October 5, 2015

RISE of the JACK O' LANTERNS

COME ONE COME ALL to see more than 5,000 hand-carved illuminated jack o' lanterns light up the night this October in New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego is the most unique and iconic family friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O' Lanterns
 
The pumpkins are arranged in creative ways along a 1/3-mile scenic walking trail all set to an original music score produced exclusively for The RISE!
 Jonas is one of the artists that has been apart of an amazing talented team that brought this event to life!
He illustrated the Descanso Gardens logo, Star Wars, Inside Out, and the Jack & Sally pumpkins you see below!
 It was the most magical experience to see the finished product of Jonas and the team's hard work...
...to see the jack o' lantern displays illuminated in the dark was unlike anything we've ever seen before!
The Cinderella pumpkin IN a pumpkin coach was a very cute touch!
The dinosaurs were so impressive!
We had to keep reminding ourselves that these displays are made up of thousands of pumpkins!!! This chinese dragon for example glows so beautifully...
...and this tiger looks like it has actual fur, incredible!
This day of the dead skull was a favorite!
We highly recommend attending The Rise while it goes through all October! It is something we shall never forget and will forever be grateful to be apart of!

-Tales of Sheaves

October 1, 2015

Our 3 Year Wedding Anniversary! (SEPTEMBER 2015)

September will always hold such a special place in our hearts since our DREAM COME TRUE wedding was on September 22, 2012. We had a fun month filled with adventures and celebrating our 3 year wedding anniversary!
We kicked off the month with a spooky adventure with our friend Nina where we explored the Founders' Park in Downtown Anaheim.
 We can never get enough of exploring historic Victorian houses...
 ...and this park holds 2 of the oldest ones in Anaheim!
 An extra special thing on the property is this massive fig tree that has some Disney history to it, which you can see more of HERE! (Coming Soon)
 Then we went to Rogers Gardens in Corona Del Mar because we had heard about their amazing Halloween Boutique they do every year, this year's theme was a creepy carnival!
Even the rest of the place has enchanting decor and beautiful plants all year round!
 HALLOWEEN TIME at DISNEYLAND!!!
 For us there's nothing better than being at the happiest place on earth during the best time of the year!
 A beautiful sunset over Fantasyland...
 For our 3 year wedding anniversary we got to spend a few nights in the charming mountain village of Idyllwild.
 It rained the day we went up there and it was such a breath of fresh air to be away from the city for a few days and enjoy the misty mountains.
 We stayed at the charming Strawberry Creek Inn B&B which we would highly recommend!
 The mountain village is small and quaint with lots of pretty details to look at.
 As Jonas pointed out, every mountain village has a fudge candy store, and he was right! He's learning the American ways!
  We went on a hike through a beautiful manzanita tree forest...
 the rich tones of the bark and twisted branches was unlike anything we've ever seen before!
 We accidentally wound up on a one of the more difficult hiking paths, and while we could hardly  breath we stood in awe of this view when we came to this lookout point. It felt very symbolic as we reflected on the last 3 years of our married life, all the twists and turns...this road we travel together is jagged and challenging but full of adventure!
If you've been following along with us since the start or are just joining in, we want to say THANK YOU for your love and support as we share the adventures of our married life! 
-Tales of Sheaves