Ella’s 10th Birthday

I have fallen so far behind but I am determined to catch up.  Ella is now 10 and becomes more of an amazing person every day!  On the actual day of Ella’s birthday, we brought cupcakes to school, picked up Ella and a bunch of her friends and took them to K1 Speed for a fun afternoon of racing!  Everyone had a blast and Sunny made another one of her amazing Disney cakes at Ella’s request.


Ella and her friends had a blast.  They drove around the track like pros!

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After K-1, the Kim-Arena’s came over for some cake.IMG_0529

One weekend later, we flew to Las Vegas to spend the weekend with grandma and papa.  We had a really great time.  We stayed at the Venetian and Ella had her first “gondola” ride.

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Here is a super sweet series of Ella and Grandma in the lobby.

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We came home for another week and then headed to Disney World for Ella’s big 10th birthday celebration.  Before we left, we got to meet our friend Sheila’s new puppy Olivia.  Ella fell in love immediately.

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Now for the moment we’ve all been waiting for… our big trip to Disney World!  This is gonna be great!

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Here we are all ready to take on Disney World.  The bracelets are called “magic bands” and they get us into the parks, they are our fast passes, they are our hotel keys and they are our money!


Meeting up with Jesse and Heather at the airport.

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Ella and Milo meeting up at the hotel.

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Sporting our Ella 10 hoodies.

IMG_0703 IMG_0727 IMG_0733 IMG_0711 IMG_0738We all were having so much fun with each other.  It was so great to be together.

IMG_0742About to go onto Everest.

IMG_0750The kids having fun at the Frozen Show.

IMG_0788 IMG_0791 IMG_0795Small World with Papa and Grandma.

IMG_0793SIL love.

IMG_0798 IMG_0800A kind stranger took these amazing shots of the 10 of us.  Go team Ella!


IMG_0807 IMG_0810Beauty and the Beast!

IMG_0818 IMG_0820 IMG_0821 IMG_0822 IMG_0825Heading into dinner at Be Our Guest.

IMG_0831Try the grey stuff it’s delicious.

IMG_0834While eating at Be Our Guest, Heather noticed that Josh Gadd (the voice of Olaf) was at another table in the restaurant.  Ella LOVES Olaf and wanted to meet him.  She went up to him and said, “I’m a huge fan”.  He was really sweet and asked her if she wanted to take a picture with him.  Pretty amazing!

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IMG_0542 IMG_0541 IMG_0540We had a fantastic time on the Mine Train ride.

IMG_0544 IMG_0547Magic at night.

IMG_0845 IMG_0849 IMG_0859We all couldn’t stop smiling!

IMG_0862 IMG_0865 IMG_0869Nemo and the Little Mermaid.

IMG_0549 IMG_0550Check it out – Heather, Jesse, Sunny, Ella and I were in one car (the one with the hands up) and Grandma, Papa, AJ, Michael and Milo were in the other one – very careful riders.

IMG_0881 IMG_0886 IMG_0895 IMG_0894 IMG_0553 IMG_0555Olaf T-Shirt day!  We had a fantastic day at Epcot.

IMG_0907Ella holding magic in the palm of her hand.

IMG_0913Sweet happy Ella.

IMG_0915The end of a beautiful night.










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