on earth? Jamie, no strip te…
Rather engrossed with the hotel ma…
Rather engrossed with the hotel m…
Mel getting ready to start the Gre…
Mel getting ready to start the Gr…
Tracy, Mel, and Angel in the kitch…
Tracy, Mel, and Angel in the kitc…
Cute pose Melanie! LOL
Cute pose Melanie! LOL
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Oooops, our heads are a little cu…
Jamie going to get dressed
Jamie going to get dressed
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Mel telling Julz she loves here..…
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Tried to get a pic of tipsy Mel..…
Me and Warren
Me and Warren
Kathryn and Charles
Kathryn and Charles
Jamie cleans up well
Jamie cleans up well
Me and Jamie
Me and Jamie
The OC crew (and Julz)
The OC crew (and Julz)
Over here Jamie!!
Over here Jamie!!
Charles and I
Charles and I
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Guess I was petting Jamie's head!…
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Me and Julz while Warren tried to…
Now we are both present! LOL
Now we are both present! LOL
Jelly sandwich! LOL
Jelly sandwich! LOL
The B&W and pink girls! LOL
The B&W and pink girls! LOL
Charles and Warren
Charles and Warren
Lean in Julz! LOL
Lean in Julz! LOL
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